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Summer in the City

Rediscover Sydney this summer and support cafes, bars, restaurants and cultural institutions while staying COVID Safe.

Choose one or more experiences this summer and enjoy Sydney from dawn to dusk

Sunset Piazza

DESTINATION NSW

32 nights of COVID-safe performances from 28 January to 21 March at a dedicated theatre stage installed at Cathedral Square, Sydney. Featuring a diverse lineup of entertainment including Peking Duk (DJ set), Ben Lee, Sneaky Sound System, Opera Australia and more.
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What’s On in the city

CITY OF SYDNEY AND NSW GOVERNMENT

Find the latest events happening in the city centre on What’s On.
Floating cinema in Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW

Culture Up Late

CREATE NSW

Opportunities for visitors and residents to see exhibitions and programs into the evenings at major cultural institutions through extended opening hours and free admission.
The Flamingo Sleep (detail), oil, enamel on wood, Wart. Photo by Doug Heslop.

Love Sydney

DESTINATION NSW

From stylish hotels to award-winning restaurants, buzzy small bars, captivating galleries and exhilarating adventures, there’s a new experience for every day in Sydney. Plan a holiday in one of the world’s greatest cities – you won’t even need your passport.
People at a bar

Culture Up Late: At The House

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Rediscover the Opera House after dark with late-night backstage tours, forecourt concerts, outdoor experiences and more.
Sydney Opera House Forecourt at night

Royal Botanic Garden

THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN SYDNEY

Find out what's on at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney – upcoming events, community festivals, exhibitions, plant sales and much more!
People attending an event at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

$21 Sydney Opera House Summer Tix

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Make some new memories at the Opera House in 2021 with $21 tickets up for grabs daily across a range of the summer line-up of events.
A crowd at a concert at the Sydney Opera House

Love the place you live – The Festival of Place

DPIE

The festival celebrates the breadth, beauty and possibilities of NSW's public spaces. Check out the available programs and enjoy the diversity on offer.
People sitting outside in a park

Public transport

TRANSPORT FOR NSW

For essential travel information, including advice on safer travel, additional services to CBD and latest updates.
Commuters wearing a face mask

Opportunities for organisations

Festival of Place – Summer Fund program

DPIE

Free small-scale, safe community activations and events will be run by local councils to encourage people to get out to their local retail centres and public spaces over summer.
Performers outside using bright umbrellas

Alfresco dining

CITY OF SYDNEY

A free, fast-tracked application process for outdoor dining provides cafes, bars, restaurants and cultural venues options to cater for more customers.
Aerial view of outdoor dining in Sydney NSW

Dine & Discover NSW

CUSTOMER SERVICE

The NSW Government has launched Dine & Discover NSW to support local dining, arts and tourism businesses and encourage the community to get out and about. All eligible businesses across NSW can now register for the scheme.
Group of three girlfriends enjoying lunch

Enjoy the Sydney CBD in a COVID Safe way

Being COVID Safe is a responsibility we all share. Practice COVID safe behaviour wherever you go. This will help NSW stay in business so you can keep visiting the places you love.

Find out how to protect yourself and keep our community safe. 

Learn about what you can and can't do under the rules.


 

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