These are the most popular areas in which to rent office space:
Sydney’s bustling CBD and financial hub is the largest in Australia, and is home to most of the large corporations in the city, covering the financial, property, law, and service industries. Financial companies feature prominently, with Citibank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Deutsche Bank ,and AMP Limited located in the area. A number of Asia-Pacific corporations are also headquartered here. In terms of manufacturing, Coca-Cola Amatil, Arnott's Biscuits and Amcor packaging also have operations in Sydney. As well as a collection of iconic skyscrapers, the CBD is also home to several major parks, including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens, ideal for a relaxing lunch break.
While businesses from across all industries can be found in Northern Sydney, the area is the IT hub of the city and typically attracts large IT and electronics companies like Panasonic, Microsoft, HP, Fujitsu and Sharp. Northern Sydney is well served by public transport, and is directly linked to the CBD via rail and road across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. There are also plenty of bus connections, as well as ferry connections in the southern part of the area. Macquarie Park, a suburb in Northern Sydney, is an important commercial center, attracting businesses due the prestige, local amenities and beautiful surroundings. Big name companies here include Canon, General Motors, Hyundai, Johnson & Johnson and Novartis.
City South / Surry Hills
The area just south-east of the CBD is known as Surry Hills, and is dominated by creative industries, like fashion and design. It's also the city’s main fashion wholesale center, and has a growing start-up base. Surry Hills is within walking distance of the CBD, and is also part of a growing cycle network. Central railway station, the largest station in Australia, can be found on the western edge of the area, and provides links across the city.
Parramatta is a second smaller CBD, located in the heart of Greater Western Sydney on the banks of the Parramatta River. Situated 23km from Sydney’s main CBD, the area is home to a number of government organizations, of which legal departments feature prominently. These include the New South Wales Department of Justice, the Federal Magistrates Court, and the Children's Court of New South Wales. Apart from the government, other industries represented in the area include finance, ICT, property and business services. Parramatta also contains one of the largest shopping centers in Australia: Westfield Parramatta. The area is a major transport hub for Western Sydney, with Parramatta railway station as a major transport interchange. Parramatta is also served by several other train routes, as well as buses, ferries and road links.
*Last updated on 1 June 2015