Lakemba NSW – Suburb Profile

Lakemba is a vibrant, multicultural and family-oriented NSW suburb located just 15km south-west of the Sydney CBD. It is part of the City of Canterbury local government area.

The suburb offers great transport links, fantastic coffee shops and restaurants, shopping centres, parks and playgrounds and – importantly – housing that is still affordable.

With so much going for it, Lakemba is a popular suburb with first home buyers, renters and investors, both local and interstate.

Enjoy the cultural diversity


More and more people are discovering Lakemba’s trendy vibe, Paddington-like coffee culture, excellent dining options and interesting mix of ethnicities. With settlers from an increasing number of different countries around Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific region making Lakemba their home, the variety of global wares and cuisines on offer in our shops, markets and restaurants is staggering.

Lakemba’s annual Haldon Street Festival, held every September, is a popular multicultural family event where visitors and residents can enjoy cultural performances, international cuisines and a great community spirit. The festival reflects exactly what Lakemba is all about.

You can experience the delightful sights, sounds, aromas and flavours of Lakemba’s multi-ethnic shops and restaurants every single day of the year. Lakemba really comes alive after sunset when market stalls and al fresco dining transform its main streets into a fun and lively outdoor shopping and eating experience, with many shops and restaurants open until midnight.

Affordable housing


Median prices for houses and units in Lakemba are most affordable and compare favourably to other suburbs this close (15km) to the CBD.
Use this website to search for available homes and units or contact us if you have any questions.

Lakemba’s main facilities

  • Location: 15km south-west of Sydney CBD
  • Transport: Lakemba Railway Station (Bankstown line) and RTA bus routes, ample free parking.
  • Schools: 3 private schools and 4 public schools
  • Places of worship: 12 places of worship of various denominations
  • Shopping: Haldon Street Strip shopping, including IGA and Aldi supermarkets
  • Restaurants: Thai, African, Lebanese, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian
  • Other services: Public library, Centrelink, healthcare providers, banks

Sports & recreation

  • Parks and playgrounds
  • Bike/walking trail
  • Wiley Park Bicentennial Amphitheatre
  • Canterbury League Club
  • Soccer fields
  • Tennis courts
  • Swimming pools
The community regularly comes together at popular local events including the Haldon Street Festival, Youth X Festival and Carols in the Park.

Any questions? Just ask


If you have any questions about living or investing in Lakemba, please get in touch with us. Knapton Property Agents’ office is right in the heart of Lakemba, opposite Lakemba Railway Station.