January 11, 2018

People from all cities in Australia and around the world know Sydney to be a hit for shopping. From fashion to food and everything in between, shopping in Sydney has something for everyone. We’ve put together some of our favourite shopping destinations in the New South Wales capital that will satisfy any type of shopper / bag carrier.


World Square

Conveniently located across the road from Ibis Sydney World Square, it goes without saying that your first stop should be World Square Shopping Centre.

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.

World Square has an abundance of options for dining. Burger Project, Bavarian Bier Cafè, Dumpling Avenue, Grill'd, Guzman Y Gomez and Hero Sushi to name a few.

  • By Foot: Walking distance from Ibis World Square
  • By Train: Midway between Central & Town Hall Stations
  • By Bus: Stops surrounding World Square
  • By Light Rail: Capitol Square stop close by

Pitt St Mall - Location: Pitt Street, Sydney CBD

One of the most popular and recognisable shopping precincts in Sydney, Pitt St Mall has it all. Designer brands to casual urban wear and international retail giants including H&M, Uniqlo, Gap and Topshop, as well as popular stores 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.

Some eateries include Zeus Street Greek, Ragu Pasta & Wine Bar, Charlie & Co. Burgers and the famous Sydney Tower Dining

  • By Train: St James, Martin Place & Town Hall Stations are close by
  • By Bus: Stops on York, King, Castlereagh and Market Streets


Queen Victoria Building - Location: 455 George Street, Sydney CBD

Built in 1898, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) has remained in the same location for over 120 years. A beautiful building to admire and 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.

The QVB also features some great savoury and sweet dining options such as Haigh's Chocolates, Starbucks, Yama Japanese Cafe & Restaurant and Chatime

  • By Train: Town Hall & Wynyard Stations nearby
  • By Bus: Multiple stops nearby


Harbourside Shopping Centre - Location: 231/2-10 Darling Drive, Sydney

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. Harbourside includes a number of retail and gift shops spread over two levels as well as a popular food court and waterfront dining strip. 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 it is food that you're after you'll find Baskin Robbins, Hard Rock Café, San Churro, Thai Foon, Toros Tapas & Bar, Waterfront Grill, Pancakes on the Rocks and many more popular fast food restaurants.

  • 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 and Ibis World Square


Market City & Paddy's Markets - Location: 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket

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 bargain hunters or picking up some Australian souvenirs. If all that walking around has made you hungry, Market City has many options to curb that craving. Gozleme, Hakata-Maru Ramen and Happy Chef are some eateries or you could explore Chinatown for authentic Asian cuisine.

  • 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 Foot: Walking distance from Ibis World Square


Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre - Location: 19 Roseby Street, Drummoyne

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 at Birkenhead feature Blossom Café, Cafe Birkenhead, Gloria Jean's Coffee, Gozleme Turkish House and Lindt

  • By Bus: Victoria Road stop, 5 minute walk
  • By Taxi: Rank on Roseby Street
  • By Water Taxi: Marina located outside of centre
  • By Car: Onsite parking


DFO Homebush - Location: 3-5 Underwood Road, Homebush

Sydney’s largest and most popular outlet store, Direct Factory Outlet's (DFO) has a number of high-class brands and department outlet 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 Authentic Factory Outlet, Ben Sherman, Billabong, Bonds Outlet, Bose, Coach Factory, Calvin Klein Underwear, Cue, Glassons, Lacoste, Lululemon Athletica and Polo Ralph Lauren. There are multiple small food courts in the outlet that include Mad Mex, Oporto, Subway, Noah's Café, Oliver Brown Belgian Chocolate Café and Sahara Grill

  • 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