|Population:||54 (2006 census)|
|Density:||5.53/km (14.3/sq mi)|
|Gazetted:||20 September 1928|
|Area:||9.76 km (3.8 sq mi)|
It is known for its adult entertainment industry, along with Mitchell, one of the two places in the ACT where there is legalised prostitution. It also has many stores that sell goods wholesale, as well as hardware and car shops, and some fast food outlets.
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.
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 could not 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.