Burraneer is one of the most exclusive suburbs in the Sutherland Shire. It is a peninsula that sits between Cronulla and Lilli Pilli, on the edge of the beautiful Port Hacking River.

\Most of the houses in Burraneer are large, freestanding family homes. Many of the houses in Burraneer are waterfronts or have direct water access. Currently, the house median sale price in Burraneer is $3.2 million. The water views, bushland surrounds, and a strong sense of community make Burraneer a highly desirable suburb to live in.

You will find two small sets of shops in Burraneer. On Woolooware Road there is a small supermarket, fruit shop, butcher, bakery, cafe, liquor store, and a few specialty stores. On Burraneer Bay Road you will find a cafe, butcher, and hairdresser. A little further down Burraneer Bay Road is The Burraneer Family Practice, which has been looking after the community for almost 30 years.

Many residents of Burraneer enjoy being on the water. The Royal Motor Yacht Club is a recreational club for sailing and cruising enthusiasts, as well as a great spot for lunch, dinner, and special events. The Burraneer Bay Marina is below the club, where locals moor their boats.

Back on dry land, there are a number of parks to enjoy in Burraneer, the biggest one is Burraneer Park which has a large open field, some bush tracks, and a gated kids playground. Smaller playgrounds can be found on Binaville Avenue and Eurabalong Road.

Burraneer Bay Public School provides education for students from kindergarten through to year 6. It is one of the largest Primary Schools in the Sutherland Shire with approximately 700 students. If you’re looking for private schools there are a few, St Francis De Sales Primary School for kindergarten through to year 6, Our Lady of Mercy College is a girl’s high school for students from year 7 through to year 10 and De la Salle Catholic College is a co-ed high school for year 11 and 12 students.

The closest train station to Burraneer is Wooloware on the Illawarra / Cronulla line. There is also a bus service that runs through the area also servicing nearby suburbs including Miranda, Cronulla, and Sutherland.

Did you know?

There are a few lesser-known beautiful beaches on the Port Hacking River that you access by a trip to Burraneer. Bulls Beach can be visited by an entry on Lugarno Avenue. Bell Place Beach can be accessed through a public pathway between numbers 5 and 7 Bell Place.

Businesses in Burraneer That We Love!

  • Lifestyle Boating (228-232 Woolooware Rd, Burraneer 2230)
    If you’re in the market for a boat, or need some help with boat maintenance and upkeep, get in touch with Sean.
  • Poolwerx (Mobile service based in Burraneer 2230)
    These guys bring pool maintenance straight to your front door. 
  • Kin Burraneer (2/145-149 Woolooware Rd, Burraneer 2230)
    Take your time with an all day breakfast or mosey on in for lunch and cocktails. 
  • Our Father Cafe (182 Burraneer Bay Road, Burraneer Bay 2230)
    The Good Food Guide just named Our Father as one of the best cafes of 2023. 
  • Farmgate to Plate (182 Burraneer Bay Rd, Burraneer 2230)
    Quality, flavourful cuts of meat along with a wide range of pre-prepared meals, condiments, cheese and alcohol – not your average butcher! 

Burraneer FAQ's

“Burraneer” is an Aboriginal word for “point of the bay”, chosen by surveyor Robert Dixon in 1827, who chose to name many bays by Aboriginal names. 

Burraneer is an Aboriginal word for “point of the bay”.

The area now known as Burraneer was originally inhabited by the Dharawal Aboriginal people. European settlement of the area began in the early 1800s, and by the mid-1800s, the land had been granted to several prominent landowners, including John Connell, who built a large house on the shores of Port Hacking.