Our Community

Georges River Council has a multicultural community and a great diversity of cultural, religious and language groups. Over 40% of our residents were born overseas, 37% were from countries where English is not the first language and 49% spoke a language other than English.

Individuals that identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander represent 0.5% of the population in the 2016 census.
We have an ageing population, with 25% of the population aged over 55 years, which is projected to increase into the future. Georges River is a strongly family-oriented area with more than 73% of households identified as family homes.
Council recognises the different needs of a range of groups in the community – such as  older people, people with disability, families, Aboriginal people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and young people. Council acknowledges that the needs and expectations of our residents will change over time.

Community Development

Council’s Community Development team works towards making Georges River Council a connected, inclusive, cohesive and vibrant community.

This service aims to:

  • Resource and empower individuals and facilitate programs
  • To enhance community engagement and participation
  • To  increase the social capital of the Georges River community
  • To improve the liveability of the local government area.

The Community Development Team works with individuals, community groups and organisations to respond to community needs, interests and aspirations in key areas:

  • Aboriginal Communities
  • Arts and Cultural Development
  • Child and Family
  • Community Safety
  • Disability, Access and Inclusion
  • Multicultural Communities
  • Seniors
  • Youth

Community Development and Services Advisory Committee

The Community Development and Services Advisory Committee (CDSAC) considers and provides advice to Council on issues relating to community and cultural development, access and community safety. The CDSAC’s membership includes key representatives from the community and Councillors.


Council has strong community networks and partnerships within the region. Council works towards providing access to a range of community services, facilities and information resources to meet the needs of the local community. For more information please contact Council on 9330 6400 and ask to talk to a member of the Community Development team.

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Georges River Civic Centre
Corner MacMahon and Dora Streets, Hurstville
Open: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

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Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street
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at Hurstville Library
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