Shops & Shopping Centres in the area of the Sutherland Shire in the South of Sydney NSW


The Sutherland Shire is predominantly a residential area but also has substantial industrial, commercial and rural areas. The major commercial areas of the shire are located in the suburbs of Cronulla, Caringbah, Menai, Engadine, Sutherland and Miranda (home to a large Westfield shopping centre, traditionally known as Miranda Fair).

Alfords Point

Alfords Point has a small group of shops on Brushwood Drive.


Major neighbourhood shopping centres have also developed at Bangor with a small shopping centre which consists of Bangor Community Pharmacy, Bangor post office, Bangor Bakery, The Chicken Spot, Franklins and Peter's Bangor Chinese and Malaysian Restaurant.

Bonnet Bay

Mostly residential, with a small shopping centre located in Kennedy Crescent, known as the Bonnet Bay Shopping Village. Bonnet BayPublic School is located on Tudar Road.


Features a mixture of residential, commercial and industrial areas. The commercial district is made up mostly of small businesses specialising in professional services. The main shopping centre is located close to Caringbah railway station and is centered on the intersections of President Avenue, the Kingsway and Port Hacking Road South. A small group of shops, known as Caringbah South, is located further south on Port Hacking Road South. Another small group of shops is located even further south, close to the border of Lilli Pilli. Caringbah is home to the public district Sutherland Hospital and Kareena Private Hospital on President Ave.

A small group of shops is located in Port Hacking Road, close to Lilli Pilli, but technically in Caringbah. It features a supermarket, patisserie/cafe, pizzeria, seafood take-away and hairdresser.

There is also a second group of shops adjacent to Lilli Pilli Soccer Oval consisting of a small all purpose stores, a bottle shop, a take-away store, a butcher and a hairdresser.


Features a small shopping centre in Wolger Street. The locality is referred to as Como West.

A small group of shops is located at the intersection of Como Road and Oyster Bay Road. It includes a post office, chemist and news agency .


The main shopping strip runs along Cronulla Street, which has been partly converted into a pedestrian mall known as Cronulla Plaza. It also extends along the Kingsway, Gerrale Street and other surrounding streets. Cronulla has developed a café culture, with some great cafés and restaurants located along the North Cronulla foreshore and Cronulla Plaza. Tourists can choose from a number of hotels, motels and serviced apartments. Cronulla has many attractions including an independent cinema, nightclubs, pubs and bars. Northies is a well-known pub, near North Cronulla Beach.


Mostly residential with some commercial and light industrial areas. The commercial area is located close to Engadine railway station and the Princes Highway. A shopping centre called Engadine Central includes supermarkets, grocery and specialty shops. There are plans to expand the shopping centre to include a modern cinema complex and major retailers.

Grays Point

Grays Point is largely residential, with a small group of shops located at Grays Point Road, near the intersection of Swallow Rock Drive. A Fish & Chip shop, a hairdresser, a restaurant, a Bottle Shop, a Corner Store that also acts as the Post Office, fishing bait can be purchased here. Most of its residence relies on the rest of the Sutherland Shire for their services.


Gymea is primarily a low density, residential suburb. Located close to Gymea railway station, the suburb's shopping strip is known as Gymea Shopping Village. Over the last decade it has become a popular shopping and 'café culture' district with many cafés, restaurants, boutiques and gourmet food shops opened along Gymea Bay Road, one of the first being Caruso's Italian Restaurant, voted best Pizza in Sydney. Development of such businesses has been to the detriment of some nearby suburbs such as Caringbah and Kirrawee.

Gymea Bay

Gymea Bay is mostly residential, with a small group of shops located in Gymea Bay Road. The suburb's needs are principally served by shops in neighbouring suburbs, especially Gymea and Miranda.


Illawong Village shopping centre sits between Fowler Road and Hobart Place. Originally a small collection of shops, the shopping centre was rebuilt in 2007. Illawong Village features a Coles supermarket, Liquorland and many specialty shops including butcher, chemist, news agency, medical centre and several restaurants.


Jannali is a mainly residential area with a small shopping centre beside Jannali railway station. The shopping centre includes a surf shop , baker , supermarkets , video shop , post office, restaurants , clothes shops , petrol stations , gift shops , pub , real estate agent and news agency .


Kareela has a small shopping centre located between Bates Drive and Freya Street. Shops include a Coles Supermarket , a news agency , bakery , butcher , Delicatessen , Chicken Shop and Video Shop . The doctor's surgery located opposite the shopping centre in Freya Street is called Kareela Family Practice.


Kirrawee has a small shopping village on Oak Road, adjacent to the train station. It consists of a number of food outlets , news agency , law firm , accountant , fruit shop and bike shop , among others. The train station and shopping village are located in the geographical centre of the suburb and are serviced by a 150 space car park. A number of painted murals located around the shopping village and train station are an interesting feature in the suburb.


The small residential area is located to the north with a small group of shops in the village of Kurnell. Kurnell is dominated by an industrial area, which includes the Caltex Oil Refinery.


There is a single shop in Maianbar which sells a small variety of goods. There is also a small community hall, Rural Fire Brigade station and local park.


Menai contains a bustling shopping centre around Menai Road with many retail stores and fine restaurants. The two major retail developments are called Menai Central and Menai Marketplace. Menai Marketplace is located beside the Menai Community Buildings and features a Woolworths supermarket, Big W discount department store and many specialty shops including an Electronics Boutique, Bakers Delight, Michel's Patisserie and Gloria Jean's. The restaurants include Caesars Gourmet Pizza Restaurant, Timeout Café, Palace Garden Chinese restaurant and Bua Thai. 


Miranda is the commercial centre of the Shire with two other major shopping centres, Kiora Mall and Miranda Marketplace along with Miranda Fair. Westfield Miranda, known locally as Miranda Fair, has several department stores and many specialist stores. The shopping centre is adjacent to Miranda railway station. The shopping centre runs parallel to The Kingsway, and is built on three blocks, crossing over Kiora Road and Wandella Road. This shopping centre was once notable for being the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere. Originally known as ‘Miranda Fair’, the last extension and renovation was completed in 1994, providing 107,000 square metres of retail space. Miranda also has a shopping strip, running along The Kingsway and Kiora Road. Numerous commercial developments are also located on these roads and surrounding streets. A smaller shopping centre containing a supermarket and various grocery shops is located nearby in Wandella Road.


Sutherland is a mostly a residential area with a shopping centre located close to Sutherland station. Some commercial developments are also located on the Princes Highway. As the administrative centre of the Sutherland Shire , Sutherland hosts facilities such as a general purpose entertainment centre where citizenship ceremonies take place, a community centre, local government council offices and a major central library . Woronora Cemetery sits on the western border of the suburb.


Southgate Shopping Centre is located on the corner of the Princes Highway and Port Hacking Road. It contains two supermarkets Coles and Woolworths , a Kmart discount department store, many specialty shops including a Post office, a bowling alley, a gymnasium , fast food restaurants and a pub . A small group of shops and restaurants is located on Princes Highway near the foot of Tom Uglys Bridge. Another group of shops is located further west along the Princes Highway at Sylvania Heights, which includes Sylvania Heights Plaza .

Sylvania Waters

Sylvania Waters is mostly residential with three small shopping strips located on Belgrave Esplanade.

Taren Point

Taren Point A large commercial and industrial area is also centered on Taren Point Road and surrounding areas. Commercial developments here include many home furnishing retailers and home renovation showrooms.


A small group of shops, known locally as Woolooware North, is located on Wills Road, close to Woolooware railway station. Shops include a general store , liquor shop , hairdressers , gift shop , cafe , doctor's surgery and Chinese restaurant . Another small group of shops, known locally as Woolooware South, is located around the intersection of Burraneer Bay Road and Gannons Road. These shops include a fish and chip shop , restaurant , chemist , bakery and general store . A petrol station is also located nearby.

Yowie Bay

Yowie Bay is a mostly residential area with just a few scattered commercial developments. A marina is located at the end of Wonga Road with a liquor shop nearby. The Port Hacking Open Sailing Club sits on Yowie Bay. The Postbox Café is on the corner of Forest Road and Attunga Road, occupying the former site of a corner shop. The Yowie Bay Friendly Grocer (formerly Yowie Bay General Store) is located on Forest Road. There is one small school, Yowie Bay Public School .