Sydney, New South Wales
|Population||1,957 (2016 census)|
|Location||16 km (10 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Canada Bay|
Cabarita is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Cabarita is located 16 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay.
David Anderson, a private soldier in the NSW Corps was granted land in this area in 1795. An area of Cabarita Point was reserved for public recreation in 1856. The reserve was expanded in 1880 with the addition of 9.7 hectares of adjoining land, known as Correy's Garden. The pavilion from which Governor-General Lord Hopetoun proclaimed the Federation of Australia in 1901 was later moved from Centennial Park to Cabarita Park.
In the past, the suburb consisted of swampland and heavy industry (only the Bushell's coffee and tea factory/warehouse remains). Housing developments replaced the industry and the swamps were reclaimed to create golf courses. Until 1948, an electric tramway ran down Cabarita Road to connect the suburb with Burwood, Enfield and Ashfield via Cabarita Junction near the corner of Mortlake Street.
Cabarita has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 1,957 people in Cabarita. 65.0% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was China at 5.6%. 66.0% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 5.9%, and Cantonese 5.3%. The most common responses for religion in Cabarita were Catholic 38.3%, No Religion 20.1% and Anglican 12.6%.
Cabarita and the adjacent Breakfast Point have many new housing communities along the waterfront, such as Cape Cabarita and Breakfast Point housing villages. These developments feature many recreational facilities such as playing fields, gymnasiums, golf courses and some restaurants. Prince Edward Park sits beside Cape Cabarita.