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Fyshwick ACT

About Fyshwick

The postcode for Fyshwick is 2609

Fyshwick ACT

Fyshwick is an industrial suburb of Canberra, located east of the South Canberra district. The population of Fyshwick on census night 2001 was 97 people.

It has many stores that sell goods wholesale, as well as hardware and car shops, and some fast food outlets. It is also known for its adult entertainment industry, along with Mitchell, one of the two places in the ACT where there is legalised prostitution (which was decriminalised but limited to those two suburbs in 1992).

The only railway line into Canberra runs through the middle of Fyshwick dividing the area into two halves. Ipswich and Newcastle Streets as well as the Monaro Highway cross the railway line uniting both halves of Fyshwick.

The Fyshwick sewage treatment works was built in 1967 to treat waste water that couldn’t easily be pumped to the other side of Canberra. It has been recently converted to use a modern portable pressurised treatment system developed by ACTEW called CRANOS. It is now used to treat industrial waste water, which is then used to water the Duntroon grounds and golf course.

History of Fyshwick

It was named after Sir Philip Fysh, a Tasmanian politician who assisted in bringing about Australia’s Federation. The suffix “wick”, from Old English, means “dwelling place” – and, by extension, “village” or “district”. Its streets are named after Australia’s industrial towns and regions – for example, Mount Isa is represented by Isa Street and Townsville is represented by Townsville Street. The suburb consists mainly of light industrial and retail space.

Weather in Fyshwick

Average weather in Fyshwick is

Population in Fyshwick

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Things to do in Fyshwick

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Time in Fyshwick

Like all of ACT, the time in Fyshwick is set to GMT +11