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Hurstville Lunar New Year Festival 2020

Forest Road, Hurstville


Important event information

Up to 50,000 people are expected to attend the Lunar New Year Festival in Hurstville. Attendees are encouraged to catch public transport with trains and buses running regularly to the event precinct. If you are planning on driving, expect delays and allow additional travel time as traffic will be heavy while roads are closed for the festival.


You can use an Opal card for all modes of public transport in Sydney and surrounding regions, including metro, trains, buses, ferries and light rail. Receive Opal benefits including daily and weekly fare caps and 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 services including metro, trains, buses ferries and light rail, 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.

Summer Holiday timetable

During the summer holidays including Christmas and New Year, transport services including metro, trains, buses, ferries and light rail will run to a changed timetable. Some services will run to weekend timetables on weekdays and other services, including those to major events, beaches and shopping centres, will run more frequently. Check out all the Summer Holiday Timetable details and plan your trip before you travel.

The closest station to the Lunar New Year celebrations on Forest Road is Hurstville on the T4 Eastern Suburbs Line. The festival is a short walk from the station.


Trackwork is taking place from 02:00 Saturday 18 January until 02:00 Monday 20 January and may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • T1 Western Line: Buses replace trains between St Marys, Richmond and Granville. On Sunday from 4.30pm, trains run between Parramatta and the City. 
  • T5 Cumberland Line: Buses replace trains between Richmond and Granville.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Nightly from 22:00 until 02:00 buses replace trains between Glenfield and East Hills 
  • Blue Mountains Line: Buses replace trains between Penrith and Central. 
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Most trains start and end at North Sydney. 

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 trackwork service updates or use the Trip Planner.

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 to connect with train services towards Hurstville.

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

A number of buses stop within walking distance of the festival site.

Buses through the area will be diverting around the event closures on Forest Road and using alternate stops on Barratt St and Crofts Ave. The Hurstville Bus Interchange will also be closed. 

For bus service disruption information check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner

L1 Dulwich Hill light rail services run between Central Station (Grand Concourse) and Dulwich Hill. The new L2 Randwick Line services run between Central Station (Chalmers Street) and Randwick. Services run frequently on weekdays and weekends.

Change at Central for train services towards Hurstville.

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.

Traffic is expected to be heavy on roads approaching the area throughout the day. Attendees are encouraged to catch public transport as parking will be limited. If you have to drive, expect delays and allow additional travel time. Roads in the area will be closed to accommodate the event including Forest Rd and sections of MacMahon St and Woodville Lane. 

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

There is no designated event parking for the festival. Council car parks are expected to fill quickly on the day and street parking is limited in the area. Consider the public transport options instead or arrive early if you have to drive. 

Special event cleaways 

Special event clearways will be in place from 7am to 4pm on sections of Forest Rd and Queens Rd. 

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. For further details visit

A temporary taxi zone will be operating on Woodville Street at Crofts Avenue for the duration of the event.

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