Park News

A message to our community in our efforts to prevent COVID-19

14 May 2020

Update: 14 May 2020


Following the advice from NSW Health beginning Friday 15 May 2020, the following changes will be implemented across the Park

  • Sydney Olympic Park’s playgrounds, park benches and outdoor gym will re-open.
  • The water play area at Blaxland Riverside Park will remain closed. 
  • Additional customer service staff will be on site at Blaxland Riverside Park, Bicentennial Park and Cathy Freeman Park over the weekend to ensure social distancing and good hygiene requirements are followed.
  • Cafes and restaurants continue to offer a range of takeaway and delivery options.
  • The Aquatic Centre, Athletic Centre, Archery Centre, Sports Halls, Quaycentre & Hockey Centre remain closed.
  • Bookings are not available for sites or spaces across Sydney Olympic Park for dates up to and including 30 June. From 1 July all bookings are subject to the COVID-19 health advice and government restrictions in place for the booking date. Each booking is subject to confirmation closer the booked date.

Our primary concern is the safety of our visitors and staff.

We ask all visitors to work with us in our efforts to prevent COVID-19 and be vigilant in their personal hygiene, social distancing and avoid attending our venues if unwell.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority will continue to review its management of venues following expert advice from NSW Health and the Commonwealth Government.

Whilst we apologise for any disruption, we trust you understand our decisions and role in supporting public health. 

Cashless Car Parks
Sydney Olympic Park car parks are now cashless. Please use tap and go facilities at pay stations and exit gates.

What venues does Sydney Olympic Park Authority manage?
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Athletic Centre, Quaycentre, Hockey Centre, Sports Halls and Archery Centre are all managed by Sydney Olympic Park Authority.

ANZ Stadium, Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Showground and the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre are all privately managed venues. 

Current Status
Aquatic Centre
Closed until further notice.
Athletic Centre
Closed until further notice.
Quaycentre Closed until further notice.
Hockey Centre Closed until further notice.
Sports Halls
Closed until further notice.
Archery Centre
Closed until further notice.
Newington Armory
Playing Fields
and Tom Wills Community Field
Events Generally Events over 500 outdoor & 100 indoor cancelled/postponed in all Olympic Park Venues.
Parklands including Site Hire
Education Wetlands
School excursion cancellations until further notice.
Art Express
Car Parks
Visitor Programs
Closed until further notice.
Lunch League postponed until further notice.
Concierge has transitioned to online only.
Public Spaces and Parklands

Open (From 15 May 2020)
Water play areas remain closed. 

Sydney Olympic Park Authority Reception Closed to visitors. Calls to 9714 7300 will be answered during normal business hours (8.30am to 5pm on Monday to Friday).

What precautions are we taking?
We have installed additional hand sanitiser stations throughout our venues as well as increased cleaning and more regular disinfecting of surfaces.
Signage has been placed throughout our venues to help communicate the importance of hand washing, covering your sneezes or coughs, and staying home if unwell.

Certain activities have been modified where possible and without compromising safety to ensure social distancing is practised.

Our cleaners have response kits ready in the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at our venue, and are using the latest hospital grade cleaning materials.
Increased cleaning protocols for gymnastics are in place including deliberate handwashing of all participants at the commencement of lessons; modification of certain physical activities to minimise social distancing; wiping and cleaning of equipment between classes and after lessons.

About COVID-19
Please visit NSW Health for information on COVID-19

Where to go for medical advice?
Please contact your GP or local emergency department or call the Healthdirect helpline 1800 022 222.

How to stay healthy? Prevent the spread

NSW Health – Novel coronavirus