The traditional land of the Indigenous Cadigal people, Sydney is the capital city of Australia’s most populous state. It is situated on one of the world’s most beautiful harbours and features an array of iconic natural, historic and architectural attractions.
A melting pot of cultures from every continent, Sydney is a thriving hub of entertainment, arts, culinary excellence, innovation, trade and sport.
The harbour city offers visitors the opportunity to experience the architectural wonders of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. The annual calendar of events is headlined by the autumn festival of Vivid, a world-renowned festival of light, ideas and music, transforming the city with spectacular light projections and new artforms.
Sydney also boasts captivating beaches, among them the famed Bondi Beach, and lush parklands, including the Royal Botanic Garden, Royal National Park and the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. Australia’s unique wildlife may be viewed at a range of zoological parks and reserves within easy driving distance of the city.
Sydneysiders are fervent supporters of sport. The two local W-League and A-League teams, Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers, enjoy a fierce rivalry that ignites the passions of Sydney sporting fans. The city has a long history of significant international football events, mostly notably the 2000 Olympic Games. In 2015, a capacity crowd flocked to Stadium Australia to see Australia win the AFC Asian Cup for the first time. In 2019 over 20,000 fans packed Western Sydney Stadium to watch the Matildas’ victory over Chile.