Living in Sydney

Living in Sydney

Making safe choices

Sydney is a great city, but it's not always easy to find a place to live. If you're thinking of sharing with others, follow our quick guide to make sure your new home is safe and comfortable.

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Keep left

In Australia, we walk, ride and drive on the left-hand side, as opposed to many other countries that keep right.

If you're walking you should stay on the footpath unless you're crossing the road. It's best to cross the road at a designated crossing so motorists and cyclists can clearly see you.

If you're riding a bike you must wear a helmet and should also use a cycleway. If a cycleway is not available then you should ride on the road instead of the footpath.

Remember to keep left!

Find out more about local road rules in Sydney.

Last updated: Monday, 6 April 2020