TEN YEARS OF TimeOut SYDNEY
Join us on the tumultuous journey of Time Out magazine in Australia, 2007-2017...
September 26, 2007
Issue 00 of Time Out Sydney hits newsstands, under licence from Time Out Group in the UK. The first edition is 98 pages long and includes interviews with Summer
Heights High’s Chris Lilley, Wheels & Dollbaby and Claire Danes. The first published food review? Harry’s Café de Wheels.
December 12, 2007
Elton John, in town for the opening of Billy Elliot the Musical, guest edits the issue. Elton interviews Baz Luhrmann, names
Moulin Rouge his favourite Australian film and Bills, the “best breakfast in Sydney”.
September 24, 2008
The GFC hits. Time Out changes frequency from weekly to fortnightly.
Ivy is named Bar of the Year at the inaugural Time Out Bar Awards. Host Wil Anderson shouts himself hoarse in a (largely successful) effort to hold audience attention during the ceremony at the Blacket Hotel.
December 17, 2008
First monthly issue published.
Time Out Sydney settles into monthly format thereafter.
February 18, 2009
Russell Brand invites readers to call him on the cover of Time Out and tells editor Dan Rookwood: “I’m just a bloke with a terrific haircut who’s been given a Wonka ticket to a lovely sex factory.”
Banksy designs the cover to promote his movie Exit Through
the Gift Shop, and 500 limited edition Banksy posters are snapped up by readers.
The first Time Out Sydney Food
Awards issue proclaims Rockpool the Best Restaurant of 2010 and Four Ate Five the Best Café.
Time Out Melbourne magazine launch issue published – the top 20 Melbourne bars feature.
Nine-year-old Amardeep Gill guest edits the Kids’ Issue featuring ‘13 things to do before you’re 13’ and profiles of five Sydney kids to watch.
Time Out darkens the iconic Kings Cross Coke sign on the cover of an issue investigating the O’Farrell government’s controversial lockout laws.
Time Out launches the annual Pub Awards and Pub Guide – the Welcome Hotel in Rozelle is named 2014 Pub of the Year.
Time Out Sydney takes on a larger saddle-stitched format with an issue celebrating diversity; Conchita Wurst is the cover star.
August 15, 2016 May 2017
The Deadly Issue, featuring 23 deadly Sydneysiders selected by guest editor Emily Nicol, marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the 25th of the Mabo decision.
Time Out Australia acquired by Time Out Global. One of us!
Ten years and 149 issues of Time
Out Sydney celebrated with the Future issue – you’re holding it. The first Time Out Talk takes place on the topic of ‘The Nanny in the Kitchen’ – food over-regulation – with Mary’s burgers served.