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Event submission guidelines

Create a beautiful event listing in minutes and showcase your event on one of Sydney’s most trusted event destinations.

To be listed, events must:

  • occur at a specific venue or location within a 7.5km radius of the city centre. See a list of suburbs represented by What’s On.
  • be open to the general public and have broad appeal
  • be in the interests of public health and safety
  • not be part of professional development or qualification coursework
  • not be a political party fundraiser
  • not be a sales promotion or special offer
  • not be hosted by a company that extracts or sells fossil fuels including coal, oil or gas
  • be an event listing with specific time and dates and not a general advertisement for a business or ongoing service or product
  • be submitted by the organiser or authorised agent
  • be specific, finalised and confirmed prior to submission. Events with dates or physical locations yet to be announced can’t be listed.

Any events providing personal financial advice can only be delivered by people with an Australian Financial Services (AFS) licence. Information about the accreditation must be included in the event description and they must appear on the Financial Services Register.

Online events must be organised by a business or individual with a physical address in the What’s On area.

Events with sponsorship or activations/promotions by a company that extracts or sells fossil fuels including coal, oil or gas are discouraged.

We want your What’s On event listing to reach the widest audience possible.

  • Our team carefully reviews events when they’re received, making sure we continue to deliver a high quality site.
  • Listings will be edited for style and length.
  • If your listing is sent back to you with a request for amendments, and you choose to resubmit without making the requested changes, our team may refuse to publish your event.

Following our guidelines means your event can be published sooner. Visit our help centre for guidance on images, venues, dates and more.

Events are published at the City of Sydney’s discretion. Publication of an event isn’t an endorsement. 

Last updated: 17 February 2023