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Vivid Sydney in Chatswood

Chatswood Interchange, Mall & The Concourse


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Event information

Celebrating its 10th anniversary Vivid Sydney returns to light up Chatswood from 17:30 to 22:30 for 23 consecutive nights.

The Vivid Light Walk begins at the Chatswood Interchange and flows down through Chatswood Mall to The Concourse.

With road closures and special event clearways in effect on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights it’s best to catch public transport if you’re planning to visit on these busier nights.

Vivid Sydney will also light up Sydney's iconic Harbour Foreshore and Taronga Zoo, for information on transport to these precincts, visit the event pages:

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Stay connected and get real-time updates on transport services, event precinct capacities and road closures online:

The best way to get to the Vivid Sydney Chatswood precinct is by catching a train to Chatswood Station on the T1 North Shore & Northern Line. The station brings you directly to the start of the Light Walk.

Trains to Chatswood run frequently on weekdays and every 7-8 minutes on weekends. Additional late night NSW TrainLink intercity services will run to help get you home on weekends and some services will be increased from 4 to 8 carriages.

You can find all the details of extra services in the Trip Planner.


Trackwork is taking place during Vivid Sydney and may affect how you travel.

Extra rail replacement buses will be on standby during weekends to help visitors get to and from Vivid Sydney events.

From 02:00 Saturday 9 until 02:00 Tuesday 12 June (long weekend):

  • T1 North Shore Line: buses replace trains between Berowra and Hornsby
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: buses replace trains between Central and Newcastle Interchange.
  • Hunter Line: buses replace trains between Scone, Dungog, Telarah and Newcastle Interchange. 

From 02:00 Sunday 10 until 02:00 Tuesday 12 June (long weekend):

  • T1 Northern Line: buses replace trains between Hornsby and Strathfield via Eastwood and between Epping and Macquarie Park.

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. Trackwork may affect how you travel to and from events. For the latest information, check trackwork service updates or use the Trip Planner.

While road closures are in place for the event on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights buses will be diverting from their regular routes and temporary bus stops will be in place.

Affected bus routes include 136, 257, 267, 343 and M40.

The bus stops on Victoria Ave at The Concourse will be closed from 19:00 on Thursday and Friday nights and from 17:00 on Saturday nights to the following locations:

  • From Chatswood: buses will leave from Archer St between Nills Ln and Ferguson Ln, near Chatswood Chase entrance.
  • To Chatswood: some buses coming into Chatswood will drop off on Archer St between Victoria Ave and Albert Ave, near Chatswood Police Station.

Bus services will return to normal when the roads reopen at 22:30.

Make sure to check signage on the bus stops and also use the Trip Planner before you travel.

Sydney Ferries are a great way to get around but services can be popular and may reach capacity, particularly on weekends during Vivid Sydney. For ferry service disruptions check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.

Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations. The best stop for connections to Chatswood is Central.

Additional services will run during Vivid Sydney from 19:00 on Friday nights and from 09:00 on the weekends with services running every 10 to 12 minutes until midnight.

For maps and service frequencies see Light rail service information.

Road closures and special event clearways in Chatswood will be in effect on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights only during Vivid Sydney.

The following roads will be closed from 19:00 on Thursday & Friday nights and from 17:00 on Saturday nights. Roads will reopen by 22:30:

  • Victoria Ave between Anderson and Archer Streets
  • Anderson St between Endeavour St and Albert Ave
  • Southbound lanes of Anderson St between Help St and Ferguson Ln

Traffic may be heavy on detour routes while roads are closed and on the Pacific Highway approaching Chatswood so allow for extra travel time if you plan to drive to see Vivid.

You can also find the latest traffic information updated in real-time at Live Traffic NSW or by downloading a real-time traffic app from the App Store or Google Play.

Car parks

Car parks in Chatswood are expected to fill quickly, especially on the weekends and Thursday and Friday nights so leave the car at home and take advantage of the extra public transport services.

The Concourse car park will remain open throughout Vivid. Entry will be via Archer Street and exit via Ferguson Lane and right into Anderson Street.

You won’t be able to enter the Westfield Myer car park via Anderson Street after the road is closed from 19:00 on Thursday and Friday nights and from 17:00 on Saturday nights. Vehicles will still be able to exit the car park under traffic control only.

Special event clearways

Special event clearways will be in place on each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night during Vivid from 15:00 until 22:30 on sections of key roads including Victoria Ave, Archer St, Tulip St and Daisy St.

These clearways are strict no parking zones, even for local residents and Mobility Scheme permit holders. Vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies.

For more information on clearways and real-time traffic conditions visit Live Traffic NSW, download a real-time traffic app from the App Store or Google Play.

Taxi ranks are located on the corner of Victoria Avenue and Railway Street, on the western side of Chatswood Interchange.

For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area, visit NSW Taxi Council.

Volunteers working at Vivid Sydney 2018 are entitled to free travel on public transport for the duration of the event by showing their 'Volunteers Free Travel Pass' to transport staff when boarding services.

Travel is covered on the following transport services from Friday 25 May through until 04:00 on Sunday 17 June 2018:

  • Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations).
  • Buses (Sydney metro services and NightRide)
  • Sydney Ferries
  • Sydney Light Rail

Note: an additional station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations. Your event ticket does not include the access fee, so if you're travelling from these stations you'll need to pay the train station access fee.

Many of Vivid Sydney events are accessible, visit Vivid Sydney Access and Inclusion for more information.

Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select "accessible services only" in the Options to ensure you only see accessible services. Only trip plans with accessible train platforms, ferry wharves and buses will be presented. See accessible travel or download a transport app (select the "Accessibility" filter).