The Festival will be held in the Dome and Hall 2 of Sydney Showground, located within Sydney Olympic Park, 18km from Sydney airport and 14km from the CBD. The Cat Lovers Festival will take place next door, in Hall 3. The entry to the Cat Lovers Festival is via Riverina Avenue, not the Dome. To read Sydney Olympic Park’s own transport information page, please click here.
We suggest visitors check Live Traffic NSW for road updates before setting out for the Festival. Plan your trip through Google directions. The Park is within postcode 2127. For more information call 02 9714 7888 or visit www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au
We strongly suggest pre-booking your parking. Sydney Olympic Park charges a flat fee of $30 for pre-booked parking. Click here to pre-book your car park. The pre-book parking system closes at 11.59pm the day before an event. You cannot pre-book same day parking.
If you don’t pre-book parking and you’re lucky enough to secure a car park at Sydney Olympic Park on the day of the Festival, you will be charged $6/hour, with a maximum of charge $30. If you aren’t so lucky, Sydney Olympic Park recommends parking near one of the train stations or bus stops shown on the map and using public transport to enter Sydney Olympic Park.
Car parks P1, P5 and P6 are in close proximity to Sydney Showground with the P1 carpark the closest carpark to the Dog Lovers Festival entrance via the Dome. Look at the map to see which car park is best for you. Check the walking distances to your event or the height clearances for the car parks. P2 and P4 car parks offer open-air parking for higher-than-average vehicles.
Free Shuttle from P1 carpark to Festival entrance
Two free Shuttles (trackless trains) will drive in a loop from the P1 carpark (the pick-up point will be in front of the ticket booth), to the Dog Lovers Festival entrance at the Dome, and carry on to the Cat Lovers Festival entrance on Riverina Ave at Hall 3, then circling back to P1. The Shuttles will operate every 15 minutes from 7.30am until 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Each Trackless Train can accommodate 30 passengers.
Free Bus from P5 carpark to the Dome
A free Bus will operate between the P5 car park (the pick-up point will be in front of the ticket booth) and the Dog Lovers Festival entrance at the Dome. The bus will operate approximately every 15 minutes from 7.30am until 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Each bus can accommodate 20 passengers.
Please note: Both of these free transport options may be popular for visitors who prefer not to walk to each event, so some delays may occur.
Accessible (Disabled) Parking
There are more than 360 accessible car spaces within the precinct. Please remember to clearly display your Mobility Parking Permit. Find out more here.
Free Shuttle from P1 and P5 carparks to Dome Entry
We are delighted to provide a free shuttle trackless train that will take you directly from the P1 Carpark to the entrance of the Dome. The shuttle will run every 15 minutes from 9am to 5.30pm and is free of charge.
Car parks P1, P5 and P6 are in close proximity to Sydney Showground with the P1 carpark the closest carpark to the Dome where the Dog Lovers Festival will be held. Our free shuttle service will run between the P1 carpark (ONLY) and the Dome, every 15 minutes.
Look at the map to see which car park is best for you. Check the walking distances to your event or the height clearances for the car parks. P2 and P4 car parks offer open-air parking for higher-than-average vehicles.
Click here for details of taxi networks servicing the Sydney area.
Olympic Park train station is on Sydney Showground’s doorstep. Olympic Park station is on the T7 line – Olympic Park. Change at Lidcombe station for services leaving every 10 minutes. Plan your trip via Transport NSW info or call 131 500. Travel times (approx.): Central 30 minutes; Parramatta 18 minutes.
Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf is situated 3kms from the town centre. Travel between Parramatta and Circular Quay. Travel times (approx): Circular Quay 33 minutes; Parramatta 18 minutes.
To plan your trip, visit http://www.transportnsw.info/
Disability Access + Assistance Dogs
The venue has wheelchair access. Click here for further details on disability access and car parking.
Visitors with assistance dogs are permitted to bring their dogs to the Festival. An animal does not need to be registered as an assistance animal under the Companion Animals Act 1998 to be permitted access to a public place or public transport. Staff in charge of access to public places and transport are entitled to request reasonable proof that your animal is a genuine assistance animal. (Source)