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CITY OF SYDNEY: SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY GUIDELINES

The City of Sydney’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Youtube), aim to inform, educate, engage and inspire residents, visitors and businesses within our local government area. We enco

urage open discussion, and in order to create a positive and engaging environment for the community we ask all users to treat each other with respect. Users may disagree with an idea or a person's viewpoint; however, we ask that you remain respectful when conveying that point of view to others. The City of Sydney does not accept responsibility for community comments – they are not representative of the opinions of City of Sydney, nor do we make any warranty to their accuracy. Posts on City of Sydney social media pages may be deleted or hidden as determined in the City of Sydney’s absolute discretion if they contain:

• violent, obscene, profane, hateful, derogatory, racist, homophobic or sexist language, links or images;
• insults, threats or harassment of other users;
• information that may compromise the safety or security of the public;
• any discussion or promotion of behaviour that is unlawful;
• comments that threaten or defame any person or organisation;
• solicitations, advertisements, endorsements or spam;
• off-topic posts by a single user;
• repetitive posts copied and pasted or duplicated by single or multiple users;
• any other inappropriate content or comments as determined by City of Sydney. When interacting with our social pages the City of Sydney requests that you:

• exercise courtesy;
• are respectful to others at all times;
• do not post personal addresses or phone numbers;
• acknowledge that the City of Sydney cannot check the accuracy of every post and does not take any responsibility for reliance on posts on this page. Users who do not comply with these social media community guidelines will be blocked from the page at the absolute discretion of the City of Sydney. Social media posts and comments must also adhere to that platforms' own community guidelines, user agreements and policies.

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You can also find these guidelines on our website: https://city.sydney/social-media-community-guidelines

NSW Health is advising people who have been in the Sydney CBD area in the past 10 days to be on alert for symptoms of Le...
04/01/2024

NSW Health is advising people who have been in the Sydney CBD area in the past 10 days to be on alert for symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease after seven people who have developed the disease spent time in the area in the last three weeks.

Read the full NSW Health media release for more information: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Pages/20240103_01.aspx

NSW Health is advising people who have been in the Sydney CBD area in the past 10 days to be on alert for symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease after seven people who have developed the disease spent time in the area in the last three weeks.

The three women and four men, ranging in age from their 20s to 70s, independently visited locations in the CBD between Bathurst Street, Sussex Street, Elizabeth Street and Circular Quay in the 10 days prior to their symptoms. All have been admitted to hospital for treatment of pneumonia.

All seven people have been identified with the Legionella bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, which is often associated with contaminated cooling towers of large buildings.

Read the full NSW Health media release for more information: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Pages/20240103_01.aspx

✨🍧 🎭 Add some arts and culture to your summer at Sydney Festival from 5 to 28 January.There's opera, dance, performance ...
02/01/2024

✨🍧 🎭 Add some arts and culture to your summer at Sydney Festival from 5 to 28 January.

There's opera, dance, performance art and music (with giant seagulls!). There are also some incredible free events and performances that you won’t want to miss.

😎 Check out some highlights here: https://city.sydney/sydfest

Images: Supplied by Sydney Festival

There's plenty on in Sydney this January. Dust off the festive cobwebs and get amongst it:Honour the world's oldest livi...
01/01/2024

There's plenty on in Sydney this January. Dust off the festive cobwebs and get amongst it:

Honour the world's oldest living cultures at Yabun Festival

🖼️Immerse yourself in art Sydney Festival , Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and creative workshops.

Salute the 🌞 at Sunday yoga under the Sydney Harbour Bridge

🌴🚶‍♀️Take a guided walk through the Royal Botanic Garden Botanic Gardens of Sydney

🚴🏽 Make the most of the school holidays with our youth in the city program and teach the kids how to ride a bike

Honour the survival of the world's oldest living cultures, immerse yourself in art & make the most of school holidays. Here are 10 things to enjoy this month.

We can't get the fantastic   celebration out of our minds 😍 If you missed it, here are some snapshots from an unforgetta...
31/12/2023

We can't get the fantastic celebration out of our minds 😍

If you missed it, here are some snapshots from an unforgettable evening as Sydney welcomed 2024.

Happy New Year, Sydney. Welcome to 2024!   🌟Photo: Morris McLennan
31/12/2023

Happy New Year, Sydney. Welcome to 2024! 🌟

Photo: Morris McLennan

31/12/2023

The night looks bright with Sydney's New Year's Eve midnight fireworks! 🎆
The best seats in the house are all yours — you can catch the action right here on Facebook.

How amazing was that show!Produced by We Are Warriors, the Calling Country fireworks and pylon projections are a celebra...
31/12/2023

How amazing was that show!

Produced by We Are Warriors, the Calling Country fireworks and pylon projections are a celebration of sky, land and sea country through music, dance and illustration.

Photo: Morris McLennan

Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who help make Sydney New Year's Eve such a great night.Keep an eye out for them i...
31/12/2023

Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who help make Sydney New Year's Eve such a great night.

Keep an eye out for them in their bright pink vests and hats - they're ready to answer your questions and help you have a fun and safe night.

31/12/2023

This New Year’s Eve, uncover the story of Aboriginal warrior Pemulwuy.

N***y and We Are Warriors curate this year’s Calling Country — the opening fireworks and performance for NYE 2023

The countdown to Sydney New Year’s Eve is on! If you’re heading to a vantage point today follow our live updates to see ...
30/12/2023

The countdown to Sydney New Year’s Eve is on! If you’re heading to a vantage point today follow our live updates to see when sites reach capacity, public transport information and other news from around the city centre and foreshore.

The official Sydney New Year’s Eve site: Your complete guide to experience the celebrations.

Learn how to master this tricky night-time shot with the help of SYDNYE’s official photographers.
30/12/2023

Learn how to master this tricky night-time shot with the help of SYDNYE’s official photographers.

Learn how to master this tricky night-time shot with the help of SYDNYE's official photographers.

Can't make it down to the harbour for the New Year's Eve fireworks? We've got you covered! Here's how to enjoy the show ...
29/12/2023

Can't make it down to the harbour for the New Year's Eve fireworks? We've got you covered! Here's how to enjoy the show from home:

📺 Watch the live broadcast on sydneynewyearseve.com, ABC iview and ABCTV. Catch the Welcome to Country ceremony and Calling Country fireworks at 9pm and the midnight fireworks spectacular.

📻Tune in to as they broadcast live from the harbour's edge and listen to the exclusive soundtracks accompanying the show at 9pm and midnight.

Find out more: https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/live-stream/

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is our official charity partner for Sydney New Year’s Eve.  Join us down at...
29/12/2023

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is our official charity partner for Sydney New Year’s Eve.

Join us down at the harbour on New Year’s Eve and see the city light up in pink. Pink fireworks and pink lights will shine a light on the 57 Australians diagnosed with breast cancer every day.

Find out how you can support NBCF and GLO PINK this New Year’s Eve.

Our Sydney New Year’s charity partner shines a light on game-changing research, securing achievements and how you can GLO PINK for a worthy cause.

Can't wait for Sydney New Year's Eve? Neither can we! 🎇 Explore the official schedule of events for Sydney New Year's Ev...
28/12/2023

Can't wait for Sydney New Year's Eve? Neither can we! 🎇

Explore the official schedule of events for Sydney New Year's Eve, ensuring you don't miss a single moment of the festivities.

The official Sydney New Year’s Eve site: Your complete guide to experience the celebrations.

If you're heading out for Sydney New Year's Eve festivities, public transport is the best way to get around 🚌 Additional...
27/12/2023

If you're heading out for Sydney New Year's Eve festivities, public transport is the best way to get around 🚌

Additional services will be in operation, but these will be busy and the way you arrive may be different to how you leave.

Find out all you need to know about public transport, road closures and vantage points.

The official Sydney New Year’s Eve site: Your complete guide to experience the celebrations.

This New Year's Eve, we want to keep our city sparkling and leave nothing to waste. Here's how you can help make Sydney ...
26/12/2023

This New Year's Eve, we want to keep our city sparkling and leave nothing to waste. Here's how you can help make Sydney New Year’s Eve more sustainable:

♻ Use public transport to get to and from the event
♻ Bring your food in reusable containers
♻ Bring a reusable water bottle and refill it at one of the many water stations
♻ If you plan to order takeaway food and beverages, bring your own reusable cutlery, cup, napkins, containers and bags instead of single-use items from the vendor
♻ Put your recyclables in one of our many recycling bins
♻ Put general waste in a bin or take it home with you

Find out more https://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/sustainability/

✨ Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas wherever you are in the world! 💌 Tag a friend or loved one who should join you ...
24/12/2023

✨ Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas wherever you are in the world! 💌

Tag a friend or loved one who should join you in Sydney for Christmas NEXT year.

🎅 Sydney Santas weren’t always jolly. Many of them were eccentric, grumpy and others downright scary!Get a glimpse of th...
21/12/2023

🎅 Sydney Santas weren’t always jolly. Many of them were eccentric, grumpy and others downright scary!

Get a glimpse of the Santas of yesteryear that we found in the City of Sydney Archives and State Library of New South Wales Archives.

Sydney Santas weren't always jolly. Many of them were eccentric, grumpy and others downright scary!

Hear the magnificent and mighty Sydney Town Hall grand organ at a free concert, 12:30pm Thursday 28 December.You'll expe...
20/12/2023

Hear the magnificent and mighty Sydney Town Hall grand organ at a free concert, 12:30pm Thursday 28 December.

You'll experience some of Australia's finest young organists in action at our final organ recital of the year.

Be enchanted by the magic of Sydney Town Hall's grand organ, at a free concert in the heart of the city

BMX bandits, book worms and budding botanists - there's something on for every kid this school holidays. Here's our roun...
19/12/2023

BMX bandits, book worms and budding botanists - there's something on for every kid this school holidays. Here's our roundup.

After school, during the weekend and indoor, Sydney has plenty of fun for all ages.

The countdown is on - it's just 2 weeks to go until Sydney New Year's Eve!🎇Most vantage points are free this year, offer...
17/12/2023

The countdown is on - it's just 2 weeks to go until Sydney New Year's Eve!🎇

Most vantage points are free this year, offering you the perfect opportunity to secure the ideal spot for you and your loved ones. But remember, a little planning goes a long way in ensuring an unforgettable experience.

Visit sydneynewyearseve.com/vantage-points and use the vantage point map to craft your ideal night. Let's make this New Year's Eve an unforgettable one!🎆

Join the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence this New Year’s Eve with We Are Warriors!🎆 The ...
15/12/2023

Join the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence this New Year’s Eve with We Are Warriors!

🎆 The Calling Country display at 9pm showcases the strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through music, art and fireworks. 🎤🎨

Don't miss hip hop trio 3%, Vincent Goodyer's mesmerising soundtrack, Janelle Burger's iconic illustrations and R&B/soul artist Jada Weazel's special performance.

The artists and musicians behind the Calling Country fireworks and performances honouring the world's oldest living culture.

Are you summer ready? As the mercury starts to climb, it’s important to be prepared for weather events like heat and sto...
12/12/2023

Are you summer ready? As the mercury starts to climb, it’s important to be prepared for weather events like heat and storms. Read our summer checklist –how many can you tick off?

A checklist to prepare you, your loved ones and your pets for the warmer season

This year, Sydneysiders borrowed 870,732 physical items from City of Sydney libraries.From Booker Prize winners to the c...
12/12/2023

This year, Sydneysiders borrowed 870,732 physical items from City of Sydney libraries.

From Booker Prize winners to the chronicles of a young prince, we round up the most popular library titles of 2023.

How does your reading list compare? 🤓

See the stories local readers couldn't resist this year

We're proud to support the Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation as our official Christmas charity partner. Thousands o...
11/12/2023

We're proud to support the Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation as our official Christmas charity partner.

Thousands of sick and injured children will spend this Christmas in hospital. A small donation to the Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation will help provide these kids with the best possible access to healthcare.

If you're in a position to help support their work, please consider donating here: https://city.sydney/donate-schf-xmas

In just 12 months, our Ultimo pop-up recycling centre has collected more than 13 tonnes of materials from local homes.Ki...
11/12/2023

In just 12 months, our Ultimo pop-up recycling centre has collected more than 13 tonnes of materials from local homes.

Kim, Linda and Geoff are three of the centre's most prolific recyclers. These locals come by every week with recyclables collected from their apartment bin rooms.

Discover their stories and how many items can actually be recycled rather than binned.

Meet the residents who rescue items destined for landfill and give them a new life at the Ultimo recycling pop-up

Sydney New Year's Eve is an accessible and inclusive event. Our event volunteers will be available throughout the CBD to...
11/12/2023

Sydney New Year's Eve is an accessible and inclusive event. Our event volunteers will be available throughout the CBD to help on the day.

Find out more information about accessible viewing areas, access features and a map to better navigate the city.

Take advantage of designated viewing areas and find out about accommodation, public transport and other ways to enjoy 2021 Sydney New Year’s Eve.

With a heatwave forecast this weekend, stay cool and safe. It’s important to: Stay hydrated Look out for loved ones Have...
07/12/2023

With a heatwave forecast this weekend, stay cool and safe. It’s important to:

Stay hydrated
Look out for loved ones
Have a plan

You may also want to find some air conditioning (museums and art galleries are great for this!) or go for a dip 💦 👙 🐬

Here's how to stay cool when temperatures get hot.

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