Major towns in this local government area include Katoomba, Blackheath and Springwood.
Suburbs within the City of Sydney include the Sydney CBD, The Rocks, and Pyrmont.
Sydney's Eastern Suburbs are composed of the local government areas of the Randwick, Waverley, Bayside Council (part), Woollahra and the eastern parts of the City of Sydney. Suburbs located within the Eastern Suburbs include Bronte, Bellevue Hill, Point Piper, and the inner suburbs of Paddington, Surry Hills and Darlinghurst.
Sydney's Forest district is located within the Northern Beaches Council local government area and is also often included in the Northern Beaches or Upper North Shore regions. Suburbs include Frenchs Forest, Terrey Hills and Belrose.
Greater Western Sydney
These are Blacktown, Camden, Canterbury-Bankstown, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith and Wollondilly. It therefore is made up of the Western Sydney and Macarthur regions as defined above. Some suburbs of the Hills District may be included, namely those that lie in the City of Parramatta LGA.
The suburbs of the Canterbury-Bankstown region are not specific to the City of Canterbury-Bankstown local government area, yet are approximately north-west of southern Canterbury, south-west of Lidcombe and north-east of Bankstown.
Suburbs include Castle Hill, West Pennant Hills, Glenhaven, Kenthurst, Annangrove, Dural, Kellyville, Baulkham Hills, and Rouse Hill .
The Macarthur region is located to the south-west of Sydney that includes the City of Campbelltown, Camden Council and Wollondilly Shire local government areas.
South Western Sydney
South Western Sydney can be used to describe the suburbs found in the Canterbury-Bankstown, Liverpool, Fairfield, Campbelltown and Camden local government areas.
Western Sydney is composed of the councils which are members of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils and comprising the City of Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Parramatta and the Penrith local government areas. Suburbs include Granville, Lakemba, Doonside, Cabramatta, Windsor, Wentworthville, Liverpool, Glenorie, Westmead, St Marys, Kellyville and Edmonson Park.
The Inner West is composed of the Inner West Council, Burwood Council, Municipality of Strathfield, and the City of Canada Bay local government areas. Suburbs include Ashbury, Ashfield, Balmain, Dulwich Hill, Hurlstone Park, Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Newtown, Marrickville, Earlwood, Rozelle, Burwood, New South Wales and Strathfield.
Sydney's Northern Beaches are composed of the Northern Beaches Council local government area. Suburbs include Manly, Palm Beach and Seaforth.
Lower North Shore
The Lower North Shore is composed of the local government areas of the City of Willoughby, North Sydney Council, Municipality of Mosman and Municipality of Lane Cove. Suburbs include Mosman and Cremorne Point.
Upper North Shore
The Upper North Shore is composed of the local government areas of the Ku-ring-gai Council and the Hornsby Shire. Suburbs include Killara and Pymble.
Sydney's Northern Suburbs includes suburbs in the local government areas of Hornsby Shire, City of Ryde, City of Parramatta Council and the Municipality of Hunters Hill. Suburbs include Epping, Ryde and Macquarie Park.
South-Eastern Sydney can be used to describe the suburbs found in the City of Sydney, Bayside Council and Randwick local government areas.
Southern Sydney is composed of the Bayside Council (part), Georges River Council and the Sutherland Shire local government areas. Suburbs include Kyle Bay, Kangaroo Point and Cronulla.
The St George area includes all the suburbs in the Georges River Council and part of the Bayside Council government areas.