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Sydney: Largest city in Australia
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,230,330 and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.

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NSW 'mega fire' could burn for weeks

Firefighters say rain is the best hope of putting out the massive Gospers Mountain "mega fire" near the outskirts of Sydney.
SBS - Published

Fears grow about Sydney after Australia fires merge into giant blaze

Bushfires fanned by winds combined into a single giant blaze north of Sydney late on Friday, blanketing Australia's biggest city in hazardous smoke, causing weekend sports games to be canceled and..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Sydney


Emergency warnings issued over raging bushfires in Australia [Video]Emergency warnings issued over raging bushfires in Australia

Emergency warnings have been issued for half a dozen bushfires burning across Australia's southern state of New South Wales, as hot westerly winds continue to whip up more blazes. The most severe fires..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Sydney skyline barely visible as smoke drifts in from wildfires [Video]Sydney skyline barely visible as smoke drifts in from wildfires

A smoke haze from wildfires burning west of Sydney shrouded the city and surrounding areas.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:34Published

Elton John dons tutu for surprise Billy Elliot the Musical appearance in Australia [Video]Elton John dons tutu for surprise Billy Elliot the Musical appearance in Australia

Elton John just thrilled fans in Sydney, when he appeared on stage during a performance of Billy Elliot the Musical.

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Koala rescued from Australia bushfire [Video]Koala rescued from Australia bushfire

Firefighters rescued a koala as bushfires spread across New South Wales

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Australia bushfires' smoke blankets Sydney [Video]Australia bushfires' smoke blankets Sydney

Australia's bushfires are growing, with dozens starting in south, adding to hundreds already burning in New South Wales and Queensland.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Bushfires put Sydney among worst-polluted cities [Video]Bushfires put Sydney among worst-polluted cities

The Australian city of Sydney made an appearance in the top ten most-polluted cities in the world according to Air Visual, after the city awoke to its fourth consecutive day shrouded in smoke from..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Bushfires spread to another state in Australia [Video]Bushfires spread to another state in Australia

Bushfires in Australia have spread to the state of Victoria, as firefighters struggle to put out hundreds of existing blazes across several states. Jayson Albano reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

New Zealander Dave Rennie appointed as new Wallabies coach [Video]New Zealander Dave Rennie appointed as new Wallabies coach

Replaces Michael Cheika, who could only lead Australia to quarter finals at World Cup

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Hazardous bushfire smoke smothers Sydney [Video]Hazardous bushfire smoke smothers Sydney

Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city. Lauren Anthony..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Smoke covers Sydney as wildfires continue to burn [Video]Smoke covers Sydney as wildfires continue to burn

Thick smoke from wildfires has shrouded Sydney and its surrounding areas, with health experts warning residents with medical conditions to remain indoors. The Sydney skyline was barely visible, with..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

Bushfires continue to burn across Australia's east coast [Video]Bushfires continue to burn across Australia's east coast

Dozens of wild fires burned across Australia's east coast on Saturday as firefighters scrambled to shore up defenses ahead of hotter weather expected next week.

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Non-stop flight from London to Sydney believed to have set record [Video]Non-stop flight from London to Sydney believed to have set record

A non-stop Qantas flight from London to Sydney is believed to have set a long-distance record for a passenger jet. The aircraft left Heathrow around 6am local time on Thursday and touched down in..

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A look inside Qantas' London-Sydney test flight [Video]A look inside Qantas' London-Sydney test flight

Qantas Airways completed a 19 -hour and 19-minute non-stop test flight from London to Sydney on Friday, as it nears a decision on whether to order planes for what would be the world's longest-ever..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Safety the priority after WRC Australian Rally cancellation [Video]Safety the priority after WRC Australian Rally cancellation

Devastating bush fires near the Coffs Harbour-based event prove too risky, Australian Rally organisers say.

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Design unveiled for new Sydney international airport [Video]Design unveiled for new Sydney international airport

British architectural firm Zaha Hadid Architects and Sydney-based Cox Architecture have won a competition to build the new Western Sydney International Airport.

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Sydney braces as Australia prepares for 'catastrophic' bushfires [Video]Sydney braces as Australia prepares for 'catastrophic' bushfires

City covered by haze with authorities warning hot, windy weather could lead to fires in bushland parched by drought.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:40Published

Australia's Sydney given 'catastrophic' wildfire warning [Video]Australia's Sydney given 'catastrophic' wildfire warning

A vast area of eastern Australia has been given one of the country's most serious wildfire warnings.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:45Published

'Leave now': Australians urged to evacuate as 'catastrophic' fires loom [Video]'Leave now': Australians urged to evacuate as 'catastrophic' fires loom

Authorities in Australia's New South Wales and Queensland states have declared a state of emergency as the country's eastern region prepared for "catastrophic" fire conditions. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

Australian fire authorities issue 'catastrophic warning' for first time in Sydney [Video]Australian fire authorities issue 'catastrophic warning' for first time in Sydney

Australian fire authorities issue 'catastrophic warning' for first time in Sydney

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Two male penguins, Sphen and Magic, adopt second egg in Australia [Video]Two male penguins, Sphen and Magic, adopt second egg in Australia

Chick hatches after being second adopted egg of same-sex penguin couple

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Qantas tests world's longest commercial flight [Video]Qantas tests world's longest commercial flight

Australian airline Qantas landed the world's first ultra long-haul research flight in Sydney on Sunday (October 20) after travelling 16,200 kilometres from New York. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Qantas tests 19-hour New York-Sydney route [Video]Qantas tests 19-hour New York-Sydney route

A direct flight from New York to Australia has touched down in Sydney, as part of Qantas's attempts to push the limits of commercial flight.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:22Published

 

Youth matches postponed in New South Wales as Australia bushfires rage

Australia's sports federations have postponed youth matches in New South Wales as firefighters battled to contain nearly 150 fires burning in the eastern state on Friday that have blanketed Sydney, the..
Reuters - Published

Three bushfires merge to form out-of-control blaze larger than Sydney

Blazes burning at Gospers Mountain, Paddock Run and in the Little L complex have overlapped, after burning through approximately 3,160 square kilometers.
SBS - Published

Australian firefighters worry about wildfires approaching Sydney

Firefighters battled to contain nearly 150 fires burning in New South Wales state on Friday as strong winds fanned the flames and again shrouded Sydney, Australia's biggest city, in hazardous smoke.
Reuters - Published

Malcolm Turnbull warns of the 'reality of climate change' after flying into smokey Sydney

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says the bushfire smoke shrouding Sydney reinforces the need to move towards zero emissions.
SBS - Published

‘Gentleman Bookmaker’ brought a different style to racing

Bill Waterhouse introduced the first drive-in bottle shop to Sydney and aftershave to Australian men.
The Age - Published

Lachlan Murdoch's smoky Christmas drinks attracts a who's who of Sydney elite

The rich list and political inner circle gathered for Lachlan Murdoch's Christmas drinks, including the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader and other business and media heavyweights.
The Age - Published

Emergency bushfire warnings issued northwest of Sydney

An emergency alert has been issued for a fire in the Wollemi National Park, as well as blazes near Batemans Bay, Wollombi and the Warragamba Dam.
SBS - Published

'It definitely saved my life': Veteran Chad Pfeifer says golf got him through tough times

After losing his leg in Iraq and contemplating suicide, war veteran Chad Pfeifer will tee off among the favourites at the All Abilities Championship in Sydney.
SBS - Published

NSW terror plot suspect remains in custody but may bid for bail

A man accused of advocating terrorism and doing acts in preparation for an attack remains in custody after the case against him came before a Sydney court.
SBS - Published

What are the health impacts of Sydney's bushfire smoke and do face masks help?

The lingering bushfire smoke hanging over Sydney has prompted some to wear face masks outside.
SBS - Published

Sydney set to keep wheezing through 'longest period' of bushfire air pollution on record

Sydney has already recorded some of the worst air pollution the city has seen, as bushfires burn around the city, with conditions to persist into the weekend.
SBS - Published

Charges imminent for Sydney terror accused

A Sydney man will be charged with terrorism offences after allegedly uploading extremist material and attempting to persuade others to pledge allegiance to IS.
SBS - Published

NSW air quality to get worse as windy, dry conditions fan bushfire threat

Firefighters are facing tough conditions and the Sydney basin is again forecast to be smothered in smoke from surrounding bushfires.
SBS - Published

Hazardous smoke blankets Sydney as bushfires rage across NSW

The RFS says at least one home near Batemans Bay on the NSW south coast has been lost due to an out-of-control bushfire, while Sydney chokes amid heavy smoke.
SBS - Published

Sydney set for more 'poor' air quality as NSW South Coast bushfires continue to burn

The Bureau of Meteorology says smoke is forecast to linger in parts of Sydney on Tuesday, creating "poor" air quality in the city.
SBS - Published

Sydney set for more 'poor' air quality

The Bureau of Meteorology says smoke is forecast to linger in parts of Sydney on Tuesday, creating "poor" air quality in the city.
SBS - Published

How red tape is killing Sydney's future as a city

The Premier’s call for a better planning system is timely but she needs to ensure people who understand tough decisions for the next generation are put into key positions.
The Age - Published

Police strip searches may have been unlawful, inquiry hears

Police paperwork shows when 30 teenagers were strip searched at an underage Sydney music festival earlier in 2019 just five had an appropriate adult present.
SBS - Published

One dead, two rescued after boat capsizes in Sydney

One man has died and two people have been rescued off the coast of Sydney after a boat capsized.
SBS - Published

Australia's New South Wales rolls out mobile phone detection cameras

The Australian state of New South Wales, home to the country's largest city Sydney, rolled out mobile phone detection cameras on Sunday, hoping to cut the number of fatalities on its roads by a third..
Reuters - Published

Sydney to get its first senior high school for science whiz kids

At Sydney Science College in Epping, teachers will include an astrophysicist and former university lecturers.
The Age - Published

'We are addicted': How to get Sydneysiders out of their cars and on to their bikes

Sydney's love affair with the car needs to be re-assessed if we're to reduce urban congestion rates, planning experts say.
The Age - Published

Richard Glover: Words you need to survive Sydney in summer

Including the abdomino theory, keg-head, wedgetarian, beach-coma and hoard-shorts.
The Age - Published

'I learnt my lesson': Sydney internet romance scam victim back home

Maria Exposto had a tearful reunion with her siblings and children at Sydney Airport on Friday morning, having touched down on a flight from Kuala Lumpur.
The Age - Published

Sydney woman Maria Exposto arrives home after escaping death penalty in Malaysia

A Sydney grandmother has arrived in Sydney after she was cleared by Malaysia's highest court of drug trafficking charges and escaped the death penalty.
SBS - Published

Sydney mum who beat drugs rap arrives home

A Sydney grandmother has arrived in Sydney after she was cleared by Malaysia's highest court of drug trafficking charges and escaped the death penalty.
SBS - Published

Health minister 'devastated' after care worker stabbed to death in Sydney home

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard says he is 'devastated' after the body of a health worker was found inside a home in Sydney's inner west.
SBS - Published

Man found stabbed to death in Sydney home

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard says he is 'devastated' after the body of a man was found inside a home in Sydney's inner west.
SBS - Published

Chinese authorities speaking to man over discovery of woman's body in a Sydney freezer

The body of a female Chinese national has been found in a freezer in a Sydney upper north shore unit, with a 36-year-old being quizzed by Chinese authorities.
SBS - Published

Majority of Sydney's lockout laws to be scrapped from 14 January

Sydney lockout laws will be wound back everywhere in the city except Kings Cross from January 14, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says.
SBS - Published

Chinese authorities quiz man on NSW death

The body of a female Chinese national has been found in a freezer in a Sydney upper north shore unit, with a 36-year-old being quizzed by Chinese authorities.
SBS - Published

Woman's body found inside freezer in Sydney apartment

A woman's body has been found in a freezer after police forced their way into a unit on Sydney's upper north shore with the death being treated as suspicious.
SBS - Published

Woman's body found in Sydney apartment after 'suspicious' death

A woman's body has been found by police who forced their way into a unit on Sydney's upper north shore.
SBS - Published

Woman's body found in Sydney unit

A woman's body has been found by police who forced their way into a unit on Sydney's upper north shore in a death being treated as suspicious.
SBS - Published

Sydney residents told to prepare for 'extended outages' as 29,000 still without power

Up to 29,000 Ausgrid customers remain without power on Wednesday morning after severe storms battered Sydney.
SBS - Published

AFP 'actively investigating' alleged Chinese spy's foreign interference claims

The Australian Federal Police is investigating claims of foreign interference made by alleged Chinese spy Wang Liqiang -believed to be in hiding in Sydney.
SBS - Published

Sydney's new zoo hopes to leave Taronga in the shade

There are few mature trees but "misting stations" have been installed for visitors and animals to cool down.
The Age - Published

The fashion label giving refugee women their first job opportunity in Australia

Sydney-based The Social Outfit helps refugees with dressmaking experience start their careers in Australia - and it’s seen 90 per cent of them permanently transition into the workforce.
SBS - Published

Labor pledges to press Angus Taylor over Clover Moore allegations

Manager of Opposition Business Tony Burke believes Angus Taylor misled parliament when he attacked the Sydney lord mayor, and will pursue the issue this week.
SBS - Published

Attacked pregnant Muslim woman calls for solidarity against racism, intolerance

A pregnant Muslim woman who was attacked in western Sydney has thanked people that have sent her messages of support.
SBS - Published

'We cannot allow this to become the norm': Attacked pregnant Muslim woman calls for solidarity

A pregnant Muslim woman who was attacked in western Sydney has thanked people that have sent her messages of support.
SBS - Published

New star rating system will highlight underperforming childcare centres

At least two services in Sydney's CBD that are charging up to $165 a day will be forced to display a two-star rating for falling short of the standard.
The Age - Published

Regions of New South Wales face hazardous air quality as fires burn across the state

More than 40 bushfires are still burning across New South Wales after rain fell on some firegrounds, but air quality in Sydney won't improve for some time.
SBS - Published

Hazardous air quality for parts of NSW

More than 40 bushfires are still burning in NSW after rain fell on some firegrounds, but air quality in Sydney won't improve for a while..
SBS - Published

Chinese defector reportedly provides intelligence trove to Australia

Wang "William" Liqiang is now in Sydney where he has reportedly requested political asylum.
SBS - Published

Sydney plunged into afternoon darkness

Sydney faced an "apocalypse", plunged into darkness at 5pm as smoke from bushfires mixed with storm clouds to block out the sun, followed by lightning strikes
SBS - Published

Give thanks, Sydney, for these morsels of sweetness and quietude

A new breed of public sanctuary is springing up.
The Age - Published

Private schools to train their own teachers with new classroom cadetship

As universities produce teaching graduates of "unpredictable" quality, some Sydney private schools have decided to take on the job of teacher training themselves.
The Age - Published

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