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NRL: Sharks v Panthers

PointsBet Stadium (Shark Park), Woolooware

Gates open 15:00
Jersey Flegg kick-off 15:15
NRL kick-off 17:30
Full time 19:50

Important Travel Advice

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

The best way to get to PointsBet Stadium is by public transport. Tickets include travel on trains. 

Trains run regularly to Woolooware on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line, which is within walking distance of PointsBet Stadium.

Event shuttle buses will also run from Caringbah, Cronulla and Woolooware train stations before and after the game. Shuttle buses are free for match ticketholders.  

If you’re driving, travel with your group and use nearby local parking. Allow extra travel time as traffic may be heavier than usual on roads approaching the stadium. You can find real-time traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.

Match Ticket Entitlements

Valid pre-purchased tickets to 2024 Cronulla Sharks season home games at PointsBet Stadium 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)

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

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

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.

Metro services start from the early morning running every 10 minutes until late. Change at Epping to connect with services to Central to catch a train to Cronulla.  

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

The closest station to PointsBet Stadium (Shark Park) is Woolooware on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line however due to planned weekend trackwork buses will replace trains. Woolooware station is a short 15-minute walk from the stadium.

Shuttle buses will also run in a loop from Caringbah, Cronulla and Woolooware train stations before the game to get you to PoinstBet Stadium. Shuttle buses departing Woolooware Train Station will leave from the Kingsway side of the Station. After the game, return shuttle buses will leave from the bus bay on Captain Cook Drive near the stadium entrance. For more information, visit the Cronulla Sharks website.

Trackwork

Planned weekend trackwork is taking place on Saturday 25 May on the following lines and may affect how you travel to and from the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:  

  • T1 Western Line: Trains may run to a changed timetable and stopping pattern. Richmond trains make extra stops at Granville and Auburn.
  • T2 Inner West & Leppington Line: Buses replace trains between Cabramatta and Granville. Trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and the City via Regents Park. 
  • T5 Cumberland Line: Buses replace trains between Cabramatta and Granville. Trains run to a changed timetable between Leppington and the City via Regents Park and between Richmond or Schofields and Olympic Park. Change at Lidcombe for trains towards Richmond or Leppington and Cabramatta or Granville for buses to Canley Vale, Fairfield, Yennora, Guildford or Merrylands. 
  • Blue Mountains Line: Most trains run between Blue Mountains Line stations and Blacktown only. Change trains at Blacktown to continue your journey. 
  • Central Coast & Newcastle Line: Most trains run between Central Coast & Newcastle Line stations and Strathfield only. Change trains at Strathfield to continue your journey. 
  • South Coast Line: From 3am to 11am, buses replace trains between Port Kembla, Dapto and Waterfall. You may need to change buses to continue your journey. Trains run to a changed timetable between Bomaderry, Kiama and Dapto.  

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. For the latest information, check travel alerts and trackwork or use the Trip Planner.

Regular Route Buses

Regular bus routes stop within walking distance of the stadium including routes 985, 969, 971 and 978. Use the Trip Planner to plan your trip by bus.

Station Shuttle Buses

Shuttle buses will run in a loop from Caringbah, Cronulla and Woolooware train stations from before the game to get you to PoinstBet Stadium. Shuttle buses are free for match ticketholders and will commence service when gates open.

Return services will run for around an hour after full time and will leave from the bus bay on Captain Cook Drive, near the stadium entrance. For more information, visit the Cronulla Sharks website.

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

Catch one of the many ferry services to Circular Quay and change for a train to Central to connect with T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line trains to Woolooware.

Keep in mind that ferries will be busier than usual due to Vivid Sydney.

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 Station (Grand Concourse) and Dulwich Hill via Darling Harbour and the Inner West. Services run regularly from 5am to 1am daily. Plan your trip using the Trip Planner.

From Central, change for a train to Woolooware on the T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line.

L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines

L2 Randwick Line 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).

From Central, change for a train to Woolooware on the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line.

Vivid Service changes 

From Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June:

  • On Fridays from 6pm to 1am and on weekends (Saturdays, Sundays and public holiday Mon 10 Jun) from 5pm to 1am, L2 and L3 light rail services will not run between Town Hall and Circular Quay due to road closures and for pedestrian safety.
  • Light rail services will continue to run between Town Hall and Randwick or Juniors Kingsford during these times.
  • Visit the Vivid Sydney event page for more transport details.

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 the stadium as fans travel to the match. Travel with your group, use nearby local parking and allow extra travel time.

For passenger drop-offs, cars can ‘kiss and drop’ in the bus bay out the front of the Stadium. However, please note that Captain Cook Drive will be closed in the immediate vicinity of the Stadium from about 10 minutes prior to kick-off and for around 30 minutes after full time.

For post-match passenger pick-ups, use Gannons Road or Woolooware Road.

Road Closures

Road closures will be in place on Captain Cook Drive from approximately 10 minutes before kick-off and 30 minutes after full time to for the safety of pedestrians. Allow extra travel time if you are driving in the area. 

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

Supporters travelling by taxi or rideshare services may be dropped off in the bus bay located directly in front of PointsBet Stadium, on Captain Cook Drive. Gannons Road and Woolooware Road are recommended post-game pick-up points.

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

Public parking in the vicinity of PointsBet Stadium is extremely limited.

For local parking options see the Sutherland Shire Council website.

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).