The suburb was named after Oliver Goldsmith\'s poem The Deserted Village, which describes \'Auburn\' in England as the loveliest village of the plain.
Auburn has a mixture of residential, commercial and industrial areas. A commercial area is located close to Auburn railway station. There are many multicultural restaurants and cafes.
South of the railway station, the commercial area stretches for approximately 1 km and features many Middle Eastern & Asian shops, restaurants and supermarkets. This has made Auburn a focal point for various immigrant groups in Sydney, especially for significant events such as football matches or political developments in the Middle East.
North of the railway station, commercial and industrial developments are also located along the length of Parramatta Road and surrounding streets. Major developments here include:
- Harvey Norman\'s ¬†¬†¬†¬† biggest store in Australia.
- Reading Cinemas ¬†¬†¬†¬† is on Parramatta Road.
- Tooheys Brewery.
- Revolution Racegear - Australasia\'s largest race equipment stockist
- Nick Scali Furniture
Railway storage and maintenance facilities at Auburn
Auburn railway station is on the Southern line and Western line of the CityRail network.
- Auburn Hospital ¬†¬†¬†¬† with basic 24-hour emergency facilities is on Norval and Hargrave Streets.
- Auburn Botanical ¬†¬†¬†¬† Gardens
- Al-Faisal College
- Auburn Girls High School
- Auburn North Public School
- Auburn West Public School
- Auburn Public School
- Sule College ¬†¬†¬†¬† (Auburn Campus)
- St John of God Primary school
- St Joseph The Worker Primary School
- Trinity ¬†¬†¬†¬† Catholic College
- Sydney Adventist ¬†¬†¬†¬† College, Auburn Campus
Auburn Gallipoli Mosque
The Sri Mandir in Auburn is Australia\'s oldest Hindu temple, having opened in 1977. The temple has been the target of attacks in more recent years.
The Auburn Gallipoli Mosque took thirteen years to construct and was largely funded by the Turkish community in the area. The name of the mosque reflects the legacy of Gallipoli in Turkey and the shared bond between Australian society and the Australian Turkish Muslim Community who constructed the mosque.
Architect Omer Kirazoglu designed it in the Classical Ottoman Style of Architecture characterised by a central dome and minarets. The builder was Ahmet Asim who donated much of his time. It is a source of pride for the local community and whilst considered a Turkish mosque it is frequented by all sections of the Islamic community and is one of Sydney\'s busiest mosques.
Auburn prides itself as one of the most multicultural communities in Australia. The traditionally Anglo-celtic European population has slowly been replaced by a high percentage of immigrants from Turkish, Lebanese and Vietnamese backgrounds. Auburn also has fast growing Somali, Bosnian, Iraqi, Iranian, Afghan, Pakistani, Sudanese and Chinese communities. The five most prominent religions in Auburn are Islam (40.9%), Catholicism (15.3%), No religion (10.3%), Buddhism (6.8%) and Anglican (3.6%).
- Brad Fittler, ¬†¬†¬†¬† former rugby league footballer born in Auburn
- Jack ¬†¬†¬†¬† Lang, former Premier of NSW (1925-1927, 1930-1932), had a long ¬†¬†¬†¬† and close association with Auburn, setting up a successful real estate ¬†¬†¬†¬† business there. He went on to serve on the local council, eventually ¬†¬†¬†¬† becoming Mayor. He died in Auburn in 1975.
- Warren Mundine, ¬†¬†¬†¬† the first Aboriginal president of the Australian Labor ¬†¬†¬†¬† Party. Born in Grafton in 1956, Warren and his family lived in ¬†¬†¬†¬† Auburn in the mid-1960s.
- Chris Bath, Channel Seven newsreader born in Auburn.
- Feleti Mateo, Parramatta Eels player born in Auburn.
- Zeb Taia, Newcastle Knights ¬†¬†¬†¬† player born in Auburn.
- Scott Jamieson, ¬†¬†¬†¬† football (soccer) player born in Auburn.
- Ahmad Elrich, ¬†¬†¬†¬† football (soccer) player from Auburn
- Tarek Elrich, ¬†¬†¬†¬† football (soccer) player from Auburn
Have a¬†Auburn Property Manager contact you about managing your Investment Property in Auburn.
Have¬†a Auburn Real Estate Agent contact you about selling your¬†Auburn property.
- Municipality:Auburn Council