Sydney

Introduction

Sydney is Australia´s oldest and biggest city. It is the gateway to Australia and has one of the world´s most stunning and most photographed harbours. It is home to more than 4.5 million inhabitants of many different nationalities. The world famous Opera House and Bondi Beach are familiar sights to a lot of people, even without ever having visited the country down under. And of course their Aboriginal ancestors, the history of which is becoming more and more important for the people of tomorrow.

Language Spoken

The language spoken in Australia is English.

Currency

The currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar . 1 GBP = [CCExhange base="GBP" currency="AUD"] AUD*

Time Zone

The time zone in Sydney is EST (Eastern Standard Time) or GMT + 11 hours

International Dialing Codes

The country code for Australia is 61 and the code for Sydney is 2. Then the local number.

Climate

Sydney enjoys a temperate climate with a mild winter, and has more than 340 sunny days a year. Average minimum temperatures in the winter months of June through to August is around 9 degrees Celsius. The summer season is from December through to February.

Emergency Numbers

The general emergency number for police, fire and ambulance is: 000

Public Transport Information

Getting around Sydney is easy. The transport system includes buses, a rail network and ferries and then there are of course taxis.

Airport Code

The airport code for Sydney International Airport is SYD. The airport is located 8km from the city centre and can be easily reached by rail and road. Bus transfers are also available.

And Another Thing...

Sydney wanted to be the capital of Australia, but was refused, because the city was founded in 1788 by convicts coming from England.