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Everest Day

Royal Randwick Racecourse, Randwick

Gates open
10:30
First race
12:30
Last race
18:10

Important travel advice

Ticketholders are encouraged to plan their trip and consider all the available travel options ahead of time.

There’s plenty of parking on-site at the racecourse or consider using rideshare and taxis instead. Allow extra travel time on the roads as traffic may be heavier than usual, you can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.

If you’re catching public transport, plan ahead and allow extra time as services continue to run at COVIDSafe capacities so you may need to wait for the next service. You can check real-time capacity indicators when planning your trip or boarding services.

Light rail services run regularly to Royal Randwick on the L2 Line or to Kensington on the L3 Line within short walking distance of the racecourse. Additional light rail services will run before and after the event.

Remember it’s mandatory to wear a face mask when travelling on public transport. 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 measures and staff will be in place around transport hubs and the racecourse to safely manage crowds arriving and leaving the event so please 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, 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 light rail services or buses to the racecourse.

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 or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

The closest station to Royal Randwick Racecourse is Central.

Change at Central for Light rail services to Royal Randwick on the L2 Line leaving from Chalmers Street. You can also catch the light rail to Kensington on the L3 Line to get within walking distance of the racecourse.

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 16 October to 2am Monday 18 October on the following lines:

  • T1 Western Line: From 8.45am until 11am, buses replace trains between Richmond and Schofields. Trains run between Schofields or Blacktown and the City, some to a changed timetable. From 6pm until 10pm, Richmond trains run between Richmond and Olympic Park only. Change at Parramatta if travelling towards the City.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Extra trains run between Ashfield and Kingsgrove via the City Circle and Airport
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Cabramatta, Lidcombe and Sydenham via Bankstown. Some late night and early morning buses run between Liverpool and Bankstown.T4 Illawarra Line trains run between Sydenham and the City, with some services making extra stops at St Peters and Erskineville.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: All Cronulla and some Waterfall trains make extra stops at St Peters and Erskineville. Daily between 8am and 8pm, extra trains run between Hurstville and Bondi Junction.
  • T5 Cumberland Line: From 8.45am until 11am, buses replace trains between Richmond and Schofields. Trains run between Schofields or Blacktown and Liverpool or Leppington, some to a changed timetable.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Extra trains run between Kingsgrove and Ashfield via the Airport and City Circle
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Trains run between Central Coast & Newcastle Line stations and North Sydney via Strathfield. Trains to Central Coast & Newcastle Line stations leave Central from platform 18. From 7.30pm Saturday until 7am Sunday, most trains run between Central Coast & Newcastle Line stations and Strathfield only. Change at Strathfield to continue your journey. T1 Western, T2 Inner West & Leppington and T9 Northern Line trains continue to run between Strathfield and the City.
  • South Coast Line: From 12.30pm until 4.30pm, at Towradgi, Fairy Meadow and North Wollongong, trains towards Wollongong leave from platform 1, not platform 2.
  • Blue Mountains Line: Trains run between Lithgow or Mount Victoria and Strathfield only. Change at Strathfield to continue your journey.T1 Western, T2 Inner West & Leppington and T9 Northern Line trains continue to run between Strathfield and the City. Bathurst trains continue to run between Bathurst 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 extra travel time and plan ahead. For the latest information, check travel alerts and trackwork or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

A number of regular route buses travel between the City and Eastern Suburbs via Anzac Parade and Alison Road to get you to Randwick Racecourse including Routes 339, 373, 374, 376 and 377.

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 Royal Randwick on the L2 Randwick Line or to Kensington on the L3 Kingsford Line. 

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 Royal Randwick on the L2 Randwick Line or Kensington on the L3 Kingsford Line. 

The Royal Randwick stop is located on Alison Road just across from the racecourse. The Kensington stop is located on Anzac Parade, a short walk from the racecourse entry on Ascot St. 

Regular services run every 5 minutes between Circular Quay and Moore Park, and every 10 minutes between Moore Park and Randwick or Juniors Kingsford. Extra services will run before and after the event.

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.

Traffic may be heavier than usual on roads so if you have to drive or are using taxis or rideshare, allow additional travel time.

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.

Drop off and pick up locations

  • Taxis – use the managed taxi rank at Randwick Racecourse entrance, entry via Ascot St
  • Rideshare – use King St between Alison Rd and William St, Darley Road between Alison Road and Centennial Park Darley Road Gates and other local roads surrounding the racecourse excluding the below restricted locations for pick ups. 

Restrictions

Restrictions will be in effect on taxi and rideshare pick up locations to accommodate increased traffic volumes and pedestrians.

No-stopping including pick up at the following locations between 11am and 7pm:

  • Alison Road between Doncaster Ave and Darley Road – both directions
  • Ascot St between Randwick Racecourse and Anzac Parade – both directions
  • Doncaster Ave between Goodwood St and Bowral St – both directions

For details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area, visit Transport operators.

Parking

There is free parking in the Infield car park on-site, entry via High Street opposite UNSW.

Members Private Reserved Parking is available in the multi-deck car park, entry via Ascot Street. Patrons must display their “members car park permit” at all times.

Accessible parking: Disabled car parking is available in the Infield car park, entry via High Street opposite UNSW. A disabled parking sticker must be prominently displayed in the vehicle at all times.

Special event clearways

Special event clearways will be in effect on the following roads around Randwick Racecourse:

  • From 8am to 7pm on Ascot Street between Doncaster Avenue and the roundabout at the racecourse (both sides)
  • From 3pm to 7pm on High Street between the entry to the racecourse and Anzac Parade (southern side)
  • From 4am to 7pm on Darley Road between Alison Road and Centennial Park roundabout (western side)

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

For the latest traffic information visit Live Traffic NSW

Parking

Accessible parking: Disabled car parking is available in the Infield car park, entry via High Street opposite UNSW. A disabled parking sticker must be prominently displayed in the vehicle at all times.

Transport

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).