Sydney is not one of those destinations that everyone
says is a marvel for shopping, is it not? Its little
fame does not mean that the place is bad for this
purpose, quite the contrary. There are great stores
around the city and good opportunities for shopping,
especially when there is a change of collection, such as
January and February or July and August, which are
periods when there are promotions. In addition, Boxing
Day (December 26) is known to be a great day for
shopping － the day after Christmas is known as a
shopping holiday; he is like Black Friday in the United
Returning home without a souvenir is
difficult... The country is charming and has several
symbols that identify it, it is difficult to resist
kangaroo signs, koala bears or objects with the
Australian flag. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage skirts.
For those who want to shop, the ideal is to go to the
CBD (center) of Sydney. It is in the financial district
that you will find Pitt Street, one of the best shopping
streets in Sydney. A section of Pitt Street, known as
Pitt Street Mall, is completely closed
to vehicles and has become an open air mall, with
several famous stores, as well as galleries and shopping
centers. It features Westfield
shopping, the Strand Arcade, an old
gallery with a charming interior, and stores like
David Jones and Myer(both
are Australian department stores). Apple is also very
close and is very successful, because as Australia has a
time zone far ahead of the West, the new devices that
the brand launches are sold first in Sydney.
Still in the center, there is a must-see place, the
Queen Victoria Building (QVB), a
shopping mall located in a building built in the late
19th century. There you will find luxury stores like
Versace and Ralph Lauren; the place is not cheap to
shop, it is true, but the visit is still valid. Its
architecture is beautiful and it has several restaurants
that can yield a good meal, be sure to visit!
The Darling Harbor, an entertainment
complex which has restaurants and shops, also looks good
to do a little shopping. The place has a shopping mall,
the Harborside, which can be
interesting for "kicking". The World Square
is also a great alternative, it may even seem small, but
it is huge and has several shops that are famous in
Australia and in other parts of the world.
To buy handicrafts, the tip is to go to The
Rocks Market, which takes place on Saturday
mornings. And if you want to buy travel souvenirs or any
other type of product, the suggestion is to go to
Paddys Market, which is in Chinatown
and has almost everything you can imagine, from clothes
and food to cards and costumes at the best prices in
When you make a purchase over $ 300 at the same
store, up to 60 days before leaving Australia you can
claim a refund of taxes paid on products purchased. The
process to receive this money back begins with the
purchase, when asking the store clerk to give you the
invoice that contains the refund amount. When leaving
the country, you must go to the airport in possession of
the purchased products (it may be necessary to present
them) and show the invoice at a service station that is
located right after the immigration pass. The tax refund
inspector usually asks to see the products purchased,
but if you have checked them in the luggage that goes in
the hold of the plane, just explain this.
The tax return is made very quickly and simply, and
you can obtain it through credit on the card of your
choice. See here the Tax Free rules and
how to get your money back.
Darling Harbor is a port area, but it is much more
than just a port. The place works as an entertainment
complex, with shopping, restaurants and even a cinema!
It is the ideal place to go for a walk outdoors or to
sit on the pier while having a coffee and admiring the
movement of the boats. Being one of the main tourist
attractions in Sydney, you can't leave it out of the
way. Stroll around here several times, it is really
tireless, especially with the view during sunset.
The area is ideal for people of all ages and is
recommended at any time of the day. Here is Harborside,
a mall with some cool shops and restaurants like Hard
Rock Cafe and Hurricane's. Along the pier are also the
Starbucks cafeteria, several restaurants and bars with a
varied menu, the IMAX cinema (with the largest screen in
the world), the Sydney Zoo, Sydney Aquarium and the
Madame Toussads wax museum. For those who want to enjoy
the night, it is a great option.
It is a place to have breakfast, enjoy the atmosphere
or enjoy the night life.
On Saturdays there is usually a fireworks display at
21:15 at Darling Harbor, don't miss it! It is a
beautiful and free event that is even more graceful if
viewed from the Pyrmont Bridge.
Darling Dr, Sydney - CEP: 2000
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David Jones is an Australian department store present
in several cities across the country, Sydney is among
them. Its stores are usually huge (the CBD store has 6
floors) and there you can find a little of everything:
accessories, make-up and cosmetics, clothes, bags,
An advantage of David Jones in relation to commerce
in general is that there are days when the store is open
until 9 pm, while many other establishments close around
6 pm or 7 pm.
The store is divided into sections, which means that,
instead of paying for all your purchases in a single
box, it must be done in each section, depending on the
86-108 Castlereagh St, Sydney - CEP: 2000
Telephone: +61 2 9266 5292
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Hours: Mon – Wed, Sun: 9: 30–19: 00 \ nQui –Sex: 9:
30–21: 00 \ nSat: 9: 00–19: 00 \ n
Harborside Shopping Center
Harborside is a mall located in Sydney's Darling
Harbor. The shopping center is not so big, but it can
yield good shopping for those who are strolling there.
It has stores like Cotton On, EB Games, Typo, UGG and
More than an option for shopping, the place is good
for those who want to eat or enjoy the nightlife, as
there are great restaurants, such as Pancakes on the
Rocks, Margaritaville, San Churro, Hurricane's and Hard
2-10 Darling Dr, Darling Harbor - CEP: 2000
Telephone: +61 2 8398 5700
Hours: Mon – Sun: 10: 00–21: 00 \ n
Myer is one of Australia's big department stores and
a good option for shopping in Sydney. The store is huge
and sells a bit of everything: cosmetics, perfumes,
accessories, clothes and shoes. It is not as cheap a
place as Brazilian department stores, because, in fact,
this store is like a multi-brand store that sells
products from different brands on the market, some more
popular, others not so much.
Note that, instead of having a single cashier to make
the payment, the store is divided into sections, and
payment is made in each of these sections, which
corresponds to a brand or type of product.
The place is worth it especially when it is on sale!
436 George St., Sydney - CEP: 2000
Phone: +61 2 9238 9111
Hours: Mon – Wed, Sat: 9: 00–19: 00 \ nQui: 9: 00–21: 00
\ nSex: 9:00 –20: 00 \ nSunday: 10: 00–18: 00 \ n
Paddy's Market is a vibrant market, with an enormous
amount of options for those who want to shop. The place
is dominated by Chinese products and sellers, where you
will find fruits and vegetables, flowers, clothes,
decorative objects, costumes, travel souvenirs, teddy
bears, decorative cards, paintings, stationery and
beauty － it is a real mix and a great place to find a
little bit of everything.
For travel souvenirs, especially, the place is a
paradise, as it offers a huge variety of products at
very inviting prices. It is certainly one of the best
places to find those souvenirs from Australia as a gift
Paddy's Market is under a mall, which is also a good
alternative for shopping, and is open from Wednesday to
Sunday, between 10am and 6pm.
9-13 Hay St., Haymarket - CEP: 2000
Telephone: +61 2 9325 6204
Hours: Wed – Sun: 9: 00–17: 00
Pitt Street Mall
Pitt Street is one of Sydney's main streets and there
is a section of the road that is closed to vehicles,
known as Pitt Street Mall. Pitty Street Mall is like an
open air mall that has all kinds of stores, mainly from
well-known chains and large department stores, shopping
centers, office buildings and restaurants.
It is a great place to shop, stroll, and watch the
city's bustle. The route is very frequented by tourists
and locals and, as it is always busy, there are many
street artists who perform there. It is an unmissable
place for those who see Sydney in full swing and shop.
Walking along Pitty Street Mall you will see stores
like Sephora, Forever 21, Myer, David Jones, as well as
shopping centers like Westfield, Mid City Shopping
Center, The Strand Arcade and Sydney Arcade. Want to
shop? This is "the place" to go.
Note that, in Sydney, shops usually operate during
business hours, including shopping malls between 9 am
and 6 pm. On Thursdays it can work until later, going
Pitt St., Sydney - CEP: 2000
Telephone: +61 2 9286 0111
Hours: Mon – Sun: 24 hours \ n
Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
More than just a shopping center, the Queen Victoria
Building is a historic building and tourist attraction
in Sydney. It opened in 1898 and since then the mall has
undergone several changes in decoration and
architecture, but today it retains its initial
structure, the romanesque style.
From the outside, the QVB draws attention for its
magnificence and richness of details, but it is inside
the building that its exuberance and care for decoration
are even more evident. With a curved ceiling, lit by
natural light, the mall has steel railings, stained
glass windows, an elegant carpet and two huge clocks
hanging from the ceiling with mini sculptures that are
The Queen Victoria Building has refined stores, like
Coach and Ralph Lauren, and offers a huge variety of
cafes and restaurants. It is a little expensive place to
shop, but the visit is very worthwhile, because even if
you don't want to buy anything, you can enjoy the
atmosphere of this very elegant place or have a coffee
while eating a dessert in one of the many cafes that
have tables in the corridors.
Check out all the Queen Victoria Building
455 George St., Sydney - CEP: 2000
Telephone: +61 2 9264 9209
Hours: Mon – Sun: 9: 00–18: 00 \ n
The Rocks Markets
One of the most popular fairs in Sydney is the one in
The Rocks area, called The Rocks Market. The market is
open on Saturdays and Sundays and is an excellent way to
buy handicrafts, find exclusive products or buy a travel
souvenir. The fair is very complete and has products
such as paintings, soaps, decorative objects, clothes,
cosmetics, utensils for the home and many other things.
Worth the visit!
Another fair that happens in The Rocks is The Rocks
Food Market, which instead of offering handicrafts, has
several food stalls. To taste food of different
nationalities, trying exotic delicacies, such as a
kangaroo barbecue, can be an interesting tour.
The Rocks Market takes place on Saturdays and Sundays
between 10 am and 5 pm on Playfair St, George St and
Jack Mundey Place in The Rocks.
The Rocks Food Market takes place on Fridays, between
9 am and 3 pm, at Jack Mundey Place － The Rocks.
See more information here.
Jack Mundey Pl., Sydney - CEP: 2000
Telephone: +61 2 9240 8500
Hours: Fri – Sat: 10: 00–17: 00 \ n
The Strand Arcade
The Strand Arcade is a CBD Sydney shopping center
that has a mix of refined stores and good shopping
opportunities. The first building built on the site
dates from 1881 and was one of the first Victorian
buildings built in the city. Even after suffering two
major fires throughout its history, it remains preserved
in its elegant style and is one of the most charming
places to shop in Sydney.
On site you will find stores like Koko Black, JB
Hi-Fi and Strandbags. The mall is not as big or has
well-known brands for those who live outside Australia,
but it is a very beautiful and pleasant place to visit.
412-414 George St, Sydney - CEP: 2000
Telephone: +61 2 9232 4199
Westfield is a group that has several malls that are
a great option for those who want to shop and find a
little bit of everything in the same place.
One of the main shopping malls of the chain in the
city is Westfield Sydney, which is in the center, has 6
floors and is located in the same building as the Sydney
Tower Eye － that's why when you see the Sydney Tower
from the outside it says "Westfield ".
In this mall you will find great stores, such as JB
Hi-Fi, Sephora, Zara, Prada, Miu Miu, among others.
Westfield Sydney is closed, so it's a good
alternative for rainy days, but the hours of shopping in
Australia are different from those in Brazil, they
usually work during business hours.
In addition to CBD's Westfield, there are also
Westfield malls in Bondi Junction, Chatswood, Parramatta
See the Westfield Sydney stores
188 Pitt St, Sydney - CEP: 2000
Telephone: +61 2 8236 9200
Hours: Mon – Wed, Fri – Sat: 9: 30–18: 30 \ nQui: 9:30
–21: 00 \ nSunday: 10: 00–18: 00 \ n
World Square Shopping Center
The World Square Shopping Center is a shopping center
located in the center of Sydney. The mall has closed and
outdoor areas and is very frequented by people who work
in the region not only to do some shopping or use a
service, but also to eat, as there are several
The place looks small, but it takes up almost an
entire block. In it are stores like Vodafone, Calvin
Klein, Forever New, Hugo Boss, Tony & Guy, JB Hi-fi,
Rebel Sports, Priceline and Superdry. The place has
banks and, mainly, many a la carte restaurants and
644 George St., Sydney - CEP: 2000
Telephone: +61 2 8669 6900
Hours: Mon – Wed, Fri – Sat: 10: 00–19: 00 \ nQui: 10:
00–21: 00 \ nSunday: 11: 00–17: 00 \ n