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Sydney, Australia


  1. Sydney is the capital city of which Australian state?
  2. Residents of Sydney are colloquially known as what?
  3. Sydney was the host of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in which year?
  4. Which Danish architect designed the Sydney Opera House?

  5. The Australian Derby is held on which racecourse?
  6. In the 2021 census, it was found that Sydney had what perecentage of Australia's total population: (a) 10%, (b) 15%, or (c) 20%?
  7. What well known location in Sydney comes from an Aboriginal word meaning "water breaking over rocks"?
  8. Sydney's main passenger airport is named after which Australian aviator?
  9. Which word was illuminated on Sydney Harbour Bridge to mark the beginning of 2000? This word was written in chalk over half a million times on the streets of Sydney from 1932 to 1967 by Arthur Stace, an illiterate former soldier.
  10. The Sydney Opera House is located on which port in Sydney Harbour?
  11. Which sports stadium is in the Moore Park suburb of Sydney?
  12. Which beach-side suburb of northern Sydney is known for it's rugby league team and for being the birthplace of Australian surfing?
  13. Who arrived in Sydney on 6 August 1806 to become the fourth governor of New South Wales?
  14. Which urban park, the oldest public parkland in Australia, is named after a London park?
  15. On which street in the central business district of Sydney are there more high rise buildings than on any other street in Australia?
  16. Which American singer and actor was the first person to perform at the Sydney Opera House?
  17. Who said: "Nothing I have done professionally will top the feeling I got when singing with John Farnham at the Olympic Games in Sydney"?
  18. Which regatta held on 26 January every year is the world's oldest continuously-run annual sailing event?
  19. Whose ambition was to have a glamorous wedding and improve her life by moving from her fictional hometown of Porpoise Spit, to Sydney?
  20. Which group, formed in Sydney in 1973, were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003?
  21. The Panthers are a professional rugby league football club based in which Greater Western Sydney suburb?
  22. Which river flows through Sydney and is the main tributary of Sydney Harbour?


  1. New South Wales
  2. Sidneysiders
  3. 2000
  4. Jorn Utzon
  5. Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
  6. (c)20%
  7. Bondi (originally "Boondi")
  8. Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (Kingsford Smith Airport)
  9. Eternity
  10. Port Jackson
  11. The Sydney Cricket Ground
  12. Manly
  13. William Bligh (best known for the mutiny on HMS Bounty)
  14. Hyde Park
  15. George Street
  16. Paul Robeson
  17. Olivia Newton-John
  18. Australia Day Regatta
  19. Muriel (in the film Muriel's Wedding)
  20. AC/DC
  21. Penrith
  22. Parramatta River