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Sydney Skyline

Welcome to Sydney!

Set on the world’s largest natural harbour, Sydney is Australia’s iconic face to the world. It’s home to the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. From its sparkling coastline, award-winning wine regions and rugged outback, to the most ancient culture in the world--Sydney has it all! Much more than a stunning location, Sydney is as multidimensional as it is multicultural. With 7.5 million people in New South Wales, Sydney is home to more than 200 spoken languages and a large population of overseas-born residents. It is a melting point of different cultures, backgrounds and influences. We hope you enjoy your visit to this remarkable city!

Sydney Airport

Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of Sydney city center, in the suburb of Mascot.
Code: SYD
Sydney NSW 2020, Australia


All visitors, except New Zealand nationals, require a visa before arriving in Australia. Discuss your visa application with your travel agent when planning your trip.

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220-240 volts AC: The main voltage in Australia is 230V 50Hz

Outlets: The plugs in Australia have two flat metal pins shaped live a "V" and some may contain a third flat pin in the center.


Australian Country Code: +61
Sydney City Area Code: 02
Calling Sydney landlines from overseas: +612
Calling Australian mobiles from overseas: +614
Calling overseas from within Australia: 0011


January is the warmest month in Sydney, with an average temperature of 18.6–25.8°C (65–78°F) and up to 30°C (86°F). The coldest month is July, with an average range of 8–16.2°C (46–61°F).

Things To See & Do

Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, is best known for its harbor front Sydney Opera House. Massive Darling Harbour and the smaller Circular Quay port are hubs of waterside life, with the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Garden nearby. Sydney Tower’s outdoor platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city and suburbs.

Sydney: Destination NSW, official tourism agency -

Important Links

Darling Harbour
Milsons Point
Rainbow Lorikeet
Sydney Opera House