Skip to main content

AFL: Sydney Swans v GWS Giants

Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park

Gates open
17:25
First bounce
19:25
Finish
21:55

Important event information

Large crowds are expected to attend the Sydney Derby at the SCG on Saturday 27 April. Attendees are encouraged to catch public transport with shuttle buses running regularly between Central and the stadium. If you are planning on driving, allow additional travel time and plan to arrive early as parking is expected to fill quickly.

Opal

You can use an Opal card for all modes of public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, including trains, buses, ferries and light rail. There is also a Travel Cap of $2.70 on Sundays.

More ways to pay

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 closest station to the Sydney Cricket Ground is Central.

From Central you can change for a shuttle bus service leaving from Eddy Avenue or walk to Moore Park via Foveaux Street or Devonshire Street and the Albert 'Tibby' Cotter Walkway. Use our Moore Park walking route map (pdf 574KB) to help find your way.

Trackwork

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.

To note: the Epping to Chatswood rail line has been temporarily closed for upgrades ahead of Sydney Metro North West services starting in mid 2019. The high-frequency bus service, Station Link, replaces trains between Epping and Chatswood. For more information on Station Link, visit transportnsw.info.

Express Moore Park shuttle buses (Route 1) will run between Central Station and Moore Park:

  • To Moore Park from Eddy Ave at Central: approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from 5pm until 7.25pm.
  • From Driver Ave at Moore Park to Central: approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from 9.25pm until 11pm.

Alternatively, a number of regular bus services stop along Anzac Parade near the precinct including routes 339, 372, 373, 374, 376, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 397 and 399. 

Additional bus services will also be running to help you get to and from the game: 

  • Route 373 – Circular Quay to Coogee Beach at 17:56, 18:02, 18:16, 18:32, 18:46 and 18:55.
  • Route 373 - Sydney Boys High to Coogee Beach at 21:40, 22:10, 22:23 and 22:48.
  • Route 394 - Sydney Boys High to Maroubra Junction at 21:55, 22:14 and 22:30.
  • Route 394 - Sydney Boys High to Little Bay at 22:45.
  • Route 392 - Sydney Boys High to Little Bay at 22:15.

Anzac Pde bus stop access changes: If you're catching the bus home from Anzac Parade towards Coogee and Maroubra, use the pathway (Gregory Ave) underneath the Albert 'Tibby' Cotter Walkway to cross the Busway instead and head down the Anzac Pde footpath to the bus stop. See the Anzac Pde Moore Park busway walking route map (pdf 164KB) for more details.

For bus service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Catch one of the many ferry services to Circular Quay and change for a train service to Central where you can catch a shuttle bus service leaving from Eddy Avenue to get to Moore Park.

For ferry service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations. Change at Central for shuttle buses to Moore Park or consider walking instead.

Trackwork

Trackwork will take place from 12:30am Saturday 27 April until 6am Monday 29 April with buses replacing light rail services during the day and overnight between Central and the Star to allow for essential construction work to take place on the future CBD & South East Light Rail.

  • From 6am to 11pm each day, buses will replace services between Central and The Star in both directions every 5 minutes from 6am to 8pm then every 10 minutes until 11pm. Services will run as per normal between Convention and Dulwich Hill in both directions.
  • Overnight from 11pm to 6am, buses will replace services between Central and the Star in both directions every 30 minutes. Services between Dulwich Hill and Central do not run at all during these times as per the normal overnight timetable.

While buses are replacing services, some stops will be missed as buses are unable to access the following locations:

  • Capitol Square (both directions) – use the alternative stop at Central (approx. 6 minute walk)
  • Exhibition Centre (towards The Star) – use the alternative stop at Convention (approx. 6 minute walk)
  • Pyrmont Bay (both directions) – use the alternative stop at The Star (approx. 5 minute walk)

Normal services resume from 6am on Monday 29 April. For more information on the planned trackwork, visit transportnsw.info.

For maps and service frequencies see Light rail service information. For light rail service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

The closest taxi rank is located on Errol Flynn Boulevard (near the Hordern Pavilion). For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area, visit NSW Taxi Council.

Traffic approaching Moore Park is expected to be busy as crowds make their way to the game. If you are planning on driving, allow additional travel time.

Parts of Driver Avenue will be closed to traffic before, during and after the match and will reopen once crowds have left the area.

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.

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

Parking

Limited parking will be available at: 

  • The Entertainment Quarter, entry via Lang Road and Errol Flynn Boulevard.
  • Members Parking in EP2 – Gold and Platinum SCG members parking is located in the lower deck of the EP2 Kippax Park car park only due to the closure of the MP1 car park. Space is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis. Members will need to display their membership card to receive the members rate.
  • EP2 – Kippax Park, entry via northern end of Driver Avenue from Moore Park Road. 
  • EP3 – Showground Car Park, entry via southern end of Driver Avenue, from Lang Road.
  • Sydney Boys High School and Sydney Girls High School entry via Cleveland St - fees apply.
    • Note: Pedestrian access to the Sydney Boys & Girls High School car parks is available via the Albert 'Tibby' Cotter walkway bridge or via the pathway (Gregory Ave) underneath the bridge and continuing along the Anzac Pde footpath to cross the road at MacArthur Ave.

Each car park has spaces for Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Mobility Parking permit holders.

Note: EP2 and EP3 carparks are cashless. For more information visit Sydney Cricket Ground - Parking.

Special event clearways

Special event clearways will be in place on roads in Moore Park and surrounding areas on Saturday 27 April from 3pm until midnight.

Clearways are strict no-parking zones, and apply even to local residents or RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs before parking as vehicles left in special event clearways will be towed and a towing fee applies. Visit Live Traffic NSW to see the locations of special event clearways.

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).