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Local: Randwick

State: Coogee and Maroubra

Federal: Wentworth and Kingsford Smith

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Ph: 132 500 (flooding and storm damage)
Ph: (02) 9314 1133 (general inquiries)


196 Alison Rd, Randwick 2031
Ph: (02) 9697 1099

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Home to the Randwick Racecourse, a university, hospitals, students and families 

Randwick, Sydney (east)

Randwick is a sprawling suburb with landmarks like Randwick Racecourse, Centennial Park, the University of New South Wales and a number of hospitals. There’s plenty of accommodation in the area, both short and long term. In parts it’s wall to wall apartment blocks, but elsewhere – towards North Randwick – there are pleasant leafy streets with Federation homes. Property prices here can be high. (More information below and to your left <<<)


Rent $$$:

apartment rents are in the mid range, house rental prices are higher

Hot spot: Coffee and Things - 132 Belmore Rd


Parks, 5-10km from city centre, Near UNSW

Period architecture and apartments

Would Suit:

Singles, Professionals, Families, Gay/lesbian, Students, Travellers

Impossible at The Spot in the evenings


Young professionals' dormitory

If this suburb were a shoe, it would be Skechers


It’s not the most glamorous of suburbs, but it’s very functional and convenient. There are two hubs to the area - Belmore Road is lined with shops, banks, real estate agents, etc, while the St Pauls Rd / Perouse Rd intersection is the entertainment quarter. This corner is known to all and sundry as ‘The Spot’, and it’s chock-full of restaurants, cafes, bookstores and a cinema offering cheap-ish tickets. This area has a great community/relaxed vibe about it. There are lots of young people about, but they’re more likely to be a hospital registrar or a Malaysian PhD student, than an Irish backpacker.

Public transport is very good with plenty of buses to the city, Coogee, Bondi Junction and a whole raft of other places. On-street parking’s generally not a problem – except around The Spot at night-time when it’s impossible.


If you’re looking for a raucous good time or inner-city style, Randwick is not the place for you. But if you’re just happy to be surrounded by smart young people and the unpretentious getting on with life, you couldn’t do better.

The vibe: Young professionals’ dormitory. Shoe equivalent: Plain white sneakers. Would suit: ages 18+, down to earth people who like a sense of community and plenty of genuine culture, students, singles, professionals, families, long-term travelers. Location: near university. Postcode 2031. Distance: 6km from the city centre. Direction: East.

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