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Girl Guides Australia Sydney Jamboree 2018

Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park


Special event information

Travel on public transport to and from events is covered for 2018 Girl Guides Australia Jamboree participants and volunteers from Tuesday 2 October – Thursday 4 October only on the following public transport services – remember to show your ‘free travel pass’ to Transport staff when boarding services:

  • Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
  • Regular bus services
  • Sydney Ferries

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

The closest station to Newington Armory is Olympic Park. Connect with a bus at Olympic Park Station for a service to Newington.

Catch a train to Lidcombe for a direct service to Olympic Park from Platform Zero every 10 minutes until midnight on weekends and every 20 minutes on weekdays.


To note: On Sunday 30 September, the Epping to Chatswood rail line will temporarily close for upgrades for around 7 months before Sydney Metro Northwest services begin in 2019. The new high-frequency bus service, Station Link, will replace trains between Epping and Chatswood.

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 so allow plenty of extra travel time and plan ahead. Check travel alerts and trackwork or use the Trip Planner.

The following Sydney Buses services run to Olympic Park:

  • Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.
  • Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.
  • Route X25 runs regularly to Sydney Olympic Park from Strathfield Station during the afternoon peak period on weekdays.

For bus service disruption information check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.

Sydney Ferries services are very popular and may reach capacity especially on weekends, especially on weekends. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service.

Plan your trip ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time or consider the alternative public transport options available.

Newington Armory is approximately a 20 minute walk (1.7km) from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf.

Due to low tide, some ferry services to and from Parramatta Wharf may be replaced by buses. See the low tide replacement bus calendar for affected services.

Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations. Change at Central for connections to Olympic Park. For maps and service frequencies see light rail service information.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority may close some local roads to accommodate increased public transport services and ensure pedestrian safety during events. For road closure details, visit Sydney Olympic Park Authority and check out the interactive map.

A distance-based toll applies on the new M4 between Parramatta and Homebush. For details visit

For the latest traffic information visit Live Traffic NSW or download a real-time traffic app.

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

Limited 3 hour parking is available at Blaxland Riverside Park.

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).