Tourist information

Tourist information

Welcome to Sydney

City of Sydney time-lapse video by Pavel Trotsenko, Paksty Visuals.

Visiting Sydney


Access for people with a disability in our area has improved significantly in recent years.

Getting around


Sydney Cycleways has all the information you need to get you riding on a bike, including maps, tips and many more resources. There’s even a list of bike hire options, so you don’t have to worry if you haven’t brought your own bike!

Public transport

Our area features a comprehensive public transport network of train, bus and ferry services. Light rail, sightseeing buses and taxis complement the network.


Walking is one of the best ways to get around our area. All the city’s villages are within walking distance or just a short commute to the city centre.

Public toilets

Sydney has a large network of public toilets, some of which are coin-operated.

Shopping and business hours

Most major shops and department stores are open 7 days a week. Late night shopping takes place on Thursday evenings, with many stores open until 9pm.

Banks and post offices are open Monday to Friday. Some post offices open on Saturday mornings.

Time zone

Sydney is located within Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).


Tipping is not the general custom in Australia, but it is your choice at any time.


Last updated: Friday, 10 April 2015