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NRL Pre-Season Challenge: St George-Illawarra Dragons v St Helens

WIN Stadium, Wollongong, NSW

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Important travel advice

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, and the stadium is within walking distance.

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 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


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.

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 Stadium is Wollongong on the South Coast Line. The stadium is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the station via Burelli Street. Alternatively, you can catch the free Gong Shuttle from Crown Street that stops near the stadium.


Weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 11 February until 2am Monday 13 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 trains between Gordon and Wynyard. Trains run between Hornsby and Gordon, some to a changed timetable.
  • T1 Western Line: Penrith trains make extra stops at Flemington, Homebush and Burwood. Richmond trains run between Richmond and Leppington only.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Buses replace the all-stations Homebush trains between Strathfield and Central. Trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and Olympic Park, every 30 minutes and do not stop at Ashfield. From 11.30pm Saturday to 6am Sunday buses also replace trains between Merrylands and Strathfield.
  • T3 Bankstown Line: Buses replace trains between Lidcombe and Bankstown.
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: From 6.30am to 12.15pm, some trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern.
  • T8 Airport & Southern Line: From 9am to 3pm, buses replace the all-stations trains between Wolli Creek and Revesby.
  • T9 Northern Line: Trains run to a changed timetable between Berowra or Hornsby and Central
  • Blue Mountains Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Strathfield and Central
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: From 6am to 11am, at Cowan, trains towards Central leave from platform 2, not platform
  • South Coast Line: from 6.30am to 12.15pm, some trains make extra stops between Sutherland 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 Stadium 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 St and Burelli St to get you within walking distance of WIN Stadium.

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. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner

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

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 normal in the area on roads approaching Wollongong CBD and on local roads around WIN Stadium as fans travel to the game so allow for additional travel time.

Local roads around the stadium will close to help crowds move safely around the area.

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 Stadium 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 WIN Stadium – 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).