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Hurstville is a suburb in southern Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is 16 kilometres south of the Sydney Central Business District and is part of the St George area. Hurstville is the administrative centre of the local government area of the Georges River Council.Hurstville has become a central business district for the southern suburbs of Sydney. It is a large, multiethnic suburb with a multitude of commercial buildings and high-rise residential buildings dominating the skyline. Hurstville's residential developments are a mixture of low-density housing, medium-density flats, and high-density apartment buildings. As a commercial centre, it features branches of many retail shops as well as numerous banks and other financial institutions.HistoryThe name Hurstville is derived from the English 'hurst', meaning 'a wooded eminence', and 'ville', meaning 'town'.Aboriginal cultureAlthough it is unknown when they first settled in the Hurstville area, the first inhabitants were Indigenous Australians. At the time of the arrival of the First Fleet, the Indigenous Australians residing in the area were of the Eora tribe, whose numbers spanned along the Georges River, from Botany Bay to present-day Liverpool.Add Hurstville and other destinations in Australia to your travel plans using our Australia trip planner.
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