Fairfield City is 32km south-west of the Sydney Central Business District. It covers an area of 102 square km, incorporating 27 suburbs. Located in Western Sydney, its neighbouring local government areas are Parramatta, Liverpool, Cumberland, Canterbury Bankstown, Blacktown and Penrith. Fairfield is accessible by rail, the Liverpool to Parramatta bus transitway, and the M7 motorway, which connects the M4 and M5 motorways.
Demographic and Economic Data
We have a wide range of data about Fairfield city. This information is a great resource for community groups, investors, businesses, students. It is also available to the public and free of charge.
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For a deep dive into the data you can also download the 2019 Fairfield City Community Profile(PDF, 4MB).
Fairfield City is 32km south-west of the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) – about one hour's travel time. The City is easily accessible by road, rail and bus services.
Allow at least one hour if driving from Sydney's CBD.
- Take the M5 and exit at the Hume Highway, Liverpool. Turn right onto the Hume Highway, then left onto the Cumberland Highway to your destination. You can also take the Hume Highway from the CBD.
- Take the M4 and exit at South Wentworthville for the Cumberland Highway.
- From Penrith or Parramatta, drive south along the Cumberland Highway to Fairfield City.
- The Westlink M7 also provide access to Fairfield City.
There are rail services to Fairfield City on the Bankstown, Inner West, Cumberland and South lines.
Alight at Cabramatta, Canley Vale, Fairfield, Yennora, Carramar or Villawood train stations.
Cabramatta train station is a transport interchange between CityRail services. Check times and connections with CityRail or on the Transport Infoline website or phone the Transport Infoline on 131 500.
The T-way system provides a fast, efficient bus connection between Liverpool and Parramatta, via Fairfield City.
There are a number of stops between Bonnyrigg and Smithfield.
For timetable and fare details visit Transit Systems or phone the Transport Infoline on 131 500.
Private buses also operate within the City to connect people with education, jobs, recreation, shopping and health services.
Location Maps for Download
Fairfield City Council Wards(PDF, 389KB)
Fairfield City in Greater Sydney(PDF, 148KB)
Fairfield City Suburbs(PDF, 2MB)
For 30,000 years before Europeans arrived, the area now known as Fairfield City was home to the Cabrogal, an Aboriginal clan of the Darug people, whose lands were around Cabramatta Creek.
The Cabrogal ate native vegetables, grubs and animals and made bark canoes for fishing and transportation. Evidence of this period has been found in the form of scarred trees, stone tools and campsites, largely around the creeks.
Due to the rich soil of the flood plains, agriculture, farms and dairies quickly emerged. In the mid-1880s the land was used mainly for timber logging, farming and vineyards.
Fairfield is named after the family estate of John Horsley – Fairfield Manor in Somerset, England, to honour the family.