6.4 out of 10


Ranked 445th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.9544447146304 150.997347235212
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students


5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Nov 29, 2018

"Peaceful and friendly neighborhood"

We have recently bought a house in panania (in the northern part) and have not encountered any sort of negative experience so far.. neighbours are friendly and smile and greet you sometimes. Not sure where these apparent ‘bad’ streets are.. we have walked several times towards the station during the day and night and have never felt unsafe. Like someone has mentioned in the comments below..it’s definitely a hidden gem! Close to everything and yet so peaceful. Highly recommend this suburb for young and growing families.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

"Beware car drag burnout racing at night...."

Very annoying problem in this part of the neighborhood is the drag burnout car racing at night. I thought it was good for my family but I had enough after 2yrs here, don’t even bother reporting it to the police they won’t even bother with it...

"A place i am happy to.call home"

I moved to Panania in August 2017, when I got married as my husband has lived here for the last 50 odd years as did his parents and they've never had a problem. Where I lived before at Baulkhan.Hills, (Boredom Hills) I am happy to say I no longer live there. While a lot of people say what a nice area it is, maybe in some respects, but you have to walk.everywhere as bus service sucks, and there is nothing to do. As far as rough trade, well every suburb has that
Look at Willmott, Bidwill etc, every direction of metropolis Sydney has its houso element. Panania may have but I love living here. Every thing is so easy to get to.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 4/5

"Little happy convienent & family-friendly suburb! Plus a new train station with lifts coming soon!"

The morning/afternoon/peak times (through Sydenham) Train only takes about 25 minutes to Sydney CBD. Government will upgrade the Panania station- there will be lifts and I cannot be any happier. It's a very working parents-friendly suburb. From the perspective of a person who had bought in the suburb, I am so in love with Panania. Close proximity to the major shopping centres & schools, but without the noise of crowded places and especially without the hefty price tag. After many years living here, I can say that the areas is safe as well. I am so impressed that Panania and Revesby got mentioned in Daily Telegraph as a place for young families!

Crime rate of NSW suburbs map: http://crimetool.bocsar.nsw.gov.au/bocsar/
  • Easy train trip to Sydney CBD
  • Close to shopping centres & schools
  • Quiet, clean & safe environments for kids
  • easy to catch a train to the city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
AngelaY2 Hi there! I am looking at moving in Panania north side of the station on marco avenue. I have read so many bad comments on the internet about druggies and break ins in the north side of the station and im am freaking out right now. Please tell me things have changed and it is better now? Is it safe to go for a walk at night after dinner?
MariaD4 Hi Angela, to be honest, I have never had problems walking outside when it's dark here in the north side of the station. I usually see people walking with/without their dogs at night too, especially during weekends. I never saw druggies or sth like that so far - for the last 5 years. Of course I think common sense is not to stay out when it's too dark/late (I've read a news story about a woman got raped in an inner city/inner west suburb). The suburb got its own value and my neighbours seem to be nice and welcoming. Sometimes people on the streets say hello and smile to you even though we're just strangers. And if you do a research, some houses got sold lately in the suburb at 1.7 mil$ lately...which is a good indicator. I think when everything goes up, there will be not much difference between north or south anymore.
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"small town that noone wants to call home"

Left my car on the street once, was vandalized, with door locks smashed. Local mechanic packed up shop after constant vandalism to his business, equipment, and even vehicles. Have seen people place explosive devices inside of people mailboxes. Neighbours were bashed up walking home. Noone walks at night unless they have to. Neighbours have suffered broken windows, etc, they dont even bother with filing police reports, even the police will tell you its a waste of time. Almost had my motorbike stolen.
Crime reports for panania show crime has gone DOWN, in reality, after living there for nearly 10 years, and knowing the neighbours, the crime has not gone down. We have all just gotten used to it and dont even bother reporting it.
I probly should point out, im living on the bad side of panania... not the side with the IGA (where franklins used to be).
  • only place I can afford to rent
  • easy to catch a train to the city.
  • sometimes on a clear night, you can almost see hope in the sky
  • constant vandelism to property
  • shitty footpaths
  • place is bascally a race track for morons at night. Take sleeping pills if the sound of burnouts keeps you up at night.
Henry Hui
Henry Hui Matt may I ask if u point out the location of bad side and good side more specifically? Because my family wants to move there
ichac Hi Henry, I we live close to Freda Street in borders of Panania and Picnic Point and our family are loving it. we dont have any problem. loved the neighbourhood they are just too friendly. whatsoever so far except some night are very noise with "monkey" kinda sounds. But it only happens every now and then.. 3 times so far in 4 months.
I heard the Panania Hotel side is the bad side of the are but I dont have problem so far walking around that area in the day time. So I cant comment much in this.
Linda Reis
Linda Reis We're near Picnic Point (South side of Panania) and I have heard of some cars being vandalized, but our car has been out on the street for a good 8 years and has never been touched. It's pretty quiet at night - and there are a lot of convenient shops and station just a 10 min walk away. Is convenient to all areas, city is like 30 mins by train, airport 20 mins by car, the beaches are about 30-40 min drive and also a trip to the mountains is about a 45 min drive - so is in the middle of everything - and yet you can park at the local shops without too much hassle - as it's not yet an over-crowded area... not sure for how long though. I recommend it for families - I feel safe living here.
May 31, 2018
tom-macet Panania has been the best move for my family moving from the Eastern Suburbs. Panania is quiet and is one of the very few suburbs in Sydney that does not have traffic lights . There is also no high rise apartments that litter most suburbs which makes a huge difference for parking and traffic congestion. One of the added bonuses is you can be at the airport with in 15minutes and at Central in 30minutes via the efficient train system. The area is packed with schools and I'm with in walking distance to 4 public schools and 1 Catholic primary school. I'm regards to crime I'm up at 0430 most mornings walking the dogs and I've never seen any issues with crime or youth hanging round causing problems.
I personally think Panania is a hidden gem and highly recommend it for any young family .
Oct 14, 2018
jenb10 Hi guys, was looking at a property on Kennedy street picnic point, any thoughts on this area? Would be moving with a new baby from eastern suburbs .. thank you
Apr 16, 2020
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Best Streets in Panania


Clifford Street

"if you like peace and quiet move here"
-33.9563810814 151.0001282837

Unranked Streets in Panania

Freda Street

"Very Friendly Street"
-33.9667219878 150.9969863967
"Great no frills suburb and location to settle for the long term with great longer term prospects"
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