The Eastern Suburbs of Sydney are located between Sydney City and the Pacific Ocean coastline. It is one of the most popular areas for visitors to Sydney, including the beautiful Bondi Beach and Watsons Bay areas. It is well-served by public transport and located on the same side of Sydney Harbour as the city.
The Eastern Suburbs enjoys extensive frontages on the Harbour, the ocean beaches and extensive towering sandstone clifftops. This part of Sydney has a choice of over 20 different beaches. Sydney's Eastern Suburbs connect through to the city east precinct and adjoin the city south precinct toward the south of the city and on further toward the Kingsford Smith International airport at Mascot.
It is also home to Centennial Park a large formal park with it's own internal road and walking trail system, grand avenues, historic buiildings, lakes and many groves of shady trees dotted with picnic areas. The historic Vaucluse House first built in 1803, is one of Sydneys oldest residences and can be found in the Eastern Suburbs, it is open to the public for veiwing.
The Eastern Suburbs is also home to some notable names such as Russell Crow, Delta Goodrem, Lara Bingle and Kerry Packer.
Bondi Beach. Picture courtesy of Experience Oz and NZ
Fun facts and trivia about the Eastern Suburbs
- There are 15 beautiful beaches in the Eastern Suburbs, from La Perouse Headland to South Head.
- Akubra's Slouch Hats, mainly used in World War 1 were made in Waterloo in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.
- The northen headland of Coogee is home to a small shrine dedicated to what some believe is the site of numerous apparitions of Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. The first recorded sighting of the apparition came in January 2003 when a local laundrette spotted the vision of a veiled woman at the fence at this spot.
- Bondi Beach is named after the Aboriginal word 'Boondi' which means 'water breaking over rocks'. Aboriginal people occupied the area before European settlement, this is evident by numerous rock carvings of sea creatures in the area.
Dunkerley Hat Mills. Picture courtesy of the Daily Telegraph
Weather in the Eastern Suburbs
The weather in the Eastern Suburbs is generally sunny throughout the year, the Summer months generally a few degrees warmer. In Summer the average is around 27C and winters average is approximately 17C.
Summer: December - Feb
Autumn: March – May
Winter: June – August
Spring: September – November
An address in the eastern suburbs is one of the most coveted goals for many lovers of real estate. For many, it’s an aspirational place to live and it offers prestige but also a range of living options. In the suburbs closest to the city, downsizers and investors are the dominant purchasers. While further out to the east, upsizers are the main buyer group. The further you get towards the water, and towards Harbour views, the more likely you’ll be neighbours with some of the best-heeled residents of Sydney. There are also many students, tourists and young professionals also renting in the east, which adds to our diverse mix of people and the vibrancy of this part of Sydney and the vast demographics that make up our 250,000 strong residents.
Removalists in the Eastern Suburbs
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 professionals to help in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney:
Complete Removals Service
Happy Days Removals
Moving your business to the Eastern Suburbs
The Eastern Suburbs 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:
City of Sydney
Business Enterprise Centres Australia
Regional Developemnt Australia Sydney
Top Community Services in The Eastern Suburbs
There is a wide range of community services, government and non-government in teh Eastern Suburbs 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:
City Of Sydney Community Services
Family and Community services
Sydney Multicultural Community Services
Theh Eastern Suburbs of Sydney has a diverse range of high quality education services ranging from early childhood through to tertiary education. Tertiary education is available at TAFE NSW Sydney Institute, UNSW Sydney, Academy of Music and Performing Arts adn UTS. For a comprehensive list of schools and educational offerings check out the following links:
Wikipedia Education in Sydney
The University of Sydney
TAFE NSW Sydney
Australian Institute of Music
Academy of Music and Performing Arts
National Institute of Dramatic Art
Public transport, buses, trains, and taxis
Sydney Light Rail
Beyond The Wharf
131 008 Australia Wide Taxi
Sydney.com Things To Do
Best Sydney Walks
Bondi to Coogee walk. Picture courtesy of Best Sydney Walks
I Work For NSW
Eastern Suburbs News
Sydney Morning Herald
Eastern Suburbs Life