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Arncliffe is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia located 11km south of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Rockdale as part of the St George area.
Arncliffe is located south of the Cooks River and Wolli Creek, close to Kingsford Smith International Airport and is mostly a residential area featuring low density houses and some medium density blocks of flats. There are also some areas of commercial and light industrial developments.
The Princes Highway runs north towards the city and south towards Rockdale and Kogarah.
The other main roads through the suburb are Forest Road and Wollongong Road which run south towards Hurstville. The M5 South Western Motorway runs south-west towards Beverly Hills, Liverpool and north-east towards Botany and the city. A 4km tunnel runs partly underneath Arncliffe with entrances and exits on Princes Highway and Marsh Street, near the airport.
Arncliffe railway station is on the Illawarra line of the City Rail network. The station is serviced by an ‘all stations’ service from Hurstville to the Sydney CBD, terminating at Bondi Junction.
Arncliffe is also serviced by the 471 government bus route which runs from Rockdale, Bexley, Arncliffe, Turrella, Earlwood, Canterbury, Ashbury, Ashfield, Haberfield, Rodd Point and
Arncliffe Public School is located on the corner of Avenal Street and the Princes Highway. Athelstane Public School is located on Wollongong Road. Arncliffe West Infants School on Loftus Street is technically now located in the suburb of Turrella. St Francis Xavier’s Catholic School sits beside the church on Forest Road and Al-Zahra College is next to the mosque on Wollongong Road.
Arncliffe Park is the home ground for local teams playing Cricket, Rugby League and Soccer. Cahill Park and Barton Park also provide a number of recreational facilities. Arncliffe War Memorial is located in the middle of Arncliffe Park. Other Parks and recreational facilities include Cahill Park, Barton Park, Kogarah Golf Course.
Arncliffe has a number of small social venues including:
- Arncliffe Hotel on the Princes Highway.
- Arncliffe RSL on Wollongong Road beside Arncliffe Park.
- Arncliffe Scots Sports & Social Club.
- Kogarah Golf Club.