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City of Sydney Library service changes
Community & causes

City of Sydney Library service changes

We’re welcoming more people safely back to our libraries with longer opening hours and more services and space now available.

What to do in Sydney this May
Exhibitions

What to do in Sydney this May

Embrace the cooler weather and head inside Sydney’s venues as they come to life with a jam-packed variety of events.

7 things you’ve probably never done before in Sydney
Community & causes

7 things you’ve probably never done before in Sydney

From underwater parties to drag queen bingo and dumpling masterclasses, expect the unexpected this autumn.

Things to do in Sydney with kids
Children & family

Things to do in Sydney with kids

After school activities, weekend activities, and indoor activities, Sydney has plenty of fun for kids of all ages.

The best places for after-work drinks in Sydney
Food & drink

The best places for after-work drinks in Sydney

We asked about your favourite city haunts for cocktails and catch-ups.

Eat, drink and play in Sydney with Dine & Discover NSW
Food & drink

Eat, drink and play in Sydney with Dine & Discover NSW

If you’re a NSW resident over 18, $100 worth of vouchers are yours to spend.

What to do in Sydney these school holidays
Children & family

What to do in Sydney these school holidays

There's plenty to keep the kids entertained during the Autumn holidays.

A local’s guide to Redfern
Food & drink

A local’s guide to Redfern

Discover or rediscover the best places to eat, drink, shop and more.

What to do in Sydney this April
Talks, courses & workshops

What to do in Sydney this April

Block parties, award-winning musicals and festivals for readers, writers and thinkers. It’s all happening in Sydney this month.

Junior photographers, show us your world
Children & family

Junior photographers, show us your world

We invite budding photographers aged 3 to 12 to enter the Little Sydney Lives photography competition.

Professional and amateur photographers: show us your take on Australian Life
Exhibitions

Professional and amateur photographers: show us your take on Australian Life

Entries for the nation-wide photography competition with a $10,000 grand prize are now open.

Entrepreneur Tim Doyle on business pivots and opportunities
Talks, courses & workshops

Entrepreneur Tim Doyle on business pivots and opportunities

Marketer and entrepreneur Tim Doyle of Koala and Pilot fame shares his thoughts on how Sydney businesses can cut through the noise at this uncertain time.

Big ideas: Night of free talks at Sydney city venues
Talks, courses & workshops

Big ideas: Night of free talks at Sydney city venues

Raising the Bar: Light Rail edition gets leading innovators to discuss today’s issues from culture to technology.

Cycling lessons during the Covid-19 pandemic
Sport & fitness

Cycling lessons during the Covid-19 pandemic

Have a qualified instructor come to you for a 1-on-1 tutorial.

10 Instagram-worthy places in Sydney
Tours & experiences

10 Instagram-worthy places in Sydney

Choose your own adventure with our pick of 10 spots that will look great on Instagram.

5 ways to rediscover the city centre
Tours & experiences

5 ways to rediscover the city centre

Sydney is bustling with new experiences, from live music to outdoor dining spaces and public art.

Let’s dance: Sydney locals share top places to boogie
Nightlife

Let’s dance: Sydney locals share top places to boogie

With Covid restrictions easing, we asked you to name the nightclubs, bars and pubs perfect to bust a move.

How to adapt your business to the 2021 workplace
Talks, courses & workshops

How to adapt your business to the 2021 workplace

Management expert Ben Thompson shows why a successful business is a good employer and how you can shape up.

10 great reads for armchair travel
Community & causes

10 great reads for armchair travel

From well-known authors like Bill Bryson to talented newcomers, explore the world with these titles suggested by our City of Sydney librarians.

1 significant action you can take on climate change today
Community & causes

1 significant action you can take on climate change today

As bushfires rage and donations are made, many people ask what more they can do. Start by checking your electricity plan.

City of Sydney community centres opening information
Community & causes

City of Sydney community centres opening information

We’re excited to welcome you back to our community centres

Dive into summer at your favourite City of Sydney pool
Sport & fitness

Dive into summer at your favourite City of Sydney pool

Make a splash and welcome the warmer weather.

Sydney’s climate emergency: why we need to act now
Community & causes

Sydney’s climate emergency: why we need to act now

Across the globe, cities are declaring a climate emergency and calling on government at all levels to do the same.

What to do in Sydney this March
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney this March

Autumn is here, but there’s heaps happening to put a spring in your step.

Theatre in a pandemic: Inside the reopened Giant Dwarf
Nightlife

Theatre in a pandemic: Inside the reopened Giant Dwarf

New headquarters, programming and hygiene measures at 280 Cleveland Street’s home of experimental theatre.

What to do in Sydney this summer
Tours & experiences

What to do in Sydney this summer

Warm nights and fun events call for celebration - see our picks for summer in Sydney.

What to do and where to eat during Sydney Lunar Festival 2021
Community & causes

What to do and where to eat during Sydney Lunar Festival 2021

Fabulous feasts, spectacular shows and magnificent artworks – it’s time to celebrate the Year of the Ox.

Discover the Lunar Lanterns
Community & causes

Discover the Lunar Lanterns

Discover 12 larger-than-life animal signs of the Lunar Zodiac from Circular Quay to Haymarket

A star-studded line up for Sydney’s newest outdoor stage
Music

A star-studded line up for Sydney’s newest outdoor stage

Alex the Astronaut, Ben Lee, Sneaky Sound System, Emma Pask and Peking Duk to open Sunset Piazza in the city centre.

Sunset Piazza extends star-studded program
Music

Sunset Piazza extends star-studded program

Ben Folds, Kate Miller-Heidke, Josh Pyke, Eddie Perfect, G Flip, and Pnau (DJ set) join the line-up.

4 new temporary artworks invite you to rethink the city centre
Tours & experiences

4 new temporary artworks invite you to rethink the city centre

Have your fortune told by an interactive pink furry ghost or visit a biodiverse urban micro-forest.

Uniquely wonderful acts offer Sydneysiders a night out to remember
Theatre, dance & film

Uniquely wonderful acts offer Sydneysiders a night out to remember

Musical theatre, choirs and community groups light up the Sunset Piazza stage.

New cultural, business activation and community Covid-19 recovery grants are now open
Community & causes

New cultural, business activation and community Covid-19 recovery grants are now open

Adapt your business, revitalise our city centre and support our communities.

2021 年悉尼农历节狂欢指南
Food & drink

2021 年悉尼农历节狂欢指南

欢庆牛年的时刻到了! 2 月 12 日至 21 日期间,有精彩的新年盛宴、壮观的舞台表演、华丽的艺术品和包罗万象的活动邀请您一同享乐!

A local’s guide to Sydney city centre
Food & drink

A local’s guide to Sydney city centre

A bridge and opera house known the world over. Glorious parks and gardens. And hidden laneways promising good eats and retail treats.

Sneak peek: Get ready to make a splash at our new aquatic centre
Sport & fitness

Sneak peek: Get ready to make a splash at our new aquatic centre

Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre opens soon.

Applying for Art & About: Insider tips
Music

Applying for Art & About: Insider tips

We asked 2 former participants about their experience in the program.

Sydney’s best Christmas lights and decorations in 2020
Children & family

Sydney’s best Christmas lights and decorations in 2020

Get into the spirit of the season. The city centre is home to unforgettable festive designs.

Important information for Sydney New Year’s Eve 2020
Nightlife

Important information for Sydney New Year’s Eve 2020

The NSW Government is running New Year's Eve celebrations in 2020. Be aware of the restrictions and arrangements.

A local’s guide to Potts Point
Food & drink

A local’s guide to Potts Point

Sophisticated and stylish, Potts Point is the place to be for cool restaurants, fabulous fashion boutiques, cocktail bars and cafes.

Be part of Sydney Lunar Festival 2021
Community & causes

Be part of Sydney Lunar Festival 2021

Associated event program applications are open

8 reasons to love Darling Square Library
Community & causes

8 reasons to love Darling Square Library

An exciting hub for learning, innovation and creativity in a beautifully designed building: Sydney’s newest library has something for everyone.

Great films library members can stream free
Theatre, dance & film

Great films library members can stream free

From award-winning documentaries to all-time classics and Christmas movies, here are our librarians picks to enjoy over the holidays.

Things to do on a rainy day in Sydney
Community & causes

Things to do on a rainy day in Sydney

Have buckets of fun even when it’s bucketing down in Sydney. These wet weather activities will entice you out of the house on a grey old day.

The best things to do this Christmas
Children & family

The best things to do this Christmas

Grab your Santa hat – and your sunscreen – because it’s time to celebrate a summer Christmas. Here are some of the best ways to get festive in Sydney.

What to do in Sydney during a heatwave
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney during a heatwave

Here’s how to stay cool when temperatures get hot.

Christmas cheer appears in Sydney’s city and neighbourhoods
Children & family

Christmas cheer appears in Sydney’s city and neighbourhoods

Pop-up musical performances in local villages, light displays, decorations, roving performers and more Christmas trees than ever.

Show your support on AusMusic T-Shirt Day
Music

Show your support on AusMusic T-Shirt Day

Be part of a nationwide celebration of Australian music and help workers in need.

What a stranger’s guide to Sydney looked like 159 years ago
Tours & experiences

What a stranger’s guide to Sydney looked like 159 years ago

James Waugh’s discerning descriptions provide a glimpse of Sydney life in 1861. Here are our favourite must-see sites from the city’s past.

Multi-million dollar investment for a 24-hour city
Food & drink

Multi-million dollar investment for a 24-hour city

The plan will see extended hours for cultural institutions and a festival of live music, outdoor dining and theatre performances over a 6 month period.

Halloween and Covid-19: how to celebrate safely
Children & family

Halloween and Covid-19: how to celebrate safely

See the latest recommendations from NSW Health for 2020 Halloween celebrations.

Your guide to Sydney’s markets
Shopping, markets & fairs

Your guide to Sydney’s markets

Take home fresh produce, vintage treasures or a one-off piece from an up-and-coming designer. There’s so much on offer at Sydney’s markets.

A local’s guide to Paddington
Tours & experiences

A local’s guide to Paddington

Beautiful boutiques and a buzzing culinary scene.

A local’s guide to Newtown
Food & drink

A local’s guide to Newtown

Get to know this bold and bohemian Sydney suburb.

A local’s guide to Pyrmont
Food & drink

A local’s guide to Pyrmont

Immerse yourself in this fun harbourside hub.

A local’s guide to Darlinghurst
Food & drink

A local’s guide to Darlinghurst

To find out the best places to go in Darlinghurst, we asked locals on Facebook and checked out the #SydneyLocal hashtag on Instagram. Here are their picks.

A local's guide to Chippendale
Food & drink

A local's guide to Chippendale

From industrial beginnings, this inner-city suburb has developed into a happening hangout.

A local's guide to Glebe
Food & drink

A local's guide to Glebe

From the newly popular Tramsheds and other hidden gems to always-happening Glebe Point Road, Glebe and surrounds has much to offer locals and visitors alike.

The best vintage shops locals try to keep secret
Shopping, markets & fairs

The best vintage shops locals try to keep secret

Locals share their go-to op shops and favourite vintage stores.

A local’s guide to Haymarket and surrounds
Food & drink

A local’s guide to Haymarket and surrounds

People in the know share their go-to spots.

A local’s guide to Surry Hills
Food & drink

A local’s guide to Surry Hills

Locals share where they eat, drink and shop in Surry Hills.

Covid-19 restrictions eased for hospitality venues and outdoor music performances
Food & drink

Covid-19 restrictions eased for hospitality venues and outdoor music performances

The NSW Government has introduced changes to allow more people to dine out together and attend live music.

Going out in Sydney: how to plan for a safe and fun time
Food & drink

Going out in Sydney: how to plan for a safe and fun time

Tips to help when you visit your favourite venue - or try something new - and help keep you and your community safe

Tech experts help reboot Sydney businesses
Talks, courses & workshops

Tech experts help reboot Sydney businesses

Businesses and creatives can access experts from some of Australia’s fastest growing companies in our free new webinar series.

Share your feedback about attending events in Sydney
Community & causes

Share your feedback about attending events in Sydney

We want to know how you’re feeling about attending events at the moment

How to keep household chemicals out of landfill
Community & causes

How to keep household chemicals out of landfill

Common household chemicals can be toxic. But there’s a way to recycle them responsibly.

Step back in time and see Sydney as it once was
Talks, courses & workshops

Step back in time and see Sydney as it once was

Revisit Sydney’s past at History Week through a series of free events.

Register now for sports competitions at Perry Park recreation centre
Sport & fitness

Register now for sports competitions at Perry Park recreation centre

Registrations are open for spring competitions in futsal, netball and volleyball at Green Square’s Perry Park recreation centre.

Support available for Sydney’s after dark businesses
Nightlife

Support available for Sydney’s after dark businesses

A grant could help your business offer new night-time activities, put on gigs, or collaborate with artists.

Transition to clean tech in a post-pandemic world
Talks, courses & workshops

Transition to clean tech in a post-pandemic world

Tesla and New Energy Nexus share wisdom with Sydney startups.

Visiting entrepreneur program: event program and speaker bios
Talks, courses & workshops

Visiting entrepreneur program: event program and speaker bios

Interested in clean tech? Join global leaders as they discuss the intersection of technology, environmental sustainability and the green economy.

Sydney’s best online events just a click away
Community & causes

Sydney’s best online events just a click away

Virtual nightclubs, live music streams, online exercise classes and other digital events to keep you connected and entertained.

9 reasons to love Customs House
Tours & experiences

9 reasons to love Customs House

The perfect place to relax, write, reflect or mingle.

Staying apart, keeping together: listing online events on What’s On
Community & causes

Staying apart, keeping together: listing online events on What’s On

Virtual dance parties, live music broadcasts, online exercise classes and other digital events can help keep us connected.

Net zero by 2040: Ambitious new emissions target set
Community & causes

Net zero by 2040: Ambitious new emissions target set

We’ve brought forward our own deadline by a decade.

In pictures: A mystery ride with Art & About’s Passenger
Theatre, dance & film

In pictures: A mystery ride with Art & About’s Passenger

A conversation on a bus, a cowboy and a horse at White Bay.

Sydney Climate Action Summit postponed
Community & causes

Sydney Climate Action Summit postponed

In light of the evolving worldwide health emergency, the City of Sydney and C40 Cities have made the difficult decision to postpone the summit.

Sydney Climate Action Summit calls on Australia to take action
Community & causes

Sydney Climate Action Summit calls on Australia to take action

From the local level and with 94 world cities, the Sydney Climate Action Summit plans for real collective change.

Sydney’s new food festival: Jake Smyth of Mary’s tells us why we should hit the streets
Food & drink

Sydney’s new food festival: Jake Smyth of Mary’s tells us why we should hit the streets

The City of Sydney is backing a new retail campaign to support our local bars, cafes, restaurants and retailers.

Celebrating the 2020 Mardi Gras season
Community & causes

Celebrating the 2020 Mardi Gras season

Sydney streets burst with colour for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.

I went to the climate strike: What can I do now?
Community & causes

I went to the climate strike: What can I do now?

Here are 4 things you can do to make real change happen

A local's guide to Alexandria and surrounds
Food & drink

A local's guide to Alexandria and surrounds

Our guide for your go-to spots.

Bike riding in Sydney shows safety in numbers
Sport & fitness

Bike riding in Sydney shows safety in numbers

A decade’s worth of data shows there are more bike riders with fewer crashes on city roads.

Community centres bring together local stars for Seniors Festival
Community & causes

Community centres bring together local stars for Seniors Festival

Older adults in Sydney find a new sense of belonging in our neighbourhood facilities.

Call for artists to capture Sydney’s lunar spirit
Exhibitions

Call for artists to capture Sydney’s lunar spirit

The City of Sydney invites artists to submit ideas for the 2021 Sydney Lunar Festival.

Riding from Green Square to the city
Sport & fitness

Riding from Green Square to the city

With excellent riding connections, it’s no wonder local residents ride more than anywhere else in Sydney.

9 ways to make the most of Mardi Gras
Community & causes

9 ways to make the most of Mardi Gras

Sydney’s biggest LGBTIQ celebration comes to an all-singing, all-dancing crescendo when the Mardi Gras Parade takes over our city on 29 February.

10 things you can do free with a library card
Community & causes

10 things you can do free with a library card

Membership is great value

Blasting colour: See the evolution of Ash Keating’s first outdoor mural project in Sydney
Exhibitions

Blasting colour: See the evolution of Ash Keating’s first outdoor mural project in Sydney

‘Gravity System Response’ transforms a bland corner of Sydney into a colourful abstraction.

In pictures: Artist Georgia Hill brings her geometric punch to the KGV Recreation Centre
Exhibitions

In pictures: Artist Georgia Hill brings her geometric punch to the KGV Recreation Centre

Stage 1 is dry. Stage 2 gets taped, brushed and rolled in July.

How to make public art (with the City of Sydney’s help)
Exhibitions

How to make public art (with the City of Sydney’s help)

Calling all creatives: It’s time to submit your ideas for Art & About 2021.

Sydneysiders cycling without age
Community & causes

Sydneysiders cycling without age

BIKEast volunteers bring the joy of cycling to Sydney’s older people

Community sewing bees help wildlife injured in the bushfires
Community & causes

Community sewing bees help wildlife injured in the bushfires

Sydney locals use their time and skills to craft pouches for baby animals.

Sydney Rides photo competition
Sport & fitness

Sydney Rides photo competition

The Sydney Rides Gallery shows scenes and stories from people who ride.

How to get involved in Sydney Rides Festival
Sport & fitness

How to get involved in Sydney Rides Festival

Even if you're not an avid bike rider!

7 small arts experiences to blow your mind in autumn
Exhibitions

7 small arts experiences to blow your mind in autumn

From demon bunnies to flamenco mastery, expand your horizons with these unmissable Sydney shows.

On your bike: an intro to cycling in Sydney
Sport & fitness

On your bike: an intro to cycling in Sydney

Make 2020 your year to get back on a bike. From fun group rides to courses and try-a-bike events, SydneyCycleways has you covered.

Places to get creative in Sydney
Talks, courses & workshops

Places to get creative in Sydney

There’s no time like the present to try something new. Find inspiration and learn a thing or two at these creative spaces in Sydney.

5 ways to celebrate NAIDOC Week in Sydney
Community & causes

5 ways to celebrate NAIDOC Week in Sydney

There are plenty of ways to get involved in NAIDOC Week, with feasts, exhibitions and talks. Here are our picks of the program, which runs from 7 to 14 July.

Things you should do in Sydney at least once
Tours & experiences

Things you should do in Sydney at least once

When was the last time you really explored your own city? Play tourist at these attractions and see Sydney from a different perspective.

Sydney’s best Christmas markets 2019
Shopping, markets & fairs

Sydney’s best Christmas markets 2019

Source unique gifts and seasonal food at pop-up designer markets and special shopping experiences.

What to do in Sydney this September
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney this September

This month, Sydney springs to life (pun intended) with a solid line-up of events.

What to do in Sydney this October
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney this October

Clear your diary – you won’t want to miss any of these October highlights.

What to do in Sydney this November
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney this November

Get the giggles, step into the festive season and get socialising in the great outdoors. There’s so much to see and do this November in Sydney.

What to do in Sydney this July
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney this July

Winter is settling in but there’s lots on to draw you out and about.

What to do in Sydney this June
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney this June

Stay warm with a month of activities in the city centre and surrounds.

What to do in Sydney in August
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney in August

Fun runs, dog shows and beachside food festivals. Here are a few things to add to your diary in August.

Fitness in the city: Sydney’s best workout spots
Sport & fitness

Fitness in the city: Sydney’s best workout spots

Tired of your exercise regime or looking to get started with something new? We’ve rounded up some of Sydney’s best workouts to help you get started.

Sydney on foot: best ways to walk our city
Sport & fitness

Sydney on foot: best ways to walk our city

From the harbourside to hidden laneway gems, Sydney is a city for walking.

What to do this Australia Day long weekend
Community & causes

What to do this Australia Day long weekend

Here are our picks for how to spend this long weekend in Sydney.

A local’s guide to Rosebery
Food & drink

A local’s guide to Rosebery

True to its flowery name, this Sydney suburb is blossoming.

Disability-inclusive things to do in Sydney
Community & causes

Disability-inclusive things to do in Sydney

Whether you’re looking for adventure or culture, there are plenty of disability-inclusive activities going on in our city.

In pictures: Sydney’s newest library opens in Darling Square
Community & causes

In pictures: Sydney’s newest library opens in Darling Square

Playful architecture, innovative design, a makerspace, dinosaurs and of course books, there’s plenty to explore at Darling Square Library.

Pedalling a vision at Harold Park
Theatre, dance & film

Pedalling a vision at Harold Park

A free pedal-powered outdoor cinema.

Tails of Sydney: Episode 3 – Urban farming
Community & causes

Tails of Sydney: Episode 3 – Urban farming

Bee hives are popping up in more spots around the city, and we learn about keeping chickens as pets in Sydney.

Tails of Sydney: Episode 1 – Dogs
Food & drink

Tails of Sydney: Episode 1 – Dogs

Meet Bailey Haggarty, assistant director of seagulls at Australian National Maritime Museum.

Sydneysiders get planting for National Tree Day 2019
Food & drink

Sydneysiders get planting for National Tree Day 2019

Hundreds of community members come together to plant over 1,500 native plants in Forest Lodge on Sunday 28 July.