Bankstown is a vibrant city and home to approximately 190,000 people.
Just 20km south-west of Sydney CBD and only 30 minutes by direct rail link or road from Sydney Airport, the City of Bankstown offers a wide range of visitor-experiences.
Covering a total area of 77 sq kilometres Bankstown is home to the picturesque Georges River, Georges River National Park, and more than 350 parks and sporting reserves in Bankstown, there are plenty of parklands and recreational places to enjoy. You can have a picnic with the family at Mirambeena Regional Park, try boating or water-skiing on the Georges River, take a bushwalk, enjoy a social or organised sporting match, or take a leisurely walk along the river foreshores. Bankstown's many attractions include:
Georges River National Park
Bankstown Airport - board a plane in Bankstown and take a tour over the Blue Mountains, Sydney Harbour or anywhere else you can think of in Australia, including the outback.
Bankstown Paceway - offers the very best in Harness Racing, considered to be, "The Place to be for Racing Excitement and Comfort"
Mirambeena Regional Park
Why Choose Bankstown
With residents from over 160 different countries and abundant parkland, Bankstown has a natural charm making it very attractive to residents. Its many other attractions include:
Bankstown is a unique, cosmopolitan environment with one of the world's most successful multicultural communities. With people from so many cultural backgrounds, residents have a wonderful opportunity to learn and experience from the beliefs and way of life of other cultures.
Bankstown is well serviced by several road networks, such as the Hume Highway, M5 Motorway and M5 East. Two separate railway lines directly link the area to Sydney's CBD. Bankstown is also home to Bankstown Airport, the largest general aviation airport in the southern hemisphere.
Bankstown has over 70 public and private schools, which provide a high standard of education for our youth. It is also home to one of University of Western Sydney's campuses, which attracts students from all over Sydney and abroad to study.
Bankstown boasts more than 1090 hectares of beautiful parks, gardens, reserves, and open spaces. For example, Bankstown City Gardens are popular for wedding photographs while the Sylvan Grove Native Garden, with its winding bush track and native plants, is also popular. The Georges River National Park and parkland along the Georges River are also great attractions.
Bankstown has many sporting fields and establishments, including the Dunc Gray Velodrome and an international standard athletics track at The Crest Sporting Complex, the award-winning Memorial Oval for cricket, Bankstown Basketball Stadium, Kelso Softball Park, four Olympic swimming pools and many other local fields and centres.
Bankstown Bites 'eat streets' in Bankstown CBD, Padstow, Panania and Revesby
Deepwater Regional Park
The Crest Park & Dunc Gray Velodrome
Bankstown Arts & Craft Centre
A dynamic calendar of festivals and celebrations reflecting the lifestyle and culture of Bankstown