Bonnet Bay

Bonnet Bay in the north western side of the Sutherland Shire. It is located on the eastern edge of the Woronora River, which joins the Georges River, and is surrounded by Jannali and Como. The suburb was established in 1969. There was a cave in the area was known in the ‘’The Bonnet” as it was the same shape as the old fashioned lady’s bonnet. This name was applied to the nearby bay in the Woronora River, which then also formed the name of the suburb Bonnet Bay.

It is a beautiful suburb, surrounded by bushland and plenty of nature reserves, many of which are on the banks of the Woronora River. Many residents enjoy bushwalks, bike riding, fishing and dog walking.  

Bonnet Bay is also a great spot to launch your boat or canoe into the Woronora River. There is a fairly quiet boat ramp at the end of Bonnet Bay reserve. Unfortunately there is no pontoon, but the sandy beach does make it easy for passengers to board. Bonnet Bay is mostly residential, though there is a small set of shops where you can find a small supermarket, hairdresser, accountant and a pizza shop. For those keen on sports, in Bonnet Bay you can find a baseball field (Tom Evans Field), a soccer field (Lakewood City Reserve) and some tennis courts (Lakewood City Tennis Courts). Bonnet Bay Public School is the local primary school, educating students from kindergarten to year 6.

Did you know?

Did You Know? Most of the streets in Bonnet Bay are named after American Presidents, including Washing Drive, Kennedy Crescent and Jefferson Crescent.

Businesses in Bonnet Bay That We Love!

  • Wolfpack Woodfire (2/13-17 Kennedy Cres, Bonnet Bay 2226)
    Providing delicious pizzas to the community for over 10 years. The Wolfpack Pizza is a must have.
  • Trade Grade Electrical (Bonnet Bay Based)
    Looking for an honest, reliable and focused electrician? Give Scott a call.
  • Gardencraft  (Bonnet Bay Based)
    You dream it, Gardencraft build it! Your one stop shop for a beautiful garden.
  • Maria’s Piano Studio (10 Johnson Close, Bonnet Bay 2226)
    With over 20 years of teaching experience, Maria offers one on one tailored lessons for all levels.
  • The Pup Spa Grooming Salon (6/13-17 Kennedy Cres, Bonnet Bay 2226)
    Your furry friend will be looking and feeling their best after a visit to this spa! Grooming, teeth cleaning, nail filing, paw balms and more are all on offer. 

Bonnet Bay FAQ's

Absolutely, Bonnet Bay is a good suburb to live in. It’s a beautiful, quiet suburb with tree lined streets, great views and lovely parks.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Census, the population of Bonnet Bay was 2,238. This included 682 families with an average of 1.8 children.

Bonnet Bay is in the Sutherland Shire LGA.