If you any questions related to Inner West community heritage and history, contact our team and we will point you in the right direction to find the answers. Get in touch with our team by email, phone or complete our online enquiry form

 Face to Face appointments are available at the following locations and times.

Balmain archives are currently unavailable due to building works. Contact our History Team at or 9392 5588 or complete our online enquiry form for research assistance.

Locations and appointment times 

Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Ashfield Library
Phone 02 9392 5108
  9.30am to 1pm     
Balmain Library
Phone 02 9367 9211
     Not available  
Balmain Library Community Archives
Phone 02 9367 9211
Leichhardt Library
Phone 02 9367 9266
  2pm to 5pm   2pm to 5pm  
Marrickville Library
Phone 02 9392 5226
    2pm to 5pm   
History and Heritage groups

Local history groups are active vibrant participants in the collection and recording of historical information pertaining to the suburbs of the Inner West Council area and the people who have lived here in the inner suburbs of Sydney – Annandale, Ashfield, Ashbury, Balmain, Balmain East, Birchgrove, Camperdown, Croydon, Croydon Park, Dulwich Hill, Dobroyd Point, Enmore, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park, Leichhardt, Lewisham, Lilyfield, Marrickville, Newtown, Petersham, Rozelle, St Peters, Stanmore, Summer Hill, Sydenham and Tempe.

Local History groups and associations

If you are interested in participating and contributing to Local History, please contact the following associations:

Ashfield and District Historical Society (ADHS)

The Balmain Association

Friends of Callan Park

Haberfield association 

Marrickville Heritage Society

Local Community Organisations History

Addison Road Community Centre

A.P.I.A (Associazione Poli-sportiva Italo Australiana) APIA Leichhardt Football Club 

Balmain Rowing Club History

COASIT – Italian Family History Group

FILEF (Federation of Italian Migrant Workers and Families)

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