About Us

Bayside Council was proclaimed on Friday 9 September 2016. It brings together the City of Botany Bay and Rockdale City Councils.This blog is dedicated to the area’s fascinating local history.

If you have a story, photographs or objects to share please contact us via email museum@bayside.nsw.gov.au

Council preserves the district’s past through the following services:

George Hanna Memorial Museum @ Mascot Library


Museum Opening Hours
Monday/ Wednesday / Friday         12 noon – 5 pm
Tuesday/ Thursday                             9 am – 2 pm

Local Studies Collections

These collections are available at our libraries in Rockdale and Eastgardens ( please note Eastgardens is currently closed for refurbishment . For information connected to the suburbs east of Sydney Airport contact the Heritage Librarian at Mascot Library. For the area west of the Airport contact the Local History specialist at Rockdale Library.