Pitt Street Mall
Pitt Street Mall
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The area
Neighborhood: Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
How to get there
  • St James • 4 min walk
  • Martin Place • 5 min walk
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We visited Pitt Street Mall on a dreary showery day.

The mall had lots of people but they scattered once the showers came.

I enjoyed listening to the busker play beautiful music whilst my wife shopped nearby.

The location is near Westfield and The Sydney Tower.
Written April 23, 2021
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Tam K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,933 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
It's more than just a regular street, or a street with shops all along. It is lively enough to host numerous artistic, musical, protest, and cultural events. It is home to high-end retailers as well as huge tech giants like Apple and Microsoft. I'll keep loving it forever ..
Written October 25, 2022
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Pitt St is one of the oldest main roads running through Sydney’s CBD. The middle stretch, in the heart of the city, is a paved, pedestrianised mall.
This is really just one big, concentrated shopping area and is dominated by big retail complexes like Myers, Sydney Tower and Westfield. Lots of chain-stores have their flagship shop here.
For something a little bit different, it’s nice to walk through the Victorian-style Strand Arcade. Built in 1891, it has retained its old-world charm and houses more specialised shops and boutiques. Haigh’s Chocolates is always a drawcard here.
Street performers regularly pop up in the mall and there is some limited seating in the centre of the mall, although its a busy area (especially around lunch time), so don’t rely on finding a spare seat.
If you're not interested in shopping, you can skip it altogether.
Written February 26, 2024
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia4,716 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
The Pitt Street Mall is one of the shopping hubs in Sydney. Most major chains are have stores here in some stunning buildings. This mall is quite clean and tidy and the people seem to socially distance as much as they can.
Written June 10, 2021
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The mall is regarded as one of the trendiest and busiest shopping districts not just in Sydney, but all of Australia. It's a relatively short pedestrian area between King and Market Streets but still hosts nearly 500 specialty outlets and the Westfield Centre. Good range but mostly top end. Busy mall, throngs of people when we visited on the Monday and Thursday. I think a 'must do' when visiting Sydney if only for the experience.
Written December 15, 2022
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RonWamberal
Sydney, Australia12,130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
If you like malls, this is probably as good as it gets. Doesn't go for many blocks but is spacious with lots of seating. Has a variety of stores adjoining it, both complexes like Westfield and heritage type arcades like the Strand ; so there is something for everyone.
Quite a few buskers for those who like music while they relax.
Written February 3, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,693 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Pitt Street Mall is a great place to visit. It is especially nice if you are looking for some interesting street entertainment. If you want to do some shopping then prepare to pay high prices! Lots of shops, plenty of fashion, cafes and the like. We love to just walk around and look.
Written January 22, 2021
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,293 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
This is one of two malls in Sydney the other one being the Martin Place Mall. This one has more people as has more shops. It goes from Market Street and King Street. It has many seats and the only thing missing is a visitor information booth. There was one in Martin Place but that has been taken away .
Written May 2, 2021
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Ms K
Sydney26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In the last few years Sydney has undergone a major renovation to their shopping precincts attracting the world most respectful fashion brands making the inner-city an excellent experience for the locals and the millions of tourist visiting Sydney every year for shopping.

Standard Shopping Hours are 9am to 5.30pm except on Thursdays, late night shopping, when many shops are open until about 9pm or 9.30pm, and weekends 9am - 5pm or 4.30pm. Shops are open 7 days a week.

Australia has a 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST) included in the price.

Under the Tourist Refund Scheme, tourist leaving the country can claim a refund of the GST paid on goods bought in Australia if you have spent AUD$300 or more in one store, no more than 60 days before departing Australia, the offices are located in the departure area of international terminals. You must present the goods and invoices at the time of the claim.

Must See Must Do

Westfield Sydney - Located in the Cnr Pitt St Mall and Market St.

QVQ - Located in 455 George St

George Street - Running through the city

Westfield Bondi Junction

The Strand Arcade

The Intersection, Paddington


The Westfield Group had origins in the western suburbs of Sydney. The first development was named "Westfield Place", and opened in July 1959 in Blacktown.The name Westfield is derived from "west" related to the West-Sydney location.The centre was opened by John Saunders and Frank Lowy.

During 2010 - 2014 the site of Westifeld Sydney undergone a A$860 million redevelopment. The new centre fronts three streets, including the Pitt Street Mall, Castlereagh Street and Market Street. It provides skybridge connections to two of Australia's major department stores, Myer and David Jones and it's house to approximately 370 stores. Among them the following: Calvin Klein, Gap, Zara, Chanel, Gucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, Bottega Veneta, Prada, Guess, Esprit, Nespresso, Versace, Tag Heuer, Salvatore Ferragamo, Cue and Nike.

Bondi Junction Westfield is one of the most luxurious shopping centres in Australia. The six-level complex located in 500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction is notable for its modern structure and upmarket retail, with several anchor tenants including David Jones and Myer department stores, Coles and Woolworths supermarkets, an Event Cinemas complex, as well as a flagship Harvey Norman store. The centre, with more than 445 shops, had the highest sales internationally among the Westfield group in 2005 with sales of $754 million.

The Queens Victoria Building was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898. Built as a monument to the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland , the complex and detailed Romanesque architecture was specially planned so the Government could employ many out-of-work trades during the Australian recession. In 2008 a $48 million refurbishment commenced, completed in 2009 welcoming new escalators connecting upper levels, elevators, painting throughout, balustrades, carpet, signage and bathrooms. Some of the stores found here today are: Aboriginal Art Gallery, ABC Shop, Anthea Crawford, Antique Print Room, Bally, Baku, Camper, Coach, Country, Fossil, Georg Jensen, Jigsaw, Kiehl's, Kikki.k, Martin & Stein Antiques, Oroton, Pandora, Ugg Australia, Zumbo Patisserie among many others.

George Street has been named number six on a list of the world’s top shopping streets compiled by Paris-based market consulting company Presence Mystery Shopping. Forget about Fifth Avenue in New York or Rodeo Drive in Californina! With a increasing number of labels choosing this street us their home, friendly sleek boutiques, unusual funky shops, top-end fashion stores, wine bars, bakeries, cafes, the Queen Victoria building, Apple Store, Cue, Peter Alexander, Top Shop and Louis Vuitton things have just started to get better, with plans to turn it into a pedestrian mall as it's parallel street, Pitt St Mall which has some of the most expensive commercial rents in the world and runs for just 200 metres. The street will be close for traffic while construction workers will start to dig up the street for a $1.6 billion tram line to run from Circular Quay through the city to Randwick and Kingsford. The line should be finished about 2019. With studies proving that turning a street over to pedestrians increases foot traffic, resulting in an increase in profits to the business tenants, there is no wonder why George St made it to the top 10 list and why so many stores are moving there.

Castlereagh, Elizabeth and King streets host the world's most famous designer brands, including Chanel and Gucci.

The Strand Arcade, a victorian building that opened on April Fools Day 1892 running between Pitt and George Streets. 122 years later this elegant arcade still the heart of the city's shopping centre. Home of JI Hi-Fi, Alex Perry, Aesop, Crumpler, Eternal Bridal, Haigh's Chocolates, Prince Consort's Shoe Shine just to name a few.

The Intersection, at the corner of Glenmore Road and Oxford Street in the affluent inner city suburb of Paddington. A very cool quirky place to find specialty boutiques, art galleries, tailors, shoemakers, hairdressers, upcoming Australian designers, some of the world best labels such as Sass and Bide, Willow, Josh Goot, Ellery, Ksubi, Scanlan and Theodore. A street buzzing with style, celebrities and people that shared their loved for beautiful things. With Internationally renowned Chef Guillaume Brahini, former operator of the Opera House's Bennelong, moved to Darcy Street, Paddigton has great days ahead.

Bottle Shops in the city: The Oak Barrel in Elizabeth St, CBD Cellars in Elizabeth Street, Vintage Cellars in Carrington St, David Jones food hourt, Merivale's Bottle Shop in Palings Lane, Kent Street Cellars, Liquorland inside Coles in George St, Red Bottle in Hay Street, Coles Express Bottle shop on the lower ground floor of World Square in George Street, The Australian Wine Center in Alfred Street Circular Quay, Mr Liquor with shops in King Cross and Circular Quay, Darlinghurst Cellars in Licerpool Street, City Cellars Lime Street, Chinatown Cellars in Ultimo Road.

If you are on the market for cameras: JB Hi-Fi in The Strand Arcade or George Cameras in George Street.

Buying a computer: Myer has a selection of apple products and a small selection of PC. JB HIFI has also a medium size range of both PC and Apple. Of course the Apple Shop in George St.

Shopping for Opals: there is a good shop in the The Strand - Spectrum Gems - and around the city you can find opals here and there but The Rocks in renowned for it. Opal Minded is known to be the best opal store in Sydney. Other good shops at The Rocks are Masterpice Jewellery, Opal Fields, Opal Planet, Opal Strike, Rockhounds and Sogo Opal Jewellers.

Adventure clothing and gear: The place to go is "Adventure Alley", on Kent Street, between Druitt Street and Bathurst Street. Shops found here are Macpac, Kathmandu, Paddy Pallin, Mountain Design, Larry Adler, Mountain Equipment, Mitchells Adventure, Trek & Travel, Snowgum and Patagonia.

Art: The Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery on Dank Street, Soho Galleries, or Utopia Art Sydney. The monthly magazine Art Almanac is a good source of upcoming exhibitions and Australian Commercial Galleries Association website provides fantastic information on new galleries and anything related to the visual arts.

Cheese: The best place to purchase cheese and other delicatessens including chocolates, cakes, fruit, vegetables, bread and wine is at David Jones Food Hall. You can eat there, enjoy a glass of wine, some oysters or shop to enjoy at a later time.

Shopping for children: Definitely visit David Jones and Myer. They carry a good range of clothing for all ages. If you happen to have a small like me he will love the Thomas set up at David Jones. ABC ford Kids at The Strand Arcade or Hobbyco Shop inside the QBV. I really like the design on Cottoon for Kids and it's cheap. Seed is also a great brand, with soft natural materials and cool clothes and toys.

After all you hard spent money, relax with a glass of wine an done of the best views in the world at the Opera House Bar.

Written August 14, 2014
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,693 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is an upmarket area. Shopping for those who can afford it or those who think they can.... All the expensive stores are located here. It is a great area to walk along. There are many street entertainers who in fact offer some really exciting acts! And all you have to do is stay awhile watch or listen and maybe make a small donation. There is also a lot of traffic in the surrounding streets, but the Mall is quite safe from that. Apart from the fashion shops there are many bars and restaurants too. It's worth going there just for the fun of it. And there is a particular area that you will really love, and that is the Strand Arcade, which bears a similarity to some of the nice old European arcades in Italy, Spain and France. Definitely worth visiting.
Written November 24, 2019
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