REDFERN

REDFERN Suburb Profile

A pocket of Sydney that was once notorious for its underbelly activities, Redfern has more recently been turning heads for other reasons. In the midst of gentrification, the area is rapidly becoming a thriving enclave of Indigenous culture with an enviable bar and art scene – a place to find beautifully restored homes within minutes of the CBD.

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Location combined with café and art scene.

The Drawbacks

There’s still a hangover effect from its gritty past.

Did you know

The beloved South Sydney Rugby League Club was formed in 1908.

Nearby Neighbourhoods

ULTIMO , SURRY HILLS , ALEXANDRIA , WATERLOO

Getting Around

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Lifestyle

Situated on the outskirts of Sydney’s CBD, Redfern is a suburb that has edge and grit – an attitude that’s represented in its arts venues, bars and café scene.

Regent Street is home to funky and eclectic bars whilst Redfern Street is the main area for local shopping and dining. In the midst of it all is Redfern Park offering up an alluring green space where families linger around the playground and water features.

Loved for its proximity to other Sydney attractions, locals don’t have to wander too far from home – whether it’s to stretch out at neighbouring Moore Park or get a cultural fix at Carriageworks.

Iconic street art in the powerful colours of red, black and yellow, pays homage to the strong local Indigenous community and heritage.

The infamous area surrounding, Eveleigh Street, Caroline Street, Hugo Street and Wine Street, aka ‘The Block’, is undergoing redevelopment and gentrification. Students descend on the neighbourhood to get to nearby Sydney University, making this small part of Redfern more approachable.

Redfern is an area to keep an eye on as it continues to evolve into one of Sydney’s trendiest enclaves.

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Features

BY DAY

BY DAY

Throughout the suburb eclectic cafés can be found on corner blocks – a gathering spot for locals who have restored or renovated their terrace houses. Moore Park provides a much-loved open space in which to exercise whilst Redfern Park and its surrounds are a popular spot to while away lazy Sunday afternoons. 

BY NIGHT

Although Redfern has its own fair share of eclectic dining and bars to choose from, such as The Bearded Tit, The Angry Pirate, The Dock and Kepos Street Kitchen, locals love having easy access to neighbouring Surry Hills for its nightlife.

BY NIGHT

Neighbours

A neighbourhood that was once given a wide berth has become a popular stomping ground for professionals and students. 

With the University of Sydney within arm’s reach, locals join the commuters who flow out of Redfern Station throughout the day, taking advantage of the quick walk to class, whilst professionals love the quick 10-minute train ride into the heart of the CBD.

Redfern is home to a diverse range of socioeconomic groups and ethnicities, and although there is a strong Indigenous culture, Redfern continues to be the first port of call for many immigrants, with about half the population born overseas.

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Situated in neighbouring Eveleigh, Carriageworks has transformed the old Eveleigh Rail Yards into a contemporary multi-arts centre which features a program that reflects cultural and social diversity. It is open daily. 

Popular Eveleigh Farmers Market is held every Saturday at Carriageworks, featuring local produce and building a desirable foodie scene that is capturing the attention of Sydneysiders.

Redfern’s love affair with South Sydney Rabbitohs, a rugby league club, has endured through its turbulent past, but with the help of actor Russell Crowe, the club has stabilised and is an endearing presence in this neighbourhood.

The bar scene around Regent and Redfern Street has an addictive edge; some places have a more relaxed tone, whilst others are a wild ride for the senses. 

Property

Converted warehouses and sandstone cottages are nestled amongst terrace houses of all shapes and sizes Some have been architecturally renovated whilst others are in complete disrepair –the neighbourhood is going through a process of gentrification.

Multi-level Victorian terrace houses are shaded by beautiful trees in Baptist, Telopea and Marriott Streets, whilst Wyndham and Chalmers Streets have low-lying contemporary apartments.

Bourke Street is a real juxtaposition of architectural styles, from large Victorian terrace houses to low-lying red brick apartment complexes.

Jump across to the other side of Redfern and find The Block, where small terrace houses consume narrow blocks and where the highly anticipated Pemulwuy Project will be developed, bringing 62 affordable homes into the neighbourhood.

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Locals Guide

QUICK BITES

QUICK BITES

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CAFES

CAFES

FIRST DROP CAFE

Mediterranean inspired dished and single-origin coffee

69 Baptist Street, Redfern 02 9690 1611 www.firstdropcafe.com
HUNTER'S CORNER

Locally roasted brew

89 Pitt Street, Redfern 02 8540 6429 COFFEE TEA & ME
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BARS, PUBS AND CLUBS

BARS, PUBS AND CLUBS

THE DOCK

Raucous small bar with dumplings to boot

182 Redfern Street, Redfern 0404 485 931 www.thedockredfern.com
THE BEARDED TIT

Quirky bar and a la carte fare

183 Regent Street, Redfern 02 8283 4082 www.thebeardedtit.com
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THINGS TO DO

THINGS TO DO

CARRIAGEWORKS FARMERS MARKET

Popular markets held every Saturday

Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh www.carriageworks.com.au
HOME @ 735

Promoting art in a domestic context

735 Bourke Street, Redfern 02 9310 7606 www.homeat735.com.au
NUSSINOV GALLERY

Artist in residence, Micha Nussinov works and exhibits here

56 Cope Street, Redfern 0413 592 940 www.nussinovgallery.com.au
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SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS

SCHOOL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
University of Sydney, Cleveland Street, Darlington 02 9351 3423 www.sydney.edu.au
MOORE PARK GARDEN CHILDCARE CENTRE

Catering to newborn to 5 year olds

4/780 Bourke St. Redfern 02 9699 5499 www.mpgccc.com
POET’S CORNER PRESCHOOL

Catering to children 3 to 5 years old

55 Morehead Street, Redfern 02 9699 3175 www.the-factory.org.au
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PLAYGROUNDS

PLAYGROUNDS

REDFERN PARK AND REDFERN OVAL

Home to NRL club Sydney Rabbitohs, children’s playground

Bourke Street, Redfern
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