Hurstville is located in the south-west part of Sydney, 16km from Sydney’s CBD in the Georges River Council Local Government Area. It has a total population of 29,822 people. Hurstville has been described by the media as ‘Sydney’s real Chinatown’ as the suburb has the largest number of Chinese residents among all suburbs in NSW, with over half of its population (55%) reporting Chinese ancestry. Mainland China is the most common country of birth among its residents, accounting for 37% of the total population in the suburb. 


  • Georges River College
  • Hurstville Public School
  • Hurstville Adventist School
  • St George’s Hurstville Anglican Church
  • Hurstville Presbyterian Church
  • Hurstville Museum and Gallery
  • Hurstville Library
  • Hurstville Entertainment Centre
  • Church of Christ Hurstville
  • Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre
  • St George Regional Museum
  • Hurstville Oval


The China-born population started increasing in Hurstville in the late 1980s and this trend continued through to the 1990s. But rapid growth was recorded in the 2000s, with 73% of the China-born population in Hurstville arriving in Australia after 2000. The China-born population outnumbers the Australian-born population, which only accounts for 28% of the total population in Hurstville. 32% of the residents in Hurstville speak Mandarin at home.  

Hurstville is characterised by a large portion of family households (74%). 44% of the families are couples with children. In terms of dwelling structure, 41% of all private dwellings in Hurstville are separate or semi-detached houses. Flats or apartments, which account for 59% of all dwellings in the suburb, have increased by 18% between 2011 to 2016. A large number of new residential development projects are currently underway in Hurstville. 


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Hurstville has a number of schools such as Hurstville Public School ,  Georges River College and Hurstville Adventist School, many childcare centres and a large number of tutoring centres. Chinese Australian Services Society (CASS), one of the largest Chinese community organisations in NSW, has a Chinese language school and childcare centre in Hurstville.

Culture & events

The Georges River Council provides a wide range of cultural facilities. There is a library (Hurstville City Library), museums (Hurstville Museum and Gallery,  St George Regional Museum) and theatres/entertainment centres ( Hurstville Civic Theatre and Hurstville Entertainment Centre).

Sports & Recreation 

A large number of public parks and sports fields can also be found in the suburb. Various sports clubs use Hurstville Oval, a multipurpose sports ground, for cricket, rugby league, cycling and football. Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre features swimming facilities, a gym, and has three indoor courts for basketball, karate, kung-fu, indoor soccer, aerobics, badminton, netball and gymnastics.



Places of Worship

Despite 43% of residents reporting having no religion, there are a large number of churches in Hurstville, including St. George’s Hurstville Anglican Church    , Hurstville Presbyterian Church, Hurstville Church Of Christ. Many churches also have Chinese congregations, English classes, and playgroups or kids clubs for children.

Community & care

The local council organises Youth Week and Senior Citizens Week every year, with a wide range of events and activities being held in parks, the library and entertainment centre. Hurstville Senior Citizens Centre and Centre for Cultural Diversity in Aging provide various social services to elderly residents in the area.