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 the state of New South Wales, Australia, and is a part of the Western Sydney region. Sefton shares the postcode of 2162 with the neighbouring suburb of Chester Hill.


The name Sefton was taken from Sefton in Merseyside, England.[2] 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.[3]

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 the railway station including Sefton Growers Market, Sefton Newsagency and a Thai/Australian bistro adjacent to the newsagency.


Sefton Infants School is a small public school catering for years Kindergarten to Year 2 and also includes a pre-school. Sefton High School is a co-educational, partially selective, high school with just over 1000 students. Sefton's selective-school section operates from years 7-10 and 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 [4] 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%. 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, it was a filming location for the international, award-winning and critically acclaimed television drama series East West 101.


  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. ^ A Pictorial History of Canterbury Bankstown
  3. ^ Building a friendly workplace for mums, The Australian, 2011-04-23
  4. ^ Sefton Golf Course Archived 29 August 2007 at

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