Spending the night at the airport
Sydney airport closes for a few hours at night. However, if you have a ticket for the next morning the security staff will let you spend the night inside a waiting area situated in Terminal 1. Have some warm clothes prepared, as the place can get pretty cold.
Where to rest:
Most seats inside the enclosure have armrests. In particular, the waiting area designated for layover passengers is poorly equipped and has very few benches. There are several VIP lounges inside the terminals if you want to enjoy more amenities. SEE VIP LOUNGES
If you wish for a longer rest, there are a couple of hotels situated in front of the terminals.
Baggage: In Terminal 1 there is a left luggage service that operates from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Eating and drinking: Inside the designated waiting area of Terminal 1 there is a vending machine.
Restrooms: Showers available in Terminal 1 and the VIP lounges.
Wi-Fi: No charge and unlimited.
The Rydges Sydney Airport (Tel +61 293 132 500) is found across from Terminal 1, while the Mantra Hotel at Sydney Airport (Tel +61 283 980 700) is located a few meters from terminals 2 and 3. Other options in the vicinity have shuttle services for their guests. Ibis Budget Sydney Airport (Tel +61 283 391 840), Mercure Sydney International Airport (Tel +61 295 182 000), Holiday Inn Sydney Airport (Tel +61 293 300 600), Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel (Tel +61 293 172 200), Felix Hotel (Tel +61 283 038 888), Quest Mascot Serviced Apartments (Tel +61 293 663 900), The Branksome Hotel & Residences (Tel +61 283 383 288), Ibis Sydney Airport (Tel +61 283 398 500).