Monday, 06 April 2020 Sydney

Visit, Live & Invest in Hurstville::



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.

More information

Hurstville City community profile  – population, employment, religion, income, education and more.

Hurstville City Library local studies branch - Hurstville City history, heritage and culture. 




Hurstville City is the vibrant commercial heart of the St George region, with around 7,500 businesses operating in the local government area. Businesses ranging in size from those operated by one person or a family, right through to those employing hundreds of staff, create prosperity in our City. More than 20,000 people come to work in Hurstville City each day.

Hurstville CBD offers a unique shopping experience for the community, boasting a Westfield Shopping Centre, a broad range of professional services and an authentic selection of international restaurants and stores. There are many more companies based in the suburbs surrounding Hurstville CBD, including a strong industrial sector. Residents of Hurstville City also greatly value the village-like ambience of the attractive, tree-lined commercial centres in our suburbs.


Council encourages excellence in business by hosting a range of events and activities for the business community throughout the year. We also seek to lead the way in our own organisation by taking a best practice approach to business regulation and tendering.


With a number of major residential and commercial developments currently underway in Hurstville City, there has never been a better time to invest in southern Sydney’s regional hub.

More information


To find out more about doing business in Hurstville City, contact Council's Place Manager on 02 9330 6222.