The City of Auburn is a vibrant cultural destination with much to offer. In addition to major local attractions like the Gallipoli Mosque, the Auburn Botanic Gardens, Sydney Olympic Park and the Peacock Gallery, Council has developed a great annual events program featuring cultural events taking place regularly throughout the year.
The Auburn Botanic Gardens Precinct attract thousands of visitors each year from the Auburn region and beyond. Only a 20 minute drive from the Sydney CBD and a short drive from Sydney Olympic Park, the Gardens are located on 9.2 hectares of lush parklands. Features include an aviary, fauna reserve, equal access playground, Japanese Zen garden, Sunken Rose garden, scented garden, native and rainforest gardens, a picnic area and wedding pavilion.
The entrance is on the corner of Chisholm & Chiswick Roads in Auburn.
Admission is $4.20 per person. Entry is free for Auburn local government area residents. All areas of the Botanic Gardens are wheelchair accessible.
For more information, visit the Auburn Botanic Gardens website.
Enjoy the work of the local Auburn artist community at the Peacock Gallery. Located at the Auburn Botanic Gardens, exhibitions change monthly and include workshops, demonstrations and performances. An Artist in Residency program supports emerging local artists.
Admission to the gallery and activities are free.
For more information visit the Peacock Gallery and Arts Studio website.
Sydney Olympic Park Authority is responsible for managing and developing the 640 hectares that comprise the Park and maintain it as a lasting legacy for the people of New South Wales.
For more information on events and facilities visit the Sydney Olympic Park Authority website.
The design of Auburn's Gallipoli Mosque is in the classical Ottoman style, modelled on the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. It features a central dome and minarets and the walls and floors of the interior are decorated with colourful mosaics.
According to Islam men and women do not worship together and so the Mosque has a typical mezzanine and balcony for the women and young children. Women and children are not obliged to attend Friday worship.
For more information visit the Auburn Gallipoli Mosque website.
Rookwood Cemetery has been operating since 1867. One of the largest cemeteries in the Southern Hemisphere, Rookwood's longevity makes it a rich source of Australian history and culture.
The Anglican and General Cemetery Trusts are responsible for the burial, care and maintenance of 92 hectares of Rookwood, approximately one-third of the cemetery.
For more information, visit the Rookwood Cemetery website.