Central Business District (CBD)

Sydney Central Business District

The Central Business District (CBD) is the main commercial center of Sydney. It’s an area with skyscrapers, shopping malls, major streets, cultural institutions and parks.

What’s in the CBD

Sydney Opera House
– major streets (George Street, Pitt Street, King Street, Liverpool Street)
Pitt Street Mall: Sydney’s main shopping street
– Skyscrapers: Sydney Tower (309m), Governor Phillip Tower, MLC Centre, World Tower
– Circular Quay (ferry terminal, train, buses)
– museums: Powerhouse Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australian Museum
– parks: Hyde Park, The Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens
– Darling Harbour (recreation, leisure)
– Chinatown

Transportation in the CBD

– City Circle: underground railway lines through the CBD to the suburbs
– Circular Quay : ferries to Sydney’s suburbs and Darling Harbour
– Central Station train to suburbs, airport, light rail stop
– monorail : Darling Harbour, convention centres and city centre