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Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

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Start both days
09:00
Finish Saturday
18:00
Finish Sunday
17:00

Important travel advice

Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and consider all the available transport options.

When catching public transport, plan ahead, allow extra travel time and sit or stand on the green dots.

Trains run regularly from Lidcombe to Olympic Park, the station is a short walk from the Showground.

Remember it’s mandatory to wear a face mask and you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device when travelling to and from the event. Register your details via the Opal website or app ahead of time.

If you’re driving to the event, travel with your group and pre-book parking online available until 11:59pm the night before to secure a space. Traffic will be heavier than usual on roads approaching the precinct so allow extra travel time. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.

Additional measures and staff will be in place around Sydney Olympic Park 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 to connect with trains towards Lidcombe then Olympic Park.

Note: On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December Metro services run between Tallawong and Bella Vista, and between Bella Vista and Chatswood only. Please change at Bella Vista to continue your journey.

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 trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

The closest station to Sydney Showground is Olympic Park.

From Lidcombe head to Platform Zero for a direct train to Olympic Park, running every 10 minutes until late.

Please note, trackwork is taking place between Lidcombe and Strathfield over the weekend, allow extra travel time and plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

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 4 December to 2am Monday 6 December on the following lines:

  • T1 Western Line: Buses replace T1 Western Line trains between Lidcombe and Strathfield. Some trains run between Western Line stations and the City via Bankstown. If you are travelling to the City or T1 North Shore Line stations you can catch a direct train via Bankstown or change at Lidcombe for a T3 Bankstown Line service. Express buses also run between Blacktown and Central. If you are travelling to Flemington, Homebush or Strathfield please change at Lidcombe for a bus. Trackwork buses do not leave from Olympic Park.
  • T2 Inner West & South Line: Buses replace trains between Lidcombe and Strathfield. Trains run to a changed timetable. If you are travelling to the City from T2 Leppington Line stations you can change at Glenfield for a T8 Airport & South Line service, or at Liverpool or Lidcombe for a T3 Bankstown Line service.
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Extra trains run between Lidcombe and the City via Sydenham, to a changed timetable and stopping pattern.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: From 5.30am until 11am, trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. Some trains start or end at Hurstville or Sutherland. You may need to change trains to continue your journey. Trains may leave from different platforms, please check indicator screens before boarding. On Sunday from 12pm until 3pm, trains will not stop at Wolli Creek, but make an extra stop at Arncliffe. Buses run between Wolli Creek and Sydenham, and between Wolli Creek and Arncliffe. Change at Sydenham or Arncliffe for a bus to Wolli Creek.T8 Airport & South Line trains to and from the City continue to stop at Wolli Creek. On Sunday 5 December from 12pm until 3pm, trains will not stop at Wolli Creek, but make an extra stop at Arncliffe. Buses run between Wolli Creek and Sydenham, and between Wolli Creek and Arncliffe. Change at Sydenham or Arncliffe for a bus to Wolli Creek.T8 Airport & South Line trains to and from the City continue to stop at Wolli Creek
  • T7 Olympic Park Line: Trains run to a changed timetable between Olympic Park and Lidcombe, then continue to Penrith or Leppington. If you are travelling to the City change at Lidcombe for trains via the T3 Bankstown Line. Buses replace all trains between Lidcombe and Strathfield.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: From 8.40am until 3pm, buses replace the all-stations trains between Wolli Creek and Revesby. Express trains continue to run but will not stop at stations between Padstow and Turrella. On Sunday 5 December from 9am until 3pm, trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Revesby and Turrella.
  • Blue Mountains Line: Buses replace trains between Blacktown and Central. Trains from Blacktown towards Blue Mountains Line stations leave 30 minutes later than normal. Some trains between Bathurst and Lithgow also run to a changed timetable. Trains from Lithgow and Mount Victoria towards Blacktown run to the normal timetable. T1 Western Line trains run between Penrith and Olympic Park or between Penrith and Lindfield via the T3 Bankstown Line.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Strathfield and Central. Daily from 6am until 4pm, buses replace trains between Newcastle Interchange and Broadmeadow. Trains run between Broadmeadow and Central, some to a changed timetable
  • Hunter Line: Daily from 6am until 4pm, buses replace trains between Newcastle Interchange and Broadmeadow. Trains run between Broadmeadow, Waratah and Hunter Line stations, some to a changed timetable.
  • South Coast Line: Daily from 5.30am until 11am, some trains run to a changed timetable and make extra stops between Sutherland and Hurstville. On Saturday 4 November, Buses replace trains between Port Kembla and Wollongong. On Sunday 5 December from 12pm until 3pm, trains will not stop at Wolli Creek, but make extra stops at Arncliffe and Sydenham. Buses run between Wolli Creek and Sydenham, and between Wolli Creek and Arncliffe. Change at Sydenham or Arncliffe for a bus to Wolli Creek.

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 trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

The following Sydney buses services run to Olympic Park:

  • Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Strathfield via Sydney Olympic Park.
  • Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.
  • Route 533 runs from Sydney Olympic Park to Chatswood via Rhodes & North Ryde

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

The closest wharf to Qudos Bank Arena is Sydney Olympic Park wharf. There is a connecting 526 bus to the Arena or alternatively it is approximately a 40 minute walk (3.6km) from the wharf.

F3 Parramatta River services run regularly to Olympic Park but services are popular and may reach capacity, so allow extra travel time and consider the alternative public transport options available.

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.

L2 Randwick light rail services run between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station (Chalmers Street) and L3 Kingsford line services run between Circular Quay and Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street). Services run regularly, plan your trip using Trip Planner.

Change at Central for train services to Lidcombe to connect with shuttle trains to Olympic Park.

Due to light rail vehicle repairs, buses are replacing all light rail services on the L1 Dulwich Hill Line between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill until further notice. Consider using alternative transport and allow extra travel time. For more information and replacement bus stop locations, see the Transport news story.

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 approaching Sydney Olympic Park including the M4, Parramatta Road, Homebush Bay Drive and Concord Road as attendees travel to and from the venue.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority may close some local roads to accommodate increased public transport services and ensure pedestrian safety during events. For road closure details, visit Sydney Olympic Park Authority and check out the interactive map. 

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

The nearest Taxi Rank to Sydney Showground is on Herb Elliott Avenue near the Pullman Hotel. 

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

Visit Sydney Olympic Park Prebook to pre-book your parking ticket and guarantee yourself a space available until 11:59pm the night before the event.  

If you haven’t booked, follow the variable message signs within Sydney Olympic Park to the best available casual parking. For more information visit parking at Sydney Olympic Park. 

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).