Lidcombe Public School, located on John Street, was established in 1879.The school has 600 students from the Lidcombe area and also caters for special education children with trained teachers in that field.Some intercity Blue Mountains line services also call at the station.A railway service from the Mortuary railway station, near Central railway station, once ran to a platform at the nearby Rookwood Cemetery, on the Rookwood Cemetery railway line but has since closed.
The population dynamics changed with the influx of Middle Eastern immigrants in the 1960s and 1970s.The ground earned a reputation as a fortress for the home side, particularly in the late 1970s to the early 1980s when the Magpies were at their most competitive.Games against rivals Parramatta Eels and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles would usually draw large crowds during this era.Commercial and industrial developments are located along Parramatta Road and surrounding areas.The area close to the train station has a lot of restaurants mainly offering Korean food.Lidcombe Oval, situated in Church Street, on the northern side of the railway line, was the home ground of the Western Suburbs Magpies from 1967–1986.The playing surface is enclosed by a cycling track.There is transport to and from the school by the 925 and M92 bus routes. The Sisters of St Joseph founded the school in 1885 and remained active in the school until 1984.After that time the Sisters handed the Principalship over to lay staff who have continued to uphold the traditions and spirit of Blessed Mary Mac Killop, who walked the playground and worked at the school, and her Josephite Sisters. Marist Brothers was a boys school located on Keating Street, behind St. It closed following the amalgamation of several Catholic schools in the area. This site is used for various Catholic Church enterprises, including the Inner Western Regional Office of the Catholic Education Office, Sydney, the Catholic Adult Education Centre and a bookstore specialising in Catholic publications ("The Mustard Seed")..action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-top--lg.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet. Content Wrapper:after.hidden.normal.grid_page.grid_page:before,.grid_page:after.grid_page:after.grid_page h3.grid_page h3 a.grid_page h3 a:hover.grid_page h3 a.action_button.grid_page h3 a.action_button:active.grid_page h3 a.action_button:hover.grid_page h3 a.action_button:not(.fake_disabled):hover.grid_page h3 a.action_button:not(.fake_disabled):focus.grid_pagediv.