Facts & Figures
Filming in Sydney & NSW | Working and Living in NSW | Facts & Figures
ClimateClimateNew South Wales is situated in a temperate climate zone, ensuring that weather conditions for most of the year are warm and mild. To view climate information for Sydney, NSW click here.
Average seasonal temperatures in NSW:Average seasonal temperatures in NSW:
C° F° Summer (Dec-Feb) 25.5 78 Fall (Mar-May) 22 72 Winter (June-Aug) 17 62 Spring (Sept-Nov) 22 71 Average annual max: 22 71
Monthly average rainfall in Sydney:Monthly average rainfall in Sydney:December - February
99mm (3.9") over 11.9 rain days
March - May
127mm (5") over 9 rain days
June - August
102mm (4") over 10.5 rain days
September - November
76mm (3") over 11 rain days
CurrencyCurrencyDecimal with the dollar as the basic unit, 100 cents equals $1.00.
ElectricityElectricityThe electricity supply is 240v AC (alternating current), 50 hertz, using an earthed 3-pin plug. Television video standard is PAL 650 lines (although many companies offer NTSC capacity).
Flying timesFlying timesApprox flying times to Sydney (in hours)
Auckland 3.00 Bangkok 9.50 Hong Kong 9.00 London 23.00 Los Angeles 13.50 New York 18.50 Paris 22.00 Tokyo 9.50
Approx flying times from Sydney to other Australian cities (in hours)
Adelaide 2.00 Alice Springs 3.00 Brisbane 1.50 Canberra .45 Darwin 5.50 Hobart 1.50 Melbourne 1.50 Perth 4.50
International telephone prefixInternational telephone prefixCountry code 61
Sydney area code 2
LanguageLanguageThe principal language is English, but there are more than 200 language groups in Australia which include Aboriginal, Chinese, Lebanese, Greek, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Pacific Islands and Vietnamese. Skilled multi-lingual co-ordinators are available to assist with all facets of film production.
PopulationPopulationNSW 6.98 million Sydney 4 million
Television networksTelevision networksThere are two publicly-funded television networks, ABC TV and SBS TV (a multicultural programming station), three free-to-air commercial networks and three pay television platforms supporting 58 channels.
Time zoneTime zoneNSW = Greenwich Mean Time plus 10 hours, add one hour for summer time from the end of October to March.
National & State holidaysNational & State holidays
Filming permitsFilming permits
Most public locations including streets require a permit before filming can begin. A permit fee generally applies. Permits are usually granted by local Council, although the approval of the Police or Roads Authority may also be needed. The request process is usually routine, but make sure you allow sufficient time. The Screen NSW can help you find the appropriate contacts for your project