Welcome from The Lord Mayor

Whether you’re a resident, a business owner or a visitor to our city we want to make sure you’re informed about our programs, policies, operations and events.

We’ve improved the style and quality of information you’ll find on our site. Better navigation will make information easier to find, and technical changes have made our online services easier to use.

The new website provides a window on the past, the present and the future.

You can explore the rich history  of Sydney’s oldest city, find out about the services and facilities the City of Sydney provides, or look through our plans to make Sydney green, global and connected.

I hope these changes make your experience with the City of Sydney even better. If you have any feedback you’d like to share with us, or if you need any assistance navigating our website please email us.

Thank you for visiting our website.

Clover Moore
Lord Mayor of Sydney


New site sections explained

Our new site features colour-coded ‘mega menus’ where we’ve grouped relevant information into 8 major sections to make it easier for you to find what you need.

To help you navigate around the new site we have provided a summary of the 8 new sections below.

We have also put together a list of our most popular pages and their new locations.


If you’re a resident of the local area, Live is where you’ll find everything you need to know about rates, your pets, our policies regarding trees, what to do if you experience anti-social behaviour and even how we take care of your rubbish!


Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there is so much in Sydney to Explore! You’ll be sure to find something to suit your mood, from events to libraries, galleries and theatres, right through to gyms, sports fields and swimming pools!


It has been said that the past and present are stepping stones to the future. Learn about the rich history of Australia’s global city and our city of villages today.


We’re proud to call Sydney home, and we hope everyone will feel the same way! Read about our programs and services that support the diverse Community groups in our hometown.
Central Sydney is a significant contributor to the nation’s economy. Find out more about all the ways we support and work with emerging Business as well as larger corporations.
Behind every new building that is constructed, there is a considered Development approval process to make sure the impact on surrounding communities and environments is kept to a minimum. We aim to protect heritage buildings and structures that have been around for many years.
We are committed to making central Sydney one of the world’s brightest lights by 2030 – discover our Vision for our hometown.
Policies, procedures, news updates, business papers, committees, councillors and contacts. All you'll need to know about the City of Sydney’s Council and how it acts to serve you.


Need help with the City's new website?

If you have any questions or feedback about our new website, please email us or call 02 9265 9333.

Last updated: Sunday, 9 December 2012