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SydneyNew South Wales
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Gunnamatta Bay, Burraneer
Postcode(s) 2230
Location 26 km (16 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Sutherland Shire
State electorate(s) Cronulla
Federal Division(s) Cook
Suburbs around Burraneer:
Caringbah Woolooware Cronulla
Port Hacking Burraneer Cronulla
Dolans Bay Maianbar Bundeena

Burraneer is a small suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Burraneer is 26 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire.

Burraneer sits on the peninsula of Burraneer Point, on the north shore of the Port Hacking estuary. Burraneer Bay forms the western border and Gunnamatta Bay the eastern border. Woolooware is the only adjacent suburb. Cronulla is located across Gunnamatta Bay. The suburbs of Dolans Bay, Port Hacking and Caringbah are located across Burraneer Bay. The villages of Maianbar and Bundeena are located on the opposite bank of Port Hacking. Burraneer is a mostly residential suburb.


Burraneer is an Aboriginal word meaning point of the bay. It was named by Surveyor Robert Dixon in 1827, who chose many Aboriginal names for many of the bays in the area.

In 1858 Mary and Andrew Webster paid 108 pounds and 15 shillings plus a yearly peppercorn quit rent for their land here. The Websters sold their land to Dominick Dolan in 1863. James Wilson purchased his block of 252 acres (1.0 km2) for 252 pounds in 1862. In 1866, he sold his land to Thomas Holt (1811-1888), who added it to his huge 12,000-acre (49 km2) estate that stretched from Sutherland to Cronulla.


The closest railway station to Burraneer is Woolooware railway station a station on the Cronulla branch line of the Sydney Trains Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line or T4 line. The station like all NSW train stations is opal active. All services are double deck electric trains of eight carriages traveling to Bondi Junction stopping at major interchange stations such as Sutherland, Wolli Creek, Sydneham and Central. The station has two platforms and electronic indicator boards.

The main roads of Burraneer are Burraneer Bay Road and Woolooware road.

Bus routes

Transdev NSW provides these bus services in the Burraneer area:-

Sport and recreation

  • Burraneer's nearest sporting club is Cronulla Seagulls Football Club, located in neighbouring Woolooware.
  • Burraneer Bay Park has an area of bushland, a boardwalk, a playground and a bicycle/jogging track.

Coordinates: 34°04′12″S 151°08′12″E / 34.06996°S 151.13664°E / -34.06996; 151.13664

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