City view of Haymarket Precinct 

The Haymarket precinct is one of the busiest commercial and retail hubs in the City of Sydney.


In addition to housing a considerable residential population, the area also attracts thousands of tourists each day to its restaurants, shops and hotels. The business community in Haymarket is well represented by groups engaged in retail and personal services, tourist, cultural and leisure, professional and business services, finance and financial services, and food and drink.


Haymarket's strong business potential and diverse cultural mix create opportunities for local businesses to capitalise on the strength of the area.


     Haymarket Village Centre 




The City of Sydney's Haymarket Village Centre is located to the south of the central business district, and includes the Haymarket alone. It is bounded by Murray Street in the west, Bathurst Street and Darling Harbour in the north, Elizabeth and Chalmers Streets to the east, and the Central Station pedestrain subway to the south.


This area contains the secondary sector of the City's Central Business District and includes significant institutions and precincts such as the Darling Harbour Convention Centre, the Entertainment Centre, Chinatown, Central Railway Station and parts of the University of Technology. It is also the smallest of the ten Village Centre areas, based on site area.


According to the 2006 ABS Census of Population and Housing, there were 12,962 residents living in the Haymarket Village Centre. This represents 7.8% of the total City of Sydney resident population.


The Haymarket resident population was housed in 6,323 private dwellings and 35 non-private dwellings. And the Visitor Accommondation sector is serviced by 4,197 hotel rooms, 1,233 serviced apartrments and 1,327 backpacker beds, representing 23.2%, 32.3% and 34.3% of the City's total respectively.


Note: The information provided in this overview has been taken from a report compiled by the City of Sydney.

Business in Haymarket



Haymarket is a bustling commercial precinct located on the fringe of the Sydney CBD. It contains a significant range of businesses, employment and business floor areas. Actually the hun contains a number of blocks which from part of the Central Business District and it therefore provides an important contribution to many of the City-Based Industries. Moreover, it also houses the largest group of businesses outside of the CBD. 

Due to the presence of establishments with large site areas, such as the Darling Harbour Convention Centre, the National Maritime Museum and Central Station, much of the business activity is confined to the southern portion of the CBD. In particular, there is a large concentration of smaller business establishments within the Food and Drink and Rent and Personal Servicesindustries around the Chinatown Precinct.

The development of World Square has increased the number of businesses, employment and business floor area as well as adding to the number of residential dwellings. Despite this, the area contains the second smallest residential population of all the Village Centres.

The Haymarket Village Centre provides an important gateway between the surrounding Village Centres to the south and west and the Harbour Village Centre to the north. Although small in area, the secondary sector of the CBD ensures that the importances of the area is not ignored.




Note: The information provided in this overview has been taken from a report compiled by the City of Sydney.


Emerging business and trade opportunities between Haymarket and overseas markets, in particular China, is growing.  Whether it be investment, property or partnerships, expressions of interest and business engagement has begun in Haymarket.  If you are interested in finding out more about these opportunities please contact us.