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AFL: Sydney Swans v Hawthorn Hawks

Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park

Gates open
17:50
First bounce
19:50
Finish
22:20

Important event information

With up to 40,000 AFL fans expected to travel to Moore Park during the already busy Friday evening peak motorists are advised to allow extra travel time. Fans are encouraged to catch public transport with shuttle buses running regularly from Central and Circular Quay/Martin Place.

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.

Remember to top up your Opal card before you travel to avoid waiting in line at top-up machines. You can top up your card online or at an Opal retailer.

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.

Sydney Metro services are high-frequency, driverless trains running between Tallawong Station and Chatswood Station.

Metro services start running from the early morning. Change at Chatswood to connect with train services towards Central.

Last services from Chatswood to Tallawong leave at 12.45am on Thursday nights and at 1.45am on Friday and Saturday nights.

You can use your Opal card or accepted contactless payment method on Sydney Metro services.

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

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 400KB) 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 extra travel time and plan ahead. For train service disruption information, check travel alerts and trackwork or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Express Moore Park shuttle buses will run between Central Station, Circular Quay/Martin Place and Moore Park.

Route 1 Central - Moore Park

  • To Moore Park from Eddy Ave at Central: approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from 5:20pm until 7:50pm.
  • From Moore Park Bus Interchange to Central: approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from 9:50pm until 11:30pm.

Route 3 Circular Quay/Martin Place - Moore Park 

  • To Moore Park from Circular Quay/Martin Place: approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from 5:20pm until 7:40pm.
  • From Moore Park Bus Interchange to Circular Quay/Martin Place: approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from 9:50pm until 11:30pm. 

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 services will also be running to help you get home: 

  • Route 373 - Sydney Boys High to Coogee Beach at 22:39 and 22:49
  • Route 394 - Sydney Boys High to Maroubra Junction at 21:43

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 shuttle bus leaving from Circular Quay or Martin Place.

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.

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 during Friday evening peak. 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 Friday 21 June 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).