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Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park


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Important travel advice

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

Trains run regularly to Olympic Park from Lidcombe and the venue is a short walk from the station.

Remember, 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 pre-book your parking online, available until 11:59pm the night before the event. 

Traffic may be heavier than usual on roads approaching the precinct so allow extra travel time. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at


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 Strathfield then Olympic Park.

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

The closest station to Qudos Bank Arena is Olympic Park. 

Trains run regularly to Lidcombe where you can head to Platform Zero for a direct train to Olympic Park, running every 10 minutes until late. 


Weeknight trackwork is taking place Thursday 8 and Friday 9 December on the following lines and may affect how you travel to and from the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:

Thursday 8 December

  • City Circle: from 9.40pm until 1.30am, 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.
  • T1 North Shore Line: from 9.20pm until 2.30am, buses replace Central Coast & Newcastle Line trains between Hornsby and Berowra. T1 North Shore Line trains continue to run between Hornsby and Berowra until last service, then buses replace all trains.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: from 9.50pm until 2am, buses replace trains between Cronulla and Sutherland. Trains run between Waterfall, Sutherland and Bondi Junction, making extra stops at St Peters and Erskineville
  • T8 Airport & South Line: from 9.40pm until 1.30am, some trains start or end at Central. Some trains continue to run around the City Circle, to a changed timetable.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: from 9.20pm until 2.30am, buses replace trains from Hornsby to Gosford. From 10.10pm until 1am, buses replace trains from Gosford to Hornsby. Trains run between Newcastle Interchange and Gosford, and between Hornsby and Central, some to a changed timetabl

Friday 9 December

  • T8 Airport & South Line: From 11.20pm Friday, 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 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.

The following Sydney bus 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

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

The closest wharf to Qudos Bank Arena is Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. There is a connecting 526 bus to the venue 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, so allow extra travel time and consider the alternative public transport options available.

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

L1 Dulwich Hill Line

L1 Dulwich Hill light rail services run 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.

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

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 from 5am to 1am daily, plan your trip using Trip Planner.

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

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.

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.

Taxis are available 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).