The Sutherland Shire is situated south of Sydney approximately 26km from Sydney’s CBD and has a population of nearly 230,000. Known as “the Shire” to the locals it delivers a perfect balance of urban metropolitan culture with stunning nature and beautiful ocean views. With it’s warm climate throughout most of the year and its beautiful beaches and sandstone cliffs bordering its national parks it has become a tourist hotspot bringing close to 1.1 million visitors a year.
The region has much to offer in shopping with a great blend of major shopping centres with street outlets and beachside shopping. Miranda Westfield and Cronulla Plaza are just two of the main shopping centres in the district that are known to be popular with not only locals but with residents who live outside of the area. There are local markets to explore such as the Bundeena Market and Caringbah Market that occur on the first and last Sunday of every month respectively, where you can find fresh food and farm produce, arts and crafts, fashion and jewellery. There are plenty of attractions and places to explore and discover such as the world famous E.G.Waterhouse Camelia Gardens, the Hazelhurst regional Gallery and Arts Centre and the Sydney Tramway Museum.
The Sutherland Shire delivers an outstanding line up of festivals and events throughout the year such as the Shire Writers Festival, Relay for Life and the Cronulla Spring Festival. There are many transport options available to get to and around the region using buses, trains, ferries and taxis. The Sutherland Shire offers an exceptional laid back cosmopolitan lifestyle combined with natural beauty that will make you agree with the locals when they say once you come to the Shire you never want to leave. Cronulla picture courtesy of Stephen Brennan
Underbelly picture courtesy of Kotaku
The weather in the Shire is generally sunny throughout the year with the exception of a few rainy days in winter and autumn and light showers in summer and spring. In summer the average is around 27C and winters average is approximately 17C. Due to its abundance of sunshine throughout the year and UV exposure the use of sun protection is highly advised.
Summer: December - Feb
Autumn: March – May
Winter: June – August
Spring: September – November
The Sutherland Shire offers a span of beautiful immaculate beaches, cosmopolitan restaurants, cosy cafes and four stunning national parks. There has been a high demand for people wanting to move to The Shire due to the high standards in education, transport links, shopping and leisure. There are several suburbs all within close distance to the National Parks, waterways and beaches such as Cronulla, Miranda, Sutherland and Engadine. The Shire is definitely a jewel in the crown with its perfect combination of location, amenities and lifestyle.
Moving can be an exciting yet stressful event and trying to find the best removalists with reasonable rates and professional attitudes can heighten the stress factor.We have provided a list below of a number of reputable and dependable professionals to help in the Sutherland Shire area:
The Sutherland Shire has a vast range of support networks to guide and assist in relocating or starting a new business. Workshops, training and business advisory services are available to support businesses of all types macro or micro. For additional information and links to support programs see:
There is a wide range of community services, government and non-government in Sutherland Shire that offer support and services to adults and families in regards to jobs, housing and accommodation, ageing and disability, youth and child care, domestic violence, family assistance, multicultural services and general information and advice for residents. For a comprehensive list of not for profit and Government departments:
The Sutherland Shire is comprised of nearly 100 schools public and private and offers a high standard of quality education. Tertiary education is available at Loftus and Gymea TAFE, St. George and Sutherland Community College, Sydney University and University of Technology Sydney. For a comprehensive list of schools and educational offerings check out the following links:
Public transport , buses, trains, ferries and taxis:
Suherland Shire picture courtesy of Houspect
The Kennards storage centre at 565 Woodville road is one of the first generation, dedicated storage centres built by the late Neville Kennards in the 1980s.