Port Hacking, New South Wales

Coordinates: 34°4′8″S 151°7′22″E / 34.06889°S 151.12278°E / -34.06889; 151.12278
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Port Hacking
SydneyNew South Wales
Port Hacking estuary, view towards the heads
Port Hacking is located in New South Wales
Port Hacking
Port Hacking
Coordinates34°4′8″S 151°7′22″E / 34.06889°S 151.12278°E / -34.06889; 151.12278
Population1,093 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation47 m (154 ft)
Location26 km (16 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Sutherland Shire
State electorate(s)Cronulla
Federal division(s)Cook
Suburbs around Port Hacking:
Caringbah South Dolans Bay Dolans Bay
Lilli Pilli Port Hacking Burraneer
Lilli Pilli Royal National Park Maianbar

Port Hacking is a small bayside suburb located on the north shore of the Port Hacking estuary in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The suburb is situated 26.7 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire.


Sandbar Place, Port Hacking

The suburb name is the same as the name of the adjacent estuary.

Thomas Holt (1811–88) owned most of the land that stretched from Sutherland to Cronulla, including land here. In 1840, parish maps also showed that 20 acres (81,000 m2) of land on this point were owned by Francis Mitchell. In 1858 Mary and Andrew Webster paid 108 pounds and 15 shillings plus a yearly peppercorn quit rent for their land in this area. The Websters sold their land to Dominick Dolan in 1863.[2]


Port Hacking is surrounded by the suburbs of Caringbah South to the north-west, Lilli Pilli to the south-west and Dolans Bay to the north-east. The suburbs of Maianbar and Bundeena are located on the opposite bank of Port Hacking.

Port Hacking is a residential suburb.

Shiprock Aquatic Reserve is within Burraneer Bay. Access to the aquatic reserve is via Shiprock Rd in Port Hacking.

Commercial Area[edit]

Located on Port Hacking Road South, are a variety of specialty shops and professional services that service the surrounding suburbs of Port Hacking, Lilli Pilli, Dolans Bay and Caringbah South. These are a cellar, café, restaurant, butcher, florist, and reality agency, with many more small businesses. The strip of shops is most known for D'lish on Port, a café/restaurant.


According to the 2016 census, there were 1,093 residents in Port Hacking.

  • 85.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 3.0%, Lebanon 0.7%, Scotland 0.7%, China 0.7%, and Italy 0.6%.
  • In Port Hacking, 88.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 3.0%, Mandarin 0.8%, Italian 0.7%, Arabic 0.6% and German 0.5%.
  • The most common responses for religion in Port Hacking were Catholic 34.5%, Anglican 22.2%, No Religion 18.3%, Eastern Orthodox 5.1% and 7.8% did not state a religion.
  • The average weekly household income in Port Hacking was $2,908, a substantially significant inflation of 43% in comparison to the New South Wales average of $1,486.[1]

Pop culture[edit]

Port Hacking was the hosting ground for Australia's Next Top Model series 4 in 2008.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Port Hacking (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 208