Balmain is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Balmain is located 2 km (1.2 mi) west of the Sydney central matter district, in the local government Place of the Inner West Council. It sits on a little peninsula that juts out of Sydney Harbour, directly opposite Milsons Point.
It is located upon the Balmain peninsula amid Port Jackson, adjacent to the suburbs of Rozelle to the south-west, Birchgrove to the north-west, and Balmain East to the east. Iron Cove sits upon the western side of the peninsula, with White Bay upon the south-east side and Mort Bay on the north-east side.
Traditionally blue collar, Balmain was where the industrial roots of the trade unionist pastime began. It has become acknowledged in Australian working-class culture and history, due to living thing the place where the Australian Labor Party formed in 1891 and its social archives and status is of tall cultural significance to both Sydney and New South Wales. Today, the ALP contends when the Australian Greens for political prominence in Balmain, and Jamie Parker of the Greens holds the State chair of Balmain.