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Hillsong Conference Sydney 2019

Qudos Bank Arena

Sydney Olympic Park


Registration open Tuesday
Doors open Tuesday
Event start Tuesday
Event end Tuesday
Day doors open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Day event start Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Night event start Wednesday
Night event end Wednesday
Night event start Thursday and Friday
Night event end Thursday and Friday

Important event information

Sydney Olympic Park will be busy on Wednesday 10 July with up to 80,000 NRL fans expected to make their way to State of Origin III at ANZ Stadium, kicking off from 8pm. Hillsong Conference attendees will be exiting the precinct as State of Origin fans are entering so attendees are encouraged to be patient and allow extra time when exiting the precinct and boarding public transport services.

Pre-booked parking in Olympic Park on Wednesday 10 July is almost completely sold out. If you haven’t booked a space ahead of time you may not be able to park in the precinct and will need to consider alternate parking options outside the area and continue your trip into Olympic Park by public transport. 

The Hillsong Conference will be taking place at both Qudos Bank Arena and Sydney Showground from Tuesday 9 until Friday 12 July.


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 $2.80 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 Epping to connect with train services towards Olympic Park.

On Sunday to Wednesday nights until late 2019, the late night North West Night Bus service will run frequent all-stops and limited stops services from Tallawong at 9.25pm and from Chatswood at 10.10pm while Sydney Metro grows to full operations.

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 Qudos Bank Arena and Sydney Showground is Olympic Park.

Catch a train to Lidcombe for a direct service to Olympic Park from Platform Zero running every 10 minutes until midnight on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and every 10 minutes until 12:30am on Wednesday.  


Trackwork is taking place from Monday to Friday and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T1 Western Line: On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday night, buses replace the 00:24 Central to Penrith service from Lidcombe to Parramatta.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: Buses replace trains between Cronulla and Sutherland.
  • T5 Cumberland Line: From 23:50 until 01:30 on Tuesday, some trains run to a changed timetable between Richmond and Granville, and between Granville and Leppington only. The 00:17 Leppington to Richmond service will be replaced by buses from Liverpool to Parramatta.
  • T6 Carlingford Line: From 21:10 until 01:30 from Monday to Thursday night, buses replace trains between Clyde and Carlingford.
  • Central Coast and Newcastle Line: From 22:15 until 02:00 on Tuesday and Thursday, buses replace trains between Wyong and Gosford. Trains run to the normal timetable from Newcastle Interchange to Wyong, but run up to 25 minutes later than normal from Gosford to Central. From 22:15 until 02:00, buses replace trains from Gosford to Wyong. Trains run to the normal timetable from Central to Gosford but run up to 30 minutes later than normal from Wyong to Newcastle Interchange.

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.

The following Sydney Buses services run to Olympic Park:

  • Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park. On Wednesday 10 July services will be diverting and terminating early while roads are closed in the precinct. Customers are advised to check signs at stops for alternate locations. 
  • Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park. On Wednesday 10 July services will be diverting and terminating early while roads are closed in the precinct. Customers are advised to check signs at stops for alternate locations.
  • Route 533 runs from Sydney Olympic Park to Chatswood via Rhodes & North Ryde.

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

Sydney Ferries services are very popular and may reach capacity. 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 and Sydney Showground 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: Parramatta Wharf is closed for upgrades from Tuesday 30 April for about six months, weather and conditions permitting. See Parramatta Wharf Upgrades for more details.

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 train services towards Olympic Park.


Between 11pm Monday 8 July and 6am Friday 12 July, buses will replace overnight light rail services to allow for essential construction work to take place on the future CBD & South East Light Rail. During the day from 6am to 11pm, services run as normal between Central and Dulwich Hill in both directions.

Overnight between 11pm and 6am, 8 to 12 July: Buses replace light rail services between Central and the Star in both directions running every 30 minutes. Follow the yellow directional signs to the nearby replacement bus stop locations.

See Sydney light rail trackwork page for more details.

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.

On Wednesday evening heavy traffic is expected on roads as large crowds travel to Sydney Olympic Park for State of Origin III during the already busy evening peak. Hillsong attendees departing Sydney Olympic Park during this time and those on their regular commute should allow extra travel time on the M4 Mwy, Homebush Bay Dr, Concord Rd, Silverwater Rd, Lane Cove Rd and Epping Rd.

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

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

The closest taxi rank to Qudos Bank Arena is located on Kevin Coombs Ave.

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

On Wednesday 10 July parking will be extremely limited and is expected to fill quickly with another major event on in the precinct. If you have to drive you’ll need to pre-purchase a parking spot to guarantee yourself a space or use public transport. Parking in the precinct will be pre-booked only and casual parking may not be available on the day.

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 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).