Allawah

  • Suburb:Allawah
  • Postcode:2218
  • Population:5367
  • Municipality:Kogarah City Council
Allawah is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Allawah is located 16 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area. Allawah lies mostly in the local government area of the Municipality of Kogarah and partly in the City of Rockdale. The postcode is 2218, which is shared by the neighbouring suburb of Carlton.

Allawah is an Aboriginal name meaning make your abode here or remain here. In 1808, an area including and surrounding Allawah was given, via a land grant, to Captain John Townson. The grant extended from King Georges Road and Stoney Creek Road (of modern-day Penshurst and Beverly Hills) to beyond Kogarah railway station.

The railway line to Hurstville was opened in 1884, but the railway station at Allawah did not open until 23 October 1925. This train station is the main transportation port for residents of Allawah, as well as Hurstville station and bus stand. Allawah railway station is on the City Rail Illawarra line. The railway station has had an upgrade in recent years, including the installation of lifts to benefit the mobility challenged. Trains stop at Allawah three times an hour during peak times, and twice an hour at all other times.

Allawah is a small landlocked suburb, about 15–20 minutes walking distance from Hurstville. Allawah’s main shopping centre is located on Railway Parade, beside Allawah railway station. The Allawah shopping strip contains a newsagent, post office, corner store, real estate agent, take-away shops, a computer repair business, an Internet cafe, an Italian restaurant called Little Italy and the local watering hole and bottle shop, the Allawah Hotel.

Surrounding schools within the area are; Blakehurst public primary/ high-school, Bald Face public school, Mater Die primary school, Danebank School for girls, Bethany College for girls, Sydney Boys Technology High, Hurstville Adventist School, Hurstville Boys High School, Hurstville Public School, St George Christian School and Hurstville public school and St George TAFE are all available for residents of Allawah.