Bardwell Park is a suburb in southern Sydney, NSW, about 12km south of the CBD. It is part of the St George area in the local government area of the City of Rockdale.
The City of Rockdale boasts a diverse spectrum of commercial, residential, industrial, and natural landscapes, as well as a vibrant mix of people. With an estimated population of 92,300, about 55% of residents come from a non-English speaking background. Languages spoken include Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Macedonian and Spanish. The wider area is home to a variety of restaurants that reflect the area’s mix of cultures.
The area is well serviced by buses (public and private) and trains (travelling along the Illawarra and East Hills railway lines), and major roads such as the Princes Highway and General Holmes Drive.
Bardwell Park is a predominantly residential area but features a small shopping centre around Hartill-Law Avenue and Slade Road, beside the Bardwell Park railway station. The Bardwell Park - Earlwood RSL is also beside the railway station. The station is only 500m from the centre of Earlwood shopping centre, on the East Hills line of the City Rail network. Bardwell Park is also serviced by buses, including State Transit Authority route 471 from Five Dock to Rockdale.
The M5 South Western Motorway runs beneath parts of Bardwell Park in a 4km tunnel. The nearest entrances to travel south-west towards Beverly Hills and Liverpool are located at Arncliffe and Bexley North. The nearest entrances to travel north-east towards Botany and the city are located at Kingsgrove and Arncliffe.
Bardwell Park Infants School in located within the suburb, with more schools in neighbouring suburbs. Several hospitals serve the area.