Filming notice - Ninja Warrior

03 Mar 2021

Filming of Season 5 of Australian Ninja Warrior will occur throughout February and March, located at Qudos Bank Arena forecourt, Sydney Olympic Park.
The filming will occur over 10 nights, with contingency plans in place if wet weather affects filming. We will endeavor to communicate changes to the schedule wherever possible.

Expected filming dates: 25-28 Feb, 4 – 6, 10, 12 and 15 March.

Sound Levels 
The event will operate over 10 evenings in February / March 2021. On each evening, filming has been approved from 8.30pm to 4.30am, however it is anticipated that on most nights filming will conclude much earlier.

The filming of Ninja Warrior will also include a live studio audience, intermittent music and commentary. This noise will be limited, and precautions have been taken to minimise any impact on residential areas. 

Appropriate sound levels have been set as part of the approval and an accredited acoustic engineer will be engaged throughout the filming to ensure the sound meets the NSW EPA noise regulations.

If you have any concerns relating to noise from Ninja Warrior, you can contact the Community Hotline on 0410 478 713.  It is encouraged to contact the hotline during the time of filming, so that the necessary action can be taken at the time rather than after filming has finished.

Fireworks and Close Proximity Pyrotechnics
On any of the event nights, low impact ground level special effects pyrotechnics will occur prior to 10pm, and some will occur post 10pm if a contestant finishes a stage of the course. 

On one filming night there is an aerial firework display that will occur before 10pm. This is scheduled for 10 March pending weather conditions.

There will be a pyrotechnics test on Wednesday 17 February that will occur before 10pm, weather conditions permitting.

Traffic and transport 
Olympic Boulevard will be closed between Edwin Flack Avenue and Grand Parade from 7am Sunday 21st February to 6pm Tuesday 16 March. Traffic detours will be in place. Public transport and existing cyclists travel routes will not be impacted. Pedestrians will be required to walk around the site compound once fencing is in place.

Event attendees consist of invited audience only, with a maximum of 500 people at any one time and strictly abiding to any public health orders at that time. The audience will drive and park on site at P1 parking station, or alternatively are encouraged to catch public transport where possible.

COVID-19 Safety Plan
Endemol Shine Australia has implemented a COVID-19 Safety Plan in accordance with NSW Health guidelines. Endemol Shine Australia will continue to monitor the advice of the NSW Government and adjust the plan accordingly.

Community Hotline
A 24 hour Community Hotline will be operating to take calls from residents and businesses to register any matter/concern relating to local amenity issues. 
Should you be concerned at any time, please contact the Hotline on 1800 975 034.

In addition to this, please forward any emails to