2018 Schools Spectacular
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park
- Friday Show 1 start
- Friday Show 2 start
- Friday shows finish
- Saturday Show 3 start
- Saturday performance session
- Saturday event finish
The closest station to Qudos Bank Arena is Olympic Park. Catch a train to Lidcombe for a direct service to Olympic Park from Platform Zero running every 10 minutes until midnight both nights.
Additional express services will run on Friday morning leaving from Central at 08:29, 08:58, 09:25 and 09:36, stopping at Redfern, Strathfield then Olympic Park.
Additional express services will run on Saturday morning leaving from Central at 10:30 and 11:30, stopping at Redfern, Strathfield then Olympic Park.
Trackwork is taking place between 02:00 Saturday 24 November and 02:00 Monday 26 November and may affect how you travel to and from the event:
- T3 Bankstown Line: On Friday night from 23:00 until 02:00 Monday 26 November, buses replace trains between Sydenham and Central.
- T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: On Saturday 08:00 until 22:00, buses replace trains between Sydenham and Central. From 22:50 Friday to 08:00 Saturday, buses replace trains between Hurstville and Central.
- T6 Carlingford Line: On Friday night from 20:25 until 01:30, buses replace trains between Clyde and Carlingford.
- South Coast line: Buses replace trains between Waterfall and Central. On Friday night from 23:00 until 02:00 buses replace trains between Central and Hurstville.
To note: As of Sunday 30 September, the Epping to Chatswood rail line has temporarily closed for upgrades for around 7 months before Sydney Metro Northwest services begin in 2019. The new high-frequency bus service, Station Link, replaces trains between Epping and Chatswood. For more information on Station Link, visit transportnsw.info.
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.
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
Sydney Ferries services are very popular and may reach capacity especially on weekends. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service. Use the Trip Planner and consider the alternative public transport options available.
Qudos Bank Arena is around a 40 minute walk (3.6km) from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. There is a connecting 526 bus to the venue.
Due to low tide some ferry services to and from Parramatta wharf may be replaced by buses. See Parramatta Ferry low tide for the full calendar of ferry replacement services.
Note: From Wednesday 3 October, Rydalmere Wharf will be closed for around 5 months for upgrade works. A temporary bus service, Route 535, will run between Parramatta Wharf and Sydney Olympic Park Wharf via Rydalmere Wharf to connect with F3 Parramatta River ferry services. For more information, visit transportnsw.info
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 westconnex.com.au/newM4.
Visit Sydney Olympic Park Prebook to pre-book your parking ticket and guarantee yourself a space. Note: Pre-book parking is available until 23:59 the night before the event. If you haven’t booked, follow the variable message signs within Sydney Olympic Park to best available casual parking. For more information visit parking at Sydney Olympic Park
A distance-based toll applies on the new M4 between Parramatta and Homebush. For details visit westconnex.com.au/newM4 Please note, vehicles exiting P4 car park onto Homebush Bay Drive should ignore the beep. You will not be charged a toll as you did not enter the motorway.
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).