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The Balmain Association represents Balmain, Birchgrove and Rozelle communities. It was formed in November 1965 by a handful of residents who wished to preserve the best of the suburbs’ history, architecture and natural beauty and aims to:

  • Improve the living, working and recreational amenities of our area;
  • Maintain all features having natural, architectural and or historical value of the area and keep a permanent collection of historical interest;
  • Seek the cooperation of everyone concerned in the realisation of the above.

We are located at
The Watch House
179 Darling St Balmain NSW

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Life and Death in Balmain

Saturdays DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY December 15 and 22: 11.30 to 3pm January 5, 12, 19: 11.30 – 3pm February 2, 9, 16, 23: 1.30 – 3pm We will be presenting an encore of Life and Death in Balmain examining the Life and Death of the Industries, the Balmain cemetery and many personal observations. Don’t miss this second opportunity at the Watch House on Saturdays Do you think any of your ancestors were buried in the Balmain Cemetery? Come along to the Watch House and we can help you search through the listings to discover your ancestors. Have any of your relatives worked in any of the old industrial sites in Balmain? Look at the many photos and pictures and catch a compelling video which gives an insight into Balmain’s industrial past. We look forward to seeing you!

Exhibition Hire

The Balmain Watch House is available for hire as an exhibition space. Bookings are usually for one weekend.

The Watch House is located at 179 Darling St Balmain NSW

Information is available on our Contact Page or email Bookings

Interested exhibitors should submit their preferred dates by July for exhibiting the following year.

For current exhibitions see our Exhibitions page.
For past exhibitions see the Past Exhibitions page.