Centennial Parklands is a vibrant and dynamic space within the city, receiving more than 20 million visits per year.
While we encourage visitors to catch public transport to the Parklands (see more), we recognise that many people do drive to the parks and so we seek to best manage parking and traffic movement through this busy location for the benefit of all visitors.
Tips for parking in Centennial Parklands
Like all such busy venues, Centennial Parklands has a few rules to ensure that parking and traffic movement is as smooth and hassle-free as possible.
In Centennial Park
- always park in designated parking areas - front first along Grand Drive's parking bays
- be aware of the timed parking zones at specific points, particularly around main entry gates
- always be aware of pedestrians, cyclists, horses and dogs - and especially the presence of small children
- never park - or even stop temporarily - in the cycle lane on the left side of Grand Drive
- be aware that Banksia Way - adjacent to Centennial Parklands Dining - is now a shared zone with no general visitor parking available
When unloading your vehicle or allowing children to exit your vehicle, please be aware of the traffic and other park users that may be close by.
When leaving Centennial Park from Grand Drive, always check for cyclists and roller-bladers first.
In Moore Park
- the Entertainment Quarter features a 2,000-space multi-storey car park (entrance off Lang Road) for visitors to the entertainment precinct.
- Moore Park Golf features restricted parking opportunities for patrons of the course or attendees at events at the Golf House. On major event days at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Allianz Stadium (Sydney Football Stadium), Hordern Pavilion or Entertainment Quarter, limited pay parking opportunities may be provided for patrons.
- the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre has restricted parking conditions for patrons of the Centre only. Always park within designated parking bays and be aware of horses and riders at all times.
In Queens Park
- street-kerb parking is available around the perimeter of the park.
- always observe the Local Council parking conditions on parking display signage.
Pay parking within Centennial Parklands
Within Centennial Parklands there are a number of dedicated areas of pay parking. These areas are:
- the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
- Driver Avenue, Moore Park
- Kippax Lake and Showground Field, Moore Park (event days only)
- Moore Park Golf (precinct event days only)
For each of these areas, parking fees are set through the annual Fees and Charges process and approved by the Minister for the Environment. These fees are competitively set with many set at a similar or lower rate than surrounding precincts or like venues throughout the city. Revenue raised through pay parking is retained by the Trust and is directed to the care and maintenance of the Parklands.
Moore Park major event day parking
Traffic and transport in the Moore Park precinct, particularly on major event days at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Allianz Stadium (Sydney Football Stadium), Entertainment Quarter, Hordern Pavilion, Royal Hall of Industries or Fox Professional Studios involves a whole-of-government approach, including planning input and involvement from the Parklands, Roads and Maritime Services, Sydney Transport Authority, Ministry of Transport, NSW Police, City of Sydney and the SCG Trust.
At peak times, the Moore Park precinct can attract more than 80,000 patrons at one time, so for the benefit of patrons, neighbours and the surrounding road network, the NSW Government believes it is far better to permit organised paid parking on-grass rather than force patrons attending events to park unorganised in surrounding streets.
Our long term aim is to remove on-grass parking altogether, however until an alternate solution is found we will continue to provide this service. The current major match day parking operations are managed by the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust.
Temporary parking changes throughout the year
On occasion there may be temporary interruptions to Centennial Parklands usual parking operations. These may be due to a major event, including at adjacent venues. These may result in no parking availability in Centennial Park, in particular.
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