Sussex Street, Sydney

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Corn Exchange (1887)

Sussex Street is a street in the central business district of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. It runs north-south along the western side of the city, between Hickson Road and Hay Street. It is in the local government area of the City of Sydney. The street is 1.7 kilometres (1.1 mi) long.[1] It was named in honour of Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, the sixth son of King George III.

The street is home to the state headquarters of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and "Sussex St" is widely used as a metonym for the ALP in general and for ALP headquarters in particular.


Sussex Street is adjacent to Darling Harbour and as such has a wide range of buildings associated with the harbour activities and industries. In this respect it is similar to other streets like Kent Street and Wattle Street, whose character was largely influenced by their proximity to Darling Harbour.

The street features a large number of older, heritage buildings, alongside more recent developments like the Sheraton Four Points Hotel. It is in a part of the city that was depressed for a long time, but which has been revitalised recently.

Heritage buildings

The following buildings are listed on the Register of the National Estate unless otherwise stated.[2]

  • Corn Exchange (1887), designed by government architect, George McRae
  • The Dundee Arms Hotel (1850)
  • Hunter River Steamship Navigation Company building, (c. 1883)
  • Royal George Hotel (c. 1858)
  • Former Commercial Stores, nos.121-127 (1850s)
  • Warehouses nos.139-145 (c. 1855)
  • Warehouses nos.149-153 (c. 1855)
  • Shelbourne Hotel, designed by Wilson, Neave and Berry (1902)
  • Windermere Chambers, corner Sussex and King Streets, designed by Walter Liberty Vernon and Howard Joseland, built 1880-1890 (State heritage listing)[3]
  • Former Public School, designed by George Allen Mansfield (1875), later used as Flying Angel Seafarers Centre (State heritage listing)[4]


See also


  1. ^ Gregory's Sydney Street Directory (2002) Maps A,C,E
  2. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, pp.2/109-110
  3. ^ State heritage website
  4. ^ State heritage website

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