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SydneyNew South Wales
Flemington Markets 4 Plaza.JPG
Sydney Markets Plaza, Flemington
Postcode(s) 2140
Location 16 km (10 mi) W of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Municipality of Strathfield
State electorate(s) Strathfield
Federal Division(s) Reid
Suburbs around Flemington:
Sydney Olympic Park Homebush Homebush
Homebush West Flemington Homebush
Lidcombe Homebush West Homebush

Flemington is a locality within the suburb of Homebush West in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Flemington is located 16 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Municipality of Strathfield. The locality of Flemington has its own postcode (2129), separate from the remainder of Homebush West. It is entirely occupied by the Sydney Markets complex and its supporting infrastructure and has no residential population. "Flemington" was formerly the name of the whole suburb, and even today Homebush West as a whole is commonly referred to as "Flemington", even in official contexts.


Flemington railway station is on the Inner West & Leppington Line of the Sydney Trains network. Parramatta Road and the M4 Western Motorway demarcate the northern border of Flemington. Homebush Bay Drive forms the western border.


This area was originally known Liberty Plains but was called Flemington by John Fleming, who was granted 200 acres (0.81 km2) here in 1806. The bush was turned into paddocks and later was the site of a cattle saleyard (which gave its name to Saleyards Creek). In the early 1970s, the Sydney Markets were built at Flemington to relieve the Paddy's Markets at Haymarket, in the city. Since the establishment of Sydney Markets at Flemington in 1975, the residential part of the suburb, south of the railway line became known as Homebush West. Some residents of Homebush West, want their suburb renamed back to Flemington.


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