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Rosehill Gardens Race Day

Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill

Gates open
12:00
First race
13:05
Last race
18:10

Important event information

As of Sunday 5 January 2020, the T6 Carlingford Line has closed to support construction of the Parramatta Light Rail project. A new bus route, route 535 keeps customers moving between Carlingford and Parramatta running every 15 minutes and more frequently during peak periods, making stops at Carlingford, Telopea, Dundas, Rydalmere, Camelia, Rosehill and Parramatta. A standard train fare applies. See below for more details.

Opal

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.

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 trains services towards Granville to connect with buses to Rosehill. 

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

As of Sunday 5 January 2020, the T6 Carlingford Line has closed to support construction of the Parramatta Light Rail project. The new bus route 535 keeps customers moving between Carlingford and Parramatta running every 15 minutes and more frequently during peak periods, making stops at Carlingford, Telopea, Dundas, Rydalmere, Camelia/Rosehill and Parramatta. A standard train fare applies. Customers will need to catch a train or bus for connections to and from Clyde.

The best station for connections to Rosehill Gardens is Parramatta, Granville or Strathfield station where you can change for buses to get to and from the racecourse. Attendees are advised that buses are replacing trains on the T1 Western Line between St Marys, Richmond and Granville for weekend trackwork and will affect how you travel to and from the following stations.

  • From Parramatta, change for a route 535 leaving from Valentine St or the free Races shuttle buses leaving from Smith St.
  • From Granville, rail replacement buses will run a shuttle service between Granville Station (Bridge St, Stand D) and Rosehill Gardens every 20 minutes from 11.15am until around 8pm.
  • From Strathfield, free Races shuttle buses leave from Everton Rd in Strathfield

Trackwork

Trackwork is taking place from 02:00 Saturday 18 January until 02:00 Monday 20 January which 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 so allow plenty of extra travel time and plan ahead. For train service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Shuttle buses

A free shuttle bus (marked Races) will run from:

  • From Parramatta to Rosehill Gardens: services leave from Smith St (across from Arthur Phillip High School) near Parramatta Station via Parramatta Wharf every 30 minutes from 11am until 2pm. Buses will meet each Ferry at Parramatta Wharf hourly. 
  • From Strathfield to Rosehill Gardens: services leave from Stand A, Everton Rd at Strathfield Station hourly from 11am until 2pm.

Return services back to Parramatta Station via Parramatta Wharf leave from the Rosehill Gardens P3 car park bus stop on James Ruse Drive every 30 minutes from 4pm until 6:30pm, and back to Strathfield Station every 30 minutes from 4:30pm until 6:30pm.

Regular route buses

As of Sunday 5 January 2020, the T6 Carlingford Line has closed to support construction of the Parramatta Light Rail project. The new bus route 535 keeps customers moving between Carlingford and Parramatta running every 15 minutes and more frequently during peak periods, making stops at Carlingford, Telopea, Dundas, Rydalmere, Camelia/Rosehill and Parramatta.

A standard train fare applies. Customers will need to catch a train or bus for connections to and from Clyde.

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

The closest ferry wharf to the racecourse is Parramatta. You can change for a free shuttle bus marked 'Races' to the racecourse that will run to meet each ferry.

Sydney Ferries services are very popular and may reach capacity, especially on weekends. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service. Plan your trip ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time or consider the alternative public transport options available.

Due to low tide some ferry services to and from Parramatta wharf may be replaced by buses. Check the low tide ferry bus replacement calendar.

For ferry service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using 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.

From Central change for a Western Line train to Granville to connect with rail replacement shuttle buses to the racecourse.

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

The widened M4 between Parramatta and Homebush and the new M4 Tunnels between Homebush and Haberfield allows motorists to bypass more than 50 sets of traffic lights on Parramatta Road. A distance-based toll applies. For details on the M4 upgrades, visit westconnex.com.au.

Traffic changes for Parramatta Light Rail construction may affect how you travel through Parramatta CBD. For more information visit Parramatta Light Rail.

For the latest traffic information check traffic alerts or download a real-time traffic app.

Drop off: taxis enter Rosehill Gardens Racecourse through the Grand Avenue gates but are not permitted to stop on James Ruse Drive or Grand Avenue.

Pick up: taxis are located on Oak Street over the Equine Bridge located at the Might and Power entry.

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

Limited free parking is available in:

  • P4 and P5 car parks located on James Ruse Drive and Prospect Street.
  • P6 Infield car park via Gate 2 on Unwin Street.

Accessible trips are shown in the Trip Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can check '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 (check the 'Accessibility' filter).