Event submission guidelines
To be listed, events must:
- occur at a venue or location within a 7.5km radius of the city centre (from Sydney Town Hall)
- be open to the general public
- have broad appeal
- be submitted by the event organiser or authorised agent
- be in the interests of public health and safety
- not be part of professional development
- not be part of qualification coursework
- not be a study
- not be a call for volunteers
- not raise awareness for a campaign without a specific venue
- not be an online-only event
- not be a political party fundraiser
- be specific, finalised and confirmed prior to submission. Events with dates or locations yet to be announced cannot be listed.
The City of Sydney is not obliged to list events submitted here and reserves the right to edit or decline any event. We will not list events that could affect public health and safety.
Event publication is not an endorsement.
Content submitted, including images, is subject to review by our editors.
Having editors review submissions helps to ensure listings are consistent with our style, guidelines are followed and pages are of a high quality. That means maximum readership for your event.
What’s On lists events that take place in:
- Balmain East
- Bellevue Hill
- Bondi Beach
- Bondi Junction
- Centennial Park
- Cremorne Point
- Crows Nest
- Darling Point
- Dawes Point
- Double Bay
- Dover Heights
- Dulwich Hill
- Elizabeth Bay
- Five Dock
- Forest Lodge
- Hunters Hill
- Huntleys Point
- Kings Cross
- Kurraba Point
- Lane Cove
- Lavender Bay
- Linley Point
- McMahons Point
- Millers Point
- Milsons Point
- Moore Park
- Neutral Bay
- North Bondi
- North Sydney
- Point Piper
- Potts Point
- Queens Park
- Rodd Point
- Rose Bay
- Rushcutters Bay
- Russell Lea
- St Leonards
- St Peters
- Summer Hill
- Surry Hills
- Sydney Olympic Park
- The Rocks
- Walsh Bay
- Watsons Bay
The City of Sydney (the City) makes some use of website data that directly or indirectly identifies users. We take great care with practices that affect personal privacy.
The staff who maintain and operate the City website are subject to the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and Council’s privacy management plan.
Data collected by the City
Data that in some way identifies the user is gathered during interactions with City websites in the following circumstances:
It is a necessary part of visiting any website that your web browser provides your machine’s identity (IP address) to the web server so it can address the reply to the correct machine. In addition, the browser type and operating system are provided.
Navigation and clickstream data
Browsing any website generates a trail of the pages you visit and the time apparently spent viewing each page.
Information about people submitting events
To submit an event for publication on this website, individuals are required to provide some personal information, including name and contact details.
- The purpose of collecting this information is to allow City editors to contact you about your account, event listings and What’s On improvements. Some personal information is also required to allow event submitters to maintain an account with the site and to edit their events.
- Supply of this information is voluntary.
- The City is the agency that is collecting and storing the information.
- Information collected by the City is intended for use by staff in the marketing, communications and web teams. The City will only use the information for the purposes for which it was collected.
- Under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 you have the right to access and change personal information that the City holds.
We seek feedback from our website users to improve the information and services provided on the site. Providing feedback is voluntary and does not in any way affect your access to this website. Personal information may be used to reply to your question or comment.
Personal information you provide when you register for email newsletters will only be used for the purpose indicated for that particular service.
We manage some aspects of your connection to this website using a facility called a cookie, which identifies and recognises the computer but not the person using the computer, when you visit some parts of our websites.
Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your browser to disable cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used.
Data storage, use, disclosure and retention
All data described in the preceding paragraphs may be stored and archived for a period that is yet to be determined but is likely to be at least 1 year and quite probably 7 years. Unless stated otherwise, the data is used by the City and staff involved with maintaining and operating the City website for:
- publishing event information
- website and system administration, including monitoring to prevent security breaches
- customising the website to meet user needs
- evaluation, research and development.
Identified data can only be disclosed to the user if the user provides the unique request session number. Personally identified data may be disclosed to a third party only in circumstances where such disclosure is legally authorised, such as in the investigation of a criminal offence in compliance with a search warrant or subpoena.
Users 16 years and under
If you are aged 16 or under, you need your parent or guardian’s permission before you provide personal information to the City through our website. Users without parental or guardian consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
If you believe that we have not followed the principles of this privacy statement or would like to comment, please contact:
City of Sydney
02 9265 9333
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Conditions of use
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Links to other sites
References and links to other internet sites are for informational purposes only and should not be constituted as an endorsement of those sites, the information, views, opinions or standards they provide. The City of Sydney is not responsible for the relevance or accuracy, currency and reliability of information found on those sites.
Third party content
Some of the information provided on the City of Sydney web site is supplied by third parties. It is important all users understand that third party information is not provided or endorsed by us and your legal relationship is with the third party supplier. Please be aware that we have not necessarily checked third party content. You rely on third party content completely at your own risk.
The listing of a person or organisation in any part of this web site in no way implies any form of endorsement by The City of Sydney of the products or services provided by that person or organisation.
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It is intended for general use and information. Information/files may be downloaded, stored in cache, displayed and printed. Content must not modified, copied, reproduced, or republished except with the written authorisation of the City of Sydney.