The City of Campbelltown


Campbelltown is a historically rich and an ethnically diverse city that stretches from Glenfield in the north to Menangle Park in the south. It was founded in 1820 by Governor Lachlan Macquarie and named after his wife Elizabeth, whose maiden name was Campbell.

Campbelltown features a number of significant heritage properties, including Glenalvon Homestead, Dredges Cottage, Quondong, Campbelltown Town Hall, and Emily Cottage. More modern buildings include Campbelltown Arts Centre and Macarthur Square shopping centre, which includes a semi-alfresco dining precinct, a King Pin bowling alley, and an Event cinema complex.

The original inhabitants of the land were the Dharawal Aboriginal people and today, Campbelltown still has one of the largest populations of people identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in NSW. The Dharawal National Park features significant sites such as the Minerva Pool, which makes for a great walk and a refreshing dip to cool off at the end.

Campbelltown is home to the Western Sydney University Campbelltown campus, three TAFE campuses, a wide variety of private and government schools, as well as a local court house and a major train station where passengers can switch to the Southern Highlands line.

If you prefer the outdoors there are a number of parklands close to the centre of of the city including Koshigaya Park, Marsden Park, and Mawson Park, that is also the venue for the Macarthur Night Markets. If sport is more your thing there is vast array of choice including a state of the art cricket complex at Raby Oval that is home to the Campbelltown Camden Ghosts District Cricket Club, or Campbelltown Sports Stadium where you can watch the A-League Macathur FC Bulls team take to the field from October 2020. Club Menangle offers superior facilities and a fun night out at the paceway watching harness racing, as well hosting the Aussie Night Markets on Saturday nights.