Supercars Newcastle 500
Newcastle Foreshore, Newcastle
- Friday Gates open
- Friday racing starts
- Friday racing finishes
- Saturday Gates open
- Saturday racing starts
- Saturday racing finishes
- Saturday - Concert gates open
- Saturday - Concert acts start from
- Saturday - Concert finish
- Sunday Gates open
- Sunday racing starts
- Sunday racing finishes
Important event information
Supercars Coates Hire Newcastle 500 returns to the Newcastle foreshore for its third year of action packed racing and entertainment including KISS in concert on Saturday night.
With more than 150,000 people expected to attend over the three days and road closures in place each day, the best way to get to and from the event is by public transport. Extra trains, frequent light rail services and additional bus services will run throughout the weekend and travel is included in your event ticket.
If you have to drive, factor in extra travel time, carpool where possible and plan to arrive early. Instead of driving directly into Newcastle CBD, take advantage of the Park & Ride services at McDonald Jones Stadium in Broadmeadow and at Stockton ferry wharf where you can continue your trip into Newcastle by public transport. Attendees travelling from Sydney or the Central Coast can also consider using commuter car parks at key stations along the Central Coast & Newcastle Line and continue their trip to Newcastle by train.
Stay connected and get real-time updates on transport services, event updates and traffic conditions online:
- Event updates: follow the hashtag #Newcastle500 and @Supercars
- Transport updates: follow @TrainsInfo, @BusesInfo, @FerriesInfo and @SydneyMetro.
- Road closures and traffic: follow @LiveTrafficSyd and Live Traffic NSW Facebook page. You can also view our interactive road closure map for details.
- Check out our ‘Find your way – Newcastle 500 map (pdf 139KB)’ for walking routes and transport services.
Valid pre-purchased event tickets to the Supercars Coates Hire Newcastle 500 include travel to and from Newcastle on the following public transport services:
- Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
- Sydney Metro services
- Newcastle metropolitan and outer metropolitan buses
- Sydney metropolitan buses
- Park & Ride event shuttle buses
- Sydney and Newcastle Ferries services.
- Sydney and Newcastle Light Rail
Remember to keep your event ticket safe for your return journey, or you'll need to use your Opal card or accepted payment method as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport.
Your single day event ticket is valid on public transport until 4am the following day. Your 3-day event ticket is valid on public transport until 4am on Monday 25 November.
Note: an additional station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations. Your event ticket travel entitlement does not include the access fee.
Entry to the Supercars Coates Hire Newcastle 500 event precinct is available via the following gates:
- Gate 1A & Gate 1B - Wharf Rd adjacent to Queens Wharf (accessible entry with lifts available)
- Gate 2 - Hunter St at Watt St
- Gate 3 - Watt St at Reserve Rd near Newcastle Beach.
Station to event precinct: head east on Honeysuckle Drive and continue along the foreshore walkway to Gate 1A & Gate 1B near Queens Wharf.
Event precinct to concert venue: from the race track head west along Hunter St/Scott St, south on Union St then west on Parry St to No.1 Sportsground.
Concert venue to station: after the concert head north up Steel St then west on Hunter St to the station. Alternatively you can continue west on Parry St then head north on National Park Dr. If you’re catching the ferry home, continue north to the Civic Light Rail stop to catch a tram to Queens Wharf.
Check out our ‘Find your way – Newcastle 500 map (pdf 139KB)’ for walking routes and transport services.
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 or Chatswood to connect with Central Coast & Newcastle Line services.
You can use your Opal card or accepted contactless payment method on Sydney Metro services.
The closest station to the Supercars Coates Hire Newcastle 500 track is Newcastle Interchange on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line and Hunter Line.
Friday: Trains will run to a regular frequent weekday timetable but keep in mind services will be busy with regular commuters. Additional services will run on the Hunter Line during the morning and afternoon peak periods.
Saturday & Sunday: Trains between Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle will run to a regular weekend timetable with some additional and extended services to help you get home. Most services between Sydney and Newcastle will be increased to 8-carriages on Saturday and Sunday. Trains between Maitland and Newcastle on the Hunter Line will run to a regular weekend timetable with additional services to get you to and from the event; keep in mind Hunter Line services will be busy so please allow additional travel time.
- Trains from Sydney to Newcastle run every hour from around 7am until late on weekends. Late night trains back to Sydney leave Newcastle at 23:15, 23:40, 02:46 and 03:48 on Saturday night, and at 21:56 and 02:30 on Sunday night.
- Trains from the Central Coast to Newcastle run every hour from around 4.45am until late on weekends. Late night trains back towards the Central Coast leave Newcastle at 23:15, 23:40, 02:00, 02:46 and 03:48 on Saturday night, and at 21:56, 23:40 and 02:30 on Sunday night.
- Trains from Maitland to Newcastle will run every 20 to 30 minutes from around 6am until 12pm midday each day and from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Saturday afternoon for fans travelling to the concert. Trains running back towards the Hunter will leave Newcastle every 20 to 30 minutes from around 4pm until 1am on Saturday night and until 11pm on Sunday night.
- Fans travelling from Scone and Dungog are reminded that all trains between Scone, Dungog and Maitland will be replaced by coaches on Saturday and Sunday to allow for a frequent train services between Maitland and Newcastle during the event.
Plan your trip using the Trip Planner for the most up to date details and service times.
Getting to the track from the station:
From Newcastle Interchange, change for a Light rail service to Queens Wharf which is a short walk from either Gate 1A, Gate 1B or Gate 2 track entrances on Wharf Rd and on Hunter St. See our ‘Find your way – Newcastle 500 map (pdf 139KB)’ for walking routes and connecting transport services.
Alternatively, as light rail will be busy during peak arrivals, you can consider the 2.5km walk from the station along the waterfront. There are plenty of eateries, shops and displays to check out on the way to the track.
Scheduled trackwork will take place from 02:00 Saturday 23 until 02:00 Monday 25 November on the following lines and may affect your travel to and from Newcastle:
- City Circle: Trains run in one direction only.
- T1 North Shore Line: trains run between Berowra and Wynyard only.
- T1 Western Line: Richmond trains run between Richmond and Olympic Park only. Penrith trains run between Penrith and Central only.
- T8 Airport & South Line: Buses replace trains between Macarthur, Glenfield and Fairfield.
- T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Cabramatta and Bankstown.
- Southern Highlands Line: Buses replace trains between Goulburn, Moss Vale 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 to and from events. For the latest information, check travel alerts and trackwork or use the Trip Planner.
A number of additional bus services will run to get you to and from Newcastle over the three-day event. Some bus services will be affected by road closures and will be detouring from their regular routes or using temporary bus stops. Make sure to plan your bus trip ahead of time and check signs at stops.
Park & Ride shuttle buses
Shuttle buses will operate between the event parking site at McDonald Jones Stadium and Newcastle CBD. Pre-purchase a parking ticket ahead of time to guarantee yourself a space. Book online via Ticketmaster.
Stadium Pick up & Drop Off: Turton Rd at McDonald Jones Stadium in Broadmeadow.
Newcastle Pick-up & Drop off: Honeysuckle Drive at Old Maritime Museum in Newcastle. From there Gate 1A or 1B is a short 1km walk away along the waterfront. On Saturday night from 4pm to 8pm shuttle buses will also run between the stadium and Union St at No.1 Sportsground (concert venue).
Shuttle buses operating times:
- Friday: every 10 minutes from 6:30am until 2pm. Return services from 2pm until 7pm.
- Saturday race: every 10 minutes from 6:30am until 2pm. Return services from 2pm until 8pm.
- Saturday concert (between Stadium and No.1 Sportsground): every 10 minutes from 4pm to 8pm. Return services from 8pm until 11:30pm.
- Sunday: every 10 minutes from 6:30am until 2pm. Return services from 2pm until 8pm.
Buses to and from Newcastle East will be diverting and using alternate stops while changed traffic conditions are in place before, during and after the event.
Most services will be relocated to alternate stops on Bolton St from Monday 11 November. From Bolton St, Gate 2 on Hunter St and Gate 3 off Watt St are within short walking distance.
Extra services will run on routes 11, 12, 13 and 14 on Saturday and Sunday during the event. All services will run to and from Bolton St or Marketown.
- Route 11 – Jesmond – Newcastle
- To Newcastle: additional services will run from Jesmond every 10 minutes from 6.20am until 10am and then every 30 minutes thereafter as per normal timetable.
- Back to Jesmond: services leave from Bolton St every 30 minutes with additional services running every 10 minutes from 4pm until 7pm and then every 10 minutes from 9.30pm until 10.50pm.
- Route 12 – Wallsend – Newcastle
- To Newcastle East: additional services will run from Wallsend every 20 minutes from 6am until 10am. Normal timetable services will continue to service Newcastle West. From there customers can connect with routes 11 and 13 services to Bolton St.
- Back to Wallsend: services leave from Bolton St every 10 to 20 minutes from 4.40pm until 7.10pm and then every 10 minutes from Newcastle West from 9.20pm until 11.20pm. Services will make stops near Marketown for passengers heading home after the concert.
- Route 13 – Glendale - Newcastle:
- To Newcastle: additional services will run from the Glendale Centre every 10 minutes from 6.30am until 9.20am and then every 30 minutes thereafter as per normal timetable.
- Back to Glendale: services leave from Bolton St every 30 minutes with additional services running every 10 minutes from 4.30pm until 7pm and then every 10 minutes from 9.30pm until 10.50pm.
- Route 14 – Swansea Heads - Charlestown - Newcastle:
- To Newcastle: additional services will run from Swansea Heads every 10 minutes from 6am until 9:30am and then every hour thereafter as per normal timetable.
- Back to Swansea Heads: services leave from Bolton St every 30 minutes with additional services running every 10 minutes from 4.30pm until 7.15pm and every 10 minutes from 9.30pm until 11.15pm.
- Route 11 – Jesmond – Newcastle
- To Newcastle: additional services will run from Jesmond every 10 minutes from 6am until 9:20am and then every 30 minutes thereafter as per normal timetable.
- Back to Jesmond: services leave from Bolton St every 30 minutes with additional services running every 10 minutes from 5pm until 7.20pm and then every hour thereafter until 11.15pm.
- Route 12 – Wallsend – Newcastle
- To Newcastle East: additional services will run from Wallsend every 10 to 20 minutes from 6.30am until 9:30am and then every 30 minutes thereafter as per normal timetable. Normal timetable services will continue to service Newcastle West. From there customers can connect with routes 11 and 13 services to Bolton Street.
- Back to Wallsend: services leave from Steel St at Parry St every 30 minutes with additional services running from Bolton Street between 10 and 20 minutes from 5pm until 6.40pm and then normal timetable services will continue to service Newcastle West..
- Route 13 – Glendale – Newcastle:
- To Newcastle: additional services will run from the Glendale Centre every 10 minutes from 6am until 9:30am and then every 30 minutes thereafter as per normal timetable.
- Back to Glendale: services leave from Bolton St every 30 minutes with additional services running every 10 minutes from 4.20pm until 7.20pm and then every hour thereafter until 11pm.
- Route 14 – Swansea Heads – Charlestown - Newcastle
- To Newcastle: additional services will run from Swansea Heads every 10 minutes from 6am until 9am and then every hour thereafter as per normal timetable.
- Back to Charlestown: services leave from Bolton St every 30 minutes with additional services running every 10 minutes from 4.15pm until 7.15pm and then every hour thereafter until 11.45pm.
- Back to Swansea Heads: as per normal timetable with additional services running every 10 minutes from 4.15pm until 7.15pm.
- Routes 11, 13 and 14:
- From Monday 11 November to Wednesday 27 November: services will run to and from Bolton St stops between Church St and King St. Stops on Watt St will be missed.
- Thursday 28 November: all services return to regular routes and stops.
- Route 12: on Saturday night due to closures around the concert venue at No.1 Sportsground route 12 services from 2pm to midnight will be diverted via Darby St between King St and Parkway Avenue, missing stops on Steel St and Union St in both directions.
- Route 21
- From Saturday 19 October to Sunday 10 November: services will start and end at Watt St Customs House. Parnell Place stop will be missed.
- From Monday 11 November to Wednesday 27 November: services will run to and from Bolton St stops between Church St and King St. Stops on Parnell Place and Watt St will be missed.
- From Thursday 28 November to Friday 13 December: services will start and end at Watt St Customs House. Parnell Place stop will be missed.
- From Saturday 14 December: services return to regular routes and stops.
Coaches - Friday 22 November - Schools on Track
Drop-off & Pick-up:
The designated Coach drop off & pick up location is on Honeysuckle Drive near Worth Place. See Coach pick up and drop off map (pdf 104KB) for locations. From there, access to the circuit via Gate 1A or 1B is a 1.1km walk along the waterfront.
Coaches will not be permitted to park, layover or wait at the pick-up location for more than 10 minutes.
Coach / private bus layover area:
A designated layover area is available on Curley Road near Lambton Road in Broadmeadow for coaches and private buses that require space to layover while the students are at the event. See the Coach layover map (pdf 114KB).
Coaches and/or school mini buses will not be permitted to layover at Honeysuckle Drive. Coaches will be towed from the area and a towing fee will apply.
Ferries run regularly between Stockton and Queens Wharf in Newcastle. You can drive and park at Stockton Wharf (cost is a gold coin donation) and continue your trip across to Newcastle by ferry. The car park opens at 6am each day. Gate 1A & Gate 1B are a short walk from Queens Wharf.
Ferries between Stockton and Queens Wharf operating times:
- Friday: every 5 to 10 minutes from 5.15am until 10.30pm, then as per normal timetable until midnight.
- Saturday: every 5 to 10 minutes from 5.20am until midnight.
- Sunday: every 5 to 10 minutes from 5.20am until 10pm.
Newcastle Transport operates the ferry between Stockton and Queens Wharf.
Newcastle Light Rail runs regularly between Newcastle Interchange and Newcastle Beach making stops At Honeysuckle, Civic, Crown St and Queens Wharf along the way.
Services between Newcastle Interchange and Queens Wharf will run every 7 to 8 minutes from 7am until 7pm on Friday, until midnight on Saturday and until 8pm on Sunday. Services will also run more frequently during peak periods.
From Queens Wharf, access to the event precinct via Gate 1B is a short walk away along the foreshore.
KISS fans attending the concert on Saturday night after the race can catch the light rail from Queens Wharf to Honeysuckle then walk (5 minutes) to the No.1 Sportsground via Steel St.
- From 5am Thursday 21 November until 1am Tuesday 26 November: services will start and end at Queens Wharf instead of Newcastle Beach from 5am Thursday 21 November until 1am Tuesday 26 November while race track infrastructure is in place.
- From 5:30pm to 8pm on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November: Crown Street light rail stop will be closed during event bump out for crowd safety.
Traffic is expected to be heavy on the Pacific Highway, M1 Motorway, Newcastle Road, Griffiths Road and Lambton Road approaching Newcastle before, during and after the event. Attendees are encouraged to catch public transport and leave the car at home where possible to avoid delays.
If you have to drive, plan to arrive early, factor in plenty of extra travel time on the roads and carpool where possible.
From Sydney, Central Coast and Hunter region:
- Motorists should consider using the Park & Ride facility at McDonald Jones Stadium in Broadmeadow instead of travelling directly into Newcastle CBD. Access the stadium via Newcastle Link Road, Newcastle Road and Griffiths Road, park your vehicle at the stadium then continue your trip to Newcastle via shuttle bus.
- Motorists can also consider parking at commuter carparks at key stations along the Central Coast & Newcastle Line including Wyong, Morisset and Fassifern then continue the remainder of the journey up to Newcastle by train.
From Maitland, Port Stephens and the Mid-North Coast:
- Motorists should consider using the Park & Ride facility at Stockton Wharf and continue the trip to Newcastle via Ferry. Delays are expected on roads into Newcastle via the Hexham Bridge and Tourle St Bridge so factor in plenty of extra travel time as well.
Pre & post event changed traffic conditions
Circuit and track infrastructure installation commences 6 weeks before the event. Changed traffic and parking conditions will be in place between Monday 14 October and Thursday 21 November ahead of the event starting on Friday 22 November.
Some changes remain in place until 13 December to allow for infrastructure removal and event pack up. Traffic control and signage will be in place to redirect traffic. Access is maintained for authorised vehicles only.
- From 4am, Monday 14 October – 7pm, Friday 13 December: closure of Wharf Rd between Watt St and Nobbys Rd.
- Monday 28 – Wednesday 30 October: from 7am to 6pm daily Shortland Esplanade closed from Watt St to Moroney Ave. Horseshoe Beach Rd and carpark closed until 13 December. Pedestrian access to Horseshoe, Newcastle and Nobbys beaches are maintained.
- Thursday 31 October – Friday 1 November: from 7am to 6pm each day Scott St closed between Zaara St and Parnell Pl. Zaara St closed on Thursday only. Special event clearways in effect from 6am to 6pm each day.
- Monday 4 – Thursday 7 November: from 7am to 6pm daily Parnell Place and Nobbys Rd closed from Scott St to Wharf Rd. Special event clearways in effect from 6am to 6pm daily.
- Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 November: from 7am to 6pm Thu & Fri and from 8am to 3pm Saturday, sections of Watt St will be closed between James Fletcher Hospital and Scott St to allow for concrete barrier installation. Special event clearways in effect on Watt St from 6am to 6pm daily.
- Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 November: from 6am to 6pm daily special event clearways will be in effect on Watt St between Wharf Rd and Scott St and on Wharf Rd at the Watt St roundabout.
- Monday 11 – Thursday 28 November: Customs House Watt St bus stops and bus terminal closed. Buses relocated to stops on Bolton St.
- From 4am, Sunday 17 until 6am, Tuesday 26 November: roads east of Watt St on the race track will operate under one-way traffic conditions. Watt St closed between James Fletcher hospital and Church St, Church St closed between Newcomen St and Watt St and clearways in effect until 6pm Mon 25 Nov.
- From 7am, Wednesday 20 until 11pm, Sunday 24 November: Wharf Rd closed between Watt St and Argyle St. Access for vehicles with authorised passes only.
- From 5am, Thursday 21 until 1am, Tuesday 26 November: Hunter St closed eastbound from Darby St to Watt St until 1am Tue 26 Nov. Watt St/Reserve Rd from James Fletcher Hospital to York Dr closed until 11pm Sun 24 Nov.
Details on the various changed traffic conditions are available through weekly Build Notices delivered to affected businesses and residents as well as online via supercars.com/newcastle/community website and on livetraffic.com.
Event day road closures
View our interactive road closure map for details.
Newcastle - Road closures outside of the circuit – From Thursday 21 November to Sunday 24 November:
- From 5am Thu 21to 1am Tue 26 Nov: the eastbound lanes of Scott St / Hunter St from Darby St to Watt St.
- From 5am Thu 21 to 11pm Sun 24 Nov: Reserve Rd and Watt St between the Hospital and Ordnance St.
- From 6am to 8pm on Fri 22 Nov: the westbound lanes of Scott St / Hunter St from Bolton St to Darby St and sections of Wolfe St and Newcomen St north of Hunter St Mall as well as Bolton St from King St to Scott St.
- From 6am to 8pm on Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov: the westbound lanes of Scott St / Hunter St from Bolton St to Darby St and roads north of King St including sections of Brown St, Perkins St, Wolfe St, Bolton St and Newcomen St will close. From 3pm closures will be in place on sections of King, Bolton and Church Streets.
- Note: access to properties on Scott St west of Newcomen St and between Newcomen St and Watt St will be maintained.
Newcastle Interchange – Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 November
- From 6am to midnight on Saturday and 6am to 8pm on Sunday the northbound lanes of Stewart Ave between Hunter St and Honeysuckle Dr will be closed.
- From 6am to 12pm on Saturday & Sunday the eastbound lanes of Honeysuckle Dr will be closed. No left turn onto Honeysuckle Dr from Hannell St.
- Note: Access to Honeysuckle Dr precinct is maintained via Hunter St and Worth Pl or Steel St during this time.
Newcastle West National Park No.1 Sportsground – Saturday 23 November only
- From 2pm sections of Smith, Parry, Ravenshaw and Arnott Streets will close.
- From 8pm the northbound lanes of Union St from Parkway Ave to Parry St will close.
- From 9.30pm sections of Steel, Ravenshaw, Bull, Parry and Union Streets will close. All roads will reopen by 11.30pm.
- Note: residents & businesses access maintained (Parry St until 3pm only).
Newcastle East - Road closures inside the circuit – Friday 22 to Sunday 24 November
- Roads east of Bolton St will close from 7am-7pm on Friday and 7.30am-7.30pm on Saturday & Sunday. You cannot drive your vehicle on roads in the circuit during race hours.
- Outside of race hours access in / out of the circuit across Watt St is via King St (entry only) & Scott St (exit only) for Official Supercars Vehicle Access Passholders or rideshare vehicles only.
Post event traffic changes
Some special event clearways, closures and access restrictions will be in effect while event infrastructure is removed after the event finishes on Sunday 24 November.
- The eastbound lanes of Hunter St / Scott St from Darby St to Watt St remain closed until 1am Tuesday 26 November. Resident access is maintained.
- Hunter St Wharf Rd will remain closed from Watt St to Nobbys Rd until 5pm Friday 13 December.
- Bus services will return to their regular routes and stops on Thursday 28 November.
For maps and all the road closure and changed traffic conditions details, visit Live Traffic NSW.
Park & Ride
McDonald Jones Stadium, Broadmeadow: park at the stadium and continue your trip to Newcastle by catching one of the many shuttle buses. You can pre-purchase one of 900 parking spaces. Plan ahead and buy a 1-day or 3-day parking ticket in advance via Ticketmaster.
Stockton: park at the wharf’s existing commuter car park and continue your trip to Newcastle by ferry. Payment is a gold coin donation on arrival. Keep in mind this parking area is expected to be in high demand so plan to arrive early.
Street and secure car parks
All-day parking options are limited in Newcastle CBD. Make sure to check signs carefully when parking as special event clearways will be in place on various roads throughout the event.
A number of City of Newcastle car parks will also be closed during the event. Visit the council website for details.
Special event clearways
Special event clearway parking restrictions will be in effect on key roads between the station and the event precinct, within the race track in Newcastle East, around the concert venue in Newcastle West and around the stadium in Broadmeadow. These clearways are in place to help keep transport services moving and to provide extra road space to allow crowds to safely move around.
Pre-event clearways – 6am to 6pm daily:
- Monday 28 – Wednesday 30 October: both sides of Shortland Esplanade from Watt St to Moroney Ave.
- Thursday 31 October: both sides of Zaara St between Shortland Espl and Scott St
- Thursday 31 October – Friday 1 November: both sides of Scott St between Zaara St and Parnell Pl (east)
- Monday 4 – Thursday 7 November: both sides of Parnell Place and Nobbys Rd from Scott St to Wharf Rd.
- Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 November: both sides of Watt St between James Fletcher Hospital and Scott St.
- Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 November: both sides of Watt St between Wharf Rd and Scott St and on Wharf Rd at the Watt St roundabout.
- Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 November: both sides of Watt St from Scott St to Church St.
- From Thursday 21 November - parking along the racing circuit is strictly prohibited even for local residents with parking permits.
During the event:
- 4am Sunday 17 November – 6pm Monday 25 November: both sides of Watt St between James Fletcher hospital and Church St and Church St between Newcomen St and Watt St
- 6am Monday 18 – 6pm Monday 25 November: sections of Hunter St, Pacific St, Stevenson Pl, Telford St and Wharf Rd (between Queens Wharf and Watt St).
- 6am Wednesday 20 – 11pm Sunday 24 November: both sides of Wharf Rd between Argyle St and Queens Wharf.
- 6am Thursday 21 – 8pm Sunday 24 November: sections of Ordnance St, Reserve Rd and Watt St.
- 1am, Friday 22 November - 8pm Sunday 24 November: clearways will be in place over the 3-day event on roads outside the track including Bolton St, Church St, Darby St, Honeysuckle Dr, Hunter St, King St, Newcomen St, Scott St, Stewart Ave, Settlement Lane, Watt St, Wharf Rd, Wolfe St as well as other surrounding local roads.
- 6am to 7pm daily - Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November: clearways will be in place on roads within the race precinct including Bond St, Hunter St, Pacific St, Telford St, Ocean St, Scott St and King St.
- 6am, Saturday 23 November - 8pm Sunday 24 November: southern side of Church St between Wolfe St and Newcomen St and the westerns ide of Newcomen St between Church St and Tyrrell St.
- Newcastle West – Saturday 23 November only: clearways will be in place around the No.1 Sportsground concert venue to manage crowds and transport operations. Clearways will be in effect on the western side of Union St from midday until 11.30pm and sections of Arnott St, King St, Union St, Parry St, Ravenshaw St and Steel St from 2pm until 11.30pm.
- Broadmeadow - 4am Friday 22 November until 8pm Sunday 24 November: on sections of Curley Rd and Turton Rd.
Special event clearways are strict no-parking zones, and apply even to local residents and RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders.
Clearways are in place to provide extra lane capacity for traffic or for bus operations. Look for the high-visibility signage and check them before parking as vehicles left in clearways will be towed to the nearest legal parking space and a fee will apply. If your vehicle is towed, call 132 701 for its new location.
Be reminded there is also strictly no parking permitted along the Motor Racing Circuit from 12.01am Thursday 21 November to 6.00pm Monday 25 November. Vehicles parked on the circuit may be towed.
For maps and a full detailed listing of the clearways, visit Live Traffic NSW.
Pick up & drop-off zones
Accessible pick up and drop off zones will be located at:
- Newcastle East: on Wolfe St between Hunter St and Scott St, access via King St. From there, head to the Gate 1A entrance on Wharf Rd where there are accessible lifts.
- Newcastle West: off Smith St in the No.2 Sportsground parking area.
Note: these areas are not for all-day parking.
There are dedicated viewing areas available for patrons with accessibility requirements, Visit the Accessibility page for up to date information.
Gate 1A is the recommend entry gate for patrons requiring accessible access. Gate 1A is located on Wharf Road past Queens Wharf and there are accessible lifts providing entry to the track and the accessible viewing areas.
There are a limited number of accessible car parks allocated within existing permanent parking structures in Newcastle East
- Metro - Sydney Metro is a fully accessible railway. If you have limited mobility, you can travel on all metro services. Every metro station has lifts and there is level access between platforms and trains for people in wheelchairs, scooters, walking frames, prams and strollers. This means no ‘step’ into a carriage.
- Train – the closest train station is Newcastle Interchange, which is a fully accessible station. If you have limited mobility, you can board and travel on most train services in NSW. There are some exceptions on older NSW TrainLink Regional and Intercity trains.
- Bus – The majority of local bus services in NSW are accessible. If you have limited mobility, you can board and travel on most buses. On rare occasions, due to operational requirements a non-accessible bus may be used to substitute accessible services. Most buses that will be used to operate shuttle services between McDonald Jones Stadium and Newcastle will be accessible.
- Ferry – Stockton ferry vessels and wharves are fully accessible.
- Light rail - if you have limited mobility, you can travel on all light rail services. Staff can assist you with getting on and off light rail vehicles. There are ramps or lifts for getting to and from the platform and all light rail stops have network maps and electronic information displays indicating when the next service is due.
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).