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What to do in Sydney this September
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What to do in Sydney this September

From Fringe Festival to film festivals, musicals to gardening classes. Here are our top picks for your month ahead.

What to do in Sydney this October
Exhibitions

What to do in Sydney this October

From street celebrations to craft classes, exhibitions to theatre – clear your diary because you won’t want to miss these highlights.

How to pay your respects to Queen Elizabeth II in Sydney
Community & causes

How to pay your respects to Queen Elizabeth II in Sydney

Where to leave floral tributes and condolence messages, and observe the passing of Her Royal Highness.

7 events you can’t miss this History Week
Talks, courses & workshops

7 events you can’t miss this History Week

From quirky Aldermen to laser cut jewellery and tales from Darlinghurst, find fun events on this History Week.

Local schools open gates to the community these school holidays
Children & family

Local schools open gates to the community these school holidays

Outdoor facilities at some schools in our area will be open to the public from Saturday 24 September to Sunday 9 October.

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.

6 amazing creatures and plants you can spot in the inner city
Talks, courses & workshops

6 amazing creatures and plants you can spot in the inner city

There are more than 500 plants, fungi and animals in and around our city. Try spotting these species during the Great Southern Bioblitz from 28 to 31 October.

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.

Be part of Sydney Lunar Festival 2023
Tours & experiences

Be part of Sydney Lunar Festival 2023

Associated event program applications are open

9 Instagram-worthy places in Sydney
Tours & experiences

9 Instagram-worthy places in Sydney

Choose your own adventure with our pick of spots that will look great on social media.

A local’s guide to Pyrmont
Food & drink

A local’s guide to Pyrmont

Immerse yourself in this fun harbourside hub.

What’s on in Sydney this August
Community & causes

What’s on in Sydney this August

A film festival, City2Surf, live music and winter vibes – here are just a few highlights this month to add into your diary.

Sydney’s best Christmas lights and decorations
Tours & experiences

Sydney’s best Christmas lights and decorations

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

Seeking referees for sports competitions at our centres
Sport & fitness

Seeking referees for sports competitions at our centres

Basketball, netball, volleyball and futsal are played at KGV Recreation Centre, Ultimo Community Centre and Perry Park Recreation Centre.

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.

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 activities in our city.

Free 1-on-1 cycling lessons
Sport & fitness

Free 1-on-1 cycling lessons

Our bike buddies 1-on-1 cycling lessons are available free to people who live or work in our area

What to do on your lunch break in Sydney
Tours & experiences

What to do on your lunch break in Sydney

Return to the office refreshed and refocused with these activities that will make you feel like you’ve had a proper break.

What to do in Sydney this July
Community & causes

What to do in Sydney this July

From musicals to making cocktails, NAIDOC Week events to dancing the night away, we’ve got you covered for things to do in the city.

A local’s guide to Potts Point
Food & drink

A local’s guide to Potts Point

The sophisticated and stylish place to be for cool restaurants, fabulous fashion boutiques, cocktail bars and cafes.

Promote your events on What’s On
Food & drink

Promote your events on What’s On

Share your listings on our official events guide for free marketing support.

21 unique tours for a day out in Sydney
Tours & experiences

21 unique tours for a day out in Sydney

Savour delicious food, absorb fascinating info, meet new friends and make the most of the city.

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.

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

What’s on at the theatre this autumn
Theatre, dance & film

What’s on at the theatre this autumn

From glamorous Parisian cabarets to sharp and political plays, this is your guide to what’s on at the theatre.

LGBTIQA+ communities take pride of place in proposed Oxford Street revamp
Community & causes

LGBTIQA+ communities take pride of place in proposed Oxford Street revamp

We’re inviting people to have their say on our draft LGBTIQA+ social and cultural place strategy.

What to do in Sydney this May
Nightlife

What to do in Sydney this May

As the weather cools, nightlife, comedy, art and great dining are just heating up.

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

Fitness in the city: Sydney’s best workout spots

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

What to do in Sydney this April
Tours & experiences

What to do in Sydney this April

From roller discos and fireworks displays to the Biennale, whisky festivals and cooking classes, there’s something for everyone this month in Sydney.

Digital experts share marketing and growth tips for small businesses
Talks, courses & workshops

Digital experts share marketing and growth tips for small businesses

Our Reboot series returns with more invaluable advice to help you drive growth

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.

Sydney welcomes new Progress Pride flag
Community & causes

Sydney welcomes new Progress Pride flag

Find out what it means and where you can see it this Mardi Gras Festival.

8 events we think you’ll love this March
Theatre, dance & film

8 events we think you’ll love this March

From cabaret to wine festivals, new theatre shows to independent dance workshops – don’t miss these events.

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.

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.

What to do in Sydney this February
Theatre, dance & film

What to do in Sydney this February

Warm nights, Sydney Lunar Festival and Mardi Gras call for celebration – see our picks for February in Sydney.

Here’s what you need to know as Sydney reopens
Community & causes

Here’s what you need to know as Sydney reopens

Find out what’s open, how we’re helping to keep you safe and the latest health advice from the NSW Government.

The best picnic spots in our area
Food & drink

The best picnic spots in our area

13 parks, gardens and reserves to explore during warmer weather.

Free February: 28 ideas for free things to do this month
Tours & experiences

Free February: 28 ideas for free things to do this month

From walks to outdoor festivities, from sunsets to cinemas – discover something new and free to do in your city.

Take yourself on a Lunar Tour
Tours & experiences

Take yourself on a Lunar Tour

Find magnificent artworks, delicious dishes and live performances using the Lunar Tour in the Sydney Culture Walks app.

What to do and where to eat during Sydney Lunar Festival 2022
Community & causes

What to do and where to eat during Sydney Lunar Festival 2022

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

How to support local hospitality right now
Food & drink

How to support local hospitality right now

The latest wave of Covid-19 has been a challenge for our community.

Discover the Lunar Lanterns
Community & causes

Discover the Lunar Lanterns

Discover 12 animal signs of the lunar zodiac on George Street

Our Sydney Festival 2022 highlights
Theatre, dance & film

Our Sydney Festival 2022 highlights

With performance art, live music, comedy and dance, plan your festival from 6 to 30 January.

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.

What to do in Sydney this January
Tours & experiences

What to do in Sydney this January

Sydney Festival, bush food cocktails and exhibitions. Here are the events you need to know about this month.

9 city adventures to get excited about this November
Tours & experiences

9 city adventures to get excited about this November

Don’t miss these great live music, film, food and art events.

Sydney’s best Christmas markets 2021
Shopping, markets & fairs

Sydney’s best Christmas markets 2021

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

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 no matter the weather.

A local’s guide to Newtown
Food & drink

A local’s guide to Newtown

Get to know this bold and bohemian Sydney suburb.

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.

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.

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 2022

A local’s guide to Paddington
Tours & experiences

A local’s guide to Paddington

Beautiful boutiques and a buzzing culinary scene.

Access our libraries anywhere on our new app
Talks, courses & workshops

Access our libraries anywhere on our new app

Enjoy contactless checkout and never lose your card again.

6 free educational activities for kids at home
Children & family

6 free educational activities for kids at home

Keep children learning through lockdown with these online programs from Sydney’s museums, galleries and festivals.

3 creative ways to get behind the Rabbitohs in the NRL grand final
Sport & fitness

3 creative ways to get behind the Rabbitohs in the NRL grand final

Don your team colours, order your favourite takeaway and get fired up for the final.

Boredom-busting activities you can enjoy online for free
Talks, courses & workshops

Boredom-busting activities you can enjoy online for free

From fitness classes to jigsaw puzzles, enjoy these lockdown life-improvers from home.

13 ways to support Indigenous Business Month
Shopping, markets & fairs

13 ways to support Indigenous Business Month

From cafes to chocolatiers, jewellery makers to furniture stores, find Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses across Australia to back.

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.

6 online jigsaw puzzles using City of Sydney archive photos
Community & causes

6 online jigsaw puzzles using City of Sydney archive photos

Take a moment to relax and explore the city from a different perspective.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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.

Sydney’s best online events just a click away
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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
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 this Australia Day long weekend
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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.

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.