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Sydney to come alive with the sounds of Sunset Piazza

19 January 2021

A new COVID-safe outdoor concert series will give Sydneysiders the chance to immerse themselves in live performance and music, right in the heart of the city this summer.

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NSW aims to be premier visitor economy of the Asia-Pacific by 2030

18 January 2021

A new roadmap outlines the NSW Government’s bold plan to make NSW the premier visitor economy of the Asia-Pacific by 2030.

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NYE Passes go live as residents urged to book ahead, celebrate locally or from home

11 December 2020

Eligible NSW residents can now apply for a special New Year’s Eve Pass via nsw.gov.au as the State prepares to celebrate and look forward to 2021 with a sense of hope and optimism.

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Sydney International Art Series returns featuring celebrated artists

11 December 2020

From the vibrant paintings of Henri Matisse to the immersive installations of Doug Aitken, the Sydney International Art Series (SIAS) will make a grand return in 2021.

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Spectacular outdoor opera to return to Sydney

10 December 2020

Sydney will come alive with the spectacle and emotion of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour for another three years through a renewed partnership between the NSW Government and Opera Australia.

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Great Southern Nights on song for NSW industry and music-lovers

9 December 2020

More than 75,000 tickets were sold to music-lovers for Great Southern Nights gigs, reviving live music across NSW, and supporting thousands of NSW jobs and hundreds of local communities.

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Aussie musicians take NSW road trip to boost tourism recovery

29 November 2020

Some of Australia’s biggest names in music including Guy Sebastian, Amy Shark and Ocean Alley are headlining a new tourism campaign encouraging Australians to support regional NSW communities by taking a road trip.

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NSW Government backs the recovery of the state’s visitor economy

17 November 2020

The NSW Government has strengthened its commitment to the state’s visitor economy, investing $200 million in the 2020-21 NSW Budget to drive visitation and visitor spending in NSW to pre-COVID levels by 2024.

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Sydney puts on a show for Qantas Centenary

16 November 2020

Sydney has commemorated Qantas Airways’ 100-year anniversary by lighting up its iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge as a larger-than-life birthday cake complete with illuminated candles that were blown out by a Qantas 787 as it did a low level overfly at 1,500 feet.

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NSW invites interstate holidaymakers to take a Great Escape

7 November 2020

NSW is inviting interstate residents to cross the border and enjoy a ‘Great Escape’ now that travel restrictions between States are soon to be lifted.

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