Boasting both vitality and a laidback vibe, Chiswick has attractions for all tastes.

Chiswick sits on the peninsula between Abbotsford Bay and Five Dock Bay, on the Parramatta River. It is surrounded by the suburbs of Abbotsford, Russell Lea and Drummoyne.

The area around Chiswick was first known by its Aboriginal name Bigi Bigi. The suburb was originally part of Five Dock Farm. In the 1850s a Dr Fortescue owned an estate in this area, which he named Chiswick after the London village on the Thames.

Chiswick has nine parks and reserves that contain facilities for many outdoor activities.