Where to find Affordable Luggage Storage in Sydney

If you have arrived on a brief stay and need to find easy access 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.

Luggage storage in Sydney has been hard to find and rather expensive for years, but in the last few years, several players have popped up to offer luggage storage locations across the city.If you are staying in a holiday rental, it’s hard to check in early, and finding luggage storage becomes one of the first challenges you face on arriving in Sydney.

The Rideshare of Luggage Storage – How does it work?

Since 2020, companies have developed luggage storage apps that let you find luggage storage based on your location. These luggage storage platforms have partnered with local businesses such as hotels, cafes, and souvenir shops to create short-term luggage storage facilities. 

The storage partner locations are selected based on their accessibility to top attractions and the security they can provide for your belongings. Many of their luggage storage locations have extended hours; some are open 24/7. 

For added security, all bookings must be made online, ensuring a documented history of your reservations. This not only allows you to secure your spot in advance but also eliminates concerns about currency conversion rates.

A popular luggage storage network in Sydney is Bounce, which is the largest luggage storage platform in the world. With 40 convenient storage locations in Sydney alone, Bounce boasts a global network of 10,000 baggage storage spots across over 2,000 cities worldwide.

Can you store your luggage at the airport?

Smarte Carte operates the luggage storage service at both international and domestic airports. This luggage storage costs between $12-$20 per bag per day. It’s the best option for spending some time in the city before transferring to a domestic flight after your short Sydney layover.

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.

Can you store your luggage at Sydney Train Stations?

Sydney now has luggage storage at its intercity station, Central Train Station. This service can be used by anyone, you don’t need a train ticket to access it. It is located in the front corner of the Grand Concourse (the heritage looking main hall).

Central luggage storage
Smart Carte at Central Train Station

Passengers travelling on NSW trains can usually check luggage in early (free) in the morning for a later departure that day.

Our guide to Sydney’s public transport ticketing will help you work out the best way to pay your fares.

If the luggage lockers at the station are full or there’s a long line.  Bounce has two popular storage spots within a five-minute walk from the station. 

Where can you store your luggage near Circular Quay?

A popular question for those of you heading off on the many cruise ships that visit Sydney each year. Yes, there are a few options. Bounce is your best option at Circular Quay with an outlet on the ferry wharf between Wharf 3 & 4 where the Manly Ferry pulls in.

Is there any luggage storage near Town Hall Station?

Bounce also has locations right by Town Hall station. You can book online here. It costs $8.00 per day for each bag stored no matter the size, and includes protection for up to $10,000. 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?

Another option for long-term storage I have found is at CBD Storage at World Square Shopping Centre. Alternatively, you can also make a long-term storage reservation with Bounce. They have a 24/7 customer support team that can coordinate your long-term storage requests. This could be a better option if you’re looking for storage for a week or two.

Are there any lockers that are accessible 24 hours a day?

Sydney Storage Lockers also in World Square in the centre of the city are open 24/7. Their lockers are a generous 1m x 1m x 1m. The cost is from $24 per day, $44 per week and $77 per month.

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20 thoughts on “Affordable Luggage Storage in Sydney”

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. Can you tell me if there is a suitcase storage near the cruise ship terminal ?

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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?

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. Great find! I’m always on the lookout for affordable and convenient luggage storage options when traveling in Sydney. Will definitely give this a try next time I’m in the area. Thanks for sharing!

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