Suburb Profiles



Located 38 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD, Waterfall is a small suburb of approximately 500 people. Waterfall marks the southern border of the Sutherland Shire, and it is bounded by The Royal National Park to the east and Heathcote National Park to the west.

Waterfall is ideal for those seeking a quiet lifestyle. The town has only six streets, and the local school has just two rooms. Many locals commute to nearby Engadine for their shopping and education needs.


Waterfall railway station is on the CityRail suburban Illawarra line. Waterfall is also a stop on the south coast railway. Choose platform 1 to travel Sydney, and platform 2 to head towards Port Kembla, Dapto and Kiama.


Waterfall is a popular destination for bushwalkers and birdwatchers. The local Lake Toolooma trail, which takes just two hours to complete, is known as the ultimate Southerland bushwalk.