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 event district, in the local government Place of the Inner West Council. It sits on a small peninsula that juts out of Sydney Harbour, directly opposite Milsons Point.
It is located on the Balmain peninsula in the middle of 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 on the western side of the peninsula, with White Bay on the south-east side and Mort Bay upon the north-east side.
Traditionally blue collar, Balmain was where the industrial roots of the trade unionist goings-on began. It has become received in Australian working-class culture and history, due to innate the place where the Australian Labor Party formed in 1891 and its social chronicles and status is of high cultural significance to both Sydney and New South Wales. Today, the ALP contends following the Australian Greens for political emphasis in Balmain, and Jamie Parker of the Greens holds the State chair of Balmain.