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Visit, Live & Invest in Marrickville ::

The Marrickville area is a great place to live and visit and represents the best of multicultural inner-city living. Marrickville has a vibrant, ethnically diverse population of approximately 81,000 residents with people from more than 100 different cultures, speaking more than 70 different languages. The community acknowledges and is proud of its original people – the Cadigal-Wangal – and of each new generation of immigrants that have settled here.


The area is less than 10 kilometres from the city centre, and comprises some of Sydney's oldest suburbs: Camperdown, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Lewisham, Marrickville, Newtown, Petersham, St Peters, Stanmore, Sydenham and Tempe. People are attracted to the Marrickville area because of its convenience and inner city character, its vibrant street culture, multicultural influences, eating and shopping experiences, and its friendly community feel.


Historical business rooftops

Flowers for sale in Marrickville

Fruit shop in Marrickville

Gino & Mary's Deli in Dulwich Hill

Gloria's in Petersham

Marrickville Road at night

Marrickville's businesses are a cornerstone of the local economy, providing goods and services to the community and employment for residents. The whole community benefits when local businesses are successful and sustainable.


Marrickville Council provides a range of programs and services which support emerging and established businesses.


  • Economic Development
    The Economic Development Unit is Council's go-to team for business assistance and support. The Unit coordinates many of the programs and services below and is always looking for new opportunities to partner with business.


  • What's On For Business
    Participate in a promotional activity, attend a networking event or increase your knowledge.



  • Business Groups
    Connect with your local Chamber, Association or Network. Find out about the Marrickville Business Association.


  • Made in Marrickville
    The Marrickville Manufacturers' Association promotes goods which are Made in Marrickville. Local food manufacturers which form the first cluster are achieving success through working collaboratively.


  • Creative Industries
    Need a local framer, theatre supplies, a graphic designer? We have a wealth of local creative suppliers and producers. Also check here if you are a local artist looking for advice and support.


  • target sustainability @ marrickville
    An environmental program specifically for local businesses. It is voluntary and free to join for businesses in the Marrickville local government area.


  • Marrickville Business Awards
    Recognition of local business excellence including awards for businesses operating for more than 20, 50 or 100 years, culminating in a gala awards night.


  • Inner West Small Business Expo
    The Inner West's premier business event. Hear expert speakers, gain a competitive advantage, and connect to the latest information designed especially for the local business community.


  • Home Based Business Network
    Work from home? Want to reduce isolation, share experiences, build contacts and add to your skills base? This network is for you.


About business in Marrickville


According to the Socio-economic Portrait Marrickville 2010, there are 7,674 businesses registered in the Marrickville Council area. Most of these are sole traders. 15% had more than 5 staff. Key industries, by employment numbers, are:


1. Manufacturing

2. Retail trade

3. Wholesale trade

4. Education and training

5. Health and social care


These businesses are located across all parts of the Marrickville Council area.




  • In our neighbourhood shops which often feature family businesses




The Socio-Economic Portrait Marrickville 2010 is available to download here: