Taren Point, New South Wales

Coordinates: 34°1′9″S 151°7′13″E / 34.01917°S 151.12028°E / -34.01917; 151.12028
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Taren Point
SydneyNew South Wales
Taren Point Public School
Taren Point is located in New South Wales
Taren Point
Taren Point
Coordinates34°1′9″S 151°7′13″E / 34.01917°S 151.12028°E / -34.01917; 151.12028
Population1,734 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
Location20 km (12 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Sutherland Shire
State electorate(s)Miranda
Federal division(s)Cook
Suburbs around Taren Point:
Sans Souci
Sylvania Waters Taren Point Woolooware
Miranda Caringbah Caringbah

Taren Point is a small suburb, in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 20 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire.

Surrounded by the suburbs of Sylvania Waters and Caringbah, Taren Point is on the peninsula where the Captain Cook Bridge crosses north over the Georges River to Sans Souci, in the St George area.

It contains a mix of residential, commercial and some industrial areas. The residential area is located along the bank of the Georges River, at the mouth of Botany Bay. Most of the commercial and industrial areas are centred on Taren Point Road and to the east towards Woolooware Bay.


Taren Point was originally called Comyns Point, then Cummins Point and later Commins Point, believed to be after a local resident. The origins of Taren Point are also unclear. Thomas Holt (1811–88) owned the land that stretched from Sutherland to Cronulla and his name is commemorated with Holt Road.[2]

There was a cane toad outbreak in Taren Point in 2010, which was controlled by 2014. No cane toads have been identified in the area since.[3]


  • Taren Point Public School
  • Gwawley Oval, home of Taren Point Touch Football Association
  • Woolooware Shores Anglican Retirement Villages, Diocese of Sydney
  • Apsley Field, home ground of the Giants Baseball Club[4]
  • Taren Point Bowling Club, home of the Taren Point Power

Commercial area[edit]

Commercial developments include Winning Appliances, Harvey Norman Business Centre, Flower Power, Officeworks, U-Go Mobility bus depot, The Rec Club.

In the 1990s, shops specialising in hardware, furniture, bulky goods and electrical goods drew customers to the industrial area of Taren Point.[5]


According to the 2011 census, there were 1,681 people usually resident in Taren Point. 73.3% stated they were born in Australia with the top overseas countries of birth being England (4.6)%, Greece (2.1%) and China (1.4%). English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 74.6% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek (8.6%), Cantonese (1.8%), Arabic (1.7%) and Italian (1.6%). The most common responses for religious affiliation were Anglican (30.6%), Catholic (22.7%) and Orthodox (14.2%).[1]



  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Taren Point (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 April 2018. 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, p252
  3. ^ "Cane Toads - Sutherland Shire Council". sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  4. ^ Trembath, Murray (3 July 2020). "Action on off-leash areas as dog registrations in shire rise by more than 10 per cent in 2 1/2 years". theleader.com.au. The Leader. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  5. ^ Watt, Bruce (2014). The Shire : A journey through time. China: Everbest. p. 205. ISBN 9780646920191.