Living in Sydney
Australia’s largest city, two hours south of Newcastle, Sydney is set on one of the world’s most beautiful harbours.
Sydney is a multicultural meeting place and a professional global environment with wonderful opportunities to create connections.
Sydney has an amazing array of food on offer; from the cheap and tasty delights of Chinatown, or the outdoor street-food market Spice Alley in Chippendale, to the trendy new venues at Barangaroo, or something for everyone in Newtown.
Love coffee? Support a small, independent café such as Single O, Mecca Coffee or Regiment in the city.
Here are some low-cost or free activities available throughout the year:
- Visit the stunning Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Picnic at the beautiful Centennial Parklands or the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
- Visit the cute and unique animals at Taronga Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
- Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the southern hemisphere, takes place during Winter around the city and is a must-see
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.