Chiswick, New South Wales

Coordinates: 33°51′07″S 151°08′10″E / 33.85192°S 151.13605°E / -33.85192; 151.13605
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SydneyNew South Wales
Chiswick Ferry Wharf and apartments
Population2,926 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation14 m (46 ft)
Location9 km (6 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Canada Bay
State electorate(s)Drummoyne
Federal division(s)Reid
Suburbs around Chiswick:
Henley Huntleys Point Drummoyne
Abbotsford Chiswick Drummoyne
Abbotsford Wareemba Russell Lea

Chiswick is a suburb in the Inner West[2] of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 9 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay. Chiswick sits on the peninsula between Abbotsford Bay and Five Dock Bay, on the Parramatta River. It is surrounded by the suburbs of Abbotsford, Russell Lea and Drummoyne.


The area around Chiswick was first known by its Aboriginal name Bigi Bigi. The suburb was originally part of Five Dock Farm. In the 1850s a Dr Fortescue owned an estate in this area which he named Chiswick after the village on the Thames, west of London. Parramatta River had been known as the 'Thames of the Antipodes' and other nearby suburbs were also named after Thames localities, such as Greenwich, Woolwich, Henley and Putney.[3]

From 1884 until 1998, there was a wire mill on the waterfront at Chiswick.[4]

More recently it has been subjected to an increase in the building of many modern apartment blocks, which has seen the population rise to around 2,400.[5]


According to the 2011 census, there were 2,470 residents in Chiswick. The most common responses for ancestry in Chiswick were English 19.5%, Australian 16.3%, Italian 12.5%, Irish 8.7% and Chinese 6.8%. The median weekly household income in Chiswick was $2,068, significantly higher than the national median of $1,234.

Transport and commercial area[edit]

Chiswick Ferry Wharf

The Chiswick ferry wharf is used by Parramatta River ferry services. Transit Systems operate a terminus nearby, with buses running to Circular Quay either via Drummoyne and Victoria Road, or via Leichhardt and Parramatta Road as well as a route running to Campsie station via Burwood station. Chiswick has a small group of shops in Blackwall Point Road, close to the ferry wharf.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Chiswick (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Suburb Guide: Sydney Inner West Archived 26 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 61
  4. ^ "Sydney Wiremill | Canada Bay Connections". Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Population in Chiswick New South Wales (NSW)". Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2011.

33°51′07″S 151°08′10″E / 33.85192°S 151.13605°E / -33.85192; 151.13605