Ramsgate

  • Suburb:Ramsgate
  • Postcode:2217
  • Population:1035
  • Municipality:Rockdale City Council, Kogarah City Council
Ramsgate is a suburb in southern Sydney, located 16 km south of the Sydney central business district. Ramsgate Beach is a separate suburb, to the east.

Ramsgate and Ramsgate Beach, named after a seaside resort in England, are established residential areas with some commercial land use along Rocky Point Road and an industrial area in Production Avenue. Part of the suburb of Ramsgate is located in the Municipality of Kogarah on the west side of Rocky Point Road. There is a shopping strip on Rocky Point Road, near the intersection with Ramsgate Road. Another shopping strip, including a supermarket, is located at Ramsgate Beach, on Ramsgate Road, near The Grand Parade. Ramsgate RSL Club is located near this shopping strip.

Development of the area dates primarily from the 1850s, although little growth occurred until the late 1800s when land was subdivided and many country villas were built by wealthy people near the beach. Significant development did not occur until the post-war years. Ramsgate and Ramsgate Beach have both experienced an increase in population between 1996 and 2001, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Major features of the area include a school, Ramsgate Beach Plaza Shopping Centre, Cook Park, Scarborough Park, Leo Smith Reserve, Tonbridge Street Reserve and the Baths.