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Red Hot Chili Peppers with Post Malone - Saturday concert

Ariel view of Stadium Australia

Accor Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park

Gates open
17:30
Post Malone
19:15
Red Hot Chili Peppers (approx)
20:45
Finish (approx)
22:45

Important travel advice

With more than 40,000 fans expected ticketholders are urged to plan their trip and consider all the available travel options ahead of time. Tickets to the concert on Saturday include travel on trains, metro and light rail.

Express trains to Olympic Park will run regularly from Central to get you to the concert, with frequent return services running after the concert to get you home. From Olympic Park station, the stadium is a short 10-minute walk away.

Avoid the delays and aim to arrive early, there’s plenty of venues in the precinct to enjoy prior to the show. The precinct will be busy with another show being held at neighbouring Qudos Bank Arena.

If you have to drive, you’ll need to pre-book parking ahead of time to secure a space as car parks in the precinct will fill quickly. Pre-book online at Sydney Olympic Park – Parking, available until 11:59pm the night before the event. Alternatively, consider parking at a nearby station commuter carpark and continuing your trip by train or bus to Olympic Park.

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.

After the show, avoid the queues for transport services and wait times leaving car parks by enjoying local venues that will remain open in the precinct.

Event ticket entitlements

Valid pre-purchased tickets to the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at Accor Stadium on Saturday 4 February include travel to and from Sydney Olympic Park on the following transport services – just show your event ticket to Transport staff when boarding services: 

  • Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations)
  • Sydney Metro North West services
  • Sydney and Newcastle Light Rail.

For travel on buses and ferries, you will need to use an Opal card or contactless payment method. See below for more information.

Remember to keep your event ticket safe for your return journey or you'll need to use your Opal card, as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport. Your event ticket is valid on trains until 4am the following day. 

Note: an additional train station access fee applies for travel to or from Domestic and International Airport stations. The access fee is not covered by your event ticket travel entitlements.

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. Change at Epping for a train service towards Olympic Park.

Weekend trackwork is taking place Saturday 4 and Sunday 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 trains towards Olympic Park.

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

The closest station to Accor Stadium is Olympic Park. Additional services will run to help get you there and home again.

Getting There

Additional express and limited-stop services to Olympic Park will run from the following stations:

  • From Central: express services will run approximately every 10 minutes from 5pm, stopping at Redfern, Strathfield then Olympic Park.
  • Trains also run regularly to Lidcombe where you can head to Platform Zero for a direct train to Olympic Park, running every 10 minutes.

Please note planned weekend trackwork on the T1 North Shore Line and T3 Bankstown Line may affect your trip, and you may need to change for rail replacement buses. Allow extra travel time and plan ahead using the Trip Planner.

Getting home

  • To Central: express services will leave Olympic Park every 7-8 minutes from 10pm until 1am, stopping at Strathfield, Redfern then Central.
  • Southern line stations: an additional train will leave Lidcombe at 11.23pm, stopping at Berala then all stations to Liverpool.
  • To Lidcombe: sprint shuttle services will run every 10 minutes until 1.30am

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.

The following Sydney Buses services run to Sydney Olympic Park:

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

Please note: Sydney Olympic Park Major event buses will not operate for the Saturday concert.

Bus Diversions

Route 525 and 526 services will be diverting due to road closures within Sydney Olympic Park. Stops on Dawn Fraser Avenue and some stops on Edwin Flack Ave will be missed. Catch services from stops on Park Street at Olympic Park train station or Edwin Flack Avenue and check signs at stops for details

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

The closest wharf to Accor Stadium 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 very popular and may reach capacity. Keep this in mind if you’re planning on catching an F3 Parramatta River service. Plan your trip and allow plenty of extra travel time or consider the alternative public transport options available.

Please note, the F3 Parramatta River Ferry service will not run between Rydalmere Wharf and Parramatta Wharf, from Thursday 2 February to Thursday 30 March 2023, while construction is undertaken by City of Parramatta on the Alfred Street Bridge pedestrian link across the river. A replacement bus service Route 60F3 will run between Parramatta Wharf and Rydalmere Wharf. From there, you can continue your journey on the ferry. See more info in the transport news story.

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 via Darling Harbour from 6am to 11pm daily, and until midnight on Fridays. 

Change at Central for express 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 the Trip Planner.

Change at Central for express 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.

Heavy traffic is expected on roads as thousands of fans travel to Sydney Olympic Park for the show. If you're driving to the concert allow extra travel time on the M4 Motorway, Homebush Bay Drive, Concord Road, Silverwater Road, Ryde Road, Lane Cove Road and Epping Road. 

Avoid the delays and aim to arrive early, there’s plenty of venues in the precinct to enjoy prior to the show. If you have to drive, remember to pre-book your parking ahead of time as casual parking will be very limited and is likely to reach capacity with another show being held at neighbouring Qudos Bank Arena on the same night.  

If you are driving, use Silverwater Road, Holker St and Hill Road to get to your car park and avoid the heavy traffic congestion expected at the Homebush Bay Drive roundabout. 

Road closures

Sydney Olympic Park Authority will close the following local roads in the precinct to accommodate increased public transport services and ensure pedestrian safety during the event.Roads will re-open when safe to do so. For road closure details, visit Sydney Olympic Park Authority and check out the interactive map.

From 1:30am on Saturday 4 February

  • Dawn Fraser Avenue from Showground Rd to Edwin Flack Ave
  • Olympic Boulevard from Herb Elliot Ave to Kevin Coombs Ave
  • Grand Parade from Australia Avenue to Olympic Boulevard
  • Showground Road from Grand Parade to Dawn Fraser 
  • Murray Rose Avenue from Gate 15 to Showground Road. 

All roads will reopen between 1am and 3am (Sunday 5 February)

For more road closure details, see the Sydney Olympic Park Authority interactive map.

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

The nearest Taxi Rank to Accor Stadium is Herb Elliott Avenue near the Pullman Hotel.

If you’re using taxis or rideshare, remember that roads will be closed within the precinct. Allow plenty of extra travel time due to the increased traffic expected in the precinct before and after the concert.

When leaving, choose a pick-up location away from the immediate area around the stadium to avoid delays.

There is no designated rideshare pick up location in the precinct. Demand for rideshare will be high and prices are likely to be surging. Avoid the traffic delays while roads are closed and consider catching a train or bus outside of the precinct instead to catch rideshare.

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

Sydney Olympic Park car parks

If you have to drive, fans are urged to visit Sydney Olympic Park Prebook to pre-book your parking ticket and guarantee yourself a space and parking will fill quickly and casual parking will be limited. Online pre-booking is available until 11:59pm the night before the event.

Parking will be in particularly high demand on Saturday with another show being held at neighbouring Qudos Bank Arena.

If you have booked, follow the signs and directions of staff to your allocated space. For more information visit parking at Sydney Olympic Park.

Train Station Commuter Parking

A number of key train stations have large commuter car parks, so consider parking at a station near you then catching one of the extra trains to Olympic Park.

Stations with large car parks on the western line where you can change for trains to Olympic Park include:

  • T1 Western Line: Seven Hills, Blacktown, Rooty Hill, St Marys and Penrith
  • T1 North Shore & T9 Northern Line: Gordon, Thornleigh and Concord West
  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: Sutherland and Kogarah
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Padstow, Revesby, Fairfield, Warwick Farm, Glenfield, Holsworthy, Macarthur, Campbelltown and Leumeah

Transport Park&Ride car parks

Transport Park&Ride provides up to 18 hours free parking each day. If you have a ticket to an event that includes free Park&Ride parking, use the intercom button at the exit gate to speak with the operator. If you use a Transport Connect account to access Park&Ride, the boom gate will automatically open as you leave the car park so you’ll need to request a refund in your account. For Park&Ride locations and more information on how it works, go to Transport Park&Ride.

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).