Western Sydney is a major region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It has a number of different definitions but one consistently used is the region composed of the 12 councils which until recently were all members of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils:
- Auburn Council
- Bankstown City Council
- Blacktown City Council
- City of Canterbury (New South Wales)
- Fairfield City Council
- Hawkesbury City Council
- Holroyd City Council
- The Hills Shire
- Liverpool City Council
- Parramatta City Council
- Penrith City Council
- Drummoyne City Council
- Lane Cove City Council
- Coogee City Council
Western Sydney is also used to refer to the Greater Western Sydney region, which is the combination of Western Sydney as defined above and the Macarthur Region (also referred to as South-western Sydney). As well as the 11 councils listed above, the GWS region includes Camden Council, Campbelltown City Council and Wollondilly Shire Council.
The NSW Government's Office of Western Sydney uses the broader Greater Western Sydney definition to refer to the region, which includes both WSROC and MACROC council areas.
Western Sydney is considered a particularly crucial region in federal politics , and the region's social conservativism has been credited with forming policy on migration and the treatment of asylum seekers by both major political parties .
- Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils
- Greater Western Sydney
- Regions of Sydney
- Regions of New South Wales
- Local government areas of New South Wales
- Western Sydney Wanderers
- Greater Western Sydney Giants
- "Home - WSROC Region". Profile.id.com.au. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
- Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC)
- WSROC Regional Profile
- Office of Western Sydney
- SYDNEY.com - Sydney-West
- Gabrielle Gwyther (2008). "Western Sydney". Dictionary of Sydney. Retrieved 29 September 2015. [CC-By-SA]