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Sydney is located at the southeast coast of Australia; it is the capital of New South Wales, also the most populous city in Australia. Sydney lies in the coastal basin which is situated between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Blue Mountains to the west; it enjoys the world's biggest natural harbor – Port Jackson, as well as over 70 harbors and beaches, including the famous Bondi Beach. Sydney is the largest city in Australia, and the center of commerce, trade, finance, tourism and culture as well.

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Sydney is just like a bright-colored kaleidoscope which shows another color if you turn it to another angle and presents another charm if look back. Not only the pearl of Sydney harbor – the world famous Sydney Opera House seats here, but also the elegant and mysterious Blue Mountains does. Here, fresh air is waiting for you, and lovely koala is longing for an intimate contact with you.

Nickname: Sydney

Climate: Subtropical humid climate

Language: English

Area code: 61 (country code) 2 (city code)

Postcode: nsw2000e

Region: Southeast coast of Australia

Emergency call: Police/ambulance/fire:000; phone number query station 12344

Currency: Australian dollar

Monetary exchange rate: 1 U.S. dollar = 0.96 AUD 1 euro = 1.38 AUD (subject to current rate)

Embassy Official Website:


  • Australian Embassy, Immigration Section

Tel:(010) 5140 4424 
Fax:(010) 5140 4164 
Add.:21 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Beijing 100600, China 
Postal/Zip Code:100600

District:Beijing municipality,  Tianjin municipality or Hebei province

  • Australian Consulate General Shanghai

Tel: (021)6279 8098 
Add.: Australian Consulate General Shanghai, Visa Office, Suite 401 Shanghai Centre 1376 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai
Postal/Zip Code: 200040

District:Shanghai, Chongqing, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Henan, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Gansu, Qinghai, Xinjiang and Tibet

  • Australian Consulate General Guangzhou

Tel: (020) 38140250 
Fax: (020) 38140251 
Add.: Level 12, Development Centre, No.3 Linjiang Da Dao, Zhujiang New City, Tianhe District, Guangzhou ,China
Postal/Zip Code: 510623 

District:Guangdong, Fujian, Hunan, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, and Hainan