Championing Sydney as a competitive global city

About Business Sydney

Over 195 years in business

Who We Are

Business Sydney is the voice for business in Sydney. We advocate, influence and deliver policies and outcomes to drive economic growth and create opportunities to invest, work, live and visit our city.  For nearly two hundred years, we have worked to advance Sydney as a global, competitive and liveable city. 

Our network includes leading businesses across financial and professional services, construction and development, health, education, arts and culture, tourism and hospitality, as well as technology, transport, and logistics. Through our association with Business NSW and My Business we also influence and deliver on a state and national platform. 

Business Sydney can proudly trace its history to 1826 when the Sydney Chamber of Commerce was established as the first organisation of its kind in the fledgling colony. In 2006 we became the Sydney Business Chamber and now to reflect our broader reach, influence, and strength we have transformed to become Business Sydney – the voice of business in Sydney.


Our reach, influence and strength has grown, making our role more critical to Sydney’s future. We are now Business Sydney.


Our priorities include:

  • driving jobs and economic growth 
  • enhancing social and cultural value and life  
  • reforming and accelerating state and local planning 
  • delivering sustainable urban renewal and precincts 
  • creating Sydney as a domestic and international destination 
  • attracting trade, talent and investment.

We drive the economic, social, and cultural growth of Sydney as a global city with a strong reputation, knowledge and capability in jobs and technology, advanced manufacturing, international education, tourism and the arts. Business Sydney shapes government policy and delivers outcomes that create opportunities to invest, work, live and visit our city.  

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