Wareemba, New South Wales

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SydneyNew South Wales
Wareemba Canada Bay.JPG
Hen and Chicken Bay
Population 1,390 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2046
Area 0.3 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Canada Bay
State electorate(s) Drummoyne
Federal Division(s) Reid
Suburbs around Wareemba:
Abbotsford Abbotsford Chiswick
Concord Wareemba Russell Lea
Five Dock Five Dock Russell Lea

Wareemba is the smallest suburb by area in Sydney, located in its inner-west in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Wareemba is 12 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay. Wareemba sits on the eastern shore of Hen and Chicken Bay, on the Parramatta River.


European settlement of the area began in the 1830s, with land mainly used for farming. The suburb was originally part of neighbouring suburb Abbotsford until declared a separate suburb in 1993.[2] The name Wareemba comes from an Aboriginal word meaning "place where sweet water meets salt water".[2][3]

Commercial area[edit]

Wareemba has a small group of shops located on Great North Road. Wareemba is famous for its coffee shops, including one business that combines fruit shop with coffee shop.[citation needed]


Wareemba Gospel Hall is in Coranto Street.


The suburb of Wareemba had a population of 1,390 people, according to the 2006 Census of Population and Housing.[1]


Like the nearby suburbs of Haberfield and Five Dock, Wareemba has a large population of residents with Italian ancestry. In the 2006 census, 16% of the population of Wareemba noted their country of birth as being Italy, the second most frequent response after Australia (65%).[1]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wareemba (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. 
  2. ^ a b "Wareemba". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Abbotsford - Wareemba". .id. Retrieved 2 February 2014. <

Coordinates: 33°51′40″S 151°07′55″E / 33.861°S 151.132°E / -33.861; 151.132