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AFL: GWS Giants v Sydney Swans

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ENGIE Stadium (Showground Stadium), Sydney Olympic Park

Gates Open 15:35
First Bounce 16:35
Full Time 19:20

Important Travel Advice

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

Trains run regularly to Olympic Park from Lidcombe and the venue is a short walk from the station. 

Remember, you'll need to use an Opal card or contactless payment card/device. Register your details online at Opalor via the Opal Travel app ahead of time.

If you have to drive, travel with your group and pre-book your parking online – available until 11:59pm the night before the event. If you have pre-booked parking, carpool with your group. Follow the directions of staff and have your parking ticket ready to show at the car park entry.

Traffic will be heavier than usual on roads approaching the precinct as attendees travel to the match. Delays are also expected after the game as footy fans travel into the precinct for the NRL at neighbouring Accor Stadium.

Attendees are urged to consider the public transport options available to avoid traffic delays. 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, 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 for trains towards Strathfield to connect with services toward Olympic Park. 

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

The closest station to ENGIE Stadium is Olympic Park. 

Trains run regularly to Lidcombe where you can head to Platform Zero for a direct train to Olympic Park, running every 10 minutes until late.

To help you get to and from the match, express trains will leave Central every 20-minutes between 2.10pm and 8.30pm – stopping at Redfern, Strathfield then Olympic Park.  

Trackwork

Planned weekend trackwork is taking place on Saturday 22 June on the following lines and may affect how you travel to and from the event. Plan ahead using the Trip Planner:  

  • T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: Buses replace trains between Cronulla, Waterfall and Sydenham. Trains run between Sydenham and the City Circle, and between Central and Bondi Junction, some to a changed timetable. 
  • T8 Airport & South Line: Trackwork on the T4 Illawarra and South Coast lines may affect how you travel.Change at Central for T4 Eastern Suburbs Line trains, or buses to South Coast Line stations and Wolli Creek for buses to T4 Illawarra Line stations. You may need to change buses to continue your journey. 
  • South Coast Line: Buses replace trains between Dapto, Port Kembla and Central. You may need to change buses to continue your journey. Trains run between Bomaderry, Kiama and Dapto, some to a changed timetable. South Coast Line trackwork buses do not stop at Wolli Creek. If you are travelling to T8 Airport & South Line stations change at Central for a train.

Trackwork is carried out on an ongoing basis to maintain the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the Sydney Trains network. Trackwork may affect how you travel so allow plenty of extra travel time and plan ahead. 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 Olympic Park:

  • Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Strathfield via Sydney Olympic Park
  • Route 526 runs from Burwood to Rhodes via Sydney Olympic Park Wharf
  • Route 533 runs from Sydney Olympic Park to Chatswood via Rhodes

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

The closest wharf to ENGIE 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. 

F3 Parramatta River ferries may be affected by low tide between Parramatta and Rydalmere and replaced by buses. Check for updates here

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, connect with express trains to Olympic Park. 

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). Services run regularly from 5am to 1am daily, plan your trip using the Trip Planner

From Central, connect with 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.

Traffic will be heavier than usual on roads approaching the precinct as attendees travel to the match. Delays are also expected after the game as footy fans travel into the precinct for the NRL at neighbouring Accor Stadium. Attendees are urged to consider the public transport options available to avoid traffic delays. You can find real-time updates on traffic conditions at livetraffic.com.

If you have to drive, travel with your group and allow extra travel time on the M4, Parramatta Road, Homebush Bay Drive and Concord Road. Parking in the precinct will be in high demand so pre-book your parking online ahead of time to secure a space – available until 11:59pm the night before the event unless sold out prior.  

To get to your carpark and avoid the heavy traffic congestion expected at the Homebush Bay Drive roundabout, use Silverwater Road, Holker Street and Hill Road. 

For more information on changed traffic conditions and real-time traffic updates, visit livetraffic.com.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority may close local roads in the precinct and traffic congestion is expected before and after the event. For road closure details, visit the Sydney Olympic Park Authority interactive map.

The nearest Taxi Rank is Herb Elliott Avenue at Park Street.

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

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

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.

Visit Sydney Olympic Park – Parking to secure your parking space ahead of the match. A flat rate $35 parking fee will apply.  

If you have pre-booked a space, follow the directions of staff and have your parking ticket ready to show at the car park entry. Carpool with your group and allow plenty of additional travel time. Use Silverwater Road, Holker Street and Hill Road to get to your car park and avoid the heavy traffic congestion expected at the Homebush Bay Drive roundabout. 

Traffic delays are expected after the event as attendees leave the precinct.

If you haven’t pre-booked, follow the variable message signs within Sydney Olympic Park to the best available casual parking. For more information visit Sydney Olympic Park – Parking.

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).