Darcy grew up in Balmain and is a life-long resident of the Inner West. He attended local public schools as a student.
He was first elected to Leichhardt Council in 2008, and served as Mayor from 2012-2014. He was re-elected to the position in September in 2015 and with the forced council amalgamations in May 2016 became the last Mayor of Leichhardt Council.
In 2017, Darcy was elected as the inaugural Mayor of Inner West Council. Darcy’s goal is to make the Inner West the best local government in Australia and a national leader in environmental policy, arts and culture and community infrastructure.