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The Everest 2019

Royal Randwick Racecourse, Randwick

Gates open
10:15
First race
12:30
Last race
18:10

Important event information

Up to 35,000 people are expected to attend the largest day on the racing calendar. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the free travel included in their event ticket to get to the races with shuttle buses running from Central.

If you have to drive, allow additional time and check signs before parking as special event clearways will be in place around the racecourse.

Valid pre-purchased event tickets include travel to and from the Everest Race Day at Randwick Racecourse on the following public transport services:

  • Train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
  • Sydney Metro
  • Regular bus services
  • Special event shuttle bus services
  • Sydney Ferry and Newcastle Ferry services
  • Sydney Light rail services

Remember to keep your event ticket safe for your return journey or you’ll need to use your Opal card or accepted contactless payment method as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport. Your event ticket is valid on public transport until 04:00 the following day.

Note: an additional train station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations. Your event ticket entitlements does not include the access fee.

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 Royal Randwick Racecourse is Central. Shuttle buses will run direct to the Racecourse from Eddy Avenue at Central Station. 

Trackwork

Weekend trackwork is taking place from 02:00 Saturday 19 October until 02:00 Monday 21 October and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Sydenham and Central. Trains run between Liverpool and Sydenham or Bankstown and Sydenham only, some to a changed timetable. Buses also replace trains between Lidcombe and Bankstown. 
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: Buses replace trains between Sydenham and Central. Trains run to a changed timetable between Cronulla and Sydenham, Waterfall and Hurstville, and Central and Bondi Junction. 
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. 
  • South Coast Line: Buses replace trains between Waterfall and Central.

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 the latest information, check travel alerts and trackwork or use the Trip Planner.

Shuttle buses

Express special event buses (Route 32) will run between Central Station and Royal Randwick Racecourse:

  • From Eddy Avenue at Central to Randwick: services will run every 5 to 10 minutes from 9:30am to 1:45pm.
  • From ATC Randwick Bus Plaza to Central: services will run every 5 to 10 minutes from 4pm to 8pm.

Regular route buses

Many regular Sydney Buses services travel between the City and Eastern Suburbs via Anzac Parade and Alison Road to get you to Randwick Racecourse including Routes 339, 373, 374, 376 and 377.

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 to Central where you can catch a shuttle bus to Randwick Racecourse leaving from Eddy Avenue.

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.

From Central you can change for a shuttle bus to Randwick Racecourse leaving from Eddy Avenue.

Note: Traffic changes for the CBD and South East Light Rail may affect how you travel so plan ahead and allow extra travel time. Day and night tram testing is underway between the Sydney CBD and South East so pedestrians are reminded to exercise caution and cross at designated pedestrian crossings.

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

Roads are expected to be busy on approaches to Royal Randwick, if you are planning on driving allow plenty of additional travel time.

Traffic changes for CBD and South East Light Rail may affect how you travel so plan ahead and allow extra travel time. Day and night tram testing is underway between the CBD and South East so pedestrians are reminded to exercise caution and cross at designated pedestrian crossings.

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

Taxi

Taxis may enter and exit the Royal Randwick Racecourse via Oaks Drive (entry off Ascot Street from the Doncaster Avenue roundabout). Taxis are not allowed to stop on Alison Road. For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area visit NSW Taxi Council.

Ride-share

All ride-share vehicles are advised to pick up and drop off on Ascot Street. There is no stopping permitted on Alison Road. See the ATC Randwick Racecourse site map for location details.

Parking

Limited car parking may be available at the infield car park and entry is off High Street. Members Private Reserved Parking is off the Abbottsford entry. Members Reserved Parking in the Infield is on the Eastern side of the road. Patrons must display their “members car park permit” at all times.

Special event clearways

Special event clearway parking restrictions will be in place on roads around the racecourse including sections of Darley Rd from 4am until 7pm, Ascot St from 8am until 7pm and High St from 3pm until 7pm. 

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.

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

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).