Oyster Bay Community Guide and Business Directory

Welcome to Oyster Bay

Location

Oyster Bay is a suburb in southern Sydney, located 26 km south of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire. The postcode is 2225.

Oyster Bay is a natural feature on the southern bank of the Georges River. The suburb which takes its name from the waterway is a picturesque residential area.

Caravan Head is a locality within the suburb, located in the north-eastern part of Oyster Bay. It is situated on the southern bank of the Georges River.

Green Point also is a locality within the suburb of Oyster Bay. Green Point is home to the Green Point Observatory. Coronation Bay is also located on the Georges River between Green Point and Caravan Head. At Coronation Bay there is a large mangrove area that creates a  diverse and dynamic eco-system, which supports a variety of bird-life and insects like the mosquito and the fly. Carina Bay is located on     the western boundary of the suburb.

Oyster Bay features one of the Sutherland Shire's most exclusive roads, Georges River Crescent.

Commercial Area

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Churches

There are two churches in Oyster Bay. St Joseph Catholic Church is located on the border with Como and Oyster Bay Baptist Church is located in the Green Point section. There is also a Community Hall.

Schools

Oyster Bay Public School is split between two locations on Phillip Street: primary students (Years 3-6) and the infants department (K-2),   300 metres up the road. There are two pre-schools in Oyster Bay. One is at Caravan Head between the former general store and business centre, and another at Green Point along the track to the Green Point Observatory.

Transport

The suburb is a short distance from both Jannali railway station and Como railway station. Roads connect the suburb to the nearby Princes Highway at Kareela and to Sutherland.

The area is also serviced by Veolia Transportation buses.

History

Oyster Bay takes its name simply from the abundance of oysters in the bay. The name had appeared on maps prepared by Surveyor Wells     in 1840. The suburb's name was officially recognised in 1933.

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