Bow Bowing is a suburb located 55 km south-west of the Sydney CBD. It is part of the local government area of the city of Campbelltown and is in the Macarthur region.
The area was originally a farming community named Saggart Field, which was the name of an early family that settled there. A suburb was planned in the 1970s but the proposed name of Saggart Field drew flak from people, prompting the Campbelltown Council to name it Bow Bowing Creek instead after a local creek. The creek was originally called “Boro Borang”, likely an Aboriginal word for kangaroo. Private developers eventually purchased the land and constructed 350 homes, and the development was officially launched in 1990.
The community of Bow Bowing is surrounded by suburbs that have plenty to offer, including schools, shopping, recreation and other amenities and conveniences. The suburb is also known for great parks and reserves.
Population quick facts
- Total population: 1,602
- Number of families: 446
- Top age groups and lifestyles: Established couples and families, older couples and families, and maturing couples and families
*Data based on the Census 2016.
- Median rent: $435 per week
- Median property price: $631,000
- Top dwelling structures: Separate house
- Average bedrooms per property: 3.5
Places of interest and local attractions
- Bow Bowing Park
- Lookout Central Park
- Ku-Ring-gai Reserve