The southern Sydney suburb of Illawong is situated 27 kilometres southwest of Sydney’s CBD. The community is mainly residential with a small commercial area where the Illawong Shopping Centre is located on Fowler Road and Hobart Place. There is a nice nursing home and excellent schools and child care centres in Illawong.

The locals of Illawong enjoy the tranquillity of this suburb where they can see gorgeous views of Georges River and Woronora. Some of the loveliest homes in the southern regions of Sydney are found in Illawong.


While there is only one local park in Illawong, the surrounding suburbs have ample parks and playgrounds that are easily accessible on foot for the locals. The Illawong Shopping Village has a fitness centre for those who want to tend to their health and fitness as well.

  • Bill Wakeham Reserve – A small local, grassy and green reserve nestled between the trees with some parking and a walking/jogging path.



The schools and child care centres in Illawong are excellent and cater to children from newborn to Year 12.


  • Illawong Before & After School Care Inc.
  • Kids & Co Pre-School
  • Play ‘n’ Around Early Learning Centre
  • Illawong Public School
  • Tharawal Primary School
  • Menai High School




The primary commercial area of Illawong is found at The Illawong Shopping Village on Fowler Road where locals get their goods and services.


  • Coles Supermarket
  • Colin’s Illawong Butchery
  • Commonwealth Bank ATM
  • St George Bank ATM
  • Dresses for Hire
  • Crispin Jewelry
  • Greg Morahan Solicitors
  • Studio 9 Boutique




Most of the cafes and restaurants in Illawong are found in the shopping village, but there are also a few scattered eateries in the suburb that locals love.


  • Spada Kitchen & Bar – Italian Cuisine
  • Illawong Chinese & Seafood Restaurant
  • Lesands – Casual Dining
  • PGE Gourmet – Fast Food
  • Cheryl’s Patisserie & Bakery
  • Espressa Wood Roasted Coffee
  • Illawong Takeaway
  • Sweet Chilli Thai Restaurant



Work commuters can drive the major roads of Moreton Road and Fowler Road or take the regular bus services to get to surrounding suburbs and then to the city. The quiet and peaceful life that Illawong provides makes it appealing to professionals, families, and retirees.

If you would like to purchase a building inspection or swimming pool inspection for your property in Illawong, please call 1300 883 806.