Sydney, Australia

What's on in Sydney

The vibrant city shines all year with spectacular events, including the world-famous Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks, blockbuster musicals, brilliant theatre, thrilling sports, and Vivid Sydney’s festival of light, music and ideas. You can check out the all wonderful events on the website.

  1. 2018 Holden State of Origin - Game II

    Sunday 24 June 2018 , Sydney Olympic Park

    Nothing hits you like the roar of 80,000 fans inside ANZ Stadium. Nothing hits you like the sea of Blatchy’s Blues wigs rising just before kick-off. Nothing hits you like Origin. In 2018, Sydney’s ANZ Stadium host’s the only standalone S…

    24 Jun
  2. The Lady and the Unicorn

    Saturday 10 February 2018 to Sunday 24 June 2018 , City Centre

    A rare opportunity to experience the beauty, scale and intricacy of a masterpiece of medieval French art that has captivated viewers across the centuries. Revered as a national treasure in France, and known as the 15th-century ‘Mona Lisa o…

    10 Feb - 24 Jun
  3. Mammoths - Giants of the Ice Age

    9:30am to 5:00pm Sunday 20 May 2018 (Daily event) , City Centre

    Journey back in time millions of years when mammoths roamed the earth and meet Lyuba, an intact 42,000-year-old baby woolly mammoth on her first trip Down Under from Siberia. Explore how mammoths and mastodons lived with other giant creatu…

    20 May
  4. Vivid Sydney - Light, Music and Ideas

    Friday 25 May 2018 to Saturday 16 June 2018 , Sydney Harbour

    Vivid Sydney’s multi-award-winning festival of light, music and ideas returns for the 10th spectacular year in 2018, to illuminate Sydney with mesmerising new light art and projections and deliver a fresh new program of music and ideas. E…

    25 May - 16 Jun
  5. True Grit Military Inspired Obstacle Challenge

    Saturday 02 June 2018 to Sunday 03 June 2018 , Sydney North

    True Grit is the first military style obstacle course designed by Australian Special Forces. The courses are designed over 10 to 12 kilometres with over 30 obstacles per event. Their aim is to deliver a truly unique experience to those that…

    02 Jun - 03 Jun
  6. Learn to make cocktails!

    Wednesday 23 May 2018 to Sunday 23 March 2025 , Darlinghurst

    Learn to make a variety of cocktails, with guidance from some of Sydney's best mixologists. Master the classics and try the exotics. Drink as you go and have a fantastic evening out that you won't forget, no matter how much you end up drin…

    23 May - 23 Mar

More about Sydney

Wondering where to stay in Sydney? Then explore the accommodation options on the website. You can make reservations as well. Getting around is easy on public transport. Ferries and harbour cruises are a memorable way to experience the beauty of one of the world’s great natural harbours.

Hop on a ferry at Circular Quay for Taronga Zoo, Manly or Watsons Bay. You can also take a ferry to intriguing Sydney Harbour islands and Parramatta for delicious food and colonial heritage. Or jump aboard a Tribal Warrior cruise and explore Aboriginal culture, the world’s oldest living culture.

Aboriginal people have a long connection with Sydney, dating back at least 50,000 years before the First Fleet arrived in 1788. There are fun and informative Aboriginal-guided tours, including in national parks where you can see ancient indigenous ochre hand-paintings and rock engravings.

The following pages will also help you plan your holidays, short breaks and weekend escapes: