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We’re here to give you all the info you’ll need to plan your trip and make the most of your stay in Sydney.

Sydney is a popular holiday destination for Aussies given the vastly varied opportunities and activities on offer.

Whether you’re into major sporting events, relaxing by the beach or shopping and fine dining in the hustle and bustle of a cultural city, Sydney is perfect for you.

What should I know before I go?

Is Sydney in New South Wales?

Yes. Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales.

Is Sydney a city?

Indeed, it it. Sydney is the most densely populated city in Australia and Oceania. It’s a vibrant, diverse and enchanting city of opportunity.

Does Sydney have daylight savings?

Yes. New South Wales, including Sydney, observes daylight savings. Daylight savings commences on the first Sunday in October and ends on the first Sunday in April.

Where is Sydney Airport?

Sydney Airport is located on Airport Drive, Mascot. It’s situated approximately 8km south of Sydney city centre and is colloquially also known as Kingsford Smith airport, or Mascot airport. It’s connected to the city centre by train.

Does Sydney airport have free Wi-Fi?

Free Wi-Fi access is available in both the domestic and the international terminals. Connecting to the Internet is easy, just follow these steps:

  1. Using your device, scan the available networks and choose “Free Internet by sponsor’s name & SYD”.
  2. Provide answers to questions.
  3. Read the terms of use and click “Proceed”.

You will be directed to a website after the sponsored message. You can enjoy Internet browsing for two hours and data usage of up to 500MB.

Health and safety

Is Sydney safe at night?

Sydney is a relatively safe place, but like most cities, it isn’t completely crime free. Here are a few tips on safer travel in and around Sydney.

  • Crime: Keep your personal possessions close to you at all times, and keep your passport in your hotel safe or in a locked bag in your room. Violent crime in Sydney is rare, but beware of some neighborhoods, especially at night. In particular, Redfern is questionable, so avoid the area if possible. If you’re staying in western Sydney, steer clear of the areas of Mount Druitt, Blacktown and Wiley Park. King Cross is a notorious party district that can also be dangerous if you’re not cautious. Just remain alert and attentive.
  • Wildlife: The suburbs of Sydney are home to snakes and spiders, but if you’re planning on sticking to the city, they shouldn’t pose a risk.

Getting around and things to do

Uber is widely available throughout Sydney. Your Uber options include uberX, uberXL, uberASSIST, UberSELECT, uberTAXI, UberBLACK, UberLUX and UberSUV. Uber prices start at $2.50 for a basic fare, and a charge of $1.45 per additional km thereafter. The minimum fare in Sydney is $9.

Where is Sydney Opera House?

Sydney Opera House sits on Bennelong Point in the city centre, with the closest train station being Circular Quay.The Sydney Opera House is Australia's most recognisable building and an icon of the country’s creative and technical accomplishments. It attracts worldwide respect and admiration for its design and construction,

Where is Sydney Lyric theatre?

Sydney Lyric theatre offers the opportunities to experience stage shows, musicals, opera, ballet and concerts. It’s situated on Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, Sydney next to The Star casino complex.

Where is Sydney Olympic Park?

Home to sporting, leisure and educational events, Sydney Olympic Park is both a complex and suburb, and sits about 17km west of the city centre. It’s situated on Rod Laver Drive, Sydney 2127 and is connected to the city by train.


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