What you need to know…

Sydney’s Northern CBD precinct runs from Martin Place to Circular Quay, stretching through Macquarie and Kent Streets. Other streets in this area are Phillip, Clarence, Bridge and King Streets.


This area is also known as the ‘Finance Quarter’ as it is home to Sydney CBD’s banking arena. The likes of the Commonwealth Bank, ANZ and QBE (just to name a few) hold prime real estate. It is also where you will find a range of trendy ‘small’ bars and restaurants, such as the Grasshopper Bar, Frankies Pizza and the Stitch Bar.


Continuing down to Circular Quay you’ll find Sydney’s famous Harbour, Ferry Terminal and Opera House. This is a must-see part of the City, whether you’re just visiting on holiday or a local!


Like the rest of Sydney’s CBD, rental yields are strong in the northern CBD area for commercial property owners with tenants. Vacancy rates are also low. Many of the tall commercial buildings in the area offer stunning Harbour and city views on their higher levels, as well as plenty of natural light.

Facilities in the area:

  • Martin Place
  • Law Courts – Supreme Court Queens Square/ Hospital Road Court Complex/ Kings Street Court/ St James Road Court
  • The Mint
  • Channel 7 TV Studio
  • MLC Centre
  • Chifley Square
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Conservatorium of Music
  • Angel Place Recital Hall
  • Circular Quay
  • Opera House
  • The State Library
  • Parliament House
  • Premium Restaurants such as Café Sydney and Quay
  • The Ivy Pool Bar
  • Wynyard Park
  • Australia Square


For all the parking stations in this precinct, please go to:




Please note the City of Sydney’s parking regulations:


Ferry dock in Sydney's circular quay in Sydney's Northern CBD precinct on a cloudy day

To Do & See:

  1. Watch from Martin Place as Channel 7’s TV shows ‘Sunrise’ and ‘The Morning Show’ are filmed. You may even get your face on TV!
  2. Go for a stroll to the Opera House and pick from one of the many eateries on the lower concourse for lunch or dinner.
  3. Wander around the Botanic Gardens and take in this oasis in the heart of the City!
  4. Take a ferry from Circular Quay to one of the many destinations accessible from Sydney Harbour, including Darling Harbour, Watson’s Bay, Manly and Mosman.
  5. In need of a restaurant for that special occasion? Look no further than Café Sydney or Quay Restaurants, overlooking the magnificent Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
  6. Spend an evening soaking up some classical music at the Angel Place Recital Hall.

Contact information and useful links:

Public transport is within only a minute’s walk to Martin Place train station, with access to Circular Quay and Wynyard train stations.

Visitors Centre:

Sydney Visitor Information Centre - 12-24 Playfair Street Shop 1-2, The Rocks Centre, The Rocks

1800 067 676

Visitors Centre:

Kings Cross Visitor Information Kiosk - Corner Darlinghurst Road and Springfield Avenue, Potts Point

(02) 9265 9333

Visitors Centre:

Sydney Trains & Buses Information Hotline - 24hours / 7 days

131 500

Visitors Centre:

OPAL Card Hotline for Information & Assistance - 24 hours / 7 days

13 67 25