Sydney, Australia Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 180
Total Sleeping Rooms 36,800
Largest Exhibit Space 25,000 Sq. Mtr.
Average Hotel Room Rate AUD $218
Average Daily Meal Cost AUD $152
Average Weekly Car Rental AUD $367

Sydney, Australia Key Stats for Meeting Planners

Time Zone: E. Australia Time (AEST)
Convention Center(s):
Hotel at Convention Center? No
Airport(s): Destination Type(s):
  • Beach Destination
  • Smoke-free Restaurants
  • Historic Destination
  • Special Event Venues
  • 941
  • Population
  • 4,575,532
  • Restaurants
  • 466
  • Country Code
  • 61
  • Sales Tax
  • 10.00%
  • Currency
  • Australian Dollar
  • Standard Tipping Practice
  • 10%
  • Electricity
  • 240V / 50Hz
  • Official Languages
  • English
Credit Cards and Travelers Cheques widely accepted? Yes

All average costs based on U.S. Government Per Diem rates as published by the U.S. General Services Administration.

Cities Near Sydney, Australia

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Gosford, NSW 74 km 1 hr 9 min n/a N/A
Wollongong, NSW 85 km 1 hr 25 min n/a N/A
Katoomba, NSW 102 km 1 hr 49 min n/a N/A
Newcastle, NSW 159 km 2 hr 15 min 11 hr 25 min AUD $213+
Canberra, ACT 287 km 3 hr 37 min 55 min AUD $136+
Melbourne, VIC 885 km 5+ hrs 1 hr 30 min AUD $145+
Brisbane, QLD 926 km 5+ hrs 1 hr 25 min AUD $145+

Sydney, Australia Climate Information

JanFeb MarApr MayJun JulAug SepOct NovDec
Avg. High (°C) 26 26 25 22 20 17 16 17 20 22 23 25
Avg. Low (°C) 18 18 17 13 10 8 6 7 10 12 15 17
Rec. High (°C) 42 42 41 35 30 26 26 31 35 38 43 43
Rec. Low (°C) 9 11 7 6 2 1 - 1 2 5 6 8
Rainfall (cm) 10.0 11.0 13.0 10.0 9.0 13.0 6.0 5.0 5.0 7.0 8.0 7.0

Sydney has a temperate climate with warm summers, mild winters and a high proportion of sunny days, all an effect of the city's proximity to the ocean. The warmest month is January with average temperatures between 19°C to 26°C. Winters are mild with temperatures rarely dropping below 5°C in coastal areas. The coldest month is July, with temperatures averaging 12°C.

Rainfall is relatively evenly divided between summer and winter, but tends to be slightly higher during the first half of the year when easterly winds dominate. The average annual rainfall is 121.9 cm, seen over about 138 days a year. The best time to visit is during October, November and December, when temperatures are mild but rainfall has not reached its heaviest.

 
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