Bayside Council and Georges River Council
Carlton is located 15 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area. Carlton lies across the boundary of two local government areas, the Georges River Council and the Bayside Council.
Carlton’s main shopping centre is located on both sides of Carlton railway station, on Railway Parade and Carlton Parade. Commercial developments are also found along the Princes Highway. Carlton railway station is on the Illawarra line of the Sydney Trains network. Limited bus services also run throughout Carlton, such as those provided by Transdev NSW.
Parks located in Carlton are Jubilee Oval, Kogarah Park, Tinsdale Reserve, Anglo Square Park & Agusta Park. Carlton is home to the St George Illawarra Dragons National Rugby League team. The St George home ground is located on Jubilee Avenue, and is known as WIN Jubilee Oval (formerly Jubilee Oval and OKI Jubilee Stadium). The Walk of Fame featuring St George legends is located in Park Street. The St George Leagues Club is located nearby on Princes Highway.
The Shopfront Contemporary Arts Centre in Carlton Parade is a co-operative owned completely by young people aged 8 to 25 with an international reputation that has made Australian and overseas tours. It was founded by Errol Bray in 1976.