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Christmas at Rosehill Gardens

Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill

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

Important travel advice

With stadium and venue capacities increasing, event goers are encouraged to consider all the available travel options ahead of time as public transport continues to operate at a reduced capacity to maintain physical distancing across the network

Race goers are encouraged to make use of the parking on-site at Rosehill Gardens and drive with their groups or use taxis and rideshare.

If you have to catch public transport, allow plenty of additional travel time and plan ahead by checking real-time capacity indicators where available as you may need to wait for the next service with available physical distancing capacity.

Remember to practise physical distancing when on-board transport services and to look for the ‘green dots’ to find the safest places to sit or stand. Wearing a face mask while travelling on public transport is also strongly recommended. Additional measures and staff will be in place around transport hubs to safely manage crowds arriving and leaving the event so be patient, practise physical distancing and follow the directions of staff on site.

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.

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.

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 toward Parramatta.

Remember to maintain physical distancing when travelling on transport. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. You may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available. Learn more about real-time capacity information.

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

The best station for connections to Rosehill Gardens is Parramatta where you can change for buses to get to and from the racecourse. Trains to Parramatta run every 10 to 15 minutes on weekends.

Note, Route 535 buses replace trains on the former T6 Carlingford Line which closed on 5 January 2020. Services run every 20 minutes and a standard train fare applies.

Catch the 535 from Valentine Ave on the southern side of Parramatta Interchange to the Camellia/Rosehill stop on Hassall St to get within walking distance of Rosehill Gardens.

Remember to maintain physical distancing when travelling on transport. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. You may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available. Learn more about real-time capacity information.

Trackwork

Weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 5 December until 2am Monday 7 December which may affect how you travel to and from the event:

  • City Circle: Buses replace trains between Central and Circular Quay via Museum. Trains continue to stop at Central, Town Hall and Wynyard.
  • T1 North Shore Line: Trains continue to run however trackwork on the City Circle may affect how you travel.
  • T1 Western Line: Richmond trains run between Richmond and Central, platforms 1-12 only. Trackwork on the City Circle may affect how you travel.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Buses replace trains between Leppington and Glenfield, and the all-stations trains between Ashfield and Central. Trains run to a changed timetable between Macarthur, Glenfield and North Sydney via Granville. Trains make an extra stop at Homebush.
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Trains run between Liverpool or Lidcombe and Sydenham only, some to a changed timetable.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: Trains make extra stops at Erskineville and St Peters.
  • T5 Cumberland Line: Buses replace trains between Leppington and Glenfield.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Buses replace trains between Glenfield and Sydenham, and between Sydenham and Central via the Airport. Buses to Airport stations stop at Sydenham, Wolli Creek, International Airport, Domestic Airport, Mascot, Green Square and Central only. Trackwork on the City Circle may also affect how you travel.
  • T9 Northern Line: Trains run to a changed timetable, making extra stops at Croydon and Ashfield. Trackwork on the City Circle may affect how you travel. 

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. Check travel alerts and trackwork for the latest information or use the Trip Planner.

Bus route 535 replaces services on the former T6 Carlingford train line which closed in January 2020 to support construction of the Parramatta Light Rail project. 535 services make stops at Carlingford, Telopea, Dundas, Rydalmere, Camellia/Rosehill and Parramatta. A standard Opal train fare applies. Customers will need to catch a train or bus for connections to and from Clyde.

Catch the 535 running every 20 minutes from Valentine Ave on the southern side of Parramatta Interchange to the Rosehill stop on Hassall St after Arthur St to get within walking distance of Rosehill Gardens. Return services also leave from Hassall St across the road.

Remember to maintain physical distancing when travelling on transport. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. You may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available. Learn more about real-time capacity information.

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

The closest ferry wharf to the racecourse is Parramatta. From Parramatta Wharf walk to Parkes St to catch buses towards Rosehill Gardens

Remember to maintain physical distancing when travelling on transport. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. You may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available. Learn more about real-time capacity information.

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. L2 Randwick light rail services run between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station (Chalmers Street) and the L3 Kingsford line services run between Circular Quay and Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street).

From Central change for a T1 Western Line train to Parramatta to connect with buses to Rosehill Gardens. 

Remember to maintain physical distancing when travelling on transport. Check real-time capacity indicators on available services when planning your trip. You may need to wait for the next service if physical distancing capacity is not available. Learn more about real-time capacity information.

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.

Traffic may be heavier than usual on James Ruse Drive and Hassall St before and after the event so allow extra travel time and be aware of increased pedestrian activity around the racecourse.

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 Transport operators.

Free unreserved members 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.

Reserved Members Car Parking is available for those with annual car park passes.

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).