Best Streetstyle Photography Locations in Sydney

As someone who needs to shoot content on a weekly basis, finding new locations to shoot can be somewhat of a challenge. I’ve lived in Sydney my whole life and have been blogging now for two and a half years so I’ve accumulated a few experience points under my belt for location scouting. I’ve managed to narrow down some key places where you’ll get the most streetstyle worthy shots in Sydney’s inner suburbs. From classic 1900 terrace houses to abandoned industrial warehouses – here are my top 5 locations for taking the perfect streetstyle shots in Sydney.


Best Streetstyle Photography Locations in Sydney

Whether it be the candid standing outside a steel garage door shot that you see Andi Csinger (@andicsinger) rocking or the clean concrete walls that Sara Donaldson (@harperandharley) covets in her beautiful Instagram feed – there will be many in these locations. Of course, if you feel that I’m missing places then let me know because I love exploring new territories.

Sara Donaldson Streetstyle Photography
Images from @harperandharley
Andi Csinger Streetstyle Photography
Images from @andicsinger

Paddington Streetstyle Paddington Photography

I’ve actually shot with other bloggers (Andi included) in Paddington and we’ve always been able to find locations very quickly for the perfect shot. There’s usually a mixture of coloured walls – not outrageously bright – and monochrome for you to experiment with.


All things farshun culminate in this suburb with designers and artists around every corner. There’s an abundance of fashion boutiques, open markets and open parks with narrow side streets with restored terraces. A weekend trip is probably the best time to visit if you want to get the most from here. You would be hard pressed to find a street in Paddington that wasn’t picture perfect.



Balmain Streetstyle Photography Sydney

Set on the Peninsula on the back end of the city, Balmain provides yet another historic location much like that of Millers Point that is steeped in blue-collar traditionalism. If you visited the area fifteen years ago the perception of the suburb would’ve been very different to what it was today. It’s now an area for young families and is always buzzing on the weekends with markets. Taking images with the backdrop of small colonial cottages and Victorian houses will always give you the perfect staple for streetstyle images.


Surry Hills

Surry Hills is one of my personal favourite locations to shoot because you’ll find a perfect mixture of residential, commercial and industrial elements. Think preserved Victorian terraces and converted warehouses into lofts which all make stunning backdrops for streetstyle photos. The streets are usually quiet enough for you to traipse back and forth for your perfect shot too – a bonus in my eyes when you’re not playing a dangerous game of frogger in stilettos. There’s also a number of beautiful cafes in the area in case you need a pick-me-up or a great foodie shot for the gram.


Surry Hills Streetstyle Photography


Millers Point

Sydney Best Streetstyle Photography LocationsMillers Point was one of the first locations I ever shot at when I started my days as a blogger. There’s an abundance of sandstone cottages, walls throughout the streets and historic buildings and pubs all set with the backdrop of Sydney Harbour. There’s an indescribable charm that comes with the union between colonialism and modernism that creates the perfect romantic backdrop alluding to the bygone era.


Newtown Sydney Streetstyle Photography

Newtown has retained much of its grit and boasts true character with some of the most stunning murals and street art to be found here. If you’re after a bold wall of graffiti then look no further because you’ll stumble across one almost on every side street off King St (the heart of Newtown)! When I was asked by my partner to give him the lowdown on certain suburbs for him during his transition from Melbourne to Sydney – the first words that came to mind for Newtown were Bohemian Rhapsody meets Hipster Unconventionalism.


Cockatoo Island

This one is more of an adventure if you’re up for a short ferry trip but great if you’re after historical buildings and amazing harbour shots. When I first purchased my SLR, I went exploring with an old friend as we shot images around the island and found no shortage of inspiration.


Cockatoo Island Photography Sydney


Have you got any other favourite spots to shoot?


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Helen Chik is a Sydney based fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle digital content creator and influencer sharing everything from unique style to her adventures around the world through her rainbow tinted lenses.

  • juelzjohn

    As bloggers we are always scouting for the best location,which can be abit challenging.
    Especially in my country we are not allowed to shoot within city centre.
    Normally i just shoot around our compound.I love the locations you have highlighted they sound great.

  • Default wallpaper

    Sydney is my favorite. Planning to visit in 2018 summer. Your post would help me.

  • Beautiful and such photogenic spots! Adding these places to my list next time I visit Sydney =o)

  • Such gorgeous scenery to shoot with, i am jealous as we dont have much of that from where i am from!

  • Bernice Abuan

    Oo so handy! I love taking photos in Surry Hills as my office is in the area but now I’m drawn to business complexes near where I live for the concrete surroundings 🙂

  • Nataly Kimball

    This is a great idea for a post! Thanks for sharing!

  • I’ve never been to Sydney but would love to! Now I know where to go for location inspo 😉


  • I haven’t been to Sydney, but this list will be so handy to anyone who intends to take photos there. I love how you’ve highlighted the best things about each spot.

  • Helen you make me want to book a flight to Sydney now! Ugh. It’s hard to shoot city street style here in the desert because all we have are cacti, succulents, and more succulents. LOL. It really sucks having to drive 2 hours to LA and 2 hours back just to shoot some city looks… so in that sense I sometimes miss living in the city. I wish that Palm Springs was like… an hour from LA instead of 2! That would be perfect. You know I always love how your photos turn out so I’m glad to see your recommendations of places to shoot. I’ll have to bookmark this so that when I finally get my butt over there I know where to go! 😉 xo, sharon

  • Dawn Wairimu

    i love street style, and sydney’s is no exception — i would absolutely love to visit someday soon!

  • Now I just need to go to Sydney! So much yes to this!

  • Christie Elizabeth

    Newtown is a personal fave. We used to use it a lot for our online store collabs and shots with bloggers. Huge LOVER of Redfern and all the abandoned warehouse / industrial looks it has going down.

    X 🙌🏼

    • You’ll have to give me your recommendations in Redfern?!

  • Oh, Sydney is just such a beautiful city.. I love it. You’re spoilt for choice !

  • I would love to visit Sydney one day. Your photography is amazing! I love your blog too.

  • This photos are beautiful! I love all the street styles! I have never been to Sydney and it is on my travel list! I usually shoot in the city center of Manchester or London 🙂

  • Adelien

    Beautiful pictures! I will need to visit that places when I visit Sydney. It is such a wonderful city.

  • Jenn Goggin

    All these locations sound beautiful! I have never been but hopefully one day my travels will bring me to Sydney! Thanks for sharing your awesome list

  • Steph K

    These locations sound amazing!

    xo, Steph

  • Samantha Hunter

    Beautiful pictures! I hope to visit Sydney one day. Millers Point looks like a great place to check out!

  • Jen Sky Walker

    These look like great spots for photos! I need to find more fun spots where I am!

  • Milton

    These are such beautiful and photoworthy locations! The next time I visit Sydney, I’ll be sure to check them out in person and snap some IG worthy shots!

  • All these spots are just fantastic, especially Cockatoo Island! You look stunning in all your outfits!! 🙂

  • Shannon Graham

    I have always wanted to go to Sydney. I would love to check these spots out when I go there!

  • All great locations indeed, I am yet to visit Sydney but its on my bucketlist

  • These are some fabulous spots! I’ll keep them in mind if I’m ever in Sydney.

  • I have actually never been to Sydney before but I do like the look of Paddington. However I would love to shoot in Melbourne as they have great street art which is part of my photographic aesthetic x

  • Debojit Chakraborty

    I loved the photos and concepts but sadly I live in India. But, your concept definitely gave some ideas to how I may apply the ways in India too

  • Mayuri Saxena

    These are such beautiful locations for photoshoot. The next time I visit Sydney, I’ll be sure to check them out and get some insta-worthy pics 😉

  • Alanna Su Latt

    This is so great! I wish I could find some nice places in Perth to take some photos 😀

  • Emmanuel Damian

    Fab places to take photos! I’ll be there on November so I’ll make sure to visit these places.

  • Luci Cook

    Really nice photography. I love each and every location you used.

  • Jane Dee Wylie

    This is so fun! I’ve never been to Sydney but I’ve always wanted to go!

  • Nazrin Miah

    SYDNEY LOOKS LIKE A BLOGGERS PARADISE! I live in a small town city in the UK and we dont have any cool spots to take pictures we have to travel out of the city for it!

  • I’ve never been to Sydney before but Millers Point looks like a great place for photo-shoot. The harbour port as the back drop is awesome.

  • Brandi Crawford

    This looks like a great time. I haven’t been to Sydney. I definitely would love to visit.