Welcome to Hurstville City, ‘the heart of St George’. We have it all here in our City – lifestyle, access, diversity and opportunity.
The name Hurstville derives from the words 'hurst', meaning wooded area, and 'ville', meaning town.
Centrally located within Sydney’s metropolitan area, Hurstville is the focal point of a sprawling, dynamic region of growth. Hurstville is one of eight regional centres within greater Sydney located 15 kilometres to the south of Sydney’s CBD. It is one of the fastest growing areas in metropolitan Sydney with a population that rose by 11 per cent between 1996 and 2001.
Covering an area of 22.8 square kilometres, Hurstville City has a number of major residential, shopping and commercial centres and around 28,791 dwellings that are home to a population of 79,648. Hurstville City encompasses the suburbs of Hurstville, Peakhurst, Peakhurst Heights, Oatley, Lugarno and parts of Beverly Hills, Carlton, Kingsgrove, Mortdale, Narwee, Penshurst and Riverwood.
The local government area is bounded by Canterbury City in the north, Rockdale City in the east, the Kogarah Council area and the Georges River in the south and Salt Pan Creek in the west.
Hurstville City has a strong community spirit, a harmonious and culturally diverse population and a family focus.
We are proud of our history and determined to work together for a strong, sustainable future.
Hurstville City community profile – population, employment, religion, income, education and more.
Hurstville City Library local studies branch - Hurstville City history, heritage and culture.