Illawong is a residential suburb located in the southern part of Sydney, about 25kms south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the Sutherland Shire local government area.

The suburb is bounded by the Georges River to the north and the Royal National Park to the south, providing a beautiful natural environment for residents and visitors to enjoy. The area is mostly residential, with a mix of freestanding houses, townhouses, and apartment buildings.

Illawong is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, with a range of parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities scattered throughout the suburb. The Illawong Village Shopping Centre provides residents with a variety of shopping options, including a supermarket, pharmacy, and several cafes and restaurants.

The suburb is also home to several schools, including Illawong Public School and the Georges River College Illawarra Campus. Public transport options include buses that connect to nearby train stations, providing easy access to the rest of Sydney.

Illawong offers a relaxed and tranquil lifestyle with convenient access to both natural and urban amenities, making it a popular choice for families and those seeking a peaceful living environment.

Did you know?

The name Illawong comes from an Aboriginal term that means "between two waters," alluding to Illawong's position between the Georges and Woronora Rivers.

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Illawong is a well-established and sought-after suburb in Sydney, known for its family-friendly atmosphere, natural beauty, and convenient amenities. The area has a low crime rate and easy access to major roads.
‘Illawong’ is an Aboriginal work that means “between two waters,” refering to Illawong’s position between the Georges and Woronora Rivers.​

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Census, the population of Illawong was 10,554. This included 3,125 families with an average of 1.9 children.

There are a number of excellent schools located nearby, including Illawong Public School and Menai High School.

Local Businesses in Illawong

Mezzaterra Restaurant Sheena’s Hair Design Ozwide Pest Control