About Sydney

With a population of more than 5 million, Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is the most populated city in Australia. Sydney’s population is diverse consisting of cosmopolitan and international influences making it one of the highly ranked cities worldwide. Sydney possesses sandy beaches, national parks, stunning architecture and world class entertainment making it a vibrant, dynamic and safe city to visit as well as live in.

 Some general facts –

  • Sydney covers an area of 12 000 square kilometers including the Blue Mountains to the west, all suburbs up to Wyong and Gosford to the north and Wollondilly to the south.
  • Sydney’s temperature ranges from a moderate average winter of 9 and a maximum of 17 degrees Celsius to a peak summer maximum average of 26 degrees Celsius .
  • Sydney’s population has a diverse ethnic mix with half of its residents born overseas and over 30% of residents speak a language other than English. Sydney is also home to one of  the largest communities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
  • Sydney is home to Australia’s two world renowned major icons the Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Opera House both located in Circular Quay in Sydney’s Central Business District.
  • Sydney is the major economic driver of the Australian economy with approximately one quarter of the Australian national GDP
  • Sydney has hosted multiple international sporting events including the 2000 Summer Olympic Games.

For further information please visit www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au


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The USQ Sydney Education Centre in association with Canterbury Institute of Technology (CIT), facilitates a number of USQ undergraduate and postgraduate programs from the Faculty of Business and Law at its facilities.

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