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Sydney Royal Easter Show 2019

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

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Show opens
09:00
Show opens during Easter Long Weekend
08:30
Pavilions open
09:30
Pavilions open during Easter Long Weekend
08:30
Entertainment finishes
21:00
Showbag Pavilion closes
21:30

Important event information

The annual Sydney Royal Easter Show returns to Olympic Park for twelve days of festivities from Friday 12 to Tuesday 23 April. With large crowds expected each day during the school holidays and especially over the Easter Long Weekend, the best way to get to and from the Show is by public transport with express trains and major event buses running daily.

Attendees are reminded that ShowLink tickets include your entry to the Show as well as travel on public transport to and from Olympic Park. ShowLink tickets are not available to purchase at train stations or on buses. You need to purchase your ShowLink ticket online or at a selected Woolworths outlet.

If you have to drive you will need to allow extra travel time and pre-book your parking as car parks typically reach capacity from the early morning, particularly on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

During the Show there are a number of events also being hosted in other venues within Olympic Park so keep in mind it will be busier on the following days:

  • Friday 12 April: Bring me the Horizon at Qudos Bank Arena from 7pm.
  • Saturday 13 April: Harlem Globetrotters at Qudos Bank Arena from 7pm.
  • Saturday 13 April: A-League Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium from 8pm
  • Friday 19 April: NRL Bulldogs v Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium from 4pm

For more information on events in the precinct, visit What's on at Sydney Olympic Park.

Valid ShowLink tickets include entry to the Show as well as travel on the following public transport services to and from Sydney Olympic Park: 

  • Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink services (bounded by Bomaderry, Nowra, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
  • Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses
  • Regular Sydney metropolitan and outer metropolitan bus services
  • Sydney & Newcastle Ferries
  • Sydney & Newcastle light rail services.

Your ShowLink ticket is your ticket to travel, so remember to keep it safe for your return journey. You can use it for up to 5 hours after the conclusion of the event.

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.

The closest station to the Show is Olympic Park.

Additional trains will run daily throughout the show with express services running from Central. 

Attendees are reminded the Show typically sees its largest crowds over the Easter Long Weekend so allow extra travel time when catching transport to and from the Show during this time.

Weekdays - Friday 12 April, Monday 15 to Thursday 18 April, Tuesday 23 April

  • From the city, express services will run between Central and Olympic Park every 20 minutes from 8am until 11:30am, then every 30 minutes until 11pm, stopping at Redfern and Strathfield.
  • From the west, catch a regular train to Lidcombe Station then head to the Platform Zero for a direct service to Olympic Park, running every 10 minutes from 5:30am until 12.30am.
  • Blue Mountains Line: services will make an additional stop at Lidcombe between 9:25am and 3pm and between 7pm and 1am.

Weekend 1 - Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April

Sydney Trains:

  • Express trains from will run to Olympic Park from
    • Central every 15 minutes from 9am until 9:30pm, every 10 minutes between 9:30pm and 11pm and every 15 minutes from 11pm until midnight, stopping at Redfern and Strathfield.
    • Blacktown every 30 minutes from 2:30pm until 10pm, stopping at Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville and Lidcombe. On Saturday night from 9.30pm to 11.30pm these services will extend all-stations to Penrith.
  • Lidcombe shuttle services to Olympic Park will run every 10 minutes from 5:30am until 12.30am

NSW TrainLink:

  • Blue Mountains Line: services between 9am and 11:30pm will make an additional stop at Lidcombe.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle: services to Wyong (leaving Strathfield at 7pm and 8pm) will extend to Morisset.
  • Southern Highlands Line: an additional service will leave Campbelltown at 11:55pm, stopping all stations to Moss Vale.

Easter Long Weekend – Friday 19 to Monday 22 April

Sydney Trains:

  • Express trains from will run to Olympic Park from
    • Central every 10 minutes from 9am until 2pm, then every 8 minutes until midnight, stopping at Redfern and Strathfield.
    • Schofields every 30 minutes from 9am until midnight, stopping at Quakers Hill, Marayong, Blacktown, Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville, Auburn and Lidcombe.
  • The Lidcombe shuttle services to Olympic Park will run every 10 minutes from 5:30am until 2pm. Shuttle services will then be extended to run between Blacktown and Olympic Park every 10 minutes between 2pm and midnight and between Penrith and Olympic Park every 30 minutes between 2pm and midnight.

NSW TrainLink:

  • Blue Mountains Line
    • Services to and from Central between 8am and 10:30pm will make an additional stop at Lidcombe.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line:
    • An additional service will leave Newcastle Interchange at 7:02am, stopping at Broadmeadow, Cardiff, Fassifern, Morisset, Wyong, Tuggerah, Gosford, Woy Woy, Hornsby then Olympic Park.
    • An additional service will leave Wyong at 09:40, stopping all stations to Berowra, Hornsby and Olympic Park.
    • Services to Gosford leaving Central at 18:46 and 19:46 (leaving Strathfield at 7pm and 8pm) will extend to Morisset.

Trackwork

Weekdays - evening trackwork

  • Blue Mountains Line from Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 April: buses will replace trains between Katoomba and Penrith each evening.

Weekend - from 02:00 Saturday 13 April until 02:00 Monday 15 April

  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: buses will replace trains between Cronulla and Sutherland

Easter Long Weekend 19-22 April - from 02:00 Friday 19 April until 02:00 Tuesday 23 April

  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: buses will replace trains between Central and Bondi Junction
  • T1 Western Line: buses will replace trains between Richmond and Schofields.

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.

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event buses will run on all nine routes each day during the 12-day Show to get you there and back home again. Use the Major Event Buses Interactive Map to find your route and stop.

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses services start running each day between 7am and 7:30am, depending on the route. Services run every 15 to 25 minutes and more frequently during peak times. Buses begin arriving into the precinct from around 8:30am/8:45am each morning until 5:30pm in the evening.

Return services start running from Olympic Park from around 12:45pm, with the last bus on each route leaving the precinct at 11pm each night of the Show.

Route To / from SOP
1A Warriewood via Dee Why
1B Warriewood via Mona Vale
2 Glebe via Hunters Hill
4 Maroubra
5A Castle Hill
5B Rouse Hill
6 Menai
7 Cronulla
8 Dural

Buses drop off and pick up from Olympic Boulavard in the precinct.

Visit routes and timetables and search your bus route number for full timetable details. You can also use the Trip Planner for up-to-date information on the major event buses and all the available transport options to get you to and from Olympic Park

Note: scheduled wheelchair accessible buses will travel on each route.

Bus services will run to regular timetable during the Easter Show and a changed timetable over the Easter Long Weekend. 

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.

Some buses heading to and from Olympic Park will be diverted and use temporary stops due to road closures in place for the Easter Show.

The closest wharf to the precinct is Sydney Olympic Park Wharf which is around a 40 minute walk (3.6km). There is a connecting 526 bus to the venue. Sydney Ferries services will run to a regular timetable but are very popular and may reach capacity especially on weekends, public holidays and busy event nights. 

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.

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.

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.

Light rail services run between Central Station and Dulwich Hill with stops at popular CBD and Inner West destinations.

Services run every 10 to 15 minutes on weekends, and more frequently during weekdays.

Change at Central to connect with express trains running to Olympic Park. Alternatively change at Dulwich Hill or Lewisham stations and catch a train to Lidcombe.

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.

Taxis are available on Herb Elliott Ave near Australia Ave until 5pm and then on Murray Rose Ave (near the Coca-Cola Carnival gate) from 5pm to 11pm.

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

Parking will be limited in Olympic Park especially during both weekends of the Show and event patrons will need to pre-book parking or consider the public transport options instead. Remember, ShowLink tickets include return travel on public transport as well as your entry to the Show, so leave the car at home and take advantage of the extra trains and buses.

If you have to drive, visit Sydney Olympic Park Prebook to pre-book parking until 23:59 the night before. If you haven't booked, follow the directions given on the variable message signs within Sydney Olympic Park to the best available casual parking but keep in mind these may be full early in the day. For more information visit parking at Sydney Olympic Park.

P6 carpark, located on the corner of Australia Avenue and Murray Rose Avenue will be closed to the general public from Friday 29 March as it will become the carnival site for the Show. The car park will be re-opened on Wednesday 1 May. Alternative car parking can be found at P3 or P4 Car Park on Sarah Durack Avenue.

    Sydney Olympic Park is accessible via the M4 Motorway Hill Rd exit or Homebush Bay Drive Underwood Rd exit.

    Heavy traffic is expected on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park during the Show especially during the Easter Long Weekend. Allow extra travel time on roads including the M4 Mwy, Homebush Bay Dr, Concord Rd, Lane Cove Rd and Epping Rd approaching the precinct. Anyone considering driving to Olympic Park should arrive early and will need to have pre-booked parking.

    A distance-based toll applies on the new M4 between Parramatta and Homebush. For details visit westconnex.com.au/newM4.

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

    Sydney Olympic Park authority will close roads within the precinct ahead of the Show start to facilitate pre-event set up. Some roads remain closed until 1 May to allow for event pack down.

    Road closures from Friday 29 March to Wednesday 1 May inclusive:

    • Australia Ave between Murray Rose Ave and Kevin Coombs Ave
    • Olympic Boulevard from Dawn Fraser Ave to Qudos Bank Arena
    • Showground Rd between Murray Rose Ave and Grand Parade
    • Grand Parade between Australia Ave and Olympic Boulevard

    Road closures from Friday 12 April to Tuesday 23 April inclusive:

    • Australia Ave between Dawn Fraser Ave to Murray Rose Ave (northbound)
    • Murray Rose Ave from Australia Ave to Park St (westbound)
    • Kevin Coombs Ave between Pondage Link and Australia Ave
    • Marjorie Jackson Parkway between Park St and Showground Rd
    • Shirley Strickland Ave between Rod Laver Dr and the P4 Car Park
    • Rod Laver Dr between Shirley Strickland Ave (west) and the Bus Tunnel
    • Herb Elliot Ave at Olympic Boulevard
    • Dawn Fraser Ave from Fig Grove to Showground Rd
    • Showground Rd from Dawn Fraser Ave to Murray Rose Ave

    All closures are detailed and updated regularly on the Sydney Olympic Park map.

    Transport

    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).

    Parking

    There are approximately 400 accessible car spaces at Sydney Olympic Park. Make sure you display a valid accessible permit when parking in an accessible space on the day.