Sydney Shopping Guide

We break down some of the best shopping destinations in the popular New South Wales capital.

Shopping in Sydney provides a mecca for lovers of all things fashion, food and everything in between. A hot spot for the latest trends in both male and female markets, Sydney is paving the way for aspiring fashionistas and fashion enthusiasts. People from around the country and around the world know Sydney to be a hit for shopping, so we decided to break down some of the best destinations to shop up a storm around the city and in its suburbs. Successfully mixing high fashion brands with department stores and classic Australian brands, Sydney truly has it all when it comes to shopping.

Westfield Sydney CBD

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CBD

Pitt Street Mall

One of the most popular and recognisable shopping precincts in the Sydney, Pitt Street Mall has it all. Featuring a number of different stores including international retail giants H&M, Uniqlo, Gap and Topshop, as well as popular stores Seed, Sheike, Country Road, Rodd & Gunn and Sportsgirl. You'll also find Cotton On, Cue, Zimmermann, Forever 21, Lorna Jane, Ralph Lauren and Sephora. There are also a number of small shopping centres and arcades branching off from the Mall itself so you can easily spend an entire day browsing all of the different stores and centres.

Pitt Street Mall Sydney
Eateries
  • Wagamama
  • Starbucks
  • Guzman Y Gomez
  • Chatime
  • Boost Juice
Getting There
  • By Train: Martin Place & St James Stations close by
  • By Bus: Stops on York, King, Castlereagh and Market Streets
  • By Foot: Walking distance from Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and Martin Place

Westfield Sydney

The main shopping centre off Pitt Street Mall, Westfield Sydney is home to a number of popular department stores including David Jones and Myer as well as a food court filled with some well known eateries. Some of the other shops in the centre include high fashion brands Givenchy, MaxMara, Chanel and Calvin Klein as well as popular clothing chains Peter Alexander, Gap, Nike, Cotton On and tech and homeware brands JB HiFi and Bed, Bath & Table. Access to the shopping centre is via Pitt Street Mall or Market Street.

Eateries
  • Mad Mex
  • Roll'd
  • Guzman Y Gomez
  • Zues Street Greek
  • Ragu Pasta & Wine Bar
  • Charlie & Co. Burgers
  • Sydney Tower Dining
Getting There
  • By Train: St James, Martin Place & Town Hall Stations close by
  • By Bus: Multiple stops nearby
  • By Bike: Bike racks located on Market Street
  • By Car: Valet parking + regular onsite parking
Trading Hours
  • Monday - Wednesday + Friday & Saturday: 9:30am-6:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am - 9pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Parking
  • 0-1hrs: Weekday $29 / Weekend $20
  • 1-2hrs: Weekday $55 / Weekend $20
  • 2-3hrs: Weekday $65 / Weekend $25
  • 3-8hrs: Weekday $75 / Weekend $35
  • 8+hrs: Weekday $90 / Weekend $35
  • Night (after 6pm): $15
  • Overnight: $90
  • Early Bird (enter before 8:30am; exit 4:30pm-7:30pm): $35

Queen Victoria Building

A beautiful building to admire, Queen Victoria Building has been standing in the same place since 1898. Now a bustling shopping quarter, QVB is filled with a number of high fashion brands and more including Camilla, Rodd & Gunn, Gorman, Bunda Boutique, MJ Bale, Coach and Fossil. More affordable brands include Cue, Asics, Lush, Lorna Jane, Topshop, Kikki K, Country Road and Victoria's Secret.

Queen Victoria Building
Eateries
  • Zumbo Patisserie
  • Doughnut Time
  • Haigh's Chocolates
  • Starbucks
  • Yama Japanese Cafe & Restaurant
  • Chatime
  • Metropole Cafe
  • Sushi Hub
Trading Hours

Lower Ground & Ground

  • Monday - Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 9am-6pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 9pm
  • Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Level 1 & 2

  • Monday - Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 9pm
  • Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Getting There
  • By Train: Town Hall & Wynyard Stations nearby
  • By Bus: Multiple stops nearby
  • By Foot: Walking distance from Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Martin Place
  • By Car: Onsite parking
Parking

Weekdays

  • 0-0.5hrs: $7
  • 0.5-1hrs: $24
  • 1-1.5hrs: $38
  • 1.5-2hrs: $46
  • 2-3hrs: $56
  • 3+hrs/Lost Ticket: $64

Night Rates (enter after 5pm; exit before 1am)

  • Sun-Wed: $12
  • Thur-Sat: $15

Weekend/Public Holidays

  • 0-1hr: $7
  • 1-2hrs: $16
  • 2-3hrs: $21
  • 3hrs: $25

Early Bird (enter 8am-9:30am; exit 3pm-7:30pm)

  • Mon-Fri: $24
  • Super Early Bird (Enter 6am-8am) $19

The Strand Arcade

Another centre branching off from Pitt Street Mall, The Strand Arcade is a Victorian-style building in the heart of the CBD. Delivering shoppers with a unique and exclusive experience as it houses only a select number of stores and eateries. Here you will find tech giant JB HiFi, cosmetic giant Mecca Cosmetica and high end clothing retailers Aje, Dion Lee, Lover, Scanlan Theodore and Manning Cartell as well as Strandbags and Eternal Bride.

Eateries
  • Haigh's Chocolate
  • Penodlino
  • Taka Tea Garden
  • The Nut Shop
Getting There
  • By Train: Martin Place, Town Hall, St James & Wynyard Stations close by
  • By Bus: Stops located close by
Trading Hours
  • Monday to Wednesday + Friday: 9am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 9pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 4pm
  • Sunday: 11am - 4pm

World Square

An iconic precinct, World Square is a go-to destination for shopping and dining with a number of popular clothing stores and eateries all located in one convenient place. You'll be able to browse clothing stores such as Cue, G-Star Raw, Calvin Klein Jeans, General Pants Co., Forever New and Superdry, pick up some new shoes from Nine West, stock up on cosmetics from Blush Cosmetics and The Face Shop or even get a makeover from Toni & Guy. You could easily spend the whole day browsing, trying on, buying and eating.

Eateries
  • Boost Juice
  • Burger Project
  • Coles
  • Bavarian Bier Cafè
  • Dumpling Avenue
  • Grill'd
  • Guzman Y Gomez
  • Hero Sushi
  • Miracle Asian Supermarket
  • Pie Face
Trading Hours
  • Monday to Wednesday: 10am - 7pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 9pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 10am - 7pm
  • Sunday/Public Holidays: 11am - 5pm
Getting There
  • By Train: Midway between Central & Town Hall Stations
  • By Bus: Stops surrounding World Square
  • By Light Rail: Capitol Square stop close by
  • By Car: Onsite parking
Parking

Monday - Friday

  • 0-1hrs: $15
  • 1-2hrs: $30
  • 2-3hrs: $45
  • 3-4hrs: $60
  • 4-5hrs: $75
  • 5+hrs: $89
  • Lost Ticket: $90
  • All day flat rate $40

Evening

  • 0-0.5hrs: $5
  • 0.5-1hr: $15
  • 1+hrs: $29

Weekend

  • 0-0.5hrs: $5
  • 0.5-1hr: $10
  • 1-2hrs: $15
  • 2+hrs: $20

The Rocks Precinct

If you're chasing handmade goods, boutique clothing stores, bakeries and luxury designs then you should be heading to The Rocks. With the tagline 'markets over malls, fashion over fads' you're sure to grab yourself a bespoke piece to treasure. The precinct features stores such as DFS Galleria Sydney for duty free shopping, Joe Bananas for handmade, Australian designed menswear, MCA Store which is the Museum of Contemporary Art shop, and Opal Strike selling beautiful opal jewellery. The Rocks Markets are also a popular drawing card with a number of local vendors selling clothing, jewellery, souvenirs and more you're sure to find something you like. The markets are held on weekends from 10am until 5pm with a special foodie market on Fridays from 9am until 3pm.

Eateries
  • Baker's Oven
  • Appetito
  • Barcycle Cafe & Store
  • Cafe Danieli
  • Creperie Suzette
  • Dare
  • Eastbank Cafe-Bar-Pizzeria
  • Gelatissimo The Rocks
  • Pancakes On The Rocks
  • The Australian Heritage Hotel
Trading Hours

Opening hours depend on inidividual stores - check with retailers for their hours.

Getting There
  • By Train: Circular Quay & Wynyard Stations nearby
  • By Bus: Bridge Street Stop nearby
  • By Foot: 15 minute walk from Town Hall; 10 minute walk from Wynyard Station; 2 minute walk from Circular Quay
  • By Car: Secure parking stations nearby
Parking

There are numerous car parks located in the vicinity, each with different opening hours and parking rates. Check with the inidividual companies for prices.

  • Wilsons Parking, Quay West: 11 Harrington Street
  • Wilsons Parking, Clocktower: 55 Harrington Street
  • Secure Parking: 121 Harrington Street
  • Wilsons Parking: 155 George Street

Chifley Plaza

Located in the Sydney CBD, Chifley Plaza is a commercial office tower with a small selection of retail shops. Here you'll find stores such as MJ Bale, Rodd & Gunn, Aquila, Chifley Shoe Worx, Argy's Tailoring and Alterations and Karen Gee. There are also a number of dining options located in the business tower making it the perfect location for a midday shop while grabbing a bite to eat.

Eateries
  • Azuma
  • Avenue on Chifley
  • Stock Market Kitchen (food court)
Trading Hours

Centre

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am - 4pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Food Court

  • Monday to Friday: 8am - 3pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Getting There
  • By Train: Martin Place, Wynyard & St James Stations nearby
  • By Bus: Elizabeth, Castlereagh and Bent Street stops nearby
  • By Taxi: Taxi rank on Phillip Street
  • By Foot: Walking distance from various places in CBD
  • By Car: Parking via Bent Street near Macquarie Street
Parking

Weekdays

  • 0-0.5hrs: $12
  • 1.5-1hrs: $28
  • 1-2hrs: $47
  • 2-3hrs: $58
  • 3-4hrs: $69
  • 4+hrs: $78
  • 5pm-9:30pm: $18 flat rate
  • Prebook online $30 a day

Weekends

  • Saturday: 0-2hrs: FREE
  • Saturday: 2+hrs: $15
  • Sunday: $10 flat rate

Scooters & Motorbikes

  • Monday-Saturday: $14 flat rate

Darling Harbour

Harbourside Shopping Centre

Located on beautiful Darling Harbour, Harbourside Shopping Centre is a great place to do some shopping, grab a bite to eat and entertain the whole family. With a number of retail shops spread over two levels as well as a popular food court and waterfront dining strips with a number of different cuisines and entertainment facilities to keep all ages occupied, you're sure to find something to tickle your fancy. In terms of entertainment, the centre is home to 9D Action Cinemas, Kingpin Bowling, Racecentre and M9 Laser Skirmish. If shopping if what you're after you'll find Cotton On, Giordano, Glue, Valleygirl, Tarocash, YD and Temt for the men and women and Cotton On Kids and Between The Flags for the young ones.

Eateries
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Grill'd
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Mad Mex
  • San Churro
  • Thai Foon
  • Toros Tapas & Bar
  • Waterfront Grill
  • Pancakes on the Rocks
  • Boost Juice
  • Georgies Spuds & Snags
  • McDonald's
  • KFC
  • Subway
Trading Hours
  • Monday to Sunday: 10am - 9pm
Getting There
  • By Light Rail: Convention Centre Stop located behind carpark
  • By Ferry: Stops located right in the harbour
  • By Bus: Various stops in surrounding streets
  • By Foot: Walking distance from the CBD
  • By Car: Paid parking under the Novotel
Parking
  • 0-0.5hrs: $5
  • 0.5-1hr: $15
  • 1-2hrs: $25
  • 2-3hrs: $29
  • 3+hrs: $35
  • Spend $40+ in stores & receive $14 flat rate parking

Pyrmont

The Star

The Star is the second largest casino in Australia and in addition to the gambling, it is a popular dining and shopping precinct. Offering a high class experience, you'll find luxury brands such as Calvin Klein Jeans, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Chanel, G-Star Raw and Moda Emporio. In terms of dining, the casino is home to a mix of fine dining, causal dining and take away options so you can have your choice as to which dining experience you have.

Eateries
  • Harvest Buffet
  • Food Quarter
  • Pizzaperta
  • Sokyo
  • Fat Noodle
  • Fuel
  • Ribs & Burgers
  • Adriano Zumbo Patissier
  • Pulse Express
Trading Hours

Depends on individual stores

Getting There
  • By Light Rail: Services to The Star run 7 days a week every 10-15 minutes weekley and every 30 mins from 11pm-6am
  • By Bus: Route 389 operates from North Bondi to Pyrmont
  • By Ferry: The Star stop is close by
  • By Foot: Short 15 minute walk from Town Hall over Pyrmont Bridge
  • By Bike: Racks located on carpark level 3
  • By Taxi: Onsite taxi ranks
  • By Car: Secure onsite parking
Parking
  • Free parking when you spend $15+ at participating eateries
  • Parking in 6 hour blocks
  • 11am-5pm: Mon-Thurs $15 / Fri-Sun $20
  • 5pm-11pm: Mon-Thurs $20 / Fri-Sun $25

Glebe

Broadway Shopping Centre

A large shopping centre just on the outskirts of the CBD, Broadway Shopping Centre has it all. With a number of popular department, retail, technology and accessory stores including Adairs, Bonds, Dymocks, H&M, Kmart, Target, Apple Store, Cotton On, EB Games, JB HiFi, Marcs, Sephora and Victoria's Secret. Combine all of these awesome shopping opportunities with the delicious dining precinct and you could easily lose a whole day wandering around this centre.

Eateries
  • Aldi
  • Coles
  • Cicco Chocalaterie
  • Gelato Heaven
  • Guzman Y Gomez
  • Grill'd
  • My Donut Box
  • Nando's
  • Hero Sushi
Trading Hours
  • Monday to Wednesday + Friday: 10am - 8pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 9pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 6pm
  • Sunday + Public Holidays: 10pm - 6pm
Getting There
  • By Train: Central Station close by
  • By Bus: Broadway & City Road stops across from centre
  • By Light Rail: Glebe & Central Both 15 minute walk from centre
  • By Bike: Secure bike blocks on North Carpark ground floor
  • By Car: 1665+ parking spots in multi-level carpark
Parking
  • 0-2hrs: FREE
  • 2-3hrs: $5.40
  • 3-4hrs: $10.80
  • 4-5hrs: $18.90
  • 5-6hrs: $27
  • 6-7hrs: $35.10
  • 7-8hrs: $43.20
  • 8+hrs: $51.30
  • Students Mon-Fri: $16 flat rate

Haymarket

Market City & Paddy's Markets

Located in the heart of Sydney's Chinatown, Market City and Sydney's famous Paddy's Markets are a combine shopping experience you must try. Blending Asian culture with Asian grocery, fashion and factory outlets you could wander around the centre and the markets for hours. Here you'll find a number of stores including Authentic Factory Outlet, Converse, Bonds Outlet, Cotton On, Dotti, Espirit, Platypus and Watch World Australia. The centre occupies floors one to three while Paddy's Markets is spread out over the ground floor. While you wander around the markets you'll find fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers, homewares, clothing, jewellery and technology. The markets are great for browsing and picking up some Australian souvenirs.

Eateries
  • Chatime
  • Gloria Jean's Coffees
  • Gozleme
  • Hakata-Maru Ramen
  • Happy Chef
  • New Zealand Natural
  • Nando's
  • The Coffee Club
Trading Hours
  • Monday - Wednesday + Friday - Sunday: 10am - 7pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Getting There
  • By Train: 5 minute walk from Central Station; 10 minute walk from Town Hall Station
  • By Light Rail: Haymarket Stop directly outside centre
  • By Bus: 5 minute walk from Railway Square Bus Interchange
  • By Car: 600+ secure off-street car parks
Parking
  • 0-0.5hr: $7
  • 0.5-1hr: $17
  • 1-2hrs: $24
  • 2-3hrs: $29
  • 3-4hrs: $33
  • 4+hrs: $37
  • Night Rates (after 5pm) Fri + Sat $13 / Sun-Thurs $11
  • Student Rate Mon-Fri $20
  • Early Bird (entre 6am-10am; exit 4pm-8pm) $20

Bondi Junction

Westfield Bondi Junction

Another Westfield shopping centre, this one is located in the popular suburb of Bondi Junction. A mecca for all things fashion, here you'll find some of the latest trends at some of the hottest stores. Mixing high end fashion with popular affordable brands there is something for all budgets at this shopping centre. While wandering around the multi-level centre you'll find stores such as Lulu Lemon, Bardot Junior, Collette, Glassons, Chanel, H&M, RM Williams, Target, Country Road, Topshop Topman, David Jones, Dion Lee, Zara, Dior, Nike, Myer and JB HiFi. There is also a giant food court with a number of delicious options as well as an Event Cinemas for those who want to relax and catch a flick between shopping sessions.

Eateries
  • Boost Juice
  • Chatime
  • Coles
  • Jamaica Blue
  • Max Brenner
  • Woolworths
  • Schnitz
  • Baker's Delight
  • Salsa's
Trading Hours
  • Monday - Wednesday + Saturday: 9:30am - 6pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am - 9pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 7pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Getting There
  • By Train: T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line to Bondi Junction
  • By Bus: Bondi Junction bus interchange located a short distance away
  • By Taxi: Rank located on Grosvenor Street
  • By Bike: Racks located at Oxford Street entrance
  • By Car: Four onsite carparks
Parking
  • 0-2hrs: FREE
  • 2-2.5hrs: $8
  • 2.5-3hrs: $10
  • 3-3.5hrs: $15
  • 3.5-4hrs: $20
  • 4-5hrs: $25
  • 5-5.5hrs: $30
  • 5.5-6hrs: $35
  • 6-6.5hrs: $40
  • 6.5-7hrs: $45
  • Max daily rate: $50
  • Overnight fee: $80

Drummoyne

Birkenhead Point OUtlet Centre

Home to over 120 outlet stores, Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre is a mecca for all things shopping. Featuring some of the most popular Australian brands at low, outlet prices you're sure to nab yourself a bargain! Some of the shops include Adairs, Asics, Armani Outlet, Converse Authentic Factory Outlet, Gap, Lorna Jane, Bonds OUtlet, Polo Ralph Lauren, Cotton On Mega, Tommy Hilfiger, Country Road, Spotlight, Sunburn, Witchery and The North Face.

Eateries
  • Aldi
  • Blossom Cafe
  • Coles
  • Cafe Birkenhead
  • Donut King
  • Gloria Jean's Coffee
  • Gozleme Turkish House
  • Lindt
  • Muffin Break
  • Top Juice
Trading Hours
  • Monday - Wednesday + Friday: 10am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 7:30pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Getting There
  • By Bus: Victoria Road stop 5 minute walk away
  • By Taxi: Rank on Roseby Street
  • By Water Taxi: Marina located outside of centre
  • By Car: Onsite parking
Parking
  • 0-3hr: Free
  • 3-3.5hrs: $5
  • 3.5-4hrs: $8
  • 4-4.5hrs: $10
  • 4.5-5hrs: $12
  • 5-5.5hrs: $15
  • 5.5-6hrs: $20
  • 6-6.5hrs: $25
  • 6.5-7hrs: $30
  • 7+hrs: $40
  • Lost Ticket: $40

Homebush

DFO Homebush

The Sydney strand of the popular Direct Factory Outlet's, here you'll find the outlet stores of a number of high-class brands and department stores. Great for browsing discounted, last chance stock as opposed to shopping full priced items at the other popular locations. Featuring a number of great brands such as Converse Auhentic Factory Outlet, Bed, Bath N Table, Ben Sherman, Billabong, Bonds OUtlet, Bose, Coach Factory, Calvin Klein Underwear, Cue, Glassons, Lacoste, Lululemon Athletica and Polo Ralph Lauren.

Eateries
  • Boost Juice
  • Mad Mex
  • Muffin Break
  • Oporto
  • Subway
  • Michel's Patisserie
  • Noah's Cafe
  • Oliver Brown Belgian Chocolate Cafe
  • Sahara Grill
Trading Hours
  • Monday - Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Getting There
  • By Bus: Routes 525, 526 to the Underwood Road stop
  • By Train: Strathfield Station nearby + buses
  • By Taxi: Rank located at the northern end of the building
  • By Car: Onsite parking
Parking
  • 0-2hr: Free
  • 2-3hrs: $5
  • 3-4hrs: $10
  • 4-5hrs: $20
  • 5-6hrs: $30
  • 6+hrs: $40

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