We’re transforming village high streets into spaces for walking, shopping and dining with a series of special events.

Sydney Streets EOI

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What we’re doing and why

Sydney Streets celebrates local neighbourhoods, brings communities together and supports our high street businesses.

For local businesses, it’s an opportunity to produce in-store activations to help attract customers and patrons to their venues, and potentially extend trading to outdoors subject to availability and approval.

Along with enabling road closures, we’ll provide some acoustic roving entertainment, chairs and tables around the street and portable toilets.

Event details

People sit at tables and chairs set up outside on the street during the day.
People look at tattoo designs on boards set up outside a tattoo parlour.
The business owner of La Farmacia holds a large tray of food and a drink.

Stay informed on Sydney Streets

Receive updates on how we are transforming village high streets into spaces for walking, shopping and dining with a series of special events.

Opportunities for retailers

Opportunities for hospitality venues

Opportunities for businesses in surrounding streets

If your premises is based near Sydney Streets, make the most of increased visitors on the day.  

Further event information

Sydney Streets is part of our community recovery plan, supporting the economic and social recovery of businesses and local communities impacted by the pandemic.

We’ll promote the Sydney Streets program through our event listing website What’s On. All business offers or activations can be listed on the free event listing platform and be part of our promotional content. Our What’s On e-newsletter has over 30,000 subscribers and the event-listing platform is an essential marketing tool for your business this summer.

To be part of the What’s On program marketing list your activations, special offers or in-store activity as early as possible.

Note the following:

  • Each business will be responsible for management and costs involved with the use of the approved outdoor area, including seating, waste management and extension of liquor licensing if required.
  • Temporary structures will not be permitted for any outdoor activity without approval.
  • Only the area in front of business premises will be available for retailer/hospitality business use subject to approval by City of Sydney and Liquor and Gaming (in the case of temporary liquor licence extensions).
  • A food court style arrangement of up to 150 tables and 475 chairs will be arranged by the City of Sydney at each street closure for patrons to consume food and drink (non-alcoholic), as well as waste management services to attend to any additional waste generated.
  • We cannot supply tables and chairs for individual businesses. Placement of communal furniture will be within the closed street-space for communal use and benefit of all businesses.
  • Consumption of alcohol will not be permitted outside of the approved licensed areas of hospitality businesses.
  • The management of waste generated on premises or within the outdoor dining space of businesses will be the responsibility of each business.
  • City of Sydney site management and security will patrol each pedestrianised site on the day.
  • NSW Police may be present and will provide assistance if needed.

Contact us

We can advise what may be possible during the road closures, support you through the approval process and help you benefit from our marketing and promotional channels.