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AFL: Sydney Swans v Collingwood Magpies

Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park

Gates open
11:45
AFL first bounce
13:45
AFL Finish
16:25
VFL first bounce
16:45
VFL Finish
19:20

Important travel advice

With thousands of supporters expected, fans are urged to consider all the available travel options including driving with their groups, catching public transport, using rideshare and taxis or walking for shorter trips.

Parking is available near the SCG at the Entertainment Quarter car park, grass car parks on Driver Avenue and Sydney Boys & Girls High car park off Cleveland St. SCG gates open from 11:45am so arrive early to secure a parking space as traffic will be heavy on roads approaching the precinct, you can find real-time traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.

When catching public transport, plan ahead and allow extra time. Light rail services and shuttle buses will run frequently between Central and Moore Park however queues will be long, especially after the game, so consider walking instead. 

It’s strongly recommended to wear a face mask when travelling on services. You can also check real-time capacity indicators when planning your trip or boarding services. Remember you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device when travelling to and from the event on public transport. Register your details via the Opal website or app ahead of time.

Additional queuing measures, signage and staff will be in place around Central Station, Moore Park transport hubs and the SCG to safely manage crowds arriving and leaving the game so be patient, practise physical distancing while in queues 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 for trains to Central to get within walking distance of the stadium or to change for a light rail service.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service capacity information.

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

The closest stations to the SCG are Central and Bondi Junction. 

From Central, light rail services and shuttle buses will run frequently to Moore Park leaving from Chalmers Street but keep in mind services will be in high demand so queues will be long - allow plenty of extra time or avoid the queues and consider walking between Central and Moore Park via Devonshire St and the Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter Walkway. See our Moore Park walking route (pdf 898KB) map to help find your way.

From Bondi Junction catch one of the many regular route buses from the Interchange to Oxford St to get within walking distance of the stadium.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service capacity information.

Trackwork

Weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 15 May until 2am Monday 17 May on the following lines:

  • City Circle: Trains run in one direction only, from Central first stop Town Hall. Some City Circle trains run to a changed timetable and leave from different platforms. Some trains start or end at Central. You may need to change trains to continue your journey.
  • T1 North Shore: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Lidcombe and Central. From 10pm Saturday until 8am Sunday, trains run between Berowra and Wynyard only. Some trains start and end at North Sydney. From 11.50pm Saturday until 4.30am Sunday, buses replace all trains between Redfern and Strathfield.
  • T1 Western Line: Trains run between Emu Plains or Penrith and the City to a changed timetable, making extra stops at Flemington and Homebush. Richmond trains run between Richmond and Leppington only. If you are travelling towards the City please change trains at Parramatta. On Saturday from 9.50pm until 11.50pm, trains start and end at Central, platforms 1-12. Change at Central for a City Circle train or the light rail. From 11.50pm Saturday until 4.30am Sunday, buses replace trains between Strathfield and Redfern. Trains run between Emu Plains or Penrith and Strathfield only, some to a changed timetable.
  • T2 Inner West & South Line: Buses replace the all-stations Homebush trains between Strathfield and Redfern. Trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and the City via Granville, every 30 minutes and do not stop at Ashfield. From 9.50pm Saturday until 8am Sunday, trains run between Leppington and Olympic Park via Granville. If you are travelling towards the City change at Lidcombe for trains via Bankstown or Strathfield. From 11pm Saturday until 4.30am Sunday, buses replace all trains between Strathfield and Redfern.
  • T3 Bankstown Line and T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Sydenham and Central.
  • T5 Cumberland Line: Extra trains run between Richmond and Leppington.
  • T7 Olympic Park: On Saturday From 9.50pm until 8am Sunday, extra trains run between Olympic Park and Leppington.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. Revesby trains run between Revesby and Central, platform 23, via the Airport. Most Macarthur trains towards the City run to the City Circle via Sydenham. If you are travelling to Airport stations please change trains at Revesby. Trains from the City Circle run to Macarthur via the Airport. Some morning and evening Macarthur trains start and end at Central, platform 23, and run via the Airport.
  • T9 Northern Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Strathfield and Central. On Saturday from 10pm until 11.40pm trains start and end at Central, platforms 1-12. Change at Central for a City Circle train or the light rail. From 11.40pm Saturday until 4.30am Sunday, buses replace all trains between Strathfield and Redfern. Change at Redfern for a City Circle train.
  • Blue Mountains Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Strathfield and Central. Most trains make an extra stop at Redfern.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Strathfield and Central. Most trains make an extra stop at Redfern. From 6.25pm Saturday until 3.30am Sunday, buses replace trains between Hornsby and Morisset. Trains run between Central and Hornsby, and between Morisset and Newcastle Interchange, some to a changed timetable. From 11.50pm Saturday until 4.30am Sunday, buses replace trains between Central and Morisset.
  • Hunter Line: On Saturday From 6pm until 3.45am, buses replace trains between Telarah and Newcastle Interchange. Some buses from Newcastle Interchange continue to Singleton.
  • South Coast Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Sydenham 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 plan ahead. For the latest information, check trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Shuttle buses

Express shuttle buses will run between Central and Moore Park to provide additional transport capacity for fans travelling to the game. Remember you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment method when travelling to and from the game on public transport. Register your details via the Opal website or app ahead of time. 

Keep in mind that these shuttle buses will be in high demand so queues will be long - allow plenty of extra time or avoid the queues and consider walking between Central and Moore Park via Devonshire St and the Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter Walkway. See our Moore Park walking route (pdf 898KB) map to help find your way.

  • From Central to Moore Park: Services leave Central from Prince Alfred Park Pool, Chalmers St, Stand A from 11:45am to 1:45pm
  • From Moore Park to Central: After the game, return shuttle buses to Central will leave from Moore Park Bus Interchange Stands A and C from 4:05pm to 5:20pm. 

Be aware that additional measures including queue management will be in place to allow for 1.5 metre physical distancing while waiting to board buses so please be patient, follow the direction of staff on site and allow for extra time getting home. 

Route buses

A number of regular Sydney Buses services stop along Anzac Parade near the precinct including routes 339, 372, 373, 374, 376, 391, 393 and 395. 

From Bondi Junction Interchange, catch routes 333, 352 or 440 to Oxford St to get within short walking distance of the SCG.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service capacity information..

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 change for a light rail service to Moore Park on the L2 Randwick or L3 Kingsford Lines.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service 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).

Catch a light rail service to Moore Park on the L2 and L3 lines. The Moore Park stop is located along Anzac Parade just south of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). 

Regular services run every 5 minutes between Circular Quay and Moore Park and every 10 minutes between Moore Park and Randwick or Juniors Kingsford. Additional services will also run between Central and Moore Park before and after the match. Remember you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment method when travelling on light rail services.

Keep in mind that queues for trams getting to and from the SCG will be long, particularly after the match, so fans are urged to consider walking between Central and Moore Park via Devonshire St and the Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter Walkway to avoid the queuesSee our Moore Park walking route map (pdf 898KB) (pdf 233KB) to help find your way.

Plan ahead and check the capacity of your service. Learn more about COVID-19 safer travel guidance and service 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.

The closest taxi rank is located on Errol Flynn Boulevard (near the Hordern Pavilion). For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area, visit Transport operators.

If you’re using rideshare to get to and from the game, use Errol Flynn Blvd or Driver Ave for the drop off locations. After the game, roads in the immediate vicinity of the stadium are expected to be busy so consider a pick up location outside of the precinct. 

Fans are encouraged to drive to the game, arrive early and allow extra time for parking as traffic will be heavier than usual on roads approaching the precinct.

Driver Avenue will be partially closed outside the stadium from 10:45am and will reopen once crowds have safely cleared the area. No through-traffic will be available on Driver Avenue, however access to the grass car parks and drop off areas maintained from Moore Park Road and Lang Road.

To support the new Moore Park Road pop up cycleway, there is no left-turn permitted from Lang Rd onto Moore Park Rd westbound. Motorists can use Cook Rd for access onto Moore Park Rd instead. The Moore Park Rd pop up cycleway will be closed between Regent St and Bourke St at around the end of the match for the safety of crowds leaving the stadium. Cyclists are asked to dismount or use an alternate route as pedestrians leave the match at the SCG. 

Trams are running between the CBD and South East so pedestrians are reminded to exercise caution around the tram tracks and cross at designated pedestrian crossings.

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

Parking

Parking will be available at:

  • Entertainment Quarter multi-storey car park (flat rate event parking fees apply): Entry via Errol Flynn Boulevard from Lang Road.
  • Kippax Park (EP2) grass car park (cashless, flat rate event parking fees apply): Car park open from 10:45am. Entry via northern end of Driver Avenue, from Moore Park Road.
  • Showground Field (EP3) grass car park (cashless, flat rate event parking fees apply): Car park open from 10:45am. Entry via southern end of Driver Avenue from Lang Road.
  • Sydney Boys High School and Sydney Girls High School (flat rate event parking fees apply): Car park open from 11:15am Entry via Cleveland Street. Use the Anzac Pde pedestrian bridge to get to and from the SCG.

See our Moore Park map (pdf 898KB) for parking and transport locations.

    Each car park has spaces for RMS Mobility Parking permit holders. For more information visit Centennial Parklands - Parking.

    Special event clearways

    Special event clearways will be in place on roads in Moore Park and surrounding areas from 11am until 6pm on Saturday 15 May on sections of Moore Park Road, Lang Road, Albion Street, Chalmers Street, Fitzroy Street, Flinders Street and Foveaux Street. Visit Live Traffic NSW to see the locations of special event clearways.

    Clearways are strict no-parking zones, and apply even to local residents or RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs before parking as vehicles left in special event clearways will be towed and a towing fee applies.

    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).