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Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia

Sydney. A city with a rich, aboriginal legacy; a colonial past; and a multicultural future — a place where sacred, sprawling land meets swirling sea. It’s a hub for anthropologists, hikers, surfers, divers, adventurers, storytellers, and photographers alike. The city is both a gateway into Australia and a destination in and of itself. Whatever you chase — sun, surf, or stories — you’ll find it in Sydney.

Currency


Australian Dollar | AUD | $

Language


Australian English; Aboriginal

When to go


September – November; March – May

Sydney
broken clouds
65.4 ° F
66.2 °
64.4 °
72%
6.7mph
75%
Wed
65 °
Thu
65 °
Fri
67 °
Sat
67 °
Sun
64 °

Fast Facts

1.

Because Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere, seasonal weather occurs in the months opposite to what most travelers are used to (i.e. summer spans from December to February, and winter from June to August).

2.

If you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand, you will need a valid Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), Electronic Visitor Visa (EVV) or Visitor Visa before you enter Australia.

3.

Sydney is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with up to 32 percent of its population born overseas and over half being first- or second-generation immigrants from all corners of the globe.

4.

Although Sydney is known for its good weather, the Australian sun has rays that can be extremely harmful. Since the 1960s, Australia’s ozone layer has depleted between 5–9%. That means you’ll burn, even on a cloudy day.

Note: We recognize and celebrate the histories, diversity, creativity, resourcefulness, and endurance of the First Peoples of Australia – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples — and encourage all who visit to learn more about the land’s original ancestors.