First published in 1978, Inner Sydney Voice is the journal of the Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development, a community organisation focussed on promoting social justice and inclusion in the inner city. Since 2016 Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development also operates under the name of Inner Sydney Voice.

Since its establishment in 1974, Regional Council has worked in the local government areas of Botany, Leichhardt, Randwick, City of Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra to provide information, advocacy, support and community development to community organisations, groups and residents. We encourage you to visit the organisaiton’s website to read more about our programs and activities.

Inner Sydney Voice is unique amongst community publications in the breadth of topics it covers such as employment, the environment, transport, welfare, housing, politics and the community sector.

Contributions are drawn from staff, local residents, community organisations and groups. For many years, south Sydney activist Marg Barry, was the driving force behind the publication.

We are committed to making sure the voices we publish continue to be heard by as many people as possible. As a result, we launched the online version of Inner Sydney Voice in November 2012 but will continue with the print issue, but having an online presence enables us to source and distribute news and information more widely and quickly. It also provides an opportunity for people to share and comment on articles. We also email the link to the pdf version and the online version of ISV to community groups and councillors in the council areas we serve.

Over time, we plan on digitising our archive, which provides a wealth of information, history and insight into inner Sydney living over the last three decades.

We invite contributions and encourage readers to subscribe to the print version.