What you need to know…

The Southern CBD is known for its rich mix of cultures and ‘mini-towns’, encompassing the Spanish Quarter, Korea Town, Thai Town and China Town – allowing you to be transported to the county of your choice via the specialised supermarkets and restaurants. The area itself covers a lot of ground, from Town Hall Station including George, Pitt and Castlereagh Streets taking you right down to Central Station, where you can take a bus or train interstate.


The Metro and Capitol Theatre, as well as George Street Cinema, make the Southern CBD home to the vibrant entertainment district; live music, theatre shows and films take place every night of the week.


Facilities in the area:

  • Town Hall Station
  • Central Station
  • Downing Centre Law Courts
  • World Square Shopping Centre
  • George Street Cinemas
  • Capitol Square and Theatre
  • Metro Theatre
  • Paddy’s Markets & Market City
  • Spanish Quarter
  • China Town and Haymarket
  • Thai Town
  • Korea Town
  • Chinese Gardens


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




Please note City of Sydney’s parking regulations:



 To Do & See:

  1. Pick yourself up a bargain and get lost in the hustle and bustle of Paddy’s Markets.
  2. Try an authentic bowl of BibimBap (Korean signature dish of rice, vegetables and meat) in Capitol Square.
  3. Catch the latest international Musical at the Capitol Theatre.
  4. Walk the streets of China Town and admire the hanging ducks and chicken feet of the delicious authentic restaurants.
  5. Hit the shops and maybe even spot a celebrity on their way out of the 2Day FM studios in World Square Shopping Centre.
  6. Sneak in a film at the George Street Cinema complex.
  7. See the barristers complete with robes and wigs running along Castlereagh Street, often late to their court appearances at the Downing Centre Law Courts.



Contact information and useful links:

Southern CBD has Central Station on it’s doorstep. And with four different access points plus great access to buses as well as Country Link trains, this precinct has public transport covered.

Visitors Centre:

Sydney Visitor Information Centre 106 George Street, Sydney NSW

13 20 77

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