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SydneyNew South Wales
Marco Avenue, near The River Road
Population 14,176 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2212
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Location 22 km (14 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Canterbury-Bankstown
State electorate(s) East Hills
Federal Division(s) Banks
Suburbs around Revesby:
Milperra Condell Park Bankstown
Panania Revesby Padstow
Picnic Point Revesby Heights Padstow Heights

Revesby, a suburb of local government area City of Canterbury-Bankstown, is located 22 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, and is a part of the South-western Sydney region.

Revesby is mostly a residential suburb, which was developed as part of Sydney's post-war urban sprawl, and contains many modest freestanding bungalows built from asbestos cement sheeting (fibro). Revesby is bounded on the north by Canterbury Road and the suburbs of Bankstown and Condell Park, on the south by Revesby Heights and Picnic Point, on the Georges River, on the west by Panania, and on the east by Padstow.


Revesby was named in 1913 in honour of Sir Joseph Banks, the famous botanist who sailed with Captain James Cook on the Endeavour, when he reached the east coast of Australia in 1770. Banks had inherited his father’s estate of Revesby Abbey, in Lincolnshire, England, so he was known as the Squire of Revesby. He is also commemorated in the Sir Joseph Banks High School in Turvey Street.

George Johnston, an officer of marines who had arrived on the First Fleet was granted land in this area in 1804. His wife Esther Julian, who had arrived as a convict on the same ship in 1788 was granted 570 acres (2.3 km2) in 1813. The earliest landowners did not reside in the area. The only mansion built in the early days was 'The Pah' on Tompson Road. It was built in 1896-97 by Samuel John Hales on 14 acres (57,000 m2) that had been purchased from the Weston estate. The property was subdivided in 1926 but the house remains.

The first school opened as Bankstown South in 1896; now known as Revesby Public School. The railway station opened on 21 December 1931. The local post office opened in 1955.

Culture and entertainment

A major attraction of Revesby is the Revesby Workers' Club. Originally opened in 1962, today it has over 50,000 members, with extensive modern facilities. The most recent upgrades were completed in 2000, with further extensions currently under construction expected to significantly change the club, making it one of the largest in the state. The recent addition of a multi-level car park as well as another supermarket in close proximity has greatly increased access for locals for entertainment and products.

An Arts and Crafts Fair is held every month at Abel Reserve.


Revesby railway station is on the Airport & South Line of the Sydney Trains network. During the morning and afternoon peak, express services run via Sydenham and Redfern.

Revesby is serviced by buses operated by Transdev NSW, generally following the routes established by McVicar's Bus Services.


  • Revesby Workers Football Club is based at Marco Reserve
  • Revesby Rover's Football Soccer Club Inc. is based at Amour Park
  • St Christopher's Soccer Club is based at Marco Reserve
  • St Christophers Junior Rugby League Club, part of the Canterbury-Bankstown District Junior Rugby League. It has produced such players as Brent Sherwin, Graeme Hughes, Corey Hughes, Jarrad Hickey and Mark Riddell.
  • Revesby Skate Park
  • Max Parker Leisure & Aquatic Centre
  • Revesby Workers Cricket Club
  • St Christophers Cricket Club
  • Panania Cricket Club, it has produced players such as Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh


  • Revesby Public School
  • Revesby South Public School
  • Sir Joseph Banks High School
  • St Lukes Catholic Primary School
  • Broderick Gillawarna special needs school
  • De La Salle College

A campus of the Western Sydney University is in the neighbouring suburb of Milperra. Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses are available at the nearby suburbs of Bankstown and Padstow.

Notable residents

The following people live, or have lived, in Revesby.

  • Pat Clancy, trade union leader (1919–1987)
  • Eric Cox, rugby league administrator (1923–2006)
  • Lisa Jackson Pulver, epidemiologist (born 1959)
  • Johnny Raper, rugby league player
  • Maurie Raper, rugby league player
  • Sean Russo, paralympian (born 1991)

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