Regions of Sydney
Like many major cities, Sydney's residents, known throughout Australia as 'Sydneysiders', refer to different regions of the City by different names. These areas don't always correspond directly to official boundaries of suburbs, or local government authorities, but instead refer to broader, and occasionally less well defined areas. This is a brief description of the regions of Sydney.
- 1 Regional areas
- 1.1 Blue Mountains
- 1.2 City
- 1.3 Canterbury-Bankstown
- 1.4 Eastern Suburbs
- 1.5 Forest district
- 1.6 Hills district
- 1.7 Inner West
- 1.8 Macarthur
- 1.9 Northern Beaches
- 1.10 Lower North Shore
- 1.11 Upper North Shore
- 1.12 Northern Suburbs
- 1.13 South-western Sydney
- 1.14 Southern Sydney
- 1.15 St George
- 1.16 Western Sydney
- 1.17 Greater Western Sydney
- 2 References
- 3 Bibliography
The region is mainly composed of the City of Blue Mountains, which borders on Sydney's metropolitan area, its foothills starting about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of the state capital. Major suburbs in this local government area include Katoomba, Blackheath and Springwood.
The suburbs of the Canterbury-Bankstown region are not specific to the Canterbury-Bankstown Council local government area, yet are approximately north-west of southern Canterbury, south-west of Lidcombe and north-east of Bankstown. These two precincts are technically considered Inner West yet have their own classifications.
Sydney's Eastern Suburbs are composed of the local government areas of the Randwick, Waverley, Bayside Council (part), Woollahra and the eastern parts of the City of Sydney. Suburbs located within the Eastern Suburbs include Bronte, Bellevue Hill, Point Piper, and the inner suburbs of Paddington, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst.
Sydney's Forest district is located within the Northern Beaches Council local government area and is also often included in the Northern Beaches or Upper North Shore regions. Suburbs include Frenchs Forest, Terrey Hills and Belrose.
Suburbs in the Hills district are generally located within The Hills Shire local government area and parts of the City of Parramatta Council and Hornsby Shire are also included in the area. Suburbs include Castle Hill, Kellyville, Baulkham Hills，Rouse Hill and Beaumont Hills
The Inner West is composed of the Inner West Council, Burwood Council, Municipality of Strathfield, and the City of Canada Bay local government areas. Suburbs include Balmain, Newtown, Marrickville, Leichhardt, Strathfield, Cabarita and Five Dock.
Lower North Shore
The Lower North Shore is composed of the local government areas of the City of Willoughby, North Sydney Council, Municipality of Mosman and Municipality of Lane Cove. Suburbs include Mosman and Cremorne Point.
Upper North Shore
Sydney's Northern Suburbs includes suburbs in the local government areas of Hornsby Shire, City of Ryde, City of Parramatta Council and the Municipality of Hunters Hill. Suburbs include Epping, Ryde and Asquith.
Western Sydney is composed of the councils which are members of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils and comprising the City of Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Inner West, Liverpool, Parramatta and the Penrith local government areas. Suburbs include Granville, Lakemba, Doonside, Katoomba, Cabramatta, Windsor, Wentworthville, Liverpool, Westmead and St Marys.
Greater Western Sydney
Greater Western Sydney includes the 12 local government areas covered by the New South Wales government's Office of the Minister for Western Sydney and the Greater Western Sydney Economic Development Board. These are Blacktown, Camden, Canterbury-Bankstown, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, The Hills, Inner West, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith and Wollondilly. It therefore is made up of the Western Sydney and Macarthur regions as defined above.
- Gregory's New South Wales State Road Map, Map 220, 11th Edition, Gregory's Publishing Company
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- National Regional Profile : Eastern Suburbs (Statistical Subdivision).