🇦🇺 Bankstown is a suburb south west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is 16 km south-west of the Sydney central business district and is located in the local government area of the City of Canterbury-Bankstown, having previously been the administrative centre of the City of Bankstown prior to 2016. It is the most populous suburb within the City of Canterbury-Bankstown.
Commercial area Bankstown's central business district is clustered around Bankstown railway station. The commercial area beside the railway station is known as Bankstown Plaza, while the ethnic diversity of the area has resulted in a host of restaurants, eateries and cafes. Bankstown Central Shopping Centre, formerly known as Centro Bankstown and previously known as Bankstown Square, is a large shopping centre, immediately to the north-east of the railway station. It was first opened in 1966 and has been expanded a number of times. Bankstown is the seat of major industry including the aviation, engineering and maintenance at Bankstown Airport. Other employers include small industrial operations, the public service and the retail industry.
Bankstown has a population of over 32,110 people. Bankstown also forms part of the wider Sydney metropolitan area which has a population of over 5,367,206 people. Bankstown is situated 16 km south-west of the centre of Sydney.