Kensington is a lively suburb with students from all over the globe enjoying all that is on offer at The University of New South Wales and surrounding amenities. Other great educational facilities include the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), Kensington Public School and Our Lady of Sacred Heart Regional College. Kensington is also known for its large portion of parklands that residents enjoy as well as the Australian Golf Club. It is situated right next to Randwick Racecourse, Moore Park and Centennial Parklands. Both Sydney CBD and some of Australia’s best beaches are only a short commute away. Cheap and cheerful international cuisine is a feature and never far away, just like a great selection of shops and cafes along Anzac Parade and High Street. High density apartment buildings outnumber houses here to accommodate the student population.

Suburb highlights:

  • UNSW
  • NIDA
  • Australian Golf Club
  • Large portion of Parklands
  • Moore Park
  • Randwick Racecourse
  • Centennial Parklands
  • Close to the CBD
  • Close to beaches
  • Restaurants, cafes and shops
  • Convenient transport options


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Kensington is a lively suburb full of students from all over the world eager to enjoy all that is on offer at the University of NSW. Strolling distance from Centennial Park, beautiful beaches, and cheap and cheerful cafes and restaurants, Kensington has something to offer every resident.

With UNSW on Kensington’s doorstep, as well as the National Institute of Dramatic Art (whose graduates include Cate Blanchett and Baz Luhrmann), high-density housing for students is plentiful. That said, Kensington is also packed with apartments housing professionals, and heritage-listed homes providing families with the ultimate city lifestyle.

Anzac Parade is Kensington’s main thoroughfare, where you can catch a bus to take you into the city in less than 20 minutes. The bustling high street is packed with well-priced and authentic Asian flavours, as well as plenty of shops – including the well-known and loved Peter’s of Kensington.

Off the main drag, Kensington’s charming, tree-lined streets offer wide footpaths and a plethora of green spaces. The suburb itself was designed after its London counterpart, which is renowned as the city’s most beautiful neighbourhood.


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Kensington borders the Royal Randwick Racecourse, Moore Park and Centennial Park, so there’s no end to wide open space. Keen golfers can perfect their swing on the Australian Golf Club’s expertly manicured fairways, and lovers of the active lifestyle can enjoy countless bike and running paths. This outdoor way of life makes Kensington a firm favourite for city dwellers looking to find a bit of nature amongst the concrete.

Affectionately known as “Kenso”, Kensington is a suburb with a vibrant, dynamic and ever-changing community. Demand for housing in Kensington is high, with professionals, singles, families and retirees all looking to move to this unique area. Packed with hidden gems, including the Gai Waterhouse Racing Stables and a number of beautifully restored Federation homes, Kensington is a calm, suburban oasis you can’t help but fall in love with. And with the addition of the light rail system down Anzac Parade, it’s only going to get better!

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