Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Elizabeth Street
New South Wales
Elizabeth Street, looking south from the intersection of Hunter Street, 11 January 1933.
Hunter Street, Sydney CBD and south to Zetland
General information
Type Street
Length 8.6 km (5.3 mi)
Gazetted 1810
Major junctions
North end Hunter Street, Sydney CBD
  Market, Park, Liverpool. Goulburn Streets, Sydney; Wentworth Avenue, Albion Street and Eddy Avenue, Surry Hills; Cleveland, Redfern, Phillip Streets, Redfern; McEvoy and Bourke Streets, Waterloo.
South south-east end Joynton Avenue, Zetland
LGA(s) City of Sydney
Highway system
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Highways in New South Wales

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Elizabeth Street is a major street in the Sydney central business district in Australia. The street continues south of the central business district (CBD), through the inner city suburbs of Surry Hills, Redfern and Waterloo, before terminating in Zetland. Elizabeth Street lies within the City of Sydney local government area.

Description and history

Elizabeth Street runs south from Hunter Street, past Hyde Park and David Jones, and reaches the CBD boundary at Central station. The street continues further south and is approximately 8.6 kilometres (5.3 mi) long and passes through a mixture of residential and commercial areas.[1] Between Eddy Avenue and Redfern Street, the street carries southbound traffic only; with Chalmers Street carrying northbound traffic. The speed limit on Elizabeth Street varies between 40 kilometres per hour (25 mph) to 50 kilometres per hour (31 mph).

Elizabeth Street was originally known as Mulgrave Street, but was renamed by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1810 for his second wife, Elizabeth Henrietta Campbell (1778-1835).

In 2016, it became the route for Sydney's Anzac Day parade with the traditional route via George Street unavailable due to CBD and South East Light Rail construction work.[2]

Points of interest

Within the central business district

South of the central business district


Elizabeth Street was a busy electric tram corridor for most services to and from the eastern suburbs until the closure of the lines in 1961. The street is now a busy State Transit bus corridor to and from the Eastern Suburbs.

See also

Australian Roads portal


  1. Gregory's 2002 Street Directory, 66th Edition, Maps 345,375
  2. Anzac Day March moves to Elizabeth Street Transport for NSW 6 April 2016
  3. State Heritage website
  4. State Heritage website
  5. Stage Heritage site
  6. State Heritage website
  7. State Heritage website
  8. The Heritage of Australia, 1981, p.2/96
  9. The Heritage of Australia, p.2/99
  10. The Heritage of Australia, p.2/99
  11. The Heritage of Australia, p.2/104
  12. The Heritage of Australia, p.2/108
  13. State Heritage website
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