Life in Strathfield

Strathfield is a suburb in Sydney’s inner west and is home to a vibrant and multi-cultural population. 

History

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales, and is the site of the first European colony in Australia, established in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Arthur Phillip, leader of the First Fleet from Britain. A resident of the city is referred to as a Sydneysider.

Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast. The city is built around Port Jackson, which includes Sydney Harbour, leading to the city's nickname, "the Harbour City".

Sydney now has a population of over four million people and is the largest and oldest city in Australia. 

Climate

Sydney's climate is mainly dry and mild with fine hot summers and cool sunny winters encouraging an outdoor lifestyle. Summer temperatures average 28ºC and can reach over 40ºC in Sydney's western region. The weather during winter is usually a mild 18ºC.

Sydney's climate is mainly dry and mild with fine hot summers and cool sunny winters encouraging an outdoor lifestyle.

Summer temperatures average 28ºC and can reach over 40ºC in Sydney's western region. The weather during winter is usually a mild 18ºC.

See

Sydney is notable for its spectacular harbour and famous ocean beaches at Bondi and Manly. The metropolitan area is also surrounded on three sides by national parks including the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park.

Attractions close to Strathfield include:

  • Brickpit Ring Walk, Olympic Park
  • Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park
  • Bicentennial Park
  • breathtaking views of the city and Olympic Park at the Observation Centre, 17th floor of the Novotel Hotel, Homebush
  • Movies in the Overflow, Olympic Park
  • NSW Hall of Champions, Olympic Park

Do

  • Strathfield Council Fair
  • independent theatres and art galleries in the inner west
  • Mangrove Boardwalk, Olympic Park, Homebush
  • ten pin bowling at Strathfield Super Bowl, 546 Liverpool Road, Enfield (phone: 02 9642 5500) and AMF North Strathfield.

Eat

The inner west is a great place to eat, with a choice of “Eat Streets” that you can easily travel to. Favourites include Glebe Point Road in Glebe and Norton Street in Leichhardt.

There are also plenty of Asian restaurants in Strathfield and Homebush, as well as Flemington, Strathfield Plaza and Rochester Street, Homebush.

Meet friends

Meet your friends and socialise at Wentworth Hotel, 195 Parramatta Road, Homebush West (phone: 02 9746 6400). 

Buy

The regular markets in Glebe and Rozelle are a great place to shop with the locals and look for unusual bargains. Held in the grounds of the local public primary schools, the Glebe markets are on every Saturday and the Rozelle markets both Saturday and Sunday. Flemington Markets have cheap fruit and vegetables on Fridays.

Medical

Strathfield Family Medical Centre is at 18A, The Boulevarde, Strathfield (phone 02 9744 7522) and provides bulk billing services for Australian residents.

The nearest hospital with full emergency room services is Concord Hospital, Hospital Road, Concord West (phone 02 9767 6090 for the Emergency Department).

Shop

  • Woolworths in Strathfield Plaza or Concord Road, North Strathfield
  • IGA Homebush
  • Burwood Westfield
  • DFO, Homebush
  • IKEA, Rhodes Shopping Centre.