Bayside Council is located 12 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district, on the shores of Botany Bay,
The local government area covers approximately 55 square kilometres and has an estimated population of 156,500. It includes the suburbs from Sans Souci in the south to Banksmeadow and Eastgardens in the east.
The area has a proud indigenous history and is home to the Cadigal, Gwegal and the Bidjigal tribes also known as 'Water People'. Over the last two hindred years Bayside has become a highly urbanised area and one of the most multiculturally diverse local government areas in Australia. Despite its urban nature, Bayside has retained several important bushland and wetland areas that support a surprising variety of native flora and fauna.