Depending on your family situation, there are many people who choose to live without cars, especially nearer the central areas of Sydney. However, if you have a family with children then driving to and from sport, school and other events may require a vehicle. As a single person in Sydney you could easily go without a car.
The public transport system is vast and covers most of Sydney so it’s a reliable way to get around. In addition, finding parking in the city can be difficult. Also, driving through the city can be slow because of the high amount of traffic, pedestrians and traffic lights. Buses and taxis have access to bus lanes so they are able to move more quickly and efficiently than individual drivers.
Australian cars use the right hand drive system and all major brands of European and Japanese cars are available. You can drive your left hand drive car here if you chose to import it, but keep in mind you will be driving on the left side of the road which may be tricky. Using a driver to get around Sydney is unusual.
Parking in the city is limited and expensive. The small amount of street parking that is available during the day is metered. It is mostly $4.40 an hour with a time limit of two hours, but this varies. If you require all day parking there are many parking stations. However, prices are normally quite high. You may pay anywhere from $25 to $120 for a day’s parking in the CBD.