Getting Here

Getting Here

A large modern train station with a curved ribbed metal roof with cloth banners and directional signage in the foreground
Sydney Olympic Park Train Station

Street Address: Waterview, Bicentennial Drive, Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney NSW 2127

Interactive Map

Precinct Maps

Routes from Olympic Park and North Strathfield stations
Routes from Olympic Park station (red) and North Strathfield station (orange)
Conference precinct map
Waterview Precinct Map

Arriving at the Venue

On arrival at Waterview, the most obvious landmark is the cafe at the eastern end of the building. If you are facing directly towards the cafe, there is a bike shop to your left. To the right of the cafe is the entrance to the conference, set back about 30 metres from the cafe frontage. To reach the entrance, proceed parallel to the cafe, with the building on your left and car park to the right. As soon as you have passed the end of the cafe area, turn 90 degrees left and travel about 30 metres across a paved area towards a set of mirrored glass double doors. This is the entrance to the conference. There are 3 regularly spaced young trees in the paved area leading up to the entrance. The route as described above is in a pedestrian area (though there may be cyclists around due to the proximity to the bike hire shop!) and is essentially level throughout, with no steps or ramps.

As you near the doors there is a pillar immediately to the right of the doors with a sign which reads ‘Bel Parco’. The doors are mirrored glass with a grey metal frame and curved vertical handles at waist height. The doors open towards you but will be kept propped open during peak conference foot traffic periods. On entering through the doors the registration desk will be ahead and slightly to your right. There will be a number of registration stations along the desk, split by surname (eg one station could be for surnames starting with A to H, the next for I to M, and so on). Go to the station which corresponds to your surname and our staff will give you your name badge and delegate pack. If you have difficulty locating the correct station please ask one of our friendly team who’ll be on hand to assist. The registration desk will be open from 8am and we recommend arriving as early as possible to beat the inevitable rush on the morning of the first day.

Travelling By Car

Sydney Olympic Park is signposted from all major roads:

  • M4, Hill Rd, Silverwater Road (from the West)
  • Victoria Road, Homebush Bay Drive (from the North)
  • M4, Parramatta Road & Homebush Bay Drive(from the East)

Use the postcode 2127 for navigation devices. 

Waterview, the conference venue, is located on Bicentennial Drive in Bicentennial Park. The road is one-way, so the only possible entrance is from Australia Avenue. It is possible to turn into Bicentennial Drive travelling from either direction on Australia Ave – both left and right turns are possible. After turning into Bicentennial Drive, after approximately 150 metres there are blue signs indicating parking to the right:

Parking signs – attendant will be here to assist.

A parking attendant will be standing by these signs. Please tell the attendant which type of parking you require – non-accessible, accessible close to the venue, or accessible right next to the venue. The attendant will then direct you appropriately. Note that the non-accessible parking is in the overflow car park to the right of Bicentennial Drive and is a fenced-off grassed area. If this will not be suitable for you please advise the attendant.

Overflow car park (not accessible) to the right of Bicentennial Drive

Accessible parking is in metered bays, and if you’re using this option the attendant will give you a voucher to display on your dashboard to allow all-day parking in these areas.

Shuttle Bus

An accessible shuttle bus will operate in a continuous loop around Sydney Olympic Park and Bicentennial Park each day of the conference. Each loop takes approximately 25 minutes and the coach has 2 wheelchair spaces. The route and stops are shown below. The service will operate in the morning before the conference commences, at lunchtime, and in the afternoon after the event finishes.

The buses are not allowed to stop and wait until passengers arrive, so please wait next the shuttle bus stops displaying our magenta ‘splash’ logo, and if possible clearly signal to the approaching bus driver that you wish to board the bus.

Thursday 22 August

Morning: First pickup from Olympic Park Station (Stop 2) at 8:00am, last drop off at Waterview (Stop 1) at 10:05am

Lunch: First pickup from Waterview (Stop 1) at 12:30pm, last drop off at Waterview (Stop 1) at 13:45pm.

Afternoon: First pickup from Waterview (Stop 1) at 4:00pm, last drop off at the Obelisk (Stop 5) at 6:25pm

Friday 23 August

Morning: First pickup from Olympic Park Station (Stop 2) at 8:00am, last drop off at Waterview (Stop 1) at 10:05am

Lunch: First pickup from Waterview (Stop 1) at 12:30pm, last drop off at Waterview (Stop 1) at 13:45pm.

Afternoon: First pickup from Waterview (Stop 1) at 4:00pm, last drop off at the Obelisk (Stop 5) at 6:00pm

Shuttle Bus Route
Shuttle Bus Route

The stops are as follows:

 Stop 1: Waterview Conference Centre, Bicentennial Drive (the conference venue)
Stop 1: Waterview Conference Centre, Bicentennial Drive (the conference venue)
Stop 2: Park St, rear of Olympic Park Station. This is at the opposite end of the station to the main entrance, but there is an entry and exit to the station here as well.
Stop 2: Park St, rear of Olympic Park Station. This is at the opposite end of the station to the main entrance, but there is an entry and exit to the station here as well.
Stop 3: Opposite McDonalds, close to Novotel, Ibis and Pullman hotels, Olympic Bvd
Stop 3: Opposite McDonalds, close to Novotel, Ibis and Pullman hotels, Olympic Bvd
Stop 4: Opposite Quest Apartments and Ibis Budget Hotel, Edwin Flack Ave
Stop 4: Opposite Quest Apartments and Ibis Budget Hotel, Edwin Flack Ave
Stop 5: The Obelisk, corner of Australia Ave and Bicentennial Drive
Stop 5: The Obelisk, corner of Australia Ave and Bicentennial Drive

By Train

The closest train station is Sydney Olympic Park, a walk of approximately 1.2km or 6 minutes by car or taxi. It is on the T1 (City to Emu Plains or Richmond) and T7 (Lidcombe to Olympic Park) train routes. The station is wheelchair accessible and offers wheelchair ramp boarding assistance. It has a lift, escalators and tactile surfaces, as well as a wheelchair accessible car space, toilet, and payphone. We strongly recommend using this station if possible, as we will be operating an accessible shuttle bus (see above) between this station and the conference venue.

Sydney Olympic Park station will be providing extra staff for the morning and afternoon of each conference day to assist people with wheelchairs. When changing trains at Lidcombe please advise a station attendant at Lidcombe if you will require assistance at Olympic Park. The attendant will then contact the staff at Olympic Park to advise them of the request.

Concord West station is another option, a mostly level walk (including some residential streets) of approximately 1.1km, or 10 minutes by car or taxi. It is on the T9 (Hornsby to Gordon via Strathfield) train route. The station is wheelchair accessible and has a lift and escalators as well as a wheelchair accessible car space, toilet, and payphone.

By Bus

Several bus routes service the precinct:

  • 401  from Lidcombe station 
  • 450  from Hurstville
  • 525  from Parramatta station
  • 525/526 from Burwood
  • 526  from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf

To view the full timetables of these bus routes, check accessibility and plan your trip please visit https://transportnsw.info/ . Buses that are accessible have the wheelchair symbol displayed on the front of the bus. They have lower floors, wide doors, wide aisles and there are no steps in the front half of the bus. Other features include handrails, accessible stop buttons and highly-visible LED destination signs on the front the bus.

Accessible buses have designated areas with folded seats that are designed to fit mobility aids such as wheelchairs and ride-on scooters. These areas are also used for prams and strollers. However, wheelchair users and persons with limited mobility always have priority.

By Ferry

Sydney Ferries operates a daily service between Circular Quay and Parramatta stopping at Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf. The Parramatta River route departs Circular Quay, No. 5 Wharf. Travel times to Sydney Olympic Park from:

  • Circular Quay – approx. 50 minutes
  • Parramatta – approx. 30 Minutes

From Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf there is a connecting bus service (Route 401) to Sydney Olympic Park Station. We will be running an accessible shuttle bus service from the station to the conference venue – see above. Please note that not all ferries have a direct connecting bus service. To view the full timetables of these ferry services, check accessibility and plan your trip please visit https://transportnsw.info/ . All Sydney Ferries vessels are accessible to people using essential mobility aids, and the Olympic Park wharf is wheelchair accessible.