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SXSW SYDNEY® ANNOUNCES 500+ NEW SPEAKERS, WORKSHOPS, ARTISTS, SCREENINGS, GAMES AND EXPERIENCES

SXSW Sydney has today announced more than 500 new speakers, workshops, artists, screenings, games and experiences for this year’s Event, taking place October 14–20.

The 2024 ARIA Awards set to return on 20 November Back at the Hordern Pavilion for a third big year

Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) today announced the 2024 ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube are set to return to Australia's creative industries capital on Wednesday, 20 November. Held for the third year running at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, on Gadigal land, the 38th ARIA Awards will showcase and celebrate the very best of Australian music over the past year

LIGHTS OUT FOR VIVID SYDNEY 2024

The curtain will close tonight on Vivid Sydney 2024, after an incredible 23 days and nights of Light, Music, Food and Ideas. The lights will go out at 11pm across Vivid Sydney’s festival footprint which has transformed Sydney’s glittering harbour, iconic landmarks and cityscape into a showcase of creativity and innovation for the last three weeks.

Alphonse Mucha’s art nouveau masterpieces now on display in exclusive Sydney exhibition

Opening tomorrow and exclusive to Sydney, the Art Gallery of New South Wales presents Alphonse Mucha: Spirit of Art Nouveau. This exhibition traces the remarkable life and work of one of the great pioneers of the 19th century art world, Czech art nouveau master Alphonse Mucha, and will be the largest exhibition ever seen in Australia of this visionary artist’s work.

Broadway smash-hit musical Hadestown to premiere in Sydney

Seen by three million, streamed by over 350 million and adored by fans all around the world, singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s acclaimed West End and Broadway musical phenomenon Hadestown will make its Australian premiere at Sydney’s Theatre Royal in February 2025.

The 71st Sydney Film Festival begins

The 71st Sydney Film Festival (5-16 June) opened tonight at the State Theatre with the World Premiere of Midnight Oil: The Hardest Line.

Latin America's Best Female Chef 2022 Manu Buffara to host Vivid Residence at Kiln Restaurant

The event will see Latin America’s best female chef takeover the restaurant from 4 - 6 June.

WOLLONGONG RETURNS TO CALENDAR FOR 2024 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

One of New South Wales’s largest cities, Wollongong, will host the Australian Supercross Championship, with round two of the 2024 series announced today to take place at WIN Stadium on Saturday 2nd November.

Plan ahead for free Vivid Sydney to help you see the light

Australia’s biggest festival of light, music, ideas and food kicks off in a blaze of colour this week, with visitors, especially families, urged to plan ahead to maximise their enjoyment.

A Very White Weekend! First Big Nights Of Snowmaking Plus Fresh Snowfall At Thredbo Resort

Across the weekend, Thredbo was transformed into a white winter wonderland after two big nights of snowmaking and fresh snowfall.

Vivid Sydney Reveals Groundbreaking Tekno Train Experience by Paul Mac

Train travel will never be the same again: in an Australian first, Vivid Sydney today announced Tekno Train by Paul Mac, a one-of-a-kind event that will transform a Sydney Trains service into a moving, sensory sound and light experience for 23 nights only.

NEAR, FAR, WHEREVER YOU ARE: SPLASH HIT MUSICAL TITANIQUE SETS SAIL INTO SYDNEY

Australian Producer Michael Cassel and original Producer Eva Price today announced the award-winning hit TITANIQUE will make its Australian premiere at The Grand Electric in September 2024, creating a cool new space for the hottest musicals in the world in Sydney.

FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA CELEBRATES HOSTING RIGHTS FOR AFC WOMEN'S ASIAN CUP 2026

Football Australia is thrilled to announce it has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2026 edition of the AFC Women's Asian Cup™, following official ratification by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee at their meeting on 15 May 2024, held in Bangkok, Thailand, on the eve of the 34th AFC Congress.

Football legends Mackenzie Arnold and Tony Gustavsson join the Vivid Sydney 2024 line-up

CommBank Matildas’ Mackenzie Arnold and head coach Tony Gustavsson will join this year’s Vivid Sydney taking part in an inspiring Vivid Ideas conversation at Sydney Town Hall on Monday, 10 June.

2024 Mudgee Classic: Highlights From The Gravel & Road Grand Fondos

Threatening skies, intermittent showers and cool conditions were no match for the 2,000 riders that started the 4th annual Mudgee Classic Gran Fondo early on Sunday morning.

Experience the world of art nouveau visionary Alphonse Mucha in Sydney this winter

This winter the Art Gallery of New South Wales will present an exhilarating exhibition showcasing the timeless works of the art nouveau master Alphonse Mucha (1860 – 1939). Opening on 15 June, exclusive to Sydney, Alphonse Mucha: Spirit of Art Nouveau will lead viewers on a journey through the enchanting world of Mucha’s iconic artworks to reveal the life and work of an artist who developed a new stylistic language.

LUNA PARK IN THE DARK RETURNS FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

Get ready to discover a magical moonlit world as Luna Park in the Dark returns to Sydney’s beloved heritage-listed amusement park for a limited time only this May, with tickets available to purchase from 6pm today.

Amy Poehler to appear at Vivid Sydney 2024 for exclusive 'In Conversation' and first look at Disney and Pixar's Inside Out 2

The Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® winning actress and comedian, Amy Poehler will join this year’s Vivid Sydney line-up.

Celebrate Indigenous Art, Design and Culture at the National Indigenous Art Fair

The National Indigenous Art Fair, an ethical marketplace showcasing work from remote and local First Nations artists across Australia, returns for its fifth year on Gadigal Land at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in The Rocks on 29 – 30 June.

$1.4 MILLION PROGRAM TO BOOST VISITOR ECONOMY WORKFORCE IN REGIONAL NSW

A $1.4 million campaign to encourage young people, First Nations Australians, seniors and people living with a disability to pursue a career in tourism is being rolled out across regional NSW.

FINAL TICKET RELEASE FOR COMMBANK MATILDAS ‘TIL IT’S DONE FAREWELL SERIES IN ADELAIDE AND SYDNEY

In response to high demand, Football Australia, in collaboration with the South Australian and New South Wales Governments, is thrilled to announce a final limited ticket release for the CommBank Matildas' 'Til It’s Done Farewell Series against China PR.

Vivid Food 2024 set to sizzle with international and local talent

A line-up of globally renowned chefs will feature across Vivid Residence, Vivid Chef Series and Vivid Fire Kitchen as part of Vivid Sydney 2024.

Alert the Ton: Bowral takes centre stage for a week-long Bridgerton Celebration

Alert the ton, Bridgerton has arrived down under!

2024 Bowral Classic Early Bird Registrations Now Open: Pedal your way through the Southern Highlands

Bowral Classic cycling Gran Fondo is returning to the Southern Highlands of New South Wales on Sunday, 20 October 2024.

The Fall Guy Director David Leitch returned to Sydney this week, going to new heights to promote the film during the Australian Press Tour

Leitch called action on a daring, never-been-done-before stunt on top of the Glebe Island Silos

Wollongong’s iconic Peoplecare Triathlon Festival returns bigger and better than ever

Wollongong has played home to triathlon for the past 12 years, igniting the city with a sense of competition, camaraderie and community. In 2024, Wollongong Triathlon Festival returns bigger and better than ever, with something for everyone from elites to novices, runners and spectators across two days of sporting action.

New Immersive Sound and Light Experience 'Sonic Neon' at Luna Park Sydney

Prepare to immerse yourself in Sydney’s latest captivating sound and light experience when Sonic Neon makes its grand entrance at Luna Park Sydney on the 13th of April, with tickets available for purchase today.

An All-New Light, Laser and Sound Experience - Dark Spectrum: A New Journey - Illuminates Vivid Sydney 2024

An electronic labyrinth of light, colour and sound pulses to life when Dark Spectrum: A New Journey reawakens deep beneath the streets of Sydney from 24 May to 15 June as part of Vivid Sydney 2024.

Lady Whistledown (Under) Bridgerton is coming to Bowral

Regency romance sweeps through Australia as Netflix set to transform the beautiful country town of Bowral for the arrival of Bridgerton Season 3.

Deni Ute Muster 2024 welcomes US Icons Tyler Hubbard, Kip Moore and chart-topping Amy Shark

Deni Ute Muster 2024 welcomes US Icons Tyler Hubbard, Kip Moore and chart-topping Amy Shark, along with a stellar line up of Australian Stars for an unforgettable fusion of family, music, and ute adoration!

Record-breaking year for NSW as visitor expenditure soars past $50 billion

The NSW visitor economy has surpassed $50 billion in expenditure for the first time in history and is leading Australia's post-pandemic rebound.

Destination NSW workshop fuels growth for NSW visitor economy businesses

International and domestic travel buyers were treated to a special preview of some of the state's newest visitor experiences at the Destination NSW New Product Workshop held this week at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Great Southern Nights signals resurgence in NSW's live music

The final encore has been played for Great Southern Nights 2024, with more than 90,000 music lovers rocking to more than 300 gigs in various Sydney and NSW locations, signalling a resurgence of the state’s live music culture.

NSW focuses on India to boost the state's visitor economy

Last week, Destination NSW hosted a delegation of more than 35 key travel partners from India, showcasing the extraordinary array of visitor experiences on offer to one of the state’s most important inbound tourism markets.

New Grand Cliff Top Walk Showcases the Best of the Blue Mountains

A seamless walking journey along the spectacular escarpment from Wentworth Falls to Katoomba is now on offer with the launch of the incredible, new multi-day Grand Cliff Top Walk in the Blue Mountains on Gundungurra Country.

Rail trail an exciting recreational pathway for locals and visitors alike

After 10 long years, Richmond Valley Council is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the much-anticipated Casino to Bentley section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail.

British & Irish Lions Tour Tickets on Sale to the Public

The largest and most prestigious Rugby Tour in the world, the British & Irish Lions Tour, will play nine matches over six weeks, with an anticipated 40,000 international visitors to visit Australian shore

NSW takes home gold at the 2023 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

A record three NSW business have taken out the prestigious Gold trophy at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

Wondrous Wombeyan Caves Reopen After Major Upgrades

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve near Goulburn reopens after significant upgrades by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).

NSW triumphs at 2023 Australian Tourism Awards

The NSW tourism sector was honoured at last night’s 2023 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, with a total of seven outstanding NSW businesses recognised. A record three NSW visitor economy operators brought home gold trophies in their categories.

Wollongong to Host 2024 National Youth Championships Boys' Tournament

Wollongong will once again play host to the National Youth Championships as the 2024 Boys' tournament kicks-off this July.

NSW Government announces $1.5m boost for regional events

Events and experiences across the state will be supercharged this year with the NSW Government today announcing an injection of $1.5 million through the Regional Event Fund for regional events held in the 2024/25 financial year.

Snowy Classic Cyclists Gearing Up To Conquer Some Of Snowy’s Toughest Peaks: Road Closures, Community Competition & Event Information

Cycling enthusiasts from across the country are gearing up for the third annual Snowy Classic Cycling Gran Fondo on Saturday, 23 March 2024.

Vivid Sydney 2024 Program Unveiled

Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest multi-artform festival, has unveiled a captivating program for 2024. From 24 May to 15 June, the festival promises 23 nights of unforgettable experiences, exploring the theme of ‘Humanity’ through Light, Music, Ideas and Food.

George Calombaris Joins Alpha

Greek dining institution Alpha, operated by PUBLIC Hospitality as of December 2023,is set for are fresh with chef George Calombaris joining the team in April as a creative partner.

NSW Central Coast wins global green award in Berlin for growing a sustainable tourism industry

The Central Coast in New South Wales has won First Place in the global Green Destinations Story Awards at the world’s leading travel trade show ITB Berlin on Wednesday 6 March.

Great Southern Nights set to spill onto the streets in Newcastle and inner Sydney

Newcastle and the vibrant Hollywood Quarter in inner Sydney are set to steal the spotlight on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March with their unique contribution to this year’s celebration of live music.

Shine a light on your business during Vivid Sydney 2024

Vivid Sydney will draw millions of people to Sydney from 24 May to 15 June 2024 and local businesses have been invited to join the celebration.  

The NSW Government’s Vivid Sydney Local Business Program provides an opportunity to join the festival’s vibrant community. Participating businesses can create a distinctive offer or a memorable experience, light-up building facades or harbour vessels or enhance their storefronts with Vivid Sydney assets.  

Top Brands Invited To Shape Vivid Sydney 2024

Destination NSW is inviting leading brands to help shape Vivid Sydney 2024 as a commercial partner in the world-renowned annual festival of Light, Music, Ideas and Food.  

MARCHING TOWARDS OUR FUTURE… HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2024 SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS PARADE REVEALED

The vibrant streets of Sydney will once again ignite with pride and diversity as the iconic Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade returns to Oxford St, Flinders St, and Anzac Pde on Saturday 02 March 2024.

IMG Announces 2024 Next Gen Winners, Australian Fashion Week's Emerging Designer Program

IMG announced the four winners of Next Gen 2024, Australian Fashion Week’s emerging designer program.

Are You Ready For It? Sydney Turns It On To Welcome Global Superstar Taylor Swift

Sydney has become the epicentre of Taylor Swift fandom as the city welcomed the arrival of the 12-time Grammy award-winning artist this week for her much-anticipated Eras Tour from 23-26 February 2024.

Luna Park Sydney turns into a Swiftie wonderland

Are you ready for it…? Luna Park Sydney will be transformed into a Swiftie Wonderland for three nights, from the 23rd until the 26th February, to celebrate global superstar Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated visit to Sydney for her Eras Tour.

Journey into the world of art nouveau, extraordinary monographic exhibitions and music at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2024

A major winter blockbuster exhibition on the life and work of one of art’s great stylistic innovators, Alphonse Mucha, leads the Art Gallery of New South Wales 2024 exhibition program, bringing the human figure to the fore, alongside Australia’s favourite portrait award, the Archibald Prize.

DESTINATION NSW TAKES AIM AT BUSINESS EVENTS GROWTH

Destination NSW this week launched a fresh approach to growing the business events sector in regional NSW at the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne, with new messaging aligned to its ‘Feel New’ visitor brand.

Slaying the Dancefloor: Sophie Ellis-Bextor to Headline Bondi Beach Party

British pop icon Sophie EllisBextor has been announced as headline performer of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ Bondi Beach Party on Saturday 24 February 2024.

SXSW Sydney® games, music & screen festivals are now accepting showcase applications

ARE YOU READY TO LEAD THE CONVERSATION AND SHARE YOUR IDEAS WITH THE WORLD? SXSW SYDNEY® SESSION SELECT IS OPEN FOR 2024 PANEL & SPEAKER SUBMISSIONS SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL HERE: https://sxswsydney.com/

Wotif Announces 2024 Aussie Town of the Year Awards

Today, leading travel app Wotif announces the winners of the 2024 Aussie Town of the Year Awards

2024 Wallaroos and Wallabies Home Test Scheduled Confirmed

A Wallaroos and Wallabies double header on July 6 headlines a jampacked international season on home soil as Rugby Australia confirms their inbound Test fixtures for 2024.

Find your happy place at the 2024 Sydney Royal Easter Show – Tickets on sale now.

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) is encouraging Showgoers to start planning their happiest day out with tickets to the 2024 Sydney Royal Easter Show on sale from 12noon (AEDT), Monday 5th February.

Grammy nominated artist Adam Lambert headlines the 2024 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with over 150 artists announced

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2024 is set to surpass all expectations, presenting a colossal line-up of over 150 performers across the Festival’s key events.

IMG announces lineup of consumer events and programming for Australian Fashion Week presented by Pandora

IMG today announced its lineup of consumer events and programming on the official Australian Fashion Week schedule, taking place May 13 – 17 at Carriageworks in Sydney.

IMG announces Pandora as presenting partner of Australian Fashion Week

IMG announced global jewellery powerhouse Pandora as presenting partner of Australian Fashion Week 2024.

Suncorp Team Girls Cup Returns Alongside Trophy Tour First

The 2024 Suncorp Team Girls Cup fixture has been confirmed, with the Suncorp Super Netball League’s official pre-season tournament to be played in Sydney for the first time.

Australian talent to shine in West Side Story musical on Sydney Harbour

Opera Australia (OA) has announced that two exciting young Australian performers will lead the 2024 cast as Tony and Maria when its smash-hit musical production of West Side Story returns to the iconic Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour stage for a limited 4-week season, opening 22 March.

Great Southern Nights adds more star power to its huge line up

Great Southern Nights has added even more artists to its huge line up for the 2024 series featuring a sonically diverse line up to suit all musical tastes.

Wollongong to host the 2025 World Triathlon Championship Finals

The World Triathlon Executive Board has approved the awarding of the 2025 World Triathlon Championship Finals to Wollongong, Australia.

Celebrating 31 years of rock 'n' roll aboard the NSW TrainLink Elvis Express

Elvis Presley impersonators and fans have kicked off their annual pilgrimage, decked out in their own King-themed costumes on their way to one of the biggest Elvis festivals in the world.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge Gets Into The Christmas Spirit

As the world wakes up on December 25, the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge will have received a special festive makeover.

SXSW Sydney reveals 2023 stats and key dates for 2024

Futurist conference and festival, SXSW Sydney® reflects on its inaugural 2023 event and looks forward to shining a global spotlight on our region’s creative community again in 2024. SXSW Sydney 2024 will be held Monday 14 - Sunday 20 October 2024.

Hoodoo Gurus, Jessica Mauboy and Jimmy Barnes Amongst Stellar Aussie Line-up for Great Southern Nights 2024

The hotly anticipated initial line up for the Great Southern Nights 2024 festival has been revealed today, bringing the best of Australian artists, including Hoodoo Gurus, Jessica Mauboy, Jimmy Barnes, and many more together to supercharge NSW’s rich live music culture and vibrant night-time economy.

Creative Communities: putting culture at the heart of NSW

The Minns government has today unveiled details of Creative Communities, the new arts, culture and creative industries policy.

Tacita Dean opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Tacita Dean opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, the largest presentation of the acclaimed international artist’s work in the Southern Hemisphere

Four-time Tony award-winning blockbuster MJ the Musical to premiere in Sydney in 2025

Australian producer Michael Cassel today joined original Broadway producers Lia Vollack, John Branca and John McClain to announce that the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit MJ will make its Australian premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in February 2025, marking a significant moment for Sydney’s vibrant arts and cultural scene.

Subway Socceroos to Face Lebanon at CommBank Stadium in FIFA World Cup 2026™ Qualifier

The Subway Socceroos will face Lebanon at CommBank Stadium in Sydney as their journey towards FIFA World Cup 2026™ continues, with the Second Round Qualifier scheduled for Thursday, 21 March 2024.

Ahoy Sydney: Sir Richard Branson welcomes Virgin Voyages to Australia from Sydney's iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge

History was made as Virgin Voyages – Sir Richard Branson’s multi, award-winning cruise line – sailed into Sydney today ahead of the highly anticipated inaugural summer sailing season. 

Sydney Marathon passes 2023 AbbottWMM candidate assessment

The Sydney Marathon presented by ASICS is proud to announce that the event has advanced to the second stage of the candidacy process for the prestigious Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM). The Sydney Marathon was assessed by an international delegation from AbbottWMM during the event in September, and was judged to have met the second year candidacy criteria.

Australian Superbike Championship back under lights at Sydney Motorsport Park in 2024

Following the incredibly successful Night Race in the 2023 mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul (ASBK) at Sydney Motorsport Park, Australia’s fastest riders will return to the world-class Sydney venue for more of the same electrifying action in 2024.

It's time for our future: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras reveals dazzling 2024 program

The iconic Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival returns from 16 February to 3 March 2024, charging into our future with its biggest and boldest program in years.

Christian Wilkins and Bridget Hustwaite to host ARIA Red Carpet Diamond Edition by Toblerone | Rhys Nicholson to host for Stan on the red carpet and backstage with Bridget Hustwaite

Kicking off the festivities on the 2023 ARIA Awards Red Carpet Diamond Edition by Toblerone, will be model and actor, Christian Wilkins and music presenter, author and podcaster, Bridget Hustwaite.

Paramount+ Original Series NCIS: Sydney. Streaming now on Paramount+

The first episode of the highly-anticipated Paramount+ original series, and first-ever international series from the global NCIS franchise outside of the US, NCIS: Sydney,is available to stream now. Following the premiere, new episodes of the action-packed, eight-episode season, will drop weekly on Fridays. 

2023 NSW Tourism Awards winners announced

The state’s peak tourism organisation, NSW Tourism Industry Council, is excited to announce the winners of the prestigious NSW Tourism Awards for 2023. 

The Great Southern Nights 2023 Taster Series starts next week

The Great Southern Nights 2023 Taster Series starts next week featuring Alex the Astronaut, Dami Im, Thelma Plum, The Temper Trap and more with tickets selling quickly!

Supersized Supercars season opener for Bathurst

Supercars will race into Bathurst in February for a bumper start to the 2024 Championship series, with a 10-day festival of motorsport at the iconic Mount Panorama/Wahluu.

Brooke Boney and Tommy Little co-host the 2023 ARIA Awards

Brooke Boney, and comedian and radio host Tommy Little will co-host the 2023 ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube on Wednesday, 15 November at the Hordern Pavilion.

United Cup 2024 groups revealed

Perth and Sydney will host the world’s best tennis players when the second edition of the United Cup kicks off the Australian summer of tennis in 2024.

Sydney Festival 2024: Bolder Than Ever

The mainstay of Sydney’s high summer season, Sydney Festival, sails back this January with a first class line-up of World Premieres, extraordinary immersive experiences, cutting-edge public art, Australian exclusives, free events, trailblazing First Nations programming and an epic live music offering.

Margaret named NSW restaurant of the year as the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2024 launched

The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2024, featuring the best restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs across NSW and ACT, launches tomorrow after Margaret was named Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year at a chef-studded awards ceremony held in Sydney tonight. Sustainable seafood pioneer, Josh Niland, also took out the coveted Oceania Cruises Chef of the Year award.

IMG announces calendar of fashion events in Sydney for 2024 in partnership with Destination NSW

Australian Fashion Week will take place May 13 – 17, 2024 in Sydney, and the Australian Fashion Laureate will take place in November 2024.

Sydney scores A-League's debut Unite Round

Football fans will be treated to a jam-packed 4-day schedule in January 2024 with the A-League’s first ever Unite Round.

Sydney Opera House launches new film to celebrate 50 years of bravery and creativity

The Sydney Opera House today released a special musical tribute to mark 50 years of bravery, creativity and wonder at the world’s most celebrated cultural landmark.

Revolutionising Cinematic Experience: IMAX Sydney is Opening with Laser Technology and New Seating Options

EVT will open the doors to IMAX Sydney on 11 October, displaying one of the biggest cinema screens in the world. IMAX Sydney’s opening week will include Avatar: The Way of Water and the global launch of TAYLOR SWIFT | THE ERAS TOUR.

W Hotels unveils architectural icon in Australia's harbour city with the opening of W Sydney

W Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of over 30 brands, today announces the highly anticipated opening of W Sydney.

Baz Lurhmann's "Faraway Downs" to world premiere at inaugual SXSW Sydney®

In collaboration with the NSW Government Via Destination NSW, TEG & SXSW® BAZ LUHRMANN’S “FARAWAY DOWNS” TO WORLD PREMIERE AT INAUGURAL SXSW SYDNEY®

The Fullerton Sydney Recognised as #1 Hotel in Australia and New Zealand with Conde Naste Traveller's Reades' Choice Award

Condé Nast Traveller has announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The Fullerton Hotel Sydney recognised as the number one hotel in Australia and New Zealand

Australians In Film + Screen Australia Bring Hollywood Luminaries to SXSW Sydney® 2023

NICOLE KIDMAN, JASON CLARKE, PHILLIP NOYCE Feature in Two Stand Out Conference Sessions Showcasing Australia’s top international screen talent.

SailGP returns to Sydney Harbour for record fifth time next February

The world’s most exciting race on-water – SailGP – returns to Sydney for a record fifth time over the weekend of 24 and 25 February 2024.

Enjoy your day the Paddington way with The Langham, Sydney

Langham Hospitality Group has partnered with the beloved Paddington to offer exclusive travel experiences to guests across the world, with The Langham, Sydney offering exclusive Paddington-themed offerings, including a forthcoming afternoon tea available throughout the months of Spring.

SXSW Sydney® 2023 Screen Festival Program delivers a showcase of the best of Asia Pacific and global screen innovation

New screening announcements include: Saltburn, Stop Making Sense, Ryuichi Sakamoto|Opus and ONEFOUR: Against All Odds

Announcing free public events at Tumbalong Park, the ultimate taste of SXSW Sydney 2023

SXSW Sydney is thrilled to invite everyone to get a taste of what the globally-renowned event has to offer via a series of free activities in the heart of Darling Harbour’s Tumbalong Park. From 15-22 October, Tumbalong Park will be transformed into a vibrant hub of creativity and innovation, featuring captivating events to ignite the imagination, inspire and entertain. 

Introducing star-studded Aussie line-up for return of Great Southern Nights 2024

Alex the Astronaut, Dami Im, Jet, Thelma Plum and The Temper Trap set to light up stages and unite music fans across NSW

Great Southern Nights returns to reignite NSW’s live music scene with 300 live music gigs

The beats of Australia’s best live music will radiate across Sydney and NSW when Great Southern Nights makes its return from 8 to 24 March 2024.

Black Mirror Creator Charlie Brooker joins SXSW Sydney 2023 as Headline Speaker

Sydney, Australia – Thursday 14 September - Creator of mind-bending Netflix anthology series Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, joins SXSW Sydney as a headline speaker at the futurist event taking place for the first time outside of Austin, Texas in October. Revealing humanity’s worst traits, greatest innovations and the darkest side of our future, Black Mirror shocks audiences with every episode.

Honouring 50 Years of Hip Hop with Chance The Rapper

Sydney, Australia – Monday 11 September - This October, multiple GRAMMY Award winner Chance The Rapper will be speaking at South by Southwest Sydney® 2023, a week-long festival in the heart of Sydney.

33 short films announced as part of the Shorts Program at the SXSW Sydney® 2023 Screen Festival

33 short films announced as part of the Shorts Program at the SXSW Sydney® 2023 Screen Festival

Incredible new Tomaree coastal walk in Port Stephens now open

The incredible new 27km Tomaree Coastal Walk, on Worimi Country, is now open and ready for visitors to experience walking the spectacular coastline in Tomaree National Park.

$6.7 million Tomaree Coastal Walk to showcase Port Stephens’ natural beauty and boost regional tourism

The NSW Government is unveiling the Tomaree Coastal Walk, showcasing the magnificent coastline of Tomaree National Park and offering a 27-kilometre walking adventure in the heart of Port Stephens.

The ARIA Awards return 15 November, live from the Hordern Pavilion

Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is thrilled to announce the ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube will return Wednesday, 15 November to celebrate a year of Australian music with a refreshed look and feel.

Broadway's biggest Blockbuster flies into Sydney tonight

Rejoycify! Tonight, the musical phenomenon WICKED begins performances in Australia’s very own Emerald City at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. With huge anticipation and demand, the precinct around the Sydney Lyric has been decorated green to add to the excitement.

TRAIL TOWNS EUROBODALLA EPISODES PREMIERES ON SBS

Cycle tourism program Trail Towns’ Eurobodalla episode debuts on TV screens 4pm Saturday 16 September, on SBS and SBS On Demand.

Julia Garner and Jessica Henwick social thriller THE ROYAL HOTEL announced as the Opening Night film of the inaugural SXSW Sydney® 2023 Screen Festival

Australian Writer and Director Kitty Green to attend Sydney Premiere of The Royal Hotel at Darling Harbour Theatre

NSW delivers a record-breaking FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

Sydney hosted 603,957 footballing fans at the 11 FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM games played in the NSW over the past month – one third of the 1.9 million fans who attended matches during the biggest tournament of its kind to date.

The final was played at Stadium Australia on Sunday night, with the match attracting a sell-out crowd of 75,784 attendees.

Each of the five games played at Stadium Australia – including Australia’s opening match versus Republic of Ireland and the semi-final against England – reached the venue’s maximum tournament capacity.

Volume festival reveals massive free program of music, film and dance

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is excited to reveal the second line-up announcement for the inaugural Volume festival, featuring a massive free program of local and international live music, moving image works and dance performances over 17 days.

WOMEN’S GOLF TO DRIVE A RANGE OF BENEFITS ACROSS REGIONAL NSW

Some of the state’s finest golf courses will be in full swing over the coming months with venues confirmed for the inaugural NSW Open Regional Qualifying Series for women, leading up to major tournaments, the NSW Women’s Open and the Australian Women’s Classic in early 2024.

Game on! Live screens for World Cup fans at Olympic Park

Football fans heading to Saturday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup clash between England and Colombia at Sydney Olympic Park will be able to watch the earlier Australia vs France Quarter Final, with special screens to be set up to show the Matildas game.

Zoe Leonard: Al río / To the River

Zoe Leonard’s Al río / To the River opens this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA Australia), the first major exhibition of the internationally renowned artist’s work in the Southern Hemisphere. Leonard has been in Sydney to install the exhibition and will participate in the opening week program.

G Flip performs floating 270m above Sydney's Blue Mountains

Sydney’s World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains has today become the ultimate stage with music artist G Flip performing atop a cable car 270 metres (885 feet) above its soaring sandstone ridges and Eucalyptus forests.

Art Gallery of New South Wales to showcase largest Kandinsky exhibition ever seen in Australia

This summer, as part of the Sydney International Art Series 2023-24, the Art Gallery of New South Wales will present Kandinsky, a major exhibition exploring the work of one of the most influential and best-loved European modernists, Vasily Kandinsky.

Miss Saigon in final weeks of rehearsal ahead of Sydney Opera House Premiere

Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's award-winning musical Miss Saigon is now in its final weeks of rehearsal as the production prepares to move to the Sydney Opera House stage ahead of its first preview audience, August 17.

Unmissable speakers coming to SXSW Sydney® this October, bringing you the insider knowledge you need to live your best future

Go backstage at Coachella with CEO Paul Tollett. Queer Eye your life with fashion icon Tan France. Build the next Slack with Co-Founder Cal Henderson. Finally figure out AI with futurist Amy Webb.

UFC fans get chance to secure tickets to ultimate Sydney Octagon experience

Fight fans from around Australia and the world can secure their spot at UFC 293 in Sydney when tickets go on sale on Friday.

Expressions of interest now open for Vivid Sydney 2024

Following record-breaking attendance in 2023, Australia's largest festival, Vivid Sydney, is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for its 2024 event program.

Biennale of Sydney announces 2024 exhibition: Ten Thousand Suns

The Biennale of Sydney has today announced the curatorial vision and first 39 artists for the 24th edition, titled Ten Thousand Suns.

CommBank Matildas to open with a Peng-WIN: Sydney’s penguins cast their Women’s World Cup predictions

Sydney’s penguins take to the ice to predict the outcome of the highly anticipated opening Group Stage face-off between Australia and the Republic of Ireland in the nation’s home of football, Sydney.

Fastest marathon field assembled in Australian history for Sydney Marathon

The Sydney Marathon presented by ASICS has today announced the fastest and most decorated elite field for the 2023 Sydney Marathon, to be run on Sunday, 17 September.

SXSW Sydney anchor venue ICC Sydney begins the countdown to future-focused event

Off the back of the successful, star-studded Australian premiere of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One this week, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global, has begun the countdown until the inaugural South by Southwest (SXSW) Sydney 2023 technology and innovation, games, music, screen and culture events.

Fire Up Football Fans! The World’s First Ever Matildas Fan Suite is Coming to Sydney

Exclusive penthouse at The Star Grand Hotel Sydney has been transformed into the ultimate football ‘stay and play’ experience as a homage to Australia’s women’s national football team, the mighty CommBank Matildas.

Sydney hosts FIFA Fan Festival™ to celebrate FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

Sydney, 29 June 2023: As the world counts down to the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup match on Australian soil on 20th July, for those who can’t get enough of the action, FIFA and Destination NSW are hosting the FIFA Fan Festival™ in Sydney’s CBD.

2023 NSW SOMMELIER’S WINE LIST AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The top category winners in the 2023 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards, run by the NSW Wine Industry Association (NSW Wine), were announced last night (Tuesday 27 June) at NSW Parliament House.

Football fans celebrate on the Sydney Harbour Bridge to mark 25 days to go until the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™

Over 4000 football-loving fans joined in on the festival of football on the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Vivid Sydney biggest on record

Vivid Sydney, Australia’s biggest festival hit its biggest attendance record in history boasting a crowd of more than 3.28 million.

MCA Australia opens a major new collection display: Artists in Focus

Visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA Australia) will have a very different experience when they visit the Museum’s collection gallery reopening with Artists in Focus on 16 June 2023.

SXSW SYDNEY ANNOUNCES GAMES FESTIVAL INCLUDING LEADING INTERNATIONAL ESPORTS TOURNAMENT INTEL® EXTREME MASTERS

And unveils plans for Indie Games Showcase, XR Showcase, Tabletop Festival, Investment Summit, Student Showcase and other features.

Nominees for the 63rd TV Week Logie Awards Revealed

Nominees for the 63rd TV WEEK Logie Awards were announced this morning at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, at an event hosted by Seven’s Kylie Gillies, Nine’s Sylvia Jeffreys and Network 10’s Tristan MacManus

Vivid Sydney and WWF-Australia unite to save Australia's wildlife and wild places

In the final days of Australia’s largest festival, Vivid Sydney, attendees are being reminded of the importance of supporting the event’s official charity partner, World Wildlife Fund Australia, to ensure the survival of Australia’s iconic animals and landscapes.

Sydney Marathon sets the stage for Australia’s largest ever marathon

Sydney Marathon sets the stage for Australia’s largest ever marathon as registrations surge

NSW welcomes FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM trophy

Football fans across NSW will get the chance to share in the exciting build-up to next month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 following the launch of the NSW leg of the tournament’s Trophy Tour today by NSW Premier Chris Minns.

National Indigenous Art Fair unveils festival line-up

Sydney: get ready for two uniquely immersive days of Indigenous art, design, food, performances and culture at the National Indigenous Art Fair, 1 - 2 July 2023, at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on Gadigal Land in The Rocks.

Sydney Harbour Bridge to transform into the ultimate festival of football to celebrate the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023™

Fans encouraged to register now to be part of the milestone event on June 25

Vivid Sydney 2023 lights up its greatest festival yet

Vivid Sydney has kicked off its 13th year with a spectacular opening night that included a powerful Welcome to Country, fireworks, beams across the harbour, drones and a very poignant Lighting of the Sails at the Sydney Opera House.

How You Know It's Disney - Without Saying It's Disney

The people have spoken. The chef listened. Once Upon A Time (chapter 4) is BACK!

UFC secured for Sydney, coup for NSW tourism and events economy

The NSW Government has secured a series of mega events for Sydney through a partnership with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world’s premier mixed martials arts organisation.

Wanderer Festival releases stellar line-up

Wanderer Festival releases a stellar line-up with the unstoppable Ocean Alley joining The Jungle Giants, Spiderbait, Kevin Morby, Lisa Mitchell and more previously announced talent for what is shaping up to be another epic Wanderer Festival in Pambula Beach this September.

Ruva Ngwenya, star of Tina – the Tina Turner musical is on top of the world

On the eve of opening, Ruva Ngwenya, star of Tina – the Tina Turner musical is on top of the world as she pays homage to Tina Turner!

Deni Ute Muster 2023 - Around the Grounds entertainment announcement

2023 Deni Ute Muster: Around the Grounds entertainment announcement. Jam packed entertainment throughout the day. #DeniUteMuster

Sydney marathon breaking new ground with two new Australian championship events

The Sydney Marathon has today announced two new Australian Championship events, open to athletes across Australia.  The inaugural Australian Age Group Marathon Championships and the Australian Clubs Marathon Championships will be added to the traditional Australian Open Marathon Championships at this year's Sydney Marathon on Sunday, 17 September 2023.

All-star chef and restaurant line-up announced for inaugural Vivid Food

Vivid Sydney's brand-new pillar, Vivid Food, has delivered a sizzling smorgasbord of a program for its inaugural year. International culinary greats and homegrown superstars, combined with iconic dining establishments and pop-up foodie experiences, are set to deliver all the ingredients to make Vivid Food a feast for all the senses.

Jennifer Coolidge & Creator of The White Lotus Mike White headline Vivid Sydney

In one of the biggest announcements in its 13-year history, Vivid Sydney has today revealed that creator, writer and director of The White Lotus, Mike White, and star of the series, Jennifer Coolidge, have been added to the festival’s program for 2023.

Sydney Brings The Beat To FIFA Women’s World Cup Celebrations

There are just 100 days until the kick-off of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM and today hundreds of football fans will unite in Sydney to celebrate the milestone for the global event.

‘Unity Beat’ launched to celebrate 100 days until FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

The countdown to kick-off in the biggest women’s sporting event in the world is officially on, with today, Tuesday 11 April, marking 100 Days to Go until the ball starts rolling at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™.
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