Sydney was established in the 1780s – the first European settlement in Australia. Since then, the city has expanded eastward to the coast and westward to the Blue Mountains. It now stretches 55 kilometres from east to west, and 60 kilometres from north to south.
Sydney is one of the world’s most highly rated cities in terms of quality of life. It was ranked by The Economist's Global Liveability Report 2011 as one of the world's most liveable cities and was voted ‘world's best city’ by readers of Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler magazines. Why not come and decide for yourself!