Culturally diverse and conveniently situated, Ashfield is a modern-day Australian community.

Ashfield is about 9km south-west of the Sydney CBD and is the administrative centre of the Municipality of Ashfield.

By 1790, a rough track had been built between the colony’s two settlements at Sydney Cove and Parramatta. This route later became the main artery of the expanding Greater Sydney and the northern boundary of what is now Ashfield.

Ashfield’s population is highly multicultural. Its urban density is relatively high for Australia, with the majority of the area’s dwelling being a mixture of mainly post-war low-rise flats (apartment blocks) and Federation-era detached houses.