Darlington is a small, inner-west suburb it is located about 3 kilometres south of the CBD and at the time of its incorporation in 1864, it had the distinction of being the smallest municipality in the Sydney metropolitan area, at a mere 44 acres. Darlington is bordered by City Road, Cleveland Street, Golden Grove Street, Wilson Street and Abercrombie Street. Darlington Public School is located on Abercrombie St for Preschool to Year 6. Chippendale Child Care Centre at Pine St Chippendale provides the nearest early childhood education and care service. The Eora Centre is a campus of the Sydney Institute of TAFE located on Abercrombie Street in the former British United Shoe Machine Co. building. It has been a centre for contemporary visual and performing arts and Aboriginal studies since it was established in July 1984.