The king of convenience, Westmead is one of Western Sydney’s most practical postcodes. Located just west of Parramatta, it stands out as a health and education hub that professionals, students and families of all sizes call home. Lively yet peaceful, it’s close to just about everything and has a strong community spirit.
Locals have top-notch facilities at their fingertips. The suburb boasts some of the city’s best hospitals, medical centres and specialists, including Westmead Private Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Along with the University of Western Sydney campus, it has a range of primary and high schools, making it very family-friendly. Locals take full advantage of the parks, playgrounds and sporting grounds scattered all over the suburb, such as Sydney Smith Park. Westmead Shopping Village has a string of stores and eateries, with more shopping, dining and entertainment options just minutes away in Parramatta.
The suburb is well-serviced by public transport. There is a train station in Westmead (with 30-minute services into the city), and another one in Parramatta. Buses operate regularly, and drivers can quickly reach the suburb via the M4 Motorway or Great Western Highway.
Mother Teresa Primary School
Palm Avenue School
Parramatta Marist High School
Sacred Heart Primary School
Sydney West International College
The Children’s Hospital School
Westmead Christian Grammar School
Westmead Public School
Parramatta CBD: 2.5km
Sydney CBD: 26km
Westmead Train Station sits on the main Western Line, Cumberland Line and Blue Mountains Line.
Buses also run regularly in all directions, and there are express services during peak times.
MJ Bennett Reserve
Sydney Smith Park
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Westmead Private Hospital
Westmead Progress Hall
Westmead Shopping Village
Farmers Markets at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead – a fortnightly market selling fresh produce, health products and flowers
Parramatta Winterlight – Sydney’s largest winter festival boasts a skating rink, slides, rides and ice dancing performances
Sundays at Westmead Tavern – the local haunt offers a BBQ roast, as well as live entertainment and face painting for the kids
Sydney Festival – Parramatta and Western Sydney host the ‘Circus City’ program, as well as family theatre, art installations and live music
The Crescent Summer Series – in the warmer months, this outdoor amphitheatre hosts concerts by Australian and international artists
Wistaria Gardens Festival – an annual fete and fundraiser to celebrate spring, with floral displays, food stalls, and family-friendly activities