ILLAWONG'S location between the Georges River and the Woronora River gave the suburb its name, derived from an Aboriginal work meaning 'land between two rivers'. The first development in Illawong was in the 1880s, when its remoteness made it popular for wealthy Sydney people to build holiday houses, such as "Cranbrook" and "Waitara". It was then reached by boat from Como. There was only scattered residential development until 1980 when the first residential subdivision took place.
ILLAWONG'S proximity to the Georges River affords its excellent views.
The suburb is ideally located, with convenient access to the city while still retaining a peaceful atmosphere, due to its close proximity to large tracts of bushland. The reserves and waterways provide an excellent environment of recreational activities including bushwalking, picnics, fishing and boating. ILLAWONG covers an area of 5.3 square kilometers.
ILLAWONG comprises of many new homes mainly 4-6 bedders with dual bathrooms, double-garages, with views of Georges River.