Oxford Street precinct

Oxford Street, Darlinghurst Sydney - 28th February 2020. Street scenes along Oxford street in Darlinghurst.

Oxford Street is one of Australia’s most-loved and historic high streets. A destination for shopping, nightlife and our LGBTIQA+ communities.

Oxford Street is the home of the annual Mardi Gras Festival and parade, and in 2023, will be the heart of Sydney WorldPride.

It’s also a creative and cultural precinct, with major institutions including the National Art School and the UNSW School of Art and Design, and includes clusters of creative businesses.

Once affectionally known as the Golden Mile, Oxford Street has a long history as a precinct associated with Sydney's counter-culture movements.

We're committed to building on Oxford Street’s reputation as an iconic LGBTIQA+ precinct and a centre of buzzing activity both day and night, with space for thriving businesses, creatives and culture.

Current projects

Two people walk past a shopfront with glass windows.

Zink and Sons at 56 Oxford Street has provided custom tailoring services from this location since 1911.

Photo: Damian Shaw / City of Sydney

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