Good Things Festival
Centennial Parklands, Centennial Park
Important Event Information
- With up to 35,000 fans expected, traffic will be heavy on roads approaching Centennial Park. Ticketholders are encouraged to plan ahead and catch public transport.
- Extra light rail services will run before and after the festival, and your Good Things ticket includes travel on trains and light rail, simply show your ticket to staff when boarding services.
- Light rail services run regularly to Moore Park from the City and South East. The Moore Park stop is within walking distance of Centennial Park.
- From Bondi Junction, Centennial Park is a 10-minute walk via Grafton St and Oxford St, or you can connect with route buses to Oxford St to get within shorter walking distance of the park.
- Please note weekend trackwork may affect your trip on various lines including the T1 North Shore Line and T2 Inner West Line, plan ahead and allow additional travel time as you may need to change trains or catch rail replacement buses to continue your trip towards the city.
- Keep in mind that roads around the park will close from 8pm including sections of Moore Park Rd and Lang Rd to allow crowds to safely leave after the festival. Allow extra travel time when heading home and follow the directions of signage and traffic controllers. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.
- If you’re planning to catch taxis or rideshare home, consider catching light rail services to the city or outside of the Moore Park precinct to connect with taxis and rideshare faster as traffic will be heavy on roads around the park.
Event Ticket Entitlements
Valid pre-purchased tickets to the Good Things 2023 at Centennial Parklands include travel on the following transport services, just show your event ticket to Transport staff when boarding services:
- Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink Intercity services (non-booked services bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations).
- Sydney Metro North West Line services
- Sydney and Newcastle Light rail services
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.
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.
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.
Due to planned maintenance all Metro services between Tallawong and Chatswood will be replaced by buses. Please note weekend trackwork will also affect T1 North Shore Line services between Hornsby and Wynyard.
Catch replacement buses to Epping to connect with trains to the city then light rail to Moore Park.
The closest train station to Centennial Park is Central and Bondi Junction.
From Central, catch a light rail service to Moore Park leaving from Chalmers Street to get within walking distance of the event.
From Bondi Junction, Centennial Park is a 10-minute walk via Grafton Street and Oxford Street. Alternatively, you can change for a regular route bus to Oxford Street at the Interchange.
Please note weekend trackwork may affect your trip on various lines including the T1 North Shore Line between Hornsby and Wynyard, plan ahead and allow additional travel time as you may need to catch rail replacement buses to continue your trip to the city.
Weekend trackwork is taking place from 2am Saturday 2 December to 2am Monday 4 December on the following lines and may affect how you travel to and from the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner.
- Metro North West: Buses replace metro between Tallawong and Chatswood. Buses also replace T1 North Shore Line trains between Hornsby and Wynyard, change at Epping for trains to Central or Hornsby.
- City Circle: Trains will not run on the City Circle, or between Central and Wynyard. For travel around the City use the light rail between Central and Circular Quay, or local bus services. T4 Eastern Suburbs Line trains continue to run between Central and Bondi Junction, stopping at Town Hall, Martin Place and Kings Cross.
- T1 North Shore Line: Buses replace trains between Hornsby and Wynyard. T9 Northern Line trains run between Berowra or Hornsby and Central. Trains will not run between Wynyard and Central, or on the City Circle. Buses also replace metro services between Chatswood and Tallawong.
- T1 Western Line: Penrith trains start and end at Central, platforms 1-12, making extra stops at Flemington, Homebush and Burwood. Richmond trains run between Richmond and Olympic Park only, change trains at Parramatta to continue your journey towards the City. Trackwork on the T1 North Shore Line and City Circle may also affect how you travel.
- T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Buses replace Inner West Line trains between Strathfield and Central. Trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and Olympic Park only. Change trains at Lidcombe to continue your journey towards Central. T1 Western Line Penrith trains make extra stops at Flemington, Homebush and Burwood. Trackwork on the City Circle may also affect how you travel.
- T3 Bankstown Line: Trains run between Liverpool or Lidcombe and Sydenham only, some to a changed timetable. T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line trains run between Sydenham and Bondi Junction, with some making extra stops at St Peters and Erskineville. Trackwork on the City Circle may also affect how you travel.
- 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. Trackwork on the City Circle may also affect how you travel.
- T5 Cumberland Line: Early morning and late-night trains run between Richmond and Olympic Park only. Change at Granville to continue your journey. Trains between Schofields and Liverpool continue to run to the normal timetable.
- T7 Olympic Park Line: Trains run to a changed timetable between Olympic Park and Lidcombe, continuing to Richmond or Leppington.
- T8 Airport & South Line: Trains run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. You may need to change trains to continue your journey. Revesby trains run between Revesby and Central via the Airport. Most Macarthur trains run between Macarthur and Sydenham only. Change trains at Revesby if you are travelling to Airport stations. T4 Illawarra Line trains run between Sydenham and the City. Trackwork on the City Circle may also affect how you travel.
- T9 Northern Line: From 10.50pm Friday, trains run between Hornsby and Central, platforms 1-12. Saturday and Sunday, trains run between Berowra or Hornsby and Central, platforms 1-12, some to a changed timetable. Trackwork on the Metro North West, T1 North Shore and City Circle may also affect how you travel.
- Blue Mountains Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Strathfield and Central.
- Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable due to trackwork between Strathfield and Central.
- South Coast Line: From 3pm Friday, buses replace trains between Bomaderry, Kiama and Wollongong. Trains run between Port Kembla, Wollongong and Bondi Junction, to the normal timetable. Buses do not run to the train timetable. If you are connecting with trains at Wollongong you may need to catch an earlier bus to ensure you meet your train connection.
- Southern Highlands Line: On Saturday, from 10am to 4pm, buses replace trains between Campbelltown and Moss Vale.
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 regular buses make stops within walking distance of Centennial Park.
The closest stops to the Park are on Oxford Street near Lang Road or York Street.
- From the City: catch a route 333 bus that makes stops along Elizabeth Street, Park Street and Oxford Street.
- From the Inner West: catch a route 352, 355 or 440 bus that makes stops along City Road, Parramatta Road, Enmore Road, Norton Street, Cleveland Street and Oxford Street.
- From Bondi Junction: you can walk or catch a route 352, 355 or 440 bus that makes stops along Oxford Street.
A number of stops will be closed during the event. Check back closer to the event for more details.
Private coach parking will not be permitted at Centennial Park or along Driver Avenue for the event.
- Drop off: Private coaches may drop off on Parkes Drive south of Banksia Way.
- Pick up: Private coaches can collect event attendees after the event on Lee St and Darling Drive
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. Use the Trip Planner to plan your trip.
From Central, change for a light rail service on the L2 or L3 Line to Moore Park leaving from Chalmers Street. The festival is a short walk from the stop, via Federation Way and Robertson Road Gates.
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.
Catch L2 or L3 light rail services to Moore Park to get within walking distance of the festival.
Additional services will run before and after the event.
Be aware that an A-League game will be held at nearby Allianz Stadium, finishing around the same time as the festival so services may be busier than usual, allow extra travel time.
With up to 35,000 music fans expected, traffic will be heavy on roads approaching Centennial Park. Traffic will also be heavy after the event as festivalgoers leave the Park at the same time A-League fans leave nearby Allianz Stadium.
Motorists should expect delays on roads around and approaching Centennial Park and Moore Park, including on Anzac Parade, Lang Road, Oxford Street, Syd Einfeld Drive, Darley Road, York Road and Alison Road as a large number of vehicle pick-ups and drop-offs are expected. Motorists should also exercise caution as pedestrian activity on local roads will be higher than usual.
If you're getting picked up or catching taxis and rideshare home be aware that access into the precinct will be affected by road closures on Moore Park Rd and Lang Rd. Access to the Entertainment Quarter will be via Oatley Rd, Renny St, Gordon St and Cook Rd only. You can find real-time traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.
The following roads will be closed in Centennial Park and Moore Park for the safety of crowds leaving the festival.
Moore Park – from 8pm to midnight
- Driver Avenue between Lang Road and the NRL Building (both directions)
- Note: a section of Driver Avenue will also be closed from 5:45pm for the A-League
- Lang Road* between Anzac Parade and Errol Flynn Boulevard (eastbound)
- Lang Road between Erroly Flynn Boulevard and Driver Avenue (westbound)
- Lang Road** between Oxford Street and Mitchell Street (both directions)
- Moore Park Road between Oxford Street and Cook Road (westbound)
*Vehicles will be allowed to exit EP3 car park and turn right on to Lang Road to join Anzac Parade.
**Managed access to/from the Entertainment Quarter via Oatley Road, Renny Street and Cook Road.
Moore Park – from 9pm to midnight
- Moore Park Road between Oatley Road and Oxford Street (eastbound)
Moore Park – 12:01am to 4am daily on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December
- Driver Avenue between Lang Road and the southern turning circle (both directions)
Centennial Park – All Day Road Closures
- Parkes Drive from Paddington Gates to Dickens Drive.
- Hamilton Drive
- Dickens Drive east of Parkes Drive to Grand Drive.
- Jervois Ave
- Loch Avenue South*
- Horse Track will be closed from Robertson Road Gates at the Chicane past Café Corner to Loch Avenue.**
*Closed from Friday 24 November to Wednesday 6 December.
**In addition, Centennial Parklands will be closed to all equestrian use from 10.30am on Saturday 2 December. Horses are not permitted to enter the Parklands after 10am and all riders are to be offsite by 10.30am.
Centennial Park – Gate Closures
- Closed from 6pm: all Centennial Park vehicle gates will close at 6pm, except for:
- Closed all day: Paddington Gates, Woollahra Gates and Jervois Gates
- Closed from 12pm: Govett Street Entry Gate and Robertson Road Exit Gate
For more information, see the Good Things 2023 FAQs.
Moore Park Car Parks
Limited parking is available nearby at the Entertainment Quarter Wilson Car Park (parking rates apply, open 24 hours). Mobility Parking permit holders can utilise accessible parking spaces.
Note that access to the EQ car park will be affected due to road closures from 8pm.
- Access before 8pm is via Errol Flynn Boulevard from Lang Road.
- Access after 8pm is via Oatley Road, Renny Street, Gordon Street, Cook Road then Lang Road in both directions. Follow signage and directions of traffic controllers on site.
Parking restrictions will also be in place within Centennial Parklands. For more information, visit Good Things 2023 FAQs.
Special Event Clearways
Special event clearways will be in place on roads in Moore Park and Centennial Park, check signs carefully as vehicles left in clearways will be towed.
From 12:01am to 11:59pm: Driver Avenue between Lang Road and Moore Park Road (both sides)
From 6am to midnight: Cleveland Street between South Dowling Street and City Road (both sides)
From 11am to midnight:
- Lang Road between Anzac Parade and Cook Road (both sides)
- Oxford Street between Queen Street and Victoria Avenue (eastbound)
- Oxford Street between Queen Street and George Street (westbound)
From 3pm until midnight on sections of Lang Road, Fitzroy Street, Moore Park Road, Albion Street, Flinders Street and Foveaux Street.
Clearways are strict no-parking zones for all vehicle types, and apply even to local residents and TfNSW Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Check signs carefully as vehicles left in clearways will be towed and a fee applies. If your vehicle is towed, you can search your vehicle registration at the Find My Car website to find its new location, or alternatively call 132 701 to speak to an operator.
Visit Live Traffic NSW for more details and real-time traffic conditions.
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).