sxsw® in sydney

7 days and 7 nights will see the convergence of tech and innovation, gaming, music, screen and culture.

Heading out of North America for the first time ever, SXSW is coming to Sydney. The harbour city will play host to a collision of creativity and culture, forming the centre-point for changemakers during this exciting event.

Home to a booming innovation hub, tech-hungry culture and thriving creative industry, Sydney is known for its natural beauty and golden beaches, and at SXSW Sydney you will also discover its brilliant people, fostering world-leading ideas and a progressive vibrant community.

Origins of SXSW

South by Southwest® celebrates the convergence of tech, film, music, education and culture. Founded in Austin, Texas in 1987, it’s become the global destination for creative people to connect, collaborate and achieve their goals.


What makes SXSW unique is the interface of ideas, it’s the meeting of the minds, people are coming to learn."

– Andrew Zimmern

music alumni


live performance by billie eilish


life performance by wafia


in conversation with kendrick lamar


South By is not an event, it’s a community that’s active and vibrant all year round."

– Amy Webb

Get Involved

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to lay the foundations for one of the world’s most recognisable events.

Help us bring this cultural icon to Sydney and be part of something big.