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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 Police hit back over festival strip search criticisms

NSW Police say of the 12 teenagers strip searched at a Sydney music festival, 11 were found with drugs on them.
SBS - Published

ABC seeks urgent court order to stop police from accessing seized documents

The ABC is still considering whether to appeal against a ruling that found an Australian Federal Police raid on its Sydney headquarters was legally valid.
The Age - Published

Videos for Sydney


Two killed after Australia train derails [Video]Two killed after Australia train derails

An Australian XPT train travelling from Sidney to Melbourne derailed on Thursday night, resulting in the deaths of the train driver and co-driver.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:13Published

Eagle sweethearts 'serenade' each other in Australian reserve [Video]Eagle sweethearts 'serenade' each other in Australian reserve

A white-bellied sea eagle couple sing a ‘duet’ as they bond at Newington Nature Reserve in Sydney Olympic Park

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:35Published

Eagle couple sing ‘duet’ in Australia [Video]Eagle couple sing ‘duet’ in Australia

A white-bellied sea eagle couple sing a ‘duet’ as they bond at Newington Nature Reserve in Sydney Olympic Park

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:35Published

Captains pose with T20 World Cup trophy, Lanning predicts competitive tournament [Video]Captains pose with T20 World Cup trophy, Lanning predicts competitive tournament

Australia skipper Meg Lanning predicts a competitive T20 World Cup as captains gather in Sydney ahead of the start of the tournament.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Heavy rain causes flooding in drought-stricken Australia [Video]Heavy rain causes flooding in drought-stricken Australia

Heavy rain caused flooding along the eastern coast of Australia on Thursday, with New South Wales and Queensland seeing rivers and creeks overflowing, indundating roads and homes. Emer McCarthy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Heavy rains to continue to lash eastern Australia as thousands left without power [Video]Heavy rains to continue to lash eastern Australia as thousands left without power

Sydney has been hit by its heaviest rain in 30 years, bringing widespread flooding.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Rugby players slip and slide as heavy rain hits Australia [Video]Rugby players slip and slide as heavy rain hits Australia

A fan of the Wests Tigers rugby team films players sliding and splashing on a waterlogged pitch in Sydney

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:32Published

Australia welcomes rainfall even as it brings floods [Video]Australia welcomes rainfall even as it brings floods

The east coast of Australia welcomed the heaviest downpour in years on Friday (February 7), dousing some of the country's blazing bushfires and easing a drought that has crippled farming across two..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Dominic Raab brings 'fine British rain' to Sydney [Video]Dominic Raab brings 'fine British rain' to Sydney

The Foreign Secretary brought some 'fine British rain' to Sydney as he visited North Ryde, near Sydney, in Australia. AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot joked about the weather as Dominic Raab visited the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:28Published

Australian firefighter revives lizard using CPR [Video]Australian firefighter revives lizard using CPR

Video shows the moment a lizard comes back to life thanks to an an off-duty firefighter in Sydney

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:37Published

Australians from Wuhan arrive at quarantine [Video]Australians from Wuhan arrive at quarantine

Australians evacuated out of Wuhan on Monday have arrived at Christmas Island, where they will live in quarantine for two weeks. Libby Hogan reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

The 1975's Matty Healy playing solo show for bushfire relief [Video]The 1975's Matty Healy playing solo show for bushfire relief

The 1975 frontman Matty Healy is playing a stripped back solo headline show in Sydney, Australia this week as part of the ongoing bushfire relief effort.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 00:49Published

Plastic recycling: Australian engineers create a 'micro' solution [Video]Plastic recycling: Australian engineers create a 'micro' solution

A micro-recycling factory in Sydney could revolutionalise the way old plastics are turned into new materials.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

Lengthy pizza raises funds for Australia firefighters [Video]Lengthy pizza raises funds for Australia firefighters

Restaurant makes 103-metre pizza yielding 4,000 slices for bushfire charity. Video credit: Instagram / @issac_eatsalot

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:23Published

Australia's dinosaur-era pines live on after bushfire rescue [Video]Australia's dinosaur-era pines live on after bushfire rescue

Firefighters collaborate with park services to protect pines from dinosaur period

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 01:41Published

Support dog brings smiles to Australia firefighters [Video]Support dog brings smiles to Australia firefighters

Ember, a crisis response dog, gets a cuddle during a visit to NSW Rural Fire Service headquarters in Australia

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:40Published

Prehistoric pines survive Australia bushfires [Video]Prehistoric pines survive Australia bushfires

Australia's Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and now firefighters have nursed them through the country's worst bushfires in generations to live another day. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Support dog brings smiles to Australia firefighers [Video]Support dog brings smiles to Australia firefighers

Ember, a crisis response dog, gets a cuddle during a visit to NSW Rural Fire Service headquarters in Australia

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:40Published

Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage [Video]Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage

The bushfire crisis has piled pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government to do more to combat climate change after Australia weakened its commitment to the U.N. Paris climate..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

 

Australia's bushfire-stricken state pays tribute to 25 victims

Families, firefighters and politicians gathered in a solemn public ceremony in Sydney on Sunday to honor the 25 people killed in recent bushfires that tore through the country's most populous state.
Reuters - Published

Sequins and lessons as drag queen storytime taken to Sydney streets

Dozens of people have taken part in an outdoor drag queen storytime in Sydney.
SBS - Published

'Don't make us the pariah': fireworks industry hits back at NYE drone plan

A plan to replace Sydney's new years fireworks with a drone show has created waves around the globe.
The Age - Published

Driver, worker killed in 'horrific' Sydney-to-Melbourne train crash

A driver and another worker have been killed after the Sydney to Melbourne XPT train derailed at Wallan, north of Melbourne.
SBS - Published

Two killed in Sydney-Melbourne train derailment

Two people were killed and a number of others were injured when an Australian interstate train derailed outside Melbourne on Thursday evening, police said.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •SBS

Man killed by flying gas bottle as storms lash Sydney

Cooler temperatures are expected in the southern parts of NSW as thunderstorm activity that downed trees and powerlines around Sydney moves further north.
SBS - Published

NSW and Canberra prepare for another night of wild weather

Severe storms are expected to hit Sydney and Canberra on Tuesday evening.
SBS - Published

Sydney water restrictions to be eased after rain

Water restrictions in the greater Sydney area will be relaxed to Level 1 on March 1 after the "biggest rain event in 20 years".
SBS - Published

'Happy to be home': Australians quarantined on Christmas Island return to Sydney

After being evacuated from Wuhan and spending two weeks in quarantine, the 96 Sydney-based Australian citizens and permanent residents are finally home.
The Age - Published

Students are planting fire-resistant native grasses to help the next generations understanding of bushfires

A new campaign has been launched in a Sydney school to help young people understand bushfires and the environment. Students have helped plant fire-resistant native grassees in their playground in the..
SBS - Published

Search warrant authorising AFP raid on ABC valid, court rules

The decision, which may be the subject of an appeal, was handed down by Justice Wendy Abraham in Sydney on Monday.
The Age - Published

Volunteer firefighters join stars on stage at Sydney bushfire relief concert

Headliners Queen + Adam Lambert re-enacted the original band's 1985 Live Aid performance at the Fire Fight Australia concert.
SBS - Published

Teen shot dead in southwest Sydney street in 'targeted attack'

An 18-year-old man has died after he was shot in the chest in Sydney's southwest.
SBS - Published

'We’re doing our part': Thousands rock out at bushfire relief concert in Sydney

Tens of thousands of people have headed to Sydney's ANZ stadium to see rock and roll legends and Gen Z pop stars perform at a bushfire relief concert.
SBS - Published

Sydney cruise passengers screened for virus

Cruise ships arriving in Sydney Harbour will be subjected to a risk assessment for coronavirus.
SBS - Published

Swimmer drowns at Sydney's Bondi Beach during 'hazardous' surf

A man has died and a woman has been injured after the pair were swept out to sea off North Bondi in NSW.
SBS - Published

Sydney facing late rain and thunderstorms

Rain and thunderstorms will hit Sydney and the NSW east coast this weekend, as ex-tropical cyclone Uesi continues to moves south.
SBS - Published

Dubious friends and a big legal claim: Questions raised in spy case

Soon after lodging a $3 million Supreme Court claim, Filip Shu started calling around Sydney journalists. What was motivating him?
The Age - Published

Cruise ship passenger causes coronavirus scare in Sydney

Australian health officials tested a passenger onboard a cruise ship docked in Sydney harbor for a "respiratory illness" on Friday, causing passengers to fret about the potential of another shipboard..
Reuters - Published

Ex-Cyclone Uesi brings rain to Sydney after battering Lord Howe Island

Destructive winds with gusts in excess of 100 km/hr are forecast for Lord Howe Island this afternoon or early evening.
SBS - Published

More Sydney rain after Cyclone Uesi strikes Lord Howe Island

Destructive winds with gusts in excess of 100 km/hr are forecast for Lord Howe Island this afternoon or early evening.
SBS - Published

Tiana Penitani's journey from heartbreak to triumph

12 years ago, Tiana Penitani's life changed forever. In 2008 her father was shot and killed following an altercation in a Sydney pub. Since then, she represented Australia at a Women's Rugby World Cup..
SBS - Published

Chris Dawson committed to stand trial for murder

Chris Dawson has been committed to stand trial for the murder of his wife Lynette Dawson in Sydney in 1982.
SBS - Published

Peek into past revealed in Sydney kitchen renovation

When Louise Kennerley went to replace her kitchen cabinets, she found Peter, Andrew and Michael had left her a surprise.
The Age - Published

Sydney man sentenced to life in jail for rape of seven-year-old girl in Kogarah dance studio

Anthony Sampieri has been jailed for life for the rape of a seven-year-old girl inside a Sydney dance studio.
SBS - Published

Police scolded over documents in William Tyrrell lead investigator's case

A Sydney magistrate has scolded police over their handling of the criminal case against former senior NSW detective Gary Jubelin.
SBS - Published

Police scolded over docs in Jubelin case

A Sydney magistrate has scolded police over their handling of the criminal case against former senior NSW detective Gary Jubelin.
SBS - Published

NSW’s drenching and clean up: By the numbers

Rain has drenched parts of NSW with Sydney enduring its wettest four days since 1990, around 30 fires extinguished, dams filling and drought conditions easing.
SBS - Published

Rain drenches NSW, boosts dams

Rain has drenched parts of NSW with Sydney enduring its wettest four days since 1990, around 30 fires extinguished, dams filling and drought conditions easing.
SBS - Published

'Fly high, little angels': Thousands farewell Abdallah siblings allegedly killed by drunk driver

Some 2000 people have attended a funeral service for three siblings killed when a car ran them down on a footpath in Sydney's west.
SBS - Published

Mourners gather to farewell Abdallah siblings killed in Oatlands

Hundreds have gathered for the funeral of three children killed by an alleged drunk driver last week. Antony, 13, Angelina, 12, and Sienna Abdallah, 9, died after they were hit by a car on February 1..
SBS - Published

'Extraordinary' drenching as Sydney weathers highest multi-day rainfall since 1990

NSW's coast has copped "extraordinarily" high amounts of rainfall with Sydney recording its heaviest rainfall in up to two decades.
SBS - Published

Police search for missing driver after 'extraordinarily high rainfall' wreaks havoc in NSW

NSW's coast has copped "extraordinarily" high amounts of rainfall with Sydney recording its heaviest rainfall in up to two decades.
SBS - Published

Thousands farewell Sydney children killed by alleged drink-driver

Some 2000 people have attended a funeral service for three siblings killed when a car ran them down on a footpath in Sydney's west.
SBS - Published

Sydney dam levels rise above 60 per cent after weekend downpour

Greater Sydney's dam levels have risen above 60 per cent after significant weekend rainfall, a jump of more than 20 per cent.
SBS - Published

More wild weather for swamped NSW

Residents in parts of Sydney and in NSW's Hawkesbury region have been urged to evacuate as swollen rivers are forecast to reach peaks not seen in decades.
SBS - Published

Hundreds expected to farewell NSW siblings killed by an alleged drink-driver

Hundreds of mourners are expected to gather in western Sydney to pay their respects to the four children killed by an alleged drink-driver.
SBS - Published

Rain continues to drench parts of NSW

Residents across Sydney, the Illawarra and South Coast have been urged to prepare as a coastal trough causing rain and windy conditions continues moving south.
SBS - Published

Sydney solution for coronavirus evacuees spurned in favour of Christmas Island

Australians fleeing the coronavirus in China could have been screened by medical personnel at the Richmond RAAF base.
The Age - Published

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