About Sydney

The cradle of colonisation and capital of the state of New South Wales, it was in Sydney that Captain Arthur Phillip first began the settlement of Australia, in 1788. Today, the city is one of the most visited capitals in the world, and receives migrants, students and tourists of many different nationalities.

A melting pot of different ethnic groups, Sydney has a cosmopolitan society and, as with other big cities in the globe, there is always something happening. Culinary events, shows and cultural exhibitions are very common in the city.

The landscape is the city’s biggest attraction, blending a large urban centre with idyllic beaches, parks full of wildlife, mountains, waterfalls, and much more.

For more information, visit the City of Sydney web page.