If you have arrived on a short stay and need to find easy access to luggage storage in Sydney, you have come to the right place. Whether you need to find somewhere to store your bags for a few hours or a few days, we have checked out all the options in Sydney city and inner suburbs below.
Updated: 1 November 2020
Luggage storage in Sydney has been hard to find and rather expensive for years but last year a new company launched in Sydney Stasher.com, which began in the UK, now has locations across the city where you can store your bag at a very reasonable price.
If you are staying in a holiday rental or Airbnb, it can be hard to check in early, and luggage storage becomes one of the first challenges you face on arriving in Sydney.
Stasher’s charges are far more affordable than the big-name operators. They charge $10 for 24h (including insurance) so are over 50% cheaper than the station lockers. Every additional day costs $10, and they also offer discounts for long-term storage, you can contact them directly about this.
How does it work?
Stasher store bags in vetted local hotels and shops. They choose locations based on their accessibility and the security they can offer for your belongings. Many of their locations have extended hours; some are open 24/7. All bookings must be made online which gives a record of your booking history.
Can you store your luggage at the airport?
Luggage storage is available at both the Sydney Domestic and Sydney International Airports. This is pricey, but it is the best option on a short layover or transferring to a domestic flight, and you are planning to head straight to your flight home after your short Sydney layover.
Smarte Carte operates the luggage storage service at both international and domestic airports. Although it’s a 20-minute train ride in each direction, at least, your luggage is already there, and should there be any sudden change of plans; you can rush back to the airport without lugging your bags around. It’s not a bad option if you’re arriving at 6 am, as it’s a little sacrifice of time and very secure.
Can you store your luggage at Sydney Central station?
Sydney now has luggage storage at its intercity train station, Central Train Station. Passengers travelling on NSW trains can usually check luggage in early (free) in the morning for a later departure that day but if you are not going on a country train that day you cannot access early check-in.
Our guide to Sydney’s public transport ticketing will help you work out the best way to pay your fares.
Stasher offers convenient luggage storage near Sydney Central Station and is 60% cheaper than traditional left luggage lockers. Bookings must be made online.
Can you store your luggage near Circular Quay?
Yes, there are a few options.
The Smart Carte outlet in the Rocks is currently closed however I expect this will reopen when cruising begins again.
For less stress, you could use Stasher who also has locations around Circular Quay.
Is there any luggage storage near Town Hall Station?
Stasher has locations right by Town Hall station. You can book online here. Prices start from $8 per day, including insurance for up to $1000. They are adding new vetted hotels and shops across the city so there will be even more choices soon.
What is the long-term luggage storage solution?
Stasher is again another option- they charge $7 per extra day but you can contact them directly for long-term discounts. There is no limit on the number of days you can store for. You can either book online or if you wanted a longer-term discount their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If this is your first visit to Sydney our Sydney public transport guide will help you work out the best ways to get around.
Another option for long-term storage I have found is at CBD Storage at World Square Shopping Centre. These guys only charge $33 a month, and the daily cost is $11. You can also use this service short term.
Are there any lockers that are accessible 24 hours a day?
Many Stasher locations are open 24/7, to accommodate all types of itineraries. The cost is from $8 per day and you can store for as long or as little as you like. Furthermore, all your items are insured for up to $1000.
Stasher offers luggage storage all across Sydney CBD: Central Station, Town Hall Station, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, as well as Surry Hills and Bondi Beach.
Who would you recommend?
You may have guessed by now I am a big fan of Stasher, it’s such good value, and the added security of knowing your luggage is insurance makes it a no-brainer for me.