Featured artist: Shannon Crees

Community services

Featured artist: Shannon Crees
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Community services

Marrickville Road FestivalThe 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 major languages spoken are Arabic, Cantonese, English, Greek, Portuguese and Vietnamese. We also have a significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, gay and lesbian community and one of the highest populations of authors and arts practitioners in Sydney.

An increasing number of 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.

As a community, we stand for what is fair and right. It doesn't take much for us to come together – whether it is working for a better environment, fighting proposed school closures or simply joining in at a local fundraiser or rally.

We also understand the benefits of diversity – how different views and beliefs can broaden our vision, energise our culture and contribute to community life.

Council provides a broad range of services and activities for our community including children and family services, meals-on-wheels and many more.