Public toilets

To find local public toilets, search the National Public Toilet Map, which provides details and opening hours of public toilets in Sydney and across Australia. The map includes facilities located in parks, streets, train stations, shopping centres and retailers.

Automatic public toilets in central Sydney

These automatic public toilet facilities open 24 hours a day and are available at the following locations:

  • Hyde Park (facilities located near Macquarie Street entrance; Elizabeth Street near St James Station; intersection of Park Street and Elizabeth Street; College Street opposite Cook + Phillip Park; and Hyde Park South on Liverpool Street outside Museum Station)
  • Belmore Park (Hay Street footpath)
  • Wynyard Park (York Street near Wynyard Station)
  • Fitzroy Gardens (Kings Cross, beneath the police station)

How automatic public toilets work

  • After each use the toilet bowl and floor is cleaned and disinfected automatically.
  • Instructions on how to use the automatic toilets are clearly displayed, also in Braille. Audio instructions are also available.
  • Each toilet visit is capped at 20 minutes with an alarm sounding well before the door opens.
  • Though it is rarely needed, there is an emergency button linked directly to the facility operator.
  • Parents should enter with small children, as the automatic sensors are activated by 25kg of pressure.

Additional public toilets

Other 24-hour public toilet facilities include

  • George Street, beneath the Harbour Bridge
  • Watson road, near Observatory Hill
  • Wentworth Park, on the sports field section near the stadium

Standard public toilets can also be found at all City of Sydney libraries, Town Hall House on george Street and many major parks.

Many public toilets in the local area aren’t managed by the City of Sydney and can usually be found at:

  • major shopping areas
  • train stations
  • other public venues.

Changing places facilities

Changing places accredited toilets are specialised facilities that include a height adjustable adult change table and a hoist and tracking system within a significantly larger than usual bathroom space. These facilities enable residents, workers and visitors with profound disabilities to participate in cultural, learning and social activities in the city by providing a suitable location to comfortably change.

We have installed our first changing places facility at the Abraham Mott community space, accessible through the Harry Jensen Community Centre. Check the national toilet map for opening times.

You can view this facility and others on the changing places map and national public toilet map.

Public toilet strategy

Our public toilet strategy recommends includes maps and descriptions of public toilet facilities in the City of Sydney, information about accessibility and our plans to extend and enhance the public toilet network.

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