Destination Sydney

Set on the world’s largest natural harbour, Sydney is Australia’s iconic face to the world. It’s home to the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, and tops most people’s list of dream destinations. The city consistently ranks high on global measures of liveability, sustainability, and health, safety and security.

Well known as a place of breathtaking natural beauty, Sydney is also home to a rich base of mind-blowing local talent that is helping to shape our future. The city is energetic and engaging; a hive of innovation across a number of key industries, including financial and professional services, the digital economy, education and research, and medical sciences.

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Essential Information

Travelling to/from Sydney

Sydney Airport is Australia’s international gateway, serviced by all the major passenger airlines. It offers more than 600 scheduled services per week, including direct or one-stop services from major hub cities. The city centre is a convenient 8 km (5 miles) from the airport, accessible by train or taxi.


Unless you’re an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you’ll need a visa to enter the country for your event. For the most up-to-date information about how to apply for a visa before arriving in Australia, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Currency & Taxes

Australian money comes in both notes and coins. The notes are: $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. The coins are: 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and $1 and $2. You’ll find currency exchange facilities at the international airport, throughout the city centre, and at most banks and Australia Post offices. All major credit cards (including Visa, Mastercard, American Express) are widely accepted in Australia. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are available throughout the city and accept most common cards.

A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% is included in the ticketed purchase price of almost all consumer goods and services in Australia. 


In Sydney, and throughout Australia, the electrical supply is 240 volts, 50Hz. International adaptors are readily available at chemists (drug stores) and electrical supply stores. Most hotels provide 110-volt outlets for shavers.

Sydney Climate

Sydney enjoys a pleasant and temperate year-round climate, with more than 340 sunny days a year! To pack appropriately, we recommend you learn more about local forecasts in the area you’re planning to visit.

  • Summer – December to February
  • Autumn – March to May
  • Winter – June to August
  • Spring – September to November
Time Zones

Sydney is one of the first cities to wake up each day. We’re 10-11 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), depending on the time of year.

Bridgeclimb Sydney

See Sydney at its best – take the Climb of Your Life with BridgeClimb Sydney. From dawn until dusk, the view is always different. Climbs are available at dawn (limited departures), by day, twilight or night. Don’t miss this unforgettable, and uniquely “Sydney” experience.

BridgeClimb Special 20% Conference Rate Terms and Conditions

  • The Special 20% Conference Rate is valid for sale until 27 November 2018, for Climbs between 6 Nov 2018 and 27 Nov 2018 (inclusive).
  • Conference delegates must present proof of their conference registration or a conference lanyard at time of check-in. Please note that the full rate applies if this condition is not satisfied.
  • The Special Conference Rate may be extended to family and friends and must be accompanied by a conference delegate on the Climb
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