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Centennial Parklands, Centennial Park

Start
12:00
Finish
22:00

Important event information

With a sold out crowd of 40,000 expected and other events being held at nearby precincts, traffic will be heavy on roads around Moore Park and Centennial Park on Saturday so allow plenty of extra travel time.

Festival goers are encouraged to catch public transport with frequent buses to Oxford St and trains to Bondi Junction as well as free shuttle buses to Moore Park from Central. Read more about the transport options below.

If you’re getting dropped off, designated zones will be located on roads outside the park gates on Lang Rd at Oxford St and Darley Rd at Alison Rd as well as inside the park on Grand Drive at Parkes Dr and at the Randwick Gates.

Roads closures will be in place in the evening to help attendees safely leave the park. Between 8pm and 11pm access to the Entertainment Quarter carpark and pick-up zone on Driver Ave will be via Moore Park Rd and Oatley Rd only – no access via Lang Rd from Anzac Pde or Oxford St.

Remember parking will be limited and special event clearways will also be in place on roads in the area until midnight so check signs carefully. For more details on the changed traffic conditions and real-time updates, visit livetraffic.com.

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 $2.80 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 a contactless-enabled debit or credit card or a linked device, you can use it to pay for your travel by tapping on and tapping off at Opal card readers. Available on metro, train, light rail and ferry services, and coming soon to bus services, contactless payments are another way to pay on the Opal network. Adult Opal fare pricing applies and you will receive Opal benefits, including daily and weekly fare caps.

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

Metro services start running from the early morning until late. Change at Epping to connect with trains to Olympic Park. 

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

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

The closest train station to Centennial Park is Central and Bondi Junction. Change at Central for a free shuttle bus to the venue running from midday until 1600 and from 20:30 to 23:15 from Centennial Park to Central.

Alternatively, catch a train to Bondi Junction and change for a bus or walk to Centennial Park via Grafton St, Oxford St and Lang St.

Trackwork

Trackwork is taking place from over the long weekend and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • South Coast Line: Buses replace trains between Port Kembla and Wollongong.

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

Regular route buses

A number of buses run regularly and make stops along Oxford St near Centennial Park.

If you’re travelling from the City you can catch a route 333 or 340. If you’re travelling from the Inner West you can catch a route 352, 355 or 440.

You will need to use your Opal card and tap on and off when travelling on regular bus services.

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

Free event shuttle buses

From Eddy Ave at Central shuttle buses will run to Moore Park Bus Interchange every 5 to 10 minutes from 12pm to 4pm. From Moore Park the festival site in the Brazilian Fields is around a 15 minute walk via Lang Rd through to the Robertson Rd park gates.

To get you home, shuttle buses will run back to Central leaving from Grand Drive in Centennial Park around every 5 minutes from 8pm to 11.15pm.

Catch one of the many ferry services to Circular Quay where you can change for a route 333 bus to Oxford St to get within walking distance of the festival. Alternatively catch a train to Bondi Junction to get within a few minutes walking distance of the park.

For ferry service disruption information, check travel alerts or use 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 a train to Bondi Junction to get within walking distance of the park. Alternatively from Eddy Ave at Central you can catch a free shuttle bus to Moore Park which is also within walking distance of the festival.

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

With up to 40,000 people expected to attend the festival along with multiple events being held in Randwick and the Entertainment Quarter, traffic will be heavy on roads approaching Moore Park and Centennial Park. Motorists should allow plenty of extra travel time and expect delays on Anzac Pde, Lang Rd, Oxford St, Alison Rd, High St, Avoca St, Doncaster Ave, Darley Rd and York Rd.

From 8pm sections of Lang Rd and Driver Ave will close and from 9pm sections of Moore Park Rd will close to help festival goers safely leave the area.

Between 8pm and 11pm access to the Entertainment Quarter precinct will be via Moore Park Rd and Oatley Rd only - no access via Lang Rd from Anzac Pde or Oxford St.

Centennial Park Gate and Road closures: All Centennial Park vehicle gates will operate as normal except for Paddington Gates, which will be closed to vehicles all day on Saturday 5 October. Govett Street Entry Gate and Robertson Road Exit Gate will be closed from 12pm on Saturday 5 October. Access to the park will be maintained for pedestrians and cyclists however some areas will be restricted due to festival infrastructure. The following roads within the park will be closed:

  • Parkes Drive from Paddington Gates to Dickens Drive.
  • Hamilton Drive
  • Dickens Drive east of Parkes Drive to Grand Drive
  • Loch Avenue South closed 30 September to 9 October between Dickens Drive and Grand Drive.

More details available at Centennial Park Event Information FAQs.

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

Taxi rank

Taxis are not permitted to stop along Alison Rd. The closest dedicated taxi rank is located on Errol Flynn Boulevard (near the Hordern Pavilion) in Moore Park. For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area, visit NSW Taxi Council.

Drop off zone

From 12pm to 6pm designated drop off zones will be available at the following locations in and outside the park:

  • Centennial Park: Grand Drive east of Parkes Drive and Grand Drive east of Randwick Gates
  • Moore Park: Lang Road south of Moore Park Road
  • Randwick: Darley Road from Anzac Pde south of the Randwick Gates

Pick up zone

From 8pm to 11pm a designated pick up area will be available at:

  • Moore Park: Driver Avenue between the SCG and Moore Park Rd.
  • Please note that between 8pm and 11pm due to road closures, access to Driver Ave is via Moore Park Rd and Oatley Rd only - no access via Lang Rd from Oxford St or Anzac Pde.

Parking

Moore Park:

  • The Entertainment Quarter, entry via Lang Road. Note: limited parking spaces are available for RMS Mobility Parking permit holders.
  • EP2 – Kippax car park on the northern end of Driver Ave will be reserved for private chartered buses only

Centennial Park:

Restrictions will be in effect with no parking permitted on Grand Drive between Robertson Road Gates and Dickens Drive East (past York Road Gates) or on the following roads inside the park that will be closed for the event:

  • Parkes Drive from Paddington Gates to Dickens Drive.
  • Hamilton Drive
  • Dickens Drive east of Parkes Drive to Grand Drive
  • Loch Avenue South closed 30 September to 9 October between Dickens Drive and Grand Drive.

Limited parking is available in Centennial Park. Visit the Centennial Park website for more details.

Special event clearways

Special event clearways will be in place on roads in Moore Park and Randwick on Saturday 5 October between 6am and midnight:

From 6am to 12am midnight:

  • Cleveland St between South Dowling St and City Rd both sides
  • Darley Rd between Alison Rd and Randwick Gates western Side

From 12pm midday to midnight:

  • Fitzroy St between South Dowling Street and Bourke Street both sides
  • Flinders St between Albion Street and Moore Park Road eastern side
  • Lang Rd between Anzac Pde and Cook Rd both sides
  • Pitt St between Hay St and Eddy Ave (STA buses excepted) eastern side
  • Foveaux St between Bourke St and Crown St northern side
  • Oxford St between Queen St and Victoria Ave northern side
  • Oxford St between Moore Park Rd and George St southern side

Clearways are strict no-parking zones even for local residents and RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs carefully as vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies. Visit Live Traffic NSW for a map and more details of the 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).