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Sydney is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4.2 million people (2006). Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is located on the country's south-east coast.  The Greater Sydney area is comprised of three main regions - Sydney Surrounds, Outer Sydney and the Inner Sydney suburbs.

Greater Sydney GenWeb (adopt me)


Volunteer Required for the position of Greater Sydney County Coordinator.  A County Coordinator maintains the county website and moderates the existing message board.  This is not a difficult position and anyone with basic web editing experience and a genuine interest in the region is welcome to apply.  In addition to web and query maintenance, a County Coordinator also oversees the local GenWebs within its region.  This duty is non-technical as a County Coordinator operates in an advisory capacity only.  Existing Local GenWeb Coordinators and non-locals are welcome to apply for the position.


Join Rootsweb's AUS-NSW-SYDNEY mailing list - suitable for anyone with a genealogical interest in the City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Join Rootsweb's AUS-NSW-COLONIAL HISTORY mailing list - suitable for the discussion and sharing of information regarding genealogy, history, and colonial society in New South Wales, Australia, during the period 1788-1900.

Join Rootsweb's AUS-NSW-BLUE MOUNTAINS mailing list - suitable for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Blue Mountains area of New South Wales, Australia, including Katoomba, Bilpin, Leura, Springwood, Hartley, Lithgow, and other nearby towns.

Join Rootsweb's AUS-NSW-CENTRAL COAST mailing list - suitable for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Join Rootsweb's AUS-NSW-HILLS-HAWKESBURY-HUNTER-VALLEY mailing list - suitable for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Hills District, Hawkesbury and Hunter Valley regions of New South Wales, Australia

Join Rootsweb's AUS-NSW-SURNAMES mailing list - suitable for those researching a specific surname within the State of New South Wales.


Sydney Surrounds (map) is divided into five Local Government Areas:

Blue Mountains City Council
Gosford City Council
Hawkesbury City Council
Wollondilly Sire Council
Wyong Shire Council

Note: The Greater Sydney GenWeb covers this entire region; individual areas may be adopted as separate GenWebs.

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Outer Sydney (map), or Sydney Outer (SO) as listed by the Department of Local Government, is divided into seventeen Local Government Areas:

Auburn Council 
Bankstown City Council 
The Council of the Shire of Baulkham Hills 
Blacktown City Council 
Camden Council 
Campbelltown City Council 
Fairfield City Council 
Holroyd City Council
The Council of the Shire of Hornsby 
Ku-ring-gai Council 
Liverpool City Council 
Parramatta City Council
Penrith City Council 
Pittwater Council 
Ryde City Council 
Sutherland Shire Council 
Warringah Council 

Note: The Greater Sydney GenWeb covers this entire region; individual areas may be adopted as separate GenWebs.

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Inner Sydney (map), or Sydney Inner (SI) as listed by the Department of Local Government, is divided into twenty-one Local Government Areas:

The Council of the Municipality of Ashfield
The Council of the City of Botany Bay
Burwood Council
City of Canada Bay Council
Canterbury City Council
The Council of the Municipality of Hunters Hill
Hurstville City Council
Kogarah Municipal Council
Lane Cove Municipal Council
Leichhardt Municipal Council
Manly Council
Marrickville Council
Mosman Municipal Council
North Sydney Council
Randwick City Council
Rockdale City Council
Strathfield Municipal Council
Council of the City of Sydney
Waverley Council
Willoughby City Council
Woollahra Municipal Council

Note: The Greater Sydney GenWeb covers this entire region; individual areas may be adopted as separate GenWebs.

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