Kogarah

  • Suburb:Kogarah
  • Postcode:2217
  • Population:12,764
  • Municipality:Kogarah City Council, Rockdale City Council
Kogarah is a suburb of southern Sydney and is located 14 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district. Kogarah is the administrative centre for the local government area of the City of Kogarah, although a small part of the suburb is located in the City of Rockdale.

Kogarah took its name from Kogarah Bay, a small bay on the northern shore of the Georges River. The suburb originally stretched to the bay but has since been divided up to form the separate suburbs of Kogarah Bay and Beverley Park.

Kogarah is an Aboriginal word meaning "rushes" or "place of reeds". It has been spelt in many ways and the present spelling was adopted with the opening of the railway station in the 1880s.

Kogarah has a mixture of residential, commercial and light industrial areas. It is also known for its large number of schools (including primary school, high school and tertiary education) and health care services (including two hospitals and many medical centres).

Kogarah features all types of residential developments from low density detached houses, to medium density flats and high density high-rise apartments.