Lugarno

  • Suburb:Lugarno
  • Postcode:2210
  • Population:5552
  • Municipality:City of Hurstville Council
Lugarno is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Lugarno is located 23 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Hurstville and is part of the St George area.

Situated on the northern bank of the Georges River, Lugarno is known for its large areas of bushland. Peakhurst and Peakhurst Heights, to the north, are the only adjacent suburbs. Nearby suburbs include Alfords Point, Illawong (on the other side of the Georges River), Padstow Heights (on the other side of Salt Pan Creek) and Oatley (on the other side of Lime Kiln Bay).

Lugarno has two bus services, one which travels to Bankstown via Riverwood (including Riverwood Railway Station) and the other to Hurstville via Penshurst (including Penshurst Railway Station).  These buses run approximately once an hour and can get busy at school times with high school students. They are operated by Punchbowl Bus Company.

Lugarno is equidistant to Mortdale Railway Station (Illawarra Line) and Riverwood Railway Station (East Hills Line). Trains are frequent to both stations, although some trains do not stop at Riverwood and there is one train every hour which does not stop at Mortdale. East Hills trains are significantly less crowded than the Illawarra Line, which is packed from 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm. There is free parking near both stations.

Lugarno has various schools including; Lugarno public school, Hurstville public school, Peakhurst high-school, and Georges River college.

The main shops at Lugarno, referred to as Chivers Hill, are located on Forest Road near the entry point to Lugarno. They include a newsagent/post office, a bread shop, a hardware store, a pizzeria, Chinese take away store, beauty/hairdressers, a florist, a chicken/takeaway store, a chemist and an IGA. There is also a café, a butcher and a real estate agent. There is a deli which sells a range of good products and also operates a café/sandwich bar. Opposite the Chivers Hill shops is a doctor’s surgery. All businesses are locally owned, frequently used and the staffs are friendly.The secondary shops are referred to the Lime Kiln Shops, and are significantly smaller. They include a corner store (dry cleaning, groceries, some DVDs for hire), hairdresser, real estate agent, cafe and a doctor’s surgery. There are shops in Mortdale, Riverwood and Oatley which include major supermarkets and a wider variety of specialty stores, and a significantly greater choice of restaurants and cafes. A haircut will be much cheaper in Riverwood than Lugarno! The closest shopping centres are both 20 minutes away Hurstville Westfield and Roselands Centro.