Strathfield Town Centre is the major transport and retail centre of the Strathfield district.  In the late 19th century Strathfield Town Centre featured a small rail station, a few shops and large Victorian mansions.  However, in the 1920s the rail station was extensively expanded and Strathfield became one of NSW’s major city and country rail stations.  Homes made way for rail expansion and development of a shopping precinct.  Strathfield Council acquired land surplus to the railway and created Strathfield Square (park and open space) in the 1920s. The Square was extensively redesigned in the 1980s.

Strathfield Town Centre is located beside Strathfield railway station, one of the most interconnected railway stations in all of Sydney, as well as being a major bus terminal. There is a free council car park available for the public beside the town square.

The major shopping precinct in the town centre includes many shops and businesses, particularly along The Boulevarde and Strathfield Plaza shopping centre which includes some 50 retailers with a major supermarket and various food outlets. In addition to retailers, there are three office towers with variety of businesses in the many fields such as education, finance, health, and travel etc. The town centre has many good Korean restaurants.