Sutherland is located 26 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD and is a mostly a residential area with a shopping centre located close to Sutherland station.  Sutherland is home to Sutherland Shire Council Chambers, Sutherland Local Court and Police Station, Sutherland Library, Sutherland Entertainment Centre and Woronora Cemetry.  Public sporting facilities include Sutherland Leisure Centre, Sutherland Shire Cycling Club, Sutherland Athletics Track, playing fields at Waratah Park and Sutherland Park.

Housing includes family homes, units, villas & townhouses.