About Sydney

Welcome to Sydney!

Sydney is one of the world’s most loved cities and it has a lively and vibrant buzz that makes it a wonderful tourist destination. There are always plenty of things to do in Sydney – from sightseeing and world-class dining, to great walks and fun in the sand at one of Sydney's idyllic beaches.

Sydney's laid-back, outdoor lifestyle and physical allure make it one of the world's top cities to visit and live in. The stunning harbour provides a dramatic backdrop for the city's famous icons – the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydneysiders are a friendly, energetic bunch with a positive approach to life.

The Sydney region enjoys a pleasant and temperate climate year-round, with more than 340 sunny days a year! To pack appropriately, we recommend you learn more about local forecasts in the area you’re planning to visit.

Sydney Seasons

Summer – December to February
Autumn – March to May
Winter – June to August
Spring – September to November

Average temperature for October/November in Sydney is between 61 and 75°F (16-24°C).

Sydney Sights & Activities

Living is serious business in Sydney. Our city is united by water and we make the most of it. Our harbour is alive with activity, with events and festivals all year round, and a thriving arts, music, theatre and dining culture. You can enjoy many things at little or no cost. Click here to find out more.
Some local attractions include:
  • Darling Harbour
  • Cockle Bay Wharf
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Queen Victoria Building
  • Sydney Tower
  • The Star Casino
  • Royal Botanical Gardens

Eating out

Sydney is one of the most eclectic food capitals in the world, with diverse, fresh and creative cuisines to be savoured. Our restaurants span the full spectrum when it comes to catering for different tastes and budgets. Check out this great guide to some of the local favourites.

Local Time

The Sydney local time is Eastern Standard Time (EST) - UTC+08:00

Emergency Assistance

The emergency number for police and/or ambulance is 000.


The voltage in the Australia is 240V AC 50Hz.

Click here for other useful travel tips.