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Good Things Festival

Centennial Parklands, Centennial Park

Gates open
12:00
Finish
22:00

Important event information

With up to 15,000 people expected to attend the Good Things music festival at Centennial Park, public transport is the best way to get to and from the event. Bondi Junction is a 10 minute walk to the park and frequent regular route buses also make stops nearby on Oxford St.

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.

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

Metro services start from the early morning running every 10 minutes until late. Change at Epping for trains to Central to connect with trains or buses towards Bondi Junction. 

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 Bondi Junction on the T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line.

From Bondi Junction, the park is a 10 minute walk via Grafton St and Oxford St. Alternatively you can change for a regular route bus from the interchange.

Trackwork

Trackwork is taking place from 02:00 Saturday 7 December until 02:00 Monday 9 December and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T1 Western Line: Penrith trains run to a changed timetable. Richmond trains run between Richmond and Olympic Park only. On Saturday only from 23:00 until 05:30, buses replace all trains between Lidcombe and Central. 
  • T1 North Shore Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Strathfield and Central. On Saturday from 23:00 until 05:30, buses replace all trains between Central and Lidcombe. 
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: The all-stations Homebush trains will not run. Leppington trains run between Leppington and Strathfield only. On Saturday night from 23:00 until 05:30, buses replace trains between Lidcombe and Central.
  • T9 Northern line: On Saturday from 23:15 until 05:30, buses replace all trains between Strathfield and Central. 
  • Blue Mountains Line and Central Coast & Newcastle Line: On Saturday from 23:00 until 05:30, buses replace all trains between Strathfield 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 plenty of extra travel time and plan ahead. Check travel alerts and trackwork or use the Trip Planner.

A number of buses run regularly and make stops along Oxford St within walking distance of Centennial Park.

The closest stops to the park are on Oxford St near Lang Rd or York St.

  • From the City you can catch a route 333 or 340, making stops along Elizabeth St, Park St and Oxford St.
  • From the Inner West you can catch a route 352, 355 or 440, making stops along City Rd, Parramatta Rd, Enmore Rd, Norton St, Cleveland St and Oxford St.
  • From Bondi Junction you can walk or catch a route 355, 440, 352 or 340, making stops along Oxford St.

Remember 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.

Catch one of the many ferry services to Circular Quay and walk to Martin Place for trains to Bondi Junction.

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 to connect with frequent trains to Bondi Junction on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line

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

Roads approaching Centennial Parklands are expected to be busy as crowds make their way to the festival including Oxford St, Anzac Pde, Lang Rd, Darley Rd, York Rd and Alison Rd.

A drop off zone will be in place on Grand Drive east of Parkes Drive and Grand Drive east of Randwick Gates from 12pm to 6pm. 

From 9pm until 11pm Moore Park Rd westbound between Oxford St and Lang Rd, and Oxford St westbound at York Rd will close for crowds to safely leave the area.

Centennial Park closures

All Centennial Park vehicle gates will operate as normal except for Paddington Gates, Woollahra Gates and Jervois Gates, which will be closed to vehicles all day; and Govett Street Entry Gate & Robertson Road Exit Gate will be closed from 12pm.   

Some internal roads inside Centennial Parklands will close for the Festival including: 

  • Parkes Drive: closed all day from Paddington Gates to Dickens Drive.
  • Hamilton Drive: closed all day

  • Dickens Drive: closed all day east of Parkes Drive to Grand Drive.

  • Jervois Ave: closed all day

  • Loch Avenue South: closed 2 December to 11 December between Dickens Drive and Grand Drive.

For up to date information visit Centennial Parklands.

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

A drop off zone will be in place on Grand Drive east of Parkes Drive and Grand Drive east of Randwick Gates from 12pm to 6pm. 

A taxi rank is located at Bondi Junction on Grosvenor Street.

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

Limited street parking is available towards Bondi Junction, for more information on parking in Bondi visit Waverly Council

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).