Georges River Council, Bayside Council
Allawah is 16 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area. Allawah lies mostly in the local government area of the Georges River Council and partly in Bayside Council. The postcode is 2218, which is shared by the neighbouring suburb of Carlton.
The railway line to Hurstville was opened in 1884, but the railway station at Allawah did not open until 23 October 1925.
The Allawah post office opened in May 1933.
Allawah is a small suburb, about 15–20 minutes walking distance from Hurstville. Allawah’s main shopping centre is located on Railway Parade, beside Allawah railway station. The Allawah shopping strip contains a newsagent, post office, take-away shops, and the local pub and bottle shop, the Allawah Hotel.
Allawah railway station is on the Illawarra line serviced by Sydney Trains.