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i98FM Illawarra Convoy 2019

Illawarra Regional Airport

Convoy departs
08:15
Festival starts
08:30
Convoy starts to arrive
09:15
Festival ends
15:30

Important event information

Large crowds are expected to view the convoy along the route as it returns for its 15th year. Over 1,500 trucks and motorbikes are expected to make up the convoy and travel 70kms from Appin Road through to Bulli Tops, Corrimal, Wollongong, and Shellharbour finishing at the Illawarra Regional Airport. The first vehicles will start to arrive from 9:15am.  

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 American Express, Mastercard or Visa 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 all public transport in the Opal network, 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.

The best way to get to the event is by train. The closest station to Illawarra Regional Airport is Albion Park on the South Coast Line.

Illawarra Regional Airport is opposite the station on the Princes Highway, special arrangements will be in place to assist the movement of pedestrians across the highway. Patrons should follow the direction of event staff on site.

All South Coast Line services stopping at Albion Park between 8am and 4.30pm will be built up to 8 carriages.

Trackwork

Trackwork is taking place from 02:00 Saturday 16 until 02:00 Monday 18 November and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T1 North Shore Line: Buses replace trains between Berowra, Hornsby and Wynyard. 
  • T1 Western Line: Trains run to a changed timetable between Emu Plains, Penrith and Central, then continue to the City Circle. 
  • T9 Northern Line: Trains run to a changed timetable between Berowra or Hornsby and Central via Strathfield. 

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.

Event shuttle buses

Additional bus services will be running from Shellharbour to the airport and return.

  • From Shellharbour Square to Illawarra Regional Airport
  • From Shellharbour Stockland (inside Shellharbour Square carpark at the Bus Zone) to Illawarra Regional Airport

Park & Ride shuttle buses

Park your vehicle in the public car park located on the corner of Croom Rd and Tongarra Rd, entry via Croom Rd and exit via Tongarra Rd. Shuttle buses will run from the carpark to the airport.

Regular route buses

Premier Illawarra operates regular weekend services in the Wollongong and Illawarra Region. A number of routes make stops on Princes Highway including routes 37, 51, 57, and 76. See Premier Illawarra bus services for more details.

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

Heavy traffic is expected on approaches to Albion Park on the Princes Hwy in both directions as large crowds cross the road from the train station to the festival site at the airport.

Traffic will be heavy on approaches to Illawarra Regional Airport during the event. Road closures and changed traffic conditions will be implemented in the area for the convoy and motorists are advised to use designated carparks as the general admission carpark at the airport will be closed to the public. 

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

 For details of taxi networks servicing the local area, contact Wollongong Radio Cabs on 4229 9311 or visit NSW Taxi Council 

There will be no general admission parking available at the venue.

If you are planning on driving, utilise the Park n Ride Service and park at the public car park on the corner of Croom Rd and Tongarra Rd.

Albion Park Station is less than 100m from the airport so leave the car at home and catch a train to the event.

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).