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Sydney - Fast Facts

Sydney is one of the world's favourite cities. Endowed with a sparkling harbour, dazzling beaches and a sunny, Mediterranean climate, its setting alone has guaranteed Sydney is a place among the most glamorous cities on the planet.


1. Climate:

Sydney enjoys a temperate climate year-round. It has four distinct seasons, with summer running from December to February and winter extending from June to August. Sydney’s sub-tropical climate gives average temperatures ranging from 16°C in the winter months to 26°C in summer.

Distance from airport to city centre: 12 km

2. Time Zone:

Summer Time GMT plus 11 hours (October to March) Winter Time GMT plus 10 hours (March to October)

3. Daylight Hours:

Summer: Sunrise approx. 0530-0600 Sunset approx. 1930-2000 Winter: Sunrise approx. 0700 Sunset approx. 1700-1730

4. Currency:

Australian Dollar (A$) = 100 cents

All major credit cards are widely accepted in Australia. Visit the Universal Currency Converter

5. Shopping opening hours:

General opening hours are:
Monday to Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 0900 to 1800
Thursday 0900 to 2100
Sunday 1100 to 1700

Most grocery stores have extended trading hours with some operating 24 hours/7 days a week.

6. Banks:

General opening hours are: Monday to Thursday 0930 to 1600
Friday 0930 to 1700
Saturday Some banks are open in the morning
Sunday Closed
Automatic Teller Machines (ATM’s) are available at many places in the city and in restaurants and pubs, offering 24-hour banking.

7. National/International Telephone Calls

To Sydney:
National 02 + number International 0061 + 2 + number
From Sydney:
National Area code + number International 0011 + country code + area code + number

8. Useful phone numbers:

Emergency/Ambulance/Police 000
CityRail Transport Info Line 131 500
Taxis Combined Service 133 300

9. Tipping:

It is common to tip at a restaurant to show your appreciation for the food or service. For taxis, tipping up to the nearest dollar is also occasionally practised.

10. Electricity:

Electrical Supply: 240 volts, 50 Hz
3 pin plugs are used, although an adapter is required
Most hotels provide 110 volt outlets for shavers

11. Public holidays:
  • New Year’s Day 1 Jan
  • Australia Day 26 Jan
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Anzac Day 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday June
  • Labour Day October
  • Christmas Day 25 Dec
  • Boxing Day 26 Dec
12. Population:

Sydney – approx. 4.2 million New South Wales – approx 6.7 million

13. Must-Do Attractions:
  • Sydney Darling Harbour
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Chinatown
  • Australian Museum
  • Star City Casino
  • Sydney Beaches


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Park Regis City Centre
Work 27 Park Street (cnr Park & Castlereagh Sts)
Sydney NSW 2000

Park Regis City Centre is surrounded by Sydney’s best shopping, restaurants, sightseeing and entertainment, cannot be beaten for location, service and value for money. Park Regis City Centre is designed to cater for both corporate and leisure travellers and is located in the heart of Sydney city, just a short walk to Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, Pitt Street Mall, Queen Victoria Building and Town Hall.

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Toll Free Reservations: Toll Free 1800 221 138
Tel: Work +61 (0)2 9267 6511
Fax: Fax +61 (0)2 9264 2252

"Enjoyable stay"

HakkaChrissa - via Tripadvisor

We stayed in an Executive room for a few nights while visiting Sydney. The room was spacious, clean and well appointed. Loved the kingsize bed too! The location is ideal for getting around the city and many tourist attractions, restaurants and shopping areas are within an easy walk.

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