Tourism leadership


Sydney Airport is focused on driving tourism and economic growth to our city and state by partnering with a range of events and organisations. The airport proudly sponsors internationally renowned tourism events and festivals boasting a colourful array of artistic and creative talent.

Major Events

We partner with the Sydney Festival to showcase diverse arts, theatre and musical performances across Sydney and Parramatta for local and international visitors.

We also partner with the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival and host celebrations at the airport to celebrate Lunar New Year. China is our largest international visitor market based on residency, and our support of the Chinese New Year Festival is an important part of the Chinese welcome experience provided by Sydney Airport.

As enablers of Tourism, Sydney Airport sponsors the NSW Tourism Awards. The Awards celebrate and acknowledge tourism organisations that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success throughout the year.

Local Festivals

Local festivals provide an opportunity for local communities to come together and enjoy what their communities have to offer.

Sydney Fringe Festival
Sydney Airport’s support of the Sydney Fringe Festival focuses on providing interactive cultural activities for local families in the inner west of Sydney. The festival is the largest independent arts festival in NSW.

Newtown Festival
Sydney Airport has proudly supported Newtown Festival since 2013. Newtown Festival is the principal fundraiser for Newtown Neighbourhood Centre and a flagship local event, encapsulating the spirit of one of Sydney’s most vibrant and creative communities.

Kurnell Festival
Sydney Airport is proud to support the Festival of Kurnell, which brings family and friends together to celebrate the birthplace of modern Australia, where Captain James Cook first landed.

SSO at T1 Arrivals for Chinese New Year - Copyright 2015 KEN BUTTI

Photo: Ken Butti