The suburb of Fyshwick is probably Canberra’s most “famous” suburb. Everyone that’s never been to Canberra knows about Fyshwick and once someone finds out you’re from Canberra they will probably ask “Can you still get fireworks and/or porn at Fyshwick?”
Fyshwick is an industrial suburb. Porn, brothels and pyrotechnics gained it its reputation as the sex capital of Australia.
Since the 1980s Canberra has been synonymous with sex in the minds of many Australians. Twenty years have passed since it became legal to sell X-rated videos in the ACT and the adult industry has gone through periods of growth, boom and, pardon the pun, “bust”.