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. NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final

    Sunday 30 September 2018 , Sydney Olympic Park

    Be in Sydney to witness Australia's biggest and most entertaining sporting spectacle, the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final. This year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. Visit the NRL website for activities that will appeal…

    30 Sep
  2. James Cameron — Challenging the Deep

    9:30am to 5:00pm Thursday 23 August 2018 (Daily event) , Darling Harbour

    James Cameron — Challenging the Deep is a major new immersive exhibition that traces Cameron’s lifelong pursuit of and achievements in deep ocean science, technology and exploration including his record breaking dives in Deep Sea Challenger…

    23 Aug
  3. Evita- Musical at the Sydney Opera House

    Thursday 13 September 2018 to Saturday 03 November 2018 , City Centre

    With more than 20 major awards to its credit, the original Broadway and West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Evita will open at the Sydney Opera House in September 2018, directed by legendary Broadway dir…

    13 Sep - 03 Nov
  4. Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

    Sunday 16 September 2018 , North Sydney Chatswood

    Described as one of the most scenic and spectacular courses in Australia, the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival attracts around 33,000 participants annually. In 2013 the Blackmores Sydney Marathon was the first Australian marathon to be …

    16 Sep
  5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Tuesday 08 January 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019 , Chinatown And Haymarket

    Sydney’s Golden Ticket has arrived. Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket, alo…

    08 Jan - 31 Mar
  6. Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage

    Saturday 13 October 2018 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , City Centre

    This summer, see ground breaking works from the towering figures of modern art, including Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, Matisse, Gauguin and Kandinsky. Drawn from the unparalleled collections of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, th…

    13 Oct - 03 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: