With community members from all over the world, many small businesses and a rich history, there’s never a dull moment in Bankstown.
Wandering around modern Bankstown’s busy streets, lined with shops and businesses, you wouldn’t know it was a major hub of activity during World War II. One constant remains: a driven, determined community, constantly improving itself.
Bankstown is known as one of Australia’s most multicultural suburbs, with locals hailing from across the globe, including Vietnam, Lebanon and China. While many people commute to the CBD for work, Bankstown is also home to many small businesses and a thriving retail precinct where some locals work.
The major shopping centre is not far from Bankstown Train Station. Formerly ‘Bankstown Square’ it’s now called Centro Bankstown and is a steadily-spreading large shopping centre. Alongside the shopping centre is a cinema, and closer to the station you’ll find plenty of shops on the streets. The plush Bankstown Sports Club is popular for meals out and entertainment.
There are many schools in Bankstown with a wide variety of girls, boys and co-educational schools, public schools, religious schools and private schools. Bankstown is also home to a TAFE and the University of Western Sydney, Bankstown Campus. When it comes to eating out, mainstream fast food chains thrive in Bankstown, together with some excellent kebab joints and clubs with gambling and entertainment.
Apartment living is popular in Bankstown, and recent developments offer all the requirements for a busy family within a minimal footprint.
Older homes are predominantly brick, often with concrete details, and older blocks tend to be generous in size, although many have been subdivided over the years into blocks of duplex homes.
A 30 minute drive from the city and well-serviced by public transport, Bankstown is popular with families establishing a life in Australia. It’s a hive of activity with plenty of small businesses, many schools and well-established clubs. Bankstown is a buzzing, busy suburb that is constantly evolving.