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Brighton Le Sands

Brighton Le Sands Town Centre

Brighton Le Sands Town Centre
Public Transport and Parking
Local Businesses
Civic Pride
What's Happening in Brighton Le Sands
Community Facilities
Council Services in the Town Centre
Your Thoughts on Brighton Le Sands


Brighton Le Sands is a coastal village centred on Bay Street opposite Lady Robinsons Beach and is home to a myriad of cafes, restaurants and retail shops that reflect the area's cosmopolitan mix of cultures. Both tourists and locals love to visit the popular location for the variety of multicultural cuisine and night-time entertainment options.

Council has a comprehensive Community Profile based on the latest census.

Brighton Le Sands Town Centre

Brighton Le Sands Town Centre Map

Public Transport and Parking

Trains: Sydney Trains
Buses: Sydney Buses

Over 427 off street parking spaces are available:

  • The Boulevard (229)
  • Moate Avenue (Coles 107, public 75) Council car parks
  • A commercial car park (336 spaces) is located at the Novotel and accessed from Bay Street

Refer to the map below

Parking in Brighton Le Sands

Cycling and Walking: On-the-go map

Local Businesses

Brighton Le Sands has a wide range of general retail and service stores:

- Library and Park
- Banks
- Physiotherapists
- Solicitors
- Jewellers
- Cake Shops

- Post Office
- Doctors
- Supermarket
- Restaurants
- Travel Agent
- Take Away Food

- Chemists
- Dentist
- Motel/Hotel
- Caf├ęs
- RSL Club
- Fashion/Bridal

- Newsagent
- Optometrist
- Hair and Beauty
- Fruit and Vegetables
- Florist
- Real Estate Agents


The first settlements developed along the shores of Lady Robinsons Beach in the 1800s. The area between the Cooks River and Georges River was originally known as Seven Mile Beach. It was changed to Lady Robinsons Beach in 1874 to honour Governor Sir Hercules Robinson's wife. Cook Park is named after Samuel Cook who advocated it as a public pleasure area.

Thomas Saywell constructed a tramway from Rockdale to Lady Robinsons Beach, along Bay Street. He also financed and built the public swimming baths, a substantial picnic area, a race course and the Brighton Hotel, on the current Novotel site. It was a huge success and to avoid confusion with the English Brighton, it became known as Brighton Le Sands.

From 1900, the tramway was electrified and passed into government ownership in 1914. It was closed in 1949, as the Sydney tramway system was slowly wound down. Brighton Baths attracted many of Sydney's weekend holidaymakers and the racecourse was popular with punters who could cool off after a day at the races.

Extensive development of the northern area of the suburb occurred in the late 1920s and again in the 1950s. In 1966 a freak storm hit the coastline destroying the baths and much of the beach.

Early Postcard of Brighton Le Sands

Historical Photos and Articles

Brighton Le Sands City Historical Film Footage



Civic Pride

Melissa Shumak of the Commonwealth BankOne of the largest and most spectacular events on the social calendar for Rockdale City Council is Carols by the Sea at Brighton Le Sands. Community groups and local churches come together to perform everyone's favourite carol sing-a-longs. The Commonwealth Bank at Brighton Le Sands have been a principal sponsor of the community event for several years.








What's Happening in Brighton Le Sands


In 2010, the southern sections of Bay Street were modernised providing wider footways and improved dining areas and the closure of Trafalgar Street to form a gathering space for community events.


The area has been the venue for several large scale events for local ethnic communities, musicians, as well as annual Christmas Carols by the Sea and New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations.

Please visit Council's Events page for activities in the wider City.

Library Events


The right hand turn from Bay Street to the south along The Grand Parade is restricted in the evening between September and April to discourage unnecessary car circulation at night.

Consultations have recently been undertaken for a parking and place making study for the area as part of wider strategic planning for a town centre masterplan.

Community Facilities

Brighton Le Sands LibraryBrighton Le Sands Library
Opening hours






Brighton Le Sands Meeting RoomBrighton Le Sands Meeting Room
Level 3, 36-42 Princess Street

Public Toilets





Council Services in the Town Centre




Manual Sweeping


Street Sweeping


Street Litter Bin Collection

Daily Mornings (7 days per week)

Drain Cleaning

Inspected Annually
Works as required

Dumped Rubbish Collection

As Required


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Tree and Garden Maintenance

Weed Spraying

As Required

Tree Trimming

Inspected Annually
Works as required

Garden Beds General Maintenance


*subject to availability of resources on any given day

Your Thoughts on Brighton Le Sands

If you would like to provide feedback on your local area, please feel free to contact the Rockdale City Council Town Centre Manager on 9562 1758 or email or use our Facebook page or Twitter @RockdaleCityNSW.

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