Gymea Community Guide and Business Directory



Gymea is a suburb in southern Sydney, located 26 km south of the Sydney central business district in the local government of the Sutherland Shire. The postcode is 2227, which it shares with adjacent suburb Gymea Bay.


Gymea railway station is on the Cronulla branch of the Illawarra line, part of the City rail  network, which provides regular rail services to the City. Gymea railway station is on Gymea Bay Road, in the middle of the main shopping area. Adjacent stations are Kirrawee and Miranda. Private buses, principally operated by Veolia NSW also service the local area and provide school student transport.


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.





















The Gymea Village Fair is held every year in the last Sunday in October. The streets are closed for stalls, arts and crafts, rides and music.


The last Friday of every month is bargain day when you can grab a really good bargain.



Gymea is home to the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, which features art galleries,

art studios, a theatrette, gardens, meeting rooms, gallery shop and cafe. A number of special

events are held at the gallery throughout the year.

Sport (See Gymea Bay Amateur Swimming Club)

Like many suburbs in the Sutherland Shire, Gymea maintains an active culture of youth sport and has well-established cricket,                 rugby league, Swimming, soccer (Gymea United FC) and netball clubs.











Education (See Detailed List of Schools in The Shire)

The suburb has one public primary school, Gymea North Public School; a Catholic primary school, St Catherine Labouré Primary; and a secondary school, Gymea Technology High School. Many children in Gymea attend schools in Gymea Bay and Kirrawee. Gymea is also home to a campus of the South Western Sydney Institute of TAFE.


St Pauls and St Barnabas Anglican Church

St Catherine Labouré Catholic Church

St Stylianos Greek Orthodox Church

Gymea Baptist Church

Gymea People's Church


Radio Station

Gymea has Radio 2SSR (99.7-Fm), located at Sutherland College of Tafe, The Kingsway, ph. 9545 1800


The Gymea Lily, Doryanthes excelsa is a 6m tall perennial that is prevalent in the area. It was named by the local Eora people and became  the inspiration for the suburb's name, by government surveyor W.A.B. Geaves in 1855. The Gymea Lily has been adopted as a symbol of    the area and features on the crest of many local organisations. Development in the area has eradicated most of the lilies but many can still     be found, a few kilometres south, in the Royal National Park.

By the 1920s, steam trams operated between Cronulla and Sutherland, via Gymea. The railway station on the line to Cronulla opened in 1939.

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