Electric Gardens Festival 2019
Centennial Parklands, Centennial Park
Important event information
Traffic will be heavier than normal in the area as more than 12,000 people are expected to attend the Electric Gardens Music Festival. Australia Day events are also being held nearby in the Sydney CBD. Festival goers are encouraged to catch public transport and leave the car at home.
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If you have an American Express, Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card which displays the contactless payment symbol, or linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and off at Opal card readers on trains, light rail and Sydney Ferries. Keep in mind if you’re travelling by bus you still need to use an Opal card. Standard (peak) Adult Opal fare pricing applies. If you consistently use the same contactless card or linked device to tap on and tap off, you may qualify for Opal daily, weekly and Sunday fare caps but no other Opal benefits apply.
The best station for access to Centennial Parklands is Bondi Junction on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line.
From Bondi Junction you can walk to the Park or catch one of the many regular bus services travelling down Oxford St towards the city.
No trackwork is scheduled for Australia Day, Saturday 26 January.
To note: Since 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 so allow plenty of extra travel time and plan ahead. For train service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner
Many regular Sydney Buses services stop near Centennial Park. You will need to use your Opal card when boarding regular bus services.
Please note that from 3pm until midnight a number of bus services to and from the city will be diverting from their regular routes and using alternate stops while roads are closed for various Australia Day events. If you're planning on catching a bus to and from the festival via the city make sure to plan ahead using the Trip Planner.
- From Bondi Junction head to the bus interchange for services that make stops along Oxford St including Route 333, 355, 440, M40 or Queens Park including Routes 357 that stop within short walking distance of the Paddington Gates York Rd Gates to Centennial Park.
- From Circular Quay catch a Route 333 towards Bondi and get off at Oxford St before Moore Park Rd to continue to Centennial Park on foot.
- From Central head to Eddy Ave and catch a Route M10, 374, 376 and 391 to Anzac Parade at Moore Park and continue to Centennial Park on foot via Lang Rd. You can also catch a Route 339 to Darley Road which is a short walk from the park gates.
To help festival goers get home, free shuttle buses will run from Grand Drive near the cafe inside Centennial Park to Bondi Junction station between 8.30pm and 11pm.
The best wharf for connections to Centennial park is Circular Quay. From there you can change for a train or bus towards Bondi. Keep in mind that Australia Day is one of the busiest days of the year for Sydney Ferries and services will reach capacity early.
There are also various impacts to ferry services throughout the day and night due to events on the Harbour so customers are strongly encouraged to have a backup plan and consider catching a train or bus instead as delays are expected.
Ferry service changes:
- Harbour Exclusion Zones around Circular Quay will be in effect from 11:45am to 12:30pm and 7pm to 10pm while events take place on the harbour.
- Ferries will be impacted during these times with some services unable to operate at all and other services using alternate wharves outside of Circular Quay instead. For full details on service changes visit the Australia Day 2019 event page, or use the Trip Planner.
- Ferries may also experience delays due to events taking place on the Harbour so allow for extra travel time.
Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations.
Change at Central to connect with trains or buses to Bondi to get to Centennial Park.
Services on Australia Day will run every 10 minutes from 9am until the last service to Dulwich Hill leaves Central at 11.15pm. After such time overnight services will run between Central and The Star, Pyrmont only.
Roads approaching Centennial Park will be busy before and after the festival, so If you are planning on driving you'll need to allow additional travel time and expect delays along Moore Park Rd, Oxford St, Lang Rd, York Rd, Darley Rd and Alison Rd.
From 9pm to 11pm the eastbound lanes of Moore Park Rd will be closed between Oatley Rd and Oxford St. The left turn from Oxford St to Lang Rd will also be closed.
Motorists travelling towards Bondi via the Eastern Distributor Moore Park Rd exit will be detoured via Oatley Rd to rejoin Oxford St.
Motorists travelling from the east on Oxford St will be unable to turn left onto Lang Rd or Moore Park Rd and will need to use the next available left turn at Oatley Rd to access Moore Park Rd, Anzac Pde and the Entertainment Quarter.
A drop-off area will be available in the Park on Parkes Drive on the southern side of Grand Drive, near the Café, until the park closes for vehicles at 8pm. There is no access into the park after 8pm for all vehicles.
Traffic changes for CBD and South East Light Rail construction may affect how you travel. Plan ahead and allow extra time when travelling in the South East.
There is no parking available at Centennials Parklands during the event. A drop-off area will be available in the Park on Parkes Drive on the southern side of Grand Drive, near the Café, until the park closes for vehicles at 8pm. There is no access into the park after 8pm for all vehicles.
Limited parking is available nearby at The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, entry via Lang Road. Spaces are available for Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Mobility Parking permit holders. From there, you can walk to Centennial Park via Lang Road.
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).