Sydney Olympic Park

Frequently Asked Questions


Accessible parking

We have nearly 400 accessible car parking spaces available, including 179 in P1 car park alone. On-street accessible spaces can be found on Showground Road, Herb Elliot Avenue and Dawn Fraser Avenue (West). When parking within an accessible space, please ensure to display your Mobility Parking Permit to avoid any fines.


Accommodation

There are a variety of accommodation styles to suit your needs in Sydney Olympic Park, from budget to luxury. More information about your options can be found here.

 

Alcohol

You are welcome to consume alcohol within Sydney Olympic Park, however, we ask that it be in moderation and not disrupting other park users.

 

BBQs

We have public barbeques (BBQs) available across our parklands. Check our interactive map for exact locations 

You may bring your own BBQ to the park, but please follow these rules:

  • It must be placed in a clear area, away from fuel and never on tables or other infrastructure
  • No private BBQs can be used on Total Fire Ban days
  • No wood burning BBQs
  • Gas bottle must be within test dates
  • Charcoal can be used with personal BBQs and bins are provided onsite, located near the public BBQs

 

Donations/fundraising

We are committed to supporting community and charitable organisations in support of fundraising activities through in-kind services like Family Swim Passes. For further information on how to lodge a request please visit aquaticcentre.com.au.

 

Drones

At present, we do not allow people to stand within Sydney Olympic Park and fly drones. Our Act states that "A person must not do any of the following at Sydney Olympic Park, except as authorised by the Authority: (v) operate a motorised model aircraft, drone, boat, car or similar. This is due to a number of factors, but most significantly is for the protection of the various refuges we have for wildlife as the noise and movement can disturb them.

 

Employment opportunities

All of our roles are advertised through the I Work for NSW portal. You can find our current advertisements here.

 

Film and photo shoots

For all film and photo shoots, please complete a Film and Photo Shoot Application here.

 

Fishing

It is illegal to fish within Sydney Olympic Park. The fish, crustaceans and molluscs are toxic for human consumption.

 

Food stalls

We receive many requests from businesses wanting to operate their food stalls within Sydney Olympic Park. Whilst we appreciate the interest, we are currently at capacity with vendors within our pool and are not accepting any new vendors due to developments on site.

 

Infringement/Parking fine

The State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO) is the only agency authorised to review and/or cancel parking fines. We have been advised by the Department of Attorney General and Justice to request all members of the public to contact the SDRO in relation to parking infringements. The SDRO’s contact details are on the infringement notice and their website.

 

Long term parking

For all long term parking queries, please call 02 9714 7077.

 

Lost property

If you lost your item within a particular venue, we recommend you contacting the venue directly. A full list of all Sydney Olympic Park venues can be found at the top of our website. However, if you lost your item within our Town Centre, in a Car Park or Parklands, please email us with a description, approximate location, date/time to enquiries@sopa.nsw.gov.au and we’ll see if it has been located or handed in.

 

Mosquito management

In collaboration with Scientists from the Sydney University Department of Medical Entomology, we implement a proactive and extensive Mosquito Management Program aimed to reduce pest mosquitoes on lands under our care to improve comfort levels for people living, visiting and working in the area. Find out more about our upcoming program here.

 

Motorbike parking

Free motorbike parking is available on Herb Elliot Avenue, inside P1 Car Park (before the boom gates) and a designated bay in P6 car park (off Australia Ave). Fees apply if you enter a car park.

 

Pre-book parking

Pre-booked parking is available from 6 months up until midnight the day before you require a car space. It secures you a car space within your desired Car Park for a 24 hour period. Pre-book your parking here.

 

Provide feedback

Share feedback on an experience you have had in Sydney Olympic Park via our Contact Us page.

 

Research projects

We receive many requests from students from all around the world to assist with research projects. Our team have a full workload carrying out the many responsibilities required to manage and continually improve the park. To assist with your project, find out more information here.

 

Shelter Hire

We have a variety of picnic shelters located throughout our Parklands. Unless otherwise indicated, they are to be shared amongst other visitors. Book an exclusive shelter here.

 

Street parking

In addition to our Car Parks, there are free, time-limited on-street parking spaces available within the Town Centre including along Olympic Boulevard, Murray Rose Avenue, Dawn Fraser Avenue, Figtree Drive, Herb Elliot Avenue, Showground Road, Grand Parade and Parkview Drive. 

Pay and display street parking is also available at $5 an hour capped at $25 per day along Herb Elliot Avenue, Dawn Fraser Avenue and Showground Road. 

Street parking may not always be available during major events due to road closures in place. You can find out more about road closures for a particular date on our interactive map

Please be aware that Sydney Olympic Park is a restricted parking area so you must only park in marked bays. Parking outside of a marked bay or staying longer than the time permitted puts you at risk of an infringement.

 

Work permits

For all Work permits, please complete a Work Permit Application here.