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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 as the State prepares to celebrate and look forward to 2021 with a sense of hope and optimism.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NSW Government supports COVID-safe arena concerts for Greatest Southern Nights 7 November 2020
The NSW Government is amplifying its support for the return of live music, backing two major concerts at Qudos Bank Arena for more than 12,000 fans in total as part of Great Southern Nights.

Great Southern Nights gets the show back on the road – 1000 gigs start today 5 November 2020
The first of more than 1000 COVID-safe gigs for the Australian-first event Great Southern Nights gets underway tonight, kicking off a month of live music across Sydney and New South Wales.

NSW Government secures another knockout sporting event for Western Sydney 29 October 2020
The NSW Government has continued its winning streak, securing another high-profile sporting event for Western Sydney.

Sydney counts down to the premiere of PIPPIN 28 October 2020
Excitement is building for the Australian premiere of PIPPIN next month, marking the return of large-scale musicals to Sydney theatres, creating hundreds of local creative industries jobs and restoring vibrancy to the Harbour City.

NSW hits the accelerator on securing Supercars events across the state 19 October 2020
NSW continues to reinforce its profile as a globally renowned destination for motorsport, with the NSW Government supporting a number of key events as part of a new long-term agreement with Supercars Australia.


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