The Sutherland Shire encompasses a total land area of approx 370 square kilometres.
Kurnell within the Sutherland Shire was the original landing place of Captain James Cook on 29th April 1770, making the Shire the birthplace of our modern nation.
Cronulla is blessed with Sydney’s longest stretch of sand and is the only beach in Sydney accessible by train.
The Sutherland Shire is home to the Royal National Park. Established in 1879 it is Australia's first national park and the world's second oldest national park - after Yellowstone in the USA.
Approximately 220,000 people live in the Shire, making the Sutherland Shire Council the second largest council in terms of population in NSW.
The area also sees approximately 1.1 million visitors each year, particularly in the peak summer season.
Many TV shows and movies have been filmed in the Shire including; Please Marry My Boy (2012), Puberty Blues (1981/ 2012), Biggest Loser (2011), Underbelly (2010), Australia's Next Top Model (2008), The Square (2008), White Collar Blue (2002/2003), Superman Returns (2003-2004) and Muriels Wedding (1995).
The Shire is also the stomping ground of quite a few celebrities; Andrew Ettingshausen, Lara Bingle, Lee Furlong, Matt Corby, Adam Hills, Tahyna and Cheyanne Tozzi, Daniel McPherson, Donna Hay, Mark “Occy” Occhilupo , Warren Brown, Kathy Lette, as well as the band members from Amy Meredith and Tiger Town.
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