Sydney has been ranked as the world's number one city for the eighth consecutive Year in the 22nd Conde Nast Traveller Readers' Choice Awards.
More than 25,000 readers voted for the Conde Nast Traveller Readers' Choice Awards.
Readers rated difference global cities on a range of criteria, including ambience, friendliness, culture and sights, restaurants, lodging and shopping.
Sydney outranked other world cities including Rome, New York, Paris and Melbourne.
Sydney was also voted as the best city of the Australia-Pacific category for the 21st time.
“This result confirms Sydney's international reputation as one of the world's premier holiday destinations” said Minister for Tourism Jodi McKay on Saturday.
“Visitors obviously enjoyed the very best of Sydney including our laid-back lifestyle, our iconic attractions and the beauty of our natural environment.
“This reward is a fantastic honour for the State's tourism and hospitality sector and confirms what many residents already know - that Sydney is the best city in the world.”
Top cities in different regions included Ubud (Asia), San Francisco (United States), Florence (Europe) and Vancouver (The Americas).
Last year, Sydney received almost 2.6 million international overnight visitors, spending 51.5 million nights in the city and $5.2 billion in expenditure.