Luggage Storage in Sydney

Colourful luggage that needs to be stored

If you have arrived on a short stay and need to find 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 check out the various options in the CBD below

Luggage storage in Sydney has been hard to find and rather expensive for years but recently a new company has launched in Sydney.  Stasher.com have locations across the city where you can store your bag. They charge $8 for 24h (including insurance) so are over 50% cheaper than the station lockers. Every additional day costs $7, and you can contact them directly for long term discounts. They store bags in vetted local hotels and shops – many are open 24/7. All bookings must be made online.

Can you store your luggage at the airport?

Luggage storage is available at both the domestic and international airports. This is the best option on a short layover but also if you are travelling on a domestic flight, and you are planning to head straight to your flight home after your travels.

Smarte Carte operates a 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 little sacrifice and very secure.

Can you store your luggage at the train station?

Central luggage storage

Sydney now has luggage storage at its intercity train station, Central 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.

Stasher has a  hotel storage facility that is within a 3-minute walk of the station and is over half the price of station facilities. Bookings must be made online.

Can you store your luggage near Circular Quay?

Yes, there a few options.

There is luggage storage in the Rocks at the Visitors Centre for cruise passengers only at Sydney Visitor Centre Luggage Storage 10-26 Playfair Street, The Rocks. You can pre-book on their website.  The second is a Smart Carte outlet at 43 Playfair Street which is open to all travellers.

Stasher also has locations around Circular Quay.

Is there any luggage storage near Town Hall Station?

Stasher has a location right by Town Hall station. You can book online here. Their platform is adding new vetted hotels and shops across the city so there will be even more choice soon. It costs $8 per day including insurance.

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 info@stasher.com.

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 of the Stasher locations are open 24/7 so you can collect your bag at any time. This costs $8 per day. You can look through the various options on their site and opening hours are listed, as well as a 24/7 logo on the photo. They have locations all across Sydney – by all Central and Town Hall stations, Circular Quay, as well as Surrey Hills, Bondi and further afield. Book online here for $8 for 24h.

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.

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21 Comments

  1. Smartecarte opened approximately 12 months ago at Central Station. Located opposite Platform 1.

  2. Can I strongly suggest people store anywhere but smartcarte. Rude people, poor service, overpriced and they get you with extra fees if you happen to be a little over the time in which you said you’ll be back (I’m talking even ten minutes). I also had broken valuables when I picked up my bag even after I had told them it was fragile. I know luggage storage is rare around the CBD but I found that ‘wake up’, a hostel outside Central station store your things for you. It’s only down the road and I’ve had better experiences storing my bag there than at smartcarte Central.

    • I am sorry to hear that Martin. Lots of th students where I work use Smartecarte all the time with no problem but it’s good to know that Wake Up offer luggage storage. Do you know if it is available to people who have not stayed there?

    • Hi Peter
      Sadly I have just discovered they are not at the old location and I can’t find any new contact details so I will have to remove them. I will update the article today. Thanks for letting me know.

    • If you mean the overseas passenger terminal at Circular Quay then yes, there is luggage storage in the Rocks at the Visitors Centre for cruise passengers only at Sydney Visitor Centre Luggage Storage 10-26 Playfair Street, The Rocks. You can pre-book on their website. http://www.australianvisitorcentres.com.au/nsw/luggage-bookings
      There is info on that page regarding transfers to White Bay Terminal if you are departing from there.

      There is also a new Smarte Carte service just behind Customs House on Loftus Street Shop 1, 20 Loftus Street Sydney. It’s open from 8am-5pm every day. They shut right at 5 pm so make sure you are not late.

  3. Staying in Sydney for 3 days then flying to Cairns to see Barrier Reef, staying at Novotel in Darling Harbour. Can I store our suitcases for 2 days near by ? The places mention earlier are they still in business

  4. I will arrive at sydney on friday 15 june 2018 around 8pm. I will stay at Four Seasons hotel at george street, during to Vivid Sydney, what transportation should i use from airport to my hotel, is there will be a road closure or traffic jam around that time? Really worry about it, because i am bring my kids with me with many big luggages. Please give me advise. Thankyou

    • Hi Viviana The city traffic will be very bad at 8pm on June 15th however if you have kids and luggage I think you really do need to take a taxi or arrange a transfer via your hotel. I would actually contact them directly regarding road closures and traffic arrangements as these seem to be changing a bit this week depending on conditions. I am sure they will have the most up to date information. Taxis will most likely be able to go directly up to the hotel entry.

  5. is there luggage storage at sydney airport as I am traveling to Cairns for 3 days then back to sydney to fly to states. I dont want to have to check all my luggage in and out of cairns…..any suggestions?

    • Yes Jodie, there is luggage storage at Sydney Airport. Not sure how expensive it would be for three days. It is operated by Smarte Carte, there is a link in the post above. I suggest you contact them directly. Sorry about the delay in responding. I was returning from a trip to Greece and was offline for 2 days. For the record, it’s usually faster to post your question to the Facebook group where lots of members can help directly.

  6. I’m heading to Sydney to get plane from Central Coast. But plane to meet a friend in sydney cbd for lunch as not flying till late in day. Can i leave my suitcase at Central for a few hours?

  7. In March I am arriving at Sydney domestic terminal about 11am and depart International at 8pm same day. I would like to go into the city but don’t want to lug my baggage with me. Can you offer any advice?

    Thank you and Kind regards, Ian

    • I would probably take my bag over to the international terminal and leave it with the left luggage service there so that it is at the right terminal for your departure flight. There is a free shuttle bus between the terminals but it does take a while. The train is super fast but will cost you. I am not sure if they will charge you to exit and re-enter. I would go to the gate attendant and ask to just pop upstairs and leave your bag before continuing your journey.

  8. My ship is arriving in Sydney in the morning, my flight isn’t whilst 7pm
    Where would the best place be to store my luggage please until I need to go to the airport
    Thank you

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