Picnic Point, New South Wales

Coordinates: 33°58′9″S 151°0′22″E / 33.96917°S 151.00611°E / -33.96917; 151.00611
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Picnic Point
SydneyNew South Wales
Population6,413 (SAL 2021)[1]
Elevation26 m (85 ft)
Location23 km (14 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Canterbury-Bankstown
State electorate(s)East Hills
Federal division(s)Banks
Suburbs around Picnic Point:
East Hills Panania Revesby
Pleasure Point Picnic Point Revesby Heights
Sandy Point Padstow Alfords Point

Picnic Point, a suburb of local government area City of Canterbury-Bankstown, is 23 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is a part of South-western Sydney region . Picnic Point is a residential suburb on the northern bank of the Georges River. Located within Picnic Point is Yeramba Lagoon which is the largest tract of National Park within the Canterbury – Bankstown Council, it is home to numerous species of native fauna and flora.


View from Fitzpatrick Park
View from Fitzpatrick Park

Picnic Point was the name given to the geographical feature on the Georges River. The suburb was originally part of East Hills, which stretched south from Bankstown to the river and east to The River Road.[3] Picnic Point was gazetted as a suburb in 1975, with new boundaries gazetted in 1994.[4]

During World War II, Picnic Point National Park was the location of a remote receiving station and operations bunker that was owned and operated by the RAAF.[5] This facility was used in conjunction with two other facilities, one of them located in Bankstown, the Bankstown Bunker, which was RAAF headquarters at the time and the other in Bass Hill which was a transmitting station in Johnston Road. The location of the remote receiving station in Picnic Point is now located under the Transgrid South Sydney electricity sub station.[6][7]


Sport and recreation[edit]

Picnic Point features a number of parks and reserves along the river, including the Georges River National Park. As the suburb's name suggests, the area is popular with picnickers. The boat ramps provide access to the river for boating and watersports such as waterskiing and wakeboarding.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Picnic Point (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Picnic Point (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8
  4. ^ Geographical Names Board, "Picnic Point"
  5. ^ Bankstown Remote Receiving Building, during WW2
  6. ^ see map – File:Bankstown01.jpg
  7. ^ W/T. Transmit. Stn. of Bankstown, N.S.W., National Archives of Australia, archived from the original on 23 June 2009
  8. ^ Picnic Point High School
  9. ^ Picnic Point Public School

33°58′9″S 151°0′22″E / 33.96917°S 151.00611°E / -33.96917; 151.00611