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SydneyNew South Wales
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Clubhouse, The Lakes Golf Club
Population 6,912 (2016 census)
 • Density 8,600/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2018
Area 0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location 8 km (5 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Bayside Council
State electorate(s)
  • Heffron
  • Maroubra
Federal Division(s) Kingsford Smith
Suburbs around Eastlakes:
Kensington Kingsford Daceyville
Rosebery Eastlakes Pagewood
Botany Banksmeadow Eastgardens

Eastlakes is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Eastlakes is located 8 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Bayside Council, Eastlakes is mostly residential with a shopping centre located at Evans Avenue. There is a new shopping centre being built across the road from the current shopping centre, when the new one is complete the current one will be redeveloped. Golf courses also take up part of the suburb.


Eastlakes takes its name from the extensive lake system on its southeast and its location in the Eastern Suburbs. The area was once known as Botany Swamps. This was Sydney's third source of water when water was pumped from here to a reservoir in Paddington from 1859.

The lakes were partly reclaimed from the swamp to create the Lakes Golf Course and Sydney Airport extensions. Part of the suburb is on the former site of the Rosebery Racecourse, which was redeveloped in the 1960s into a residential and commercial area. Part of the racecourse area is now the site of a park with a memorial to local soldiers who trained on that site during both world wars.


According to 2016 census, The most common ancestries in Eastlakes were Australian 10.5%, Chinese 9.8%, English 9.0%, Greek 7.2% and Bangladeshi 5.2%. 60.2% of people were not born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Bangladesh 6.8%, China 5.1%, Indonesia 4.5%, Iraq 2.6% and Greece 2.6%. 33.1% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Bengali 8.6%, Greek 7.1%, Indonesian 4.9%, Mandarin 4.6% and Turkish 3.7%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 23.8%, Islam 17.6%, No Religion 15.7% and Eastern Orthodox 10.8%.

Sport and recreation

This area is home to several parks and golf courses. The parks are Eastlakes reserve at Barber Ave, Bridget Tight reserve at Evans Ave, Edmund Thornton reserve at O'Rourke cres, Leon Lackal reserve at Maloney st, Southern Cross Drive reserve at evans ave, Vernon avenue reserve at Vernon ave and Sparks street reserve at sparks st. The Lakes Golf course and Eastlake Golf Course fall within the boundaries of the suburb of Eastlakes. Bonnie Doon Golf Course, Mutch Park and Astrolabe Park are located in the adjacent suburb of Pagewood. There is also a Scout group at Sparks street.



There are about 18 bus stops in the suburb of Eastlakes The nearest train station is the Mascot railway station in Mascot and it is about 3 km away from Eastlakes. The nearest light rail stop is the Juniors Kingsford light rail stop in Kingsford and it is about 2 km away from Eastlakes.

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