The Sydney Central Business District (CBD) is the main commercial hub of Sydney. It is considered as Australia’s main financial and economic centre.

Sydney CBD falls under the local government jurisdiction of the City of Sydney council.

As shown in the above map, Sydney CBD excludes areas including Chinatown, Haymarket, Barangaroo, The Rocks, Miller’s Point, Dawes Point and Walsh Bay.

The postcode for Sydney CBD is 2000.

Multiple post offices serve the Sydney CBD area, including:

Within Sydney CBD are a number of urban localities. These include Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, St James, Central, Chinatown, and The Domain.

Neighbouring suburbs include: Pyrmont, Ultimo, Haymarket, Darlinghurst, Woolloomooloo, Potts Point, Glebe, Surry Hills, and Chippendale.

Upcoming Events

Click this link for a calendar of upcoming events in Sydney CBD.

Alternatively, refer to the City of Sydney website.

Iconic Events in Sydney CBD

On New Years Eve, City of Sydney throws an impressive fireworks display on the iconic harbour. Over 1.5 million people attend the annual event and in 2018, the expenditure for the NYE fireworks was $5.78 million. The fireworks lasts at least 10 minutes.

Sydney’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Mardi Gras is an iconic Australian event. The Mardi Gras celebrates the power and beauty of diversity, pride and self-expression in a series of events that take place across Sydney during February and March. The festival culminates in a loud and colourful parade in March.

ANZAC Day (April 25) is a national day of remembrance and commemoration. Every year, on this day, City of Sydney hosts the ANZAC Day March. The march begins at 9am at the intersection of Martin Place and Elizabeth Street. It travels down Elizabeth Street and finishes at the end of Hyde Park at Liverpool Street. At the conclusion of the march, a commemoration service is held next to The Pool of Remembrance at the ANZAC War Memorial in Hyde Park South.

Since 2009, Vivid Sydney has become an annual event; a light, music and ideas festival. It typically takes place in late May through to mid June of each calendar year.

Population Data

  • According to 2016 census data, Sydney CBD has a population of 17,252.
  • The median age of residents was 30 years.
  • 17 percent of Sydney CBD residents were born in Australia.
  • Resident country of birth include: Thailand (13.3%), China (11.7%), South Korea (5.4%) and India (3.5%). This reflects common ancestry data of Chinese (24.6%), Thai (11.3%), Indonesian (5.1%) and Korean (4.9%).
  • The majority of Sydney CBD residents were couples families without children (65.6%). In second place were couple families with children (18.2%).
  • 8800 private dwellings exist in Sydney CBD.
  • 40.3 percent of residents work 40 hours or more per week.
  • Of the employed people in the area, 16.9 percent worked in cafes and restaurants.
  • 98.9 percent of private dwellings in Sydney CBD were flats or apartments.
  • Only 10 separate houses were recorded in the area.

Tallest Building in Sydney CBD

With a height of 309 meter, the tallest structure in Sydney CBD is the Sydney Tower. Previously known as Sydney Tower Eye, AMP Tower, Westfield Centrepoint Tower and Centrepoint Tower, it happens to be the second tallest observation tower in the southern hemisphere.

It has been the tallest building in the central business district since 1981.

The tallest commercial building in Sydney CBD is Chifley Tower with a height of 244 meters.

The tallest residential building in Sydney CBD is Meriton World Tower with a height of 230 meters.

Schools In Sydney CBD

The only government-funded (public) school within Sydney CBD is the Conservatorium High School. It is the only specialist music secondary school in the state of New South Wales.

There are a number of private schools in the area. These include:

  • St Andrew’s Cathedral School (est. 1885)
  • Sydney Grammar School (est. 1854)
  • St Mary’s Cathedral College (est. 1824)

Health & Medical Services Available In Sydney CBD

The Sydney Hospital, located on 8 Macquarie Street (Directions) is the only public hospital in the Sydney CBD with an emergency department. The Sydney Hospital is part of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.

There are many medical, dental, specialist and mental health services available in Sydney CBD. For your convenience, here are a few health and medical services available in Sydney CBD:

Bulk Billing General Practitioners

Dental Specialists

  • Sydney CBD Dental, 1/300 George St, Sydney NSW 2000 (Directions)
  • Emergency Dentist Sydney, Suite 601A/185 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000 (Directions)
  • Pacific Smiles Dental, The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, (Directions)

Mental Health Specialists

Physiotherapists & Chiropractors


Sydney CBD is accessible via trains, metro, buses, ferries, light rail and major roads.

The area is served by a number of railway stations. These include Circular Quay train station, Wynyard train station, St James train station, Museum train station, Town Hall train station, and Central train station.

Ferries operate from Circular Quay with services going to Many, Taronga Zoo, Parramatta River, Neutral Bay, Mosman Bay, Double Bay, and Cockatoo Island.

Multiple bus lines provide access to the wider Sydney region. 

The Inner West Light Rail (L1 Dulwich Hill Line) is a 12.7 kilometer route that connects Central Station and Dulwich Hill via 23 light rail stops. According to Sydney Light Rail, this service transports more than 9.7 million passengers each year.

A second light rail line (CBD and South East Light Rail) is under construction. It is a 12 kilometer route that runs from Circular Quay, through Central station, to Randwick.

Major roads lead into Sydney CBD from the north, south, east and west. These include Parramatta Rd (A22), Victoria Rd (A40), Princes Hwy (A36), Pacific Hwy (A1), Warringah Fwy (M1) and William St.

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