Crown Street, Sydney

Crown Street is a 2.3-kilometre (1.4 mi) street in the inner Sydney suburbs of Woolloomooloo, East Sydney, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, in New South Wales, Australia. The Surry Hills section is lined with restaurants and shops and includes the Crown Street Public School, the Surry Hills Library and Community Centre, and the White Horse Hotel.

Crown Street

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Crown Street in East Sydney, looking south
Inner Sydney
Crown Street, Sydney is located in Sydney
North end
North end
South end
South end
General information
Length2.4 km (1.5 mi)
Major junctions
North endWoolloomooloo
 William, Oxford, Albion, Forveaux Streets
South endCleveland Street
LGA(s)City of Sydney
Suburb(s)East Sydney, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills
Highway system

Traffic volumes vary, depending on the segment of Crown Street. South of William Street in East Sydney, the average traffic movements in 2016 for north-bound vehicles was 5,690; while the movements for south-bound vehicles was 4,136.[1]


An electric tram service formerly ran down Crown Street from Oxford Street to Cleveland Street until its closure in the late 1950s.[2]

The now-closed Crown Street Women's Hospital was once the largest maternity hospital in Sydney. It opened in 1893, and was closed in 1983.[3] The site has now been redeveloped as housing and mixed commercial use.

The Crown Street pumping station was established in 1859 to get water from the Botany Swamps, replacing Busby's Bore. It also pumped water up to the Paddington Reservoir, then the Centennial Park reservoir before also supplying Waverley.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Crown Street: 02393". Traffic volume viewer. Roads & Maritime Services. 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  2. ^ Keenan, D. Tramways of Sydney. Transit Press 1979
  3. ^ Women's Hospital, Crown Street NSW State Records

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