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SydneyNew South Wales
Chiswick Ferry Wharf and apartments
Population 2,926 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2046
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Location 9 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 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 of Greenwich, Woolwich, Henley and Putney.

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 2400.


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

Chiswick Ferry Wharf
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.

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