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Cabramatta Lunar New Year Festival 2023

Cabramatta CBD, Cabramatta

Start
11:00
Finish
20:00

Important event information

Large crowds are expected to attend the Cabramatta Lunar New Year Festival.

The festival will be held on Park Rd at Arthur St, which is a short walk from Cabramatta Station.

Please note due to planned weekend trackwork on the T3 Bankstown Line buses replace trains between Cabramatta, Lidcombe and Sydenham. Trains continue to run to Cabramatta on the T2 and T5 train lines. Allow extra travel time and plan ahead using the Trip Planner.

If you’re driving, travel with your group and use nearby local parking. Allow extra travel time as traffic will be heavier than usual while roads are closed for the event. 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 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.

Weekend trackwork is taking place 4-5 February on the Metro North West Line with buses replacing services between Tallawong and Chatswood.

Catch rail replacement buses to Epping to connect with train services towards Cabramatta.

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

The closest station to the event is Cabramatta, which is on the T2 Inner West & Leppington Line and T5 Cumberland Line.

Please note due to planned weekend trackwork on the T3 Bankstown Line buses replace trains between Cabramatta, Lidcombe and Sydenham. Trains continue to run to Cabramatta on the T2 and T5 train lines. Allow extra travel time and plan ahead using the Trip Planner.

The festival will be held on Park Rd at Arthur St, which is a short walk from Cabramatta Station.

Trackwork

Weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 4 February until 2am Monday 6 February on the following lines and may affect how you travel to and from the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:

  • T1 North Shore: Buses replace T1 North Shore Line trains between Hornsby and Wynyard.
  • T1 Western Line: Most trains run between Penrith and Central, platforms 1-12, due to T1 North Shore Line trackwork. Richmond trains start and end at Olympic Park. You may need to change trains at Parramatta to continue your journey. On Saturday from 3.40pm until 2.30am trains run between Penrith and the City Circle.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Homebush trains run between Liverpool and the City via Regents Park. Extra trains also run between Ashfield and the City, continuing to Kingsgrove via the Airport
  • 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.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: All Cronulla and some Waterfall trains make extra stops at St Peters and Erskineville. Daily from 8am to 8pm, extra trains run between Hurstville and Bondi Junction.
  • T5 Cumberland Line: On Sunday from 5.30am to 9.40am, buses replace trains between Cabramatta and Granville. Leppington trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and the City via Regents Park. From 9.40am to 11.30am Sunday, trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and the City via Granville, and between Schofields and Olympic Park.
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Extra trains run between Kingsgrove and the City via the Airport, continuing to Ashfield
  • T9 Northern Line: Most trains run between Berowra or Hornsby and Central, platforms 1-12, due to T1 North Shore Line trackwork. On Saturday from 3.40pm until 2.30am trains run between Berowra or Hornsby and the City Circle.
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: On Sunday from 12.20am to 6am and from 9.20pm to 1am, buses replace some trains between Gosford and Hornsby. Trains run between Newcastle Interchange and Gosford, and between Hornsby and Central, some to a changed timetable.

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.

A number of local bus routes run to Cabramatta Station within walking distance of the festival site. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

For bus service disruption information check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.

Catch one of the many ferry services to Circular Quay and connect with a train services towards Cabramatta.

For ferry 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 between Central Grand Concourse and Dulwich Hill from 6am to 11pm daily, and until midnight on Fridays. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

Change at Central for a train service towards Cabramatta.

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 a train service towards Cabramatta.

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.

Heavy traffic is expected on Railway Parade, Cumberland Highway and Cabramatta Road West as crowds travel to and from the event.

From 8pm the evening before before the event, Park Road and Arthur Street in the Cabramatta CBD will be closed and will reopen at 2am Sunday 5 February. Motorists will be detoured via local roads.

Motorists driving through the area should allow additional travel time and use an alternative route.

Road Closures

  • Park Road and Arthur Street will be closed from 8pm Friday 3 February until 2am Sunday 5 February.
  • Arthur Street Car Park will be closed from 8pm Friday 3 February until 2am Monday 6 February 
  • Hughes Street Car Park will remain open. Taxis will have access into Arthur Street slip lane for the taxi stand in Arthur Street. 

For more details and a map, visit Cabramatta Lunar New Year – Event Road Closures.

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

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

There will be limited parking available in car parks and street parking around Cabramatta however, parking will be in very high demand and is expected to reach capacity early in the day. Attendees should catch public transport instead.

Car parks available:

  • Dutton Plaza Car Park - for information about parking at Dutton Plaza please visit the parking page on the Dutton Plaza website.
  • Hill Street Public Car Park
  • John Street/ Hill Street Car Park
  • Cabramatta Plaza Car Park
  • Fisher Street Car Park
  • Cumberland Car 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).