A guide to office space in Sydney

Cosmopolitan Sydney is located on the south east coast of Australia, and is the most populous city in the country.

This multicultural city is also a manufacturing, finance and economic hub, set against the backdrop of iconic landmarks such as Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House.

Indeed, Sydney is one of the leading economies in the Asia-Pacific region, with a large number of multinational corporations and major banks based in the city.

Some of these companies include Pfizer, Boeing, Parmalat, Rolls-Royce, Intel, Cisco Systems, American Express, Yahoo, IBM, Philips, and Vodafone.

The location

Sydney has 15 different regions, and is the state capital of New South Wales. 

It has one of the world’s largest natural harbours – Port Jackson – and is a key waterway transport hub. 

Neighbouring areas - price comparisons, per person per month

Below are the prices of serviced offices given on a per person per month basis in the city, and are based on a minimum to maximum average, derived from our Sales Team's knowledge.
Area Indicative price range
Sydney AUD600 – 1,200
North Sydney / Chatswood AUD500 – 900
Parramatta / North Ryde AUD500 – 1,000
Surry Hills / Waterloo / Eastern Suburbs AUD600 – 1,200
Alexandria / Botany AUD500 – 700


Sydney

Looking for an office in Sydney

For businesses looking to move into Sydney, our specialist local consultant, Betty Chen, recommends the Sydney CBD, as it has the most options and is easily accessible by public transport.

Costs

One to two desk private serviced offices start from $1,000 per month. 

The ANZ market does not typically use workstation or desk rates to give guide prices. 

These prices will vary according to location and requirements, and cover the cost of amenities, which can include Internet, meeting rooms, lounges, kitchen facilities, reception services and AV equipment.

Office sizes

In general, private suites are favoured over coworking spaces. 

However, Instant Offices offer a great variety of office types and sizes, and are able to accommodate most enquiries, from one person through to 100 or more depending on the specifics. 

Serviced office providers can be flexible with the layout of the workspace, and are happy to discuss partitioning to fit a particular business requirement.


Why choose Sydney?

Key benefits of working in the iconic and internationally-recognised city of Sydney include a wide choice of office providers to cater for all your business requirements.

It's served by well connected transport links, which make for an easy commute, whether by bus, train, taxi, ferry, or light rail. 

Sydney has been ranked as one of the leading cities for economic and technological opportunities, and is highly integrated with the global economy. 

With a strong business market, international prestige, and excellent trading opportunities, Sydney is the ideal location in which to establish your business.


Five things you probably didn’t know about Sydney: 

  • The Sydney Opera House was completed ten years late and cost AUD102m rather than the original estimate of AUD7m
  • One of the most multicultural cities in the world over 31% of the population were born outside of Australia; compared to the national average of 22%
  • Sydney’s original high street, George Street is still one of the busiest streets in the CBD with the most top 100 Australian listed companies located here
  • The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world’s largest steel arch bridge
  • Sydney was in the top 10 cities in Mercer’s Quality of Living Rankings 2015
Hyde Park, Sydney

A closer look at Sydney

These are the most popular areas in which to rent office space:

Sydney CBD

  • 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 and 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

Northern Sydney

  • 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 centre, 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 centre, 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

  • 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 organisations, of which legal departments feature prominently including 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 centres 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

Want to find out more?

If you’re looking to move into the area, or simply require more information, contact Instant Offices' specialist local consultants.

Email our team or call us and we'll be delighted to help you.


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