Marrickville is in Sydney’s Inner West, about 7km south-west of the CBD. It is the largest suburb in the Marrickville Councillocal government area.

Marrickville sits on the northern bank of the Cooks River, shares borders with Stanmore, Enmore, Newtown, St Peters, Sydenham, Tempe, Dulwich Hill and Petersham.

The main shopping strip runs along Marrickville Road. Typical businesses include cafés, grocery and clothing stores. Marrickville Road is well-known for the artwork that adorns the awnings of some businesses. Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre is near Enmore and includes supermarkets, discount stores, specialty shops and a food court. A substantial light industrial area is west of the Princes Highway.

Marrickville has a diverse multi-cultural community and in the mid-twentieth century was a major hub for Sydney’s large Greek community. Greek flags are frequently flown down Marrickville’s main commercial street, which still has many Greek-owned businesses. Today, the Vietnamese community has become more prominent, particularly in the area close to the railway station. In recent years Marrickville has experienced an influx of young, urban professionals attracted by its proximity to the CBD, restaurants and inner-city, multicultural lifestyle.

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