Sefton, New South Wales

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SydneyNew South Wales
Sefton shops.JPG
Carlingford Street, Sefton
Population5,808 (2016 census)[1]
Location23 km (14 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Canterbury-Bankstown
State electorate(s)Bankstown
Federal division(s)Blaxland
Suburbs around Sefton:
Guildford South Granville Auburn
Chester Hill Sefton Regents Park
Bass Hill Yagoona Birrong

Sefton – a suburb of the City of Canterbury-Bankstown local government area—is located 23 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in New South Wales, Australia. Part of the Western Sydney region, it shares the 2162 postcode with the neighbouring Chester Hill suburb.[2]


The name Sefton was taken from Sefton in Merseyside, England.[3] James Wood gave the name 'Sefton Park' to the 340 acres (1.4 km2) of land granted to him in 1839. Prior to subdivision, Sefton was an area of market gardens, orchards and poultry farms. It was the birthplace of property group Stockland in 1952, when founder Ervin Graf undertook a development project of 19 houses in the suburb.[4]

Transport and commercial area[edit]

Sefton Railway Station

Sefton railway station is on the Bankstown Line of the Sydney Trains network. There is a small shopping centre clustered around it which is made up of Sefton Growers Market, Sefton Newsagency and a Thai/Australian bistro.


Sefton Infants School is a small public school for years kindergarten to year 2 and pre-school. Sefton High School is a co-educational—partially selective—high school with just over 1,000 students. The selective-school section operates from years 7–10. Years 11–12 are integrated into the community section of the school. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School is a co-educational primary school catering from kindergarten to year 6 and is adjacent to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Sport and recreation[edit]

A number of sporting facilities are located around Sefton. This includes Jensen Oval and Sefton Golf Course. Sefton Golf Course[5] is a council-owned 18-hole par-3 course on 15.6 hectares and is open all year round.


In the 2016 Census, there were 5,808 people in Sefton. 48.6% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Vietnam 14.0%, Lebanon 6.8% and China 5.0%. The most common reported ancestries were Lebanese 16.7%, Vietnamese 15.0%, Chinese 12.7%, Australian 10.4% and English 8.5%. 28.5% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 19.9%, Vietnamese 17.8%, Cantonese 5.9% and Mandarin 4.2%. The most common responses for religion were Islam 25.8%, Catholic 20.6%, No Religion 15.3% and Buddhism 13.8%.[1]


At the state level, Sefton is part of the electoral district of Bankstown. At the federal level, Sefton is part of the electoral Division of Blaxland.


In 2008, Sefton was a filming location for the international, award-winning and critically acclaimed television drama series East West 101.[6]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Sefton (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Sefton". Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  3. ^ A Pictorial History of Canterbury Bankstown
  4. ^ Building a friendly workplace for mums, The Australian, 2011-04-23
  5. ^ Sefton Golf Course Archived 29 August 2007 at
  6. ^ "East West star heads off in new direction". The West Australian. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2020.

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Coordinates: 33°53′18″S 151°0′26″E / 33.88833°S 151.00722°E / -33.88833; 151.00722