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NBL: Illawarra Hawks v Sydney Kings

WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong

Doors Open
19:00
Start
20:00
Finish
21:30

Important travel advice

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

Trains run regularly to Wollongong on the South Coast Line, which is within walking distance of WIN Entertainment Centre.

You'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device. Register your details online at Opal or via the app ahead of time.

If you’re driving, travel with your group and use nearby local parking. Allow extra travel time as traffic may be heavier than usual. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.

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 train services to the city for trains to Wollongong.

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

The closest station to WIN Entertainment Centre is Wollongong on the South Coast Line. 

The venue is approximately 15 minutes' walk from the station via Burelli Street. Alternatively, you can catch the free Gong Shuttle from Crown Street which stops near the stadium.

Please note South Coast Line trackwork may affect your trip, plan ahead using the Trip Planner. From 12.40am Saturday until 2am Monday, buses replace trains between Bomaderry and Wollongong. Trains run between Wollongong and Thirroul or Bondi Junction, some to a changed timetable. From 2am Saturday until 2am Tuesday, buses replace trains between Port Kembla and Wollongong. From 9.40pm Saturday until 2.30am Sunday, buses replace trains between Waterfall and Hurstville.

Trackwork

Weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 1 October until 2am Tuesday 4 October and may affect how you travel. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:

  • T1 Western Line: On Saturday from 5.50am until 8.45am, buses replace trains between Richmond and Blacktown. From 8.45am until 11am, buses replace trains between Richmond and Schofields. Trains run between Blacktown or Schofields and the City, some to a changed timetable.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Homebush trains run between Liverpool and the City via Regents Park, stopping at all stations between Liverpool and Lidcombe, then running to the normal timetable between Homebush and the City. On Saturday from 6:30am until 10:30am, trains run between Homebush and the City only. Leppington trains will not stop at Ashfield.
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Lidcombe and Sydenham. Trains run between Liverpool and the City via Regents Park, stopping all stations to Lidcombe and the City Circle. Trains also run between Sydenham and the City Circle, stopping at St Peters and Erskineville. On Saturday from 6:30am until 10:30am, trains run between Liverpool and Lidcombe only. Buses continue to replace trains until Sunday 9 October.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: On Saturday from 9.30pm until 2.30am, buses replace trains between Waterfall and Hurstville. Trains run to a changed timetable and make extra stops between Cronulla and Bondi Junction until 11:55pm. From 11.55pm until 2.30am, buses also replace trains between Cronulla and Hurstville.
  • T5 Cumberland Line: On Saturday from 5.50am until 8.45am, buses replace trains between Richmond and Blacktown. From 8.45am until 11am, buses replace trains between Richmond and Schofields. Trains run between Blacktown or Schofields and Leppington, some to a changed timetable.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: On Monday from 9.40pm until 1.30am, trains start and end at Central. Change trains at Central to continue your journey.
  • T9 Northern Line: On Saturday from 6:30am until 10:30am, some trains make an extra stop at Ashfield.
  • South Coast Line: From 2.30pm Friday until 12.40am Saturday, buses replace trains between Bomaderry and Dapto. Trains run between Port Kembla, Dapto and Bondi Junction, some to a changed timetable. From 12.40am Saturday until 2am Monday, buses replace trains between Bomaderry and Wollongong. Trains run between Wollongong and Thirroul or Bondi Junction, some to a changed timetable. From 2am Saturday until 2am Tuesday, buses replace trains between Port Kembla and Wollongong. From 9.40pm Saturday until 2.30am Sunday, buses replace trains between Waterfall and Hurstville.

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. For train service disruption information, check trackwork and travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Regular bus routes stop within walking distance of WIN Entertainment Centre, including routes 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 31, 33, 34, 35, 37, 39, 90 and 92.

A number of regular bus routes make stops along Corrimal Street and Burelli Street to get you within walking distance of WIN Entertainment Centre.

You can also catch a 'Free Gong Shuttle' (routes 55A and 55C) that operates regularly on weekdays and the weekend. The shuttle runs in both directions on a loop from Wollongong Station to Wollongong University via Wollongong Hospital, Burelli Street and the Innovation Campus. Visit Premier Illawarra - Free Gong Shuttle for bus times and maps of bus stop locations.

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

L1 Dulwich Hill Line

L1 Dulwich Hill line light rail services run every 15 minutes between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill from 6am to 11pm daily, and until midnight on Fridays. Use the Trip Planner to plan your trip.

From Central change for a train towards Wollongong on the South Coast Line.

L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines

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 Juniors Kingsford via Central Station (Chalmers Street). Services run regularly, plan your trip using Trip Planner.

From Central change for a train towards Wollongong on the South Coast Line. 

For Light rail service disruption information, check travel alerts or plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Traffic may be heavier than normal in the area on roads approaching Wollongong CBD and on local roads around WIN Entertainment Centre as fans travel to the event so allow additional travel time.

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

Pick up and drop off locations are available at:

  • Burelli Street between Corrimal and Harbour Street (eastbound)
  • Crown Street between Harbour Street and Marine Drive (westbound)

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

Limited parking is available within close proximity to WIN Entertainment Centre including:

  • WIN Stadium Car Park (opposite the Sage Hotel) – pay and display & special event parking rates apply
  • Stewart Street Multi Story
  • Stewart Street East – special event parking rates apply
  • Salvation Army Carpark (Stewart Street)
  • St Francis Xavier Cathedral
  • Woolworths Car Park, Burelli Street<
  • Market Street
  • David Jones Car Park
  • Wollongong Central (GPT)
  • Crown Central (North & South)
  • Wollongong Station Car Park

A drop off zone will also be available on Burelli Street between Harbour and Corrimal Street.

For more information visit Getting to the Venue

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).