Liverpool, the fourth oldest city in Australia was founded in 1810 by Governor Lachlan Macquarie and boasts many historic buildings from early Australia. The original owners of the land were the Cabrogal people, the oldest continual human civilization who have lived here for over 40,000 years.
Today Liverpool is the capital of Sydney’s Great Southwest with a diverse multicultural population of over 200,000. It is Southwest Sydney’s Health, Education, and Innovation hub with three universities, the largest freestanding training hospital in the southern hemisphere, and Ingham’s Medical Research Institute, all within walking distance in the Liverpool CBD.
Home to Sydney’s second airport, Liverpool is the gateway, to Sydney’s iconic attractions. In less than 60 minutes you can access the Sydney CBD, Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Bondi Beach, Zoos, NSW South Coast, Wet’n’Wild, Featherdale Wildlife Park, and the Blue Mountains. Liverpool’s central location offers adrenalin-injected activities. Try White Water Rafting, Indoor or Outdoor Skydiving, Hang Gliding, or Gliding. Take a scenic flight in a Hot Air balloon, helicopter, or the Red Barron they are all just minutes from this gateway city.
The Georges River flows through the city center and down to Botany Bay where Captain Cook first landed in Australia. Try your hand at sailing or visit our National Parks. With diverse restaurants, museums, live theatre, and cultural exhibitions Festivals, and Cultural celebrations that are held regularly throughout the year, Liverpool is a national and international destination of choice.
Centre for Education, Innovation, Health and Medical Research.
Contained all within walking distance of each other in the Liverpool CBD is Australia’s largest stand-alone Public Hospital, Sydney Southwest Private Hospital, the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University, the University of NSW and TAFE NSW, making Liverpool a unique ‘smart city’ that attracts both national and international students and researchers. Liverpool is home to the Australian MRI-Linac at the Ingham Institute and is one of only four institutions in the world developing MRI-Linac technology that aims to develop world-class solutions for people living with cancer.
Liverpool, the fourth oldest city in Australia Founded in 1810 by Governor Macquarie, Liverpool is home to many fine examples of old colonial architecture including Collingwood House, built by the American whaling Captain Eber Bunker, in 1810, Glenfield Farm the longest continual operating Farm in Australia, built around 1817, and the South Western Institute of TAFE, built by ex-convict architect Francis Greenway in 1822. Another fine example is The Old Court House, built in the 1820s, which served as a working courthouse until 1972. Its interior still retains its character including the judge’s podium, jury and court recorders boxes, and creepy underground holding cells.
The original owners of the land were the Darug and Tharawal Aboriginal people who have lived in the area for more than 40,000 years.