"WHATS ON SYDNEY was founded in January 2003 by Philippa Bird.
In 2007,the website and business went under some major development to build a membership base for organisations. Our membership enabled organisations to increase their exposure to our audience. It was in this period of development that WHATS ON SYDNEY started to trade under the business name Whats on Downunder (Formally Birds Information Guide). Since 2007 the website has developed further to keep up to date with the ever changing internet. In 2015 the design was changed to ensure that the website was mobile friendly. In 2017 we brought on board a new team member Trish Hoste, Business Development. To develop a new element to the business called Our Top Five. For the first time this will give businesses the opportunity to take advantage of our demographic too. Trish will be developing partnerships, alliances and sponsorship opportunities across the business.
Our mission is:
To provide the most comprehensive personalised guide of leisure activities throughout Sydney, for Australians and tourists and to support the organisations who manage these activities.
WHATS ON SYDNEY is Sydney's leading "What's On" website where Sydneysiders and tourists can find out what's on, in and around Sydney. The site is committed not only to providing valuable information to our audience, but also to supporting the entertainment industry, by offering them free or low cost promotions for their events and leisure activities.Our Founding Members from 2007
- The Darlinghurst Theatre
- Vagabond Cruises
- Marrickville Council
- Rhythmboat Cruises
- Ewart Gallery & Workshop Arts Centre
- Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
- Blacktown City Community Theatre
- Ku-ring-gai Council
- BackStage Media
- Latin Dance Australia
- College of Fine Arts UNSW
- Sydney Symphony
- Q Station
- Opera Australia
- Sydney Theatre Company
- Australian Reptile Park
- Full Body Contact Love No Tennis (Cale Bain)
- Concord Heritage Society
Many of our Founding Members are still with us. We now have 67 Subscribers (formerly called Members), as of June 2017.