MARRICKVILLE

MARRICKVILLE Suburb Profile

Multi-layered and diverse, Marrickville is a melting pot of cultures with an all-embracing attitude. It’s a foodie hangout, has a vibrant music and art scene, and enviable infrastructure that keeps locals well connected. It’s no wonder everyone is trying to nab their piece of Marrickville.

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The bohemian vibe, weekly markets and having an abundance of transport, eateries and shops on your doorstep.

The Drawbacks

Low-flying planes are known to interrupt a conversation or two and home prices are skyrocketing as the suburb is gentrified.

Did you know

Addison Road Community Centre, located in the heart of Marrickville, is Australia’s largest not-for-profit community centre.

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Lifestyle

One of Sydney’s most intriguing suburbs, bohemian Marrickville simply has it all.

Marrickville’s rich diversity is celebrated throughout the community. There are mouth-watering eateries that cover the full spectrum – Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Australia, plus a thriving art and festival scene that in many ways put Marrickville on the map – Sydney’s Fringe Festival, Art Month Sydney and the Marrickville Festival.   

Bisecting this vibrant Inner West suburb are Marrickville and Illawarra Roads, which are the centre of activity and are also known for street art created by Ces Camilleri of Creative Artistic Steel. But locals aren’t restricted to the main arteries. Marrickville has one of Sydney’s finest café scenes, including establishments that are favoured for their brew, their park-side location or their general vibe.

Well-equipped with an array of shopping options, including two Woolworths, an Aldi, an organic farmers’ market and an array of independent grocery stores, bakeries and delicatessens. When it comes to public transport, locals enjoy three train lines, multiple bus routes and quick access to Sydney’s internal and domestic airports.

Not just a place for the grown-ups, Marrickville is popular with young families – an extensive line-up of schools, playgrounds and community programs add to Marrickville’s appeal.

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By Day

By Day

During the week, the laid-back, bohemian vibe seamlessly blends with the bustling crowds going about their daily work. On the weekend the weekly organic market draws the crowds. Playgrounds are filled with active children and café baristas are working overtime.

By Night

Marrickville’s varied night life keeps locals local and Sydneysiders interested. Live theatre and music venues, such as The Factory Theatre, The Newsagency, Lazybones Lounge, the Red Rattler, and Camelot Lounge showcase local and international talent. Restaurants are in abundance and the bar and pub scene won’t disappoint.

By Night

Neighbours

This family-friendly suburb is renowned for its diversity. Marrickville has always had a significant immigration population, once boasting a strong Greek population. In many ways the Greek influence remains, but today Vietnamese culture predominates.

Although many Sydney celebrities have long favoured this suburb, more recently Marrickville is seeing an influx of professionals, artists and musicians, all of whom are cultivating the bohemian vibe.

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Locals love

One of the perks of having such a multicultural makeup is the variety of cuisine offerings. On offer are Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Nepalese, Greek, Lebanese, Turkish, Spanish and modern Australian. Eateries, funky drinking establishments and an enviable café scene – Marrickville has it all, and it’s seriously good.

Creative spaces and venues, street art and installations, annual festivals and events – Marrickville loves to celebrate its dynamic art and music scene.

At the heart of Marrickville is the ARCCO, which has helped shape Marrickville into what it is today and has been the driver behind many social initiatives and campaigns that have affected all Sydney. Spread out over nine acres, ARCCO is a hub of culture, diversity and sustainability and is the home to the popular weekly farmers’ market. 

This laidback farmers’ market is all about gourmet food and fresh produce. An eclectic line-up of stalls offers a selection of flavours from around the world, mixed with local producers and artisans. The market attracts Sydneysiders from all over. Many choose to linger on picnic blankets and families take advantage of the pony rides and bouncing castle.

This sprawling Inner West suburb is well-connected, with three train stations – Marrickville, Dulwich Hill and Sydenham – a bus system that services all the main arteries, and Sydney’s international and domestic airports a 15-minute drive away.

Property

Whether its terraces, workmen’s cottages or post-war homes, small, single dwellings are the name of the game in Marrickville – and they’re all highly prized in this booming market. 

Apartments of all shapes, sizes and eras are in abundance too, servicing the ever expanding local population.

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Locals Guide

QUICK BITES

QUICK BITES

MARRICKVILLE PORK ROLL

Popular Vietnamese rolls

236a Illawarra Road, Marrickville 0420 966 368
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RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANTS

PHD VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

Fresh Vietnamese cuisine

308 Illawarra Road, Marrickville 02 9559 5078 www.phophd.com.au
BAU TRUONG MARRICKVILLE

Modern Vietnamese cuisine

185 Marrickville Road, Marrickville 02 9569 4938 www.bautruong.com.au
THE HENSON

Gourmet sustainable bistro fare

91 Illawarra Road, Marrickville 02 9569 5858 www.thehenson.com.au
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CAFÉ

CAFÉ

BEEJAY’S CAFÉ

Intimate café

395 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204 (02) 9558 8860
CORNERSMITH CAFÉ

Artesian coffee and eclectic dishes

314 Illawarra Road, Marrickville 02 8065 0844 www.cornersmith.com.au
POST CAFÉ

Hearty café fare

274 Marrickville Road, Marrickville 0405 323 241 www.postcafe.com.au
WEST JULIETT

Speciality coffee and eclectic café fare

30 Lewellyn Street, Marrickville 02 9519 0101 www.westjuliett.com.au
COFFEE ALCHEMY

Speciality coffee and café fare

24 Addison Road, Marrickville 02 9516 1997 www.coffeealchemy.com
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BARS, PUBS & CLUBS

BARS, PUBS & CLUBS

GASOLINE PONY

Relaxed, eclectic bar

115 Marrickville Road, Marrickville 0401 002 333 www.gasolinepony.com
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GROOM

GROOM

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FITNESS

FITNESS

ANNETTE KELLERMAN AQUATIC CENTRE
Enmore Park, Black Street, Marrickville 02 9565 1906 www.akac.com.au
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THINGS TO DO

THINGS TO DO

THE ADDISON ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE
142 Addison Road, Marrickville 02 9569 7633 www.arcco.org.au
CAMELOT LOUNGE
1/Corner of Marrickville Road and Railway Parade, Marrickville 02 9550 3777 www.camelotlounge.com
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SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS

KU CRUSADER PRESCHOOL
53 Malakoff Street, Marrickville 02 9569 1904 www.ku.com.au
GOODSTART EARLY LEARNING MARRICKVILLE
102 Chapel Street, Marrickville 1800 222 543 www.goodstart.org.au
SDN MARRICKVILLE CHILDREN’S EDUCATION AND CARE CENTRE
251 Illawarra Road, Marrickville 02 9569 4221 www.sdn.org.au
ADDISON ROAD CHILD CENTRE
142 Addison Road, Marrickville 02 9569 9809
COMMUNITY CHILD CARE CO-OPERATIVE CHILDREN’S SERVICES CENTRE
21/142 Addison Road, Marrickville 02 8922 6444 www.cscentral.org.au
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GROCERIES & MARKETS

GROCERIES & MARKETS

ALDI
Marrickville Metro, Corner of Victoria Road and Murray Street, Marrickville 13 25 34 www.aldi.com.au
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PLAYGROUNDS

PLAYGROUNDS

A B CROFTS PLAYGROUND

Playground, shade and seating

15 Dibble Avenue, Marrickville
AMY STREET PLAYGROUND

Playground, shade, grassy area

Amy Street, Marrickville
BRADDOCK PLAYGROUND

Playground, seating, shade

Meeks Road, Marrickville
COOKS RIVER FORESHORE

Grassy area, cycle path

Thornley Street, Marrickville
DIBBLE AVENUE WATERHOLE

Enclosed waterhole for bird habitat

15 Dibble Avenue, Marrickville
HENSON PARK

Sports ground, toilets, off-leash dog exercise area

Driveway entry of Sydenham Road, Marrickville
HJ MAHONEY MEMORIAL PARK

Sports ground, toilets, BBQ and picnic areas

570 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
JARVIE PARK

Marrickville Youth Resource Centre, playground and basketball court

Malakoff Street, Marrickville
LOUISA A LAWSON RESERVE

Playground, basketball courts, rest area

6 – 10 Roach Street, Marrickville
MACKEY PARK

Concorida Club, River Canoe Club, sports grounds, toilet, playground, BBQ, sheltered picnic area and Cooks River cycle path

Corner of Richardsons Crescent and Carrington Road
MARRICKVILLE PARK

Marrickville croquet club, sports ground, cricket nets, tennis courts, toilets, playground, off-leash dog exercise area

Livingstone Road and Frazer Street, Marrickville
MCNEILY PARK

Playground, BBQ and sheltered picnic area, playing field, Marrickville Guides Hall, rest area, off-leash dog exercise area

Jersey Street, Marrickville
MURDOCH PLAYGROUND

Playground

171 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
NESS PARK

Playground

Hollands Avenue, Marrickville
O’HARA STREET PLAYGROUND

Playground

36 O’Hara Street, Marrickville
ENMORE PARK

Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre, playground, BBQ and picnic facilities, rest area, off-leash dog exercise area

Enmore Road, and Black Street, Marrickville
RICHARDSONS LOOKOUT

Lookout, historic site, playground, rest area

Holt Crescent and Richards Avenue, Marrickville
SILVER STREET PARK

Playground

45 Silver Street, Marrickville
STEELE PARK

Debbie and Abbey Borgia Community Recreation Centre, sports ground, toilets, playground, BBQ and covered area, Cooks River Cycle Path

531 – 565 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
WICKS PATH

Tennis courts, toilets, playground, BBQ and picnic area

202 – 218 Victoria Road, Marrickville
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AVERAGE PROPERTY PRICES
IN MARRICKVILLE

HOUSE

TO BUY

2 BEDROOM $1,600,000
3 BEDROOM $1,443,800
4 BEDROOM $1,310,000

TO RENT (PER WEEK)

2 BEDROOM $ -
3 BEDROOM $ -
4 BEDROOM $ -

Capital Growth Av Prices
10.5% change from 2016

UNIT

TO BUY

2 BEDROOM $891,875
3 BEDROOM $ -
4 BEDROOM $ -

TO RENT (PER WEEK)

2 BEDROOM $ -
3 BEDROOM $ -
4 BEDROOM $ -

Capital Growth Av Prices
8.7% change from 2016

Information Source: CoreLogic RP Data Pty Ltd

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