What is the event?
is an Age 18+, outdoor music event with four stages and food and beverages available on-site. The event will take place from 12.00 pm to 10.00 pm on Saturday 2 December 2023 and up to 35,000 visitors are expected to attend.
Where can I find more information about the event and how to attend?
For information about the event, how to buy tickets and how to get there, please visit the event website here https://www.goodthingsfestival.com.au/
Which areas of Centennial Parklands are impacted by this event and when?
is a large event held on Brazilian Fields & Loch Ave South in Centennial Park. The event site will be closed to the public for safety reasons from Friday 24 November to Wednesday 6 December.
I am not attending the event, will I still be able to access Centennial Parklands on the event day/s?
Yes, you will still be able to access the Parklands on the event day however some areas may have traffic and access restrictions.
What will the traffic and access impacts be?
Due to the scale of this event traffic congestion and delays are expected in and around Centennial Parklands on the day of the event. We recommend you plan your trip and use public transport. Plan it here www.transportnsw.info
To facilitate easier patron access in the vicinity the following traffic changes will occur:
On Saturday 2 December, all Centennial Park vehicle gates will close at the earlier time of 6.00 pm except for:
Paddington Gates, Jervois Gates - closed to vehicles all day.
Govett St Entry Gate & Robertson Road Exit Gate - closed from 12.00 pm
Internal Road Closures and restrictions in Centennial Park
closed ALL DAY from Paddington Gates to Dickens Drive.
closed ALL DAY.
closed ALL DAY east of Parkes Drive to Grand Drive.
closed ALL DAY
Loch Avenue South:
closed Friday 24 November to Wednesday 6 December.
closed ALL DAY from Robertson Rd Gates at the Chicane past Café Corner to Loch Avenue on event day. In addition, Centennial Parklands will be closed to all equestrian use from 10.00 am on the day of the event (horses not permitted to enter Parklands after 9.00 am all riders to be off site by 10.00am).
Cyclist and Rollerblader access
: Grand Drive will remain open as normal – expect congestion and some temporary diversions. Please follow the instruction of traffic controllers.
Open – expect congestion on the track between towards Loch Avenue as large crowds cross towards the event entry point.
NO PARKING on Grand Drive between Robertson Road Gates and Dickens Drive East (past York Road Gates)
NO PARKING on road closures (see above details of road closures)
Taxi / Uber Drop Off Zone in operation from 10.30 am – 6.00 pm during ingress:
Grand Drive east of Parkes Drive (internal to Centennial Park)
Mobility Pass Holder parking: designated mobility parking areas available at various locations in Centennial Park.
What external road closures will be put in place?
A Traffic Management Plan specific to the event has been developed in conjunction with NSW Police, Roads and Maritime Services and the State Transit Authority. This Traffic Management Plan aims to address safety concerns and minimise impacts on neighbouring residents and traffic in and around Centennial Park.
On event day there will be some traffic changes and police managed road closures in and around Centennial Park to manage both pedestrian and vehicle traffic around the precinct. To facilitate patron egress from approximately 8.00 pm – 12.00am for safety reasons the following temporary road closures will be in place:
Residents of Robertson Road and Martin Road please note:
- Driver Avenue will be closed from Lang Rd to NRL Headquarters;
- Lang Road will be closed from Anzac Parade to Cook Road; and
- Moore Park Road will be closed from Oxford Street to Oatley Road.
Police will be on point to assist patron egress and will manage traffic at this point for safety reasons.
For special event clearways visit livetraffic.com
and click on Moore Park events
If you have any concerns about road closures, please contact the Parklands on (02) 9339 6699 to discuss.
Will Centennial Parklands Dining be open as usual?
On Saturday 2 December, Centennial Park Homestead Restaurant will not be open, however the Kiosk will be open until 10 00am.
Will Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden be open as usual?
On Saturday 2 December, Wild Play will open as normal and close at the earlier time of 2.00 pm.
Will the Spruce Goose Diner be open as usual?
Will the Green House be open as usual?
Will the Centennial Park Cycle Hire still be operating?
It will operate until 10 am on the event day
Will there be any sound impacts related to this event?
Yes there will be sound impacts relating to this music event.
Sound checks and rehearsals are scheduled to take place on Friday 1st December 2.00pm to 6.00pm and Saturday 2nd
December 10.00am – 11.00am. Event sound will run from 12.00 pm to 10.00pm.
The Centennial Parklands Hotline number is: (02) 9339 6616.
These phones will be staffed and operational on Friday 1st December between 2.00 pm and 6.00 pm and Saturday 2nd December between 10.00 am and 10.30 pm.
We are committed to complying with all legislation and guidelines covering amplified sound levels at outdoor events. The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust Noise Management Plan is available on our website here
How can I find out more information on scheduled events in Centennial Parklands?
We provide information via our website, eNewsletters, Facebook, Twitter, What’s On brochure, local publications and/or (at times) via letterbox drop. You can sign up to our eNewsletters here
or join our online community via Facebook
to ensure you are informed.
What other events are scheduled to take place in Centennial Parklands?
Visit our What’s On web page to see what other events are happening in Centennial Parklands. https://www.centennialparklands.com.au/whatson
How do I find out about holding an event in Centennial Parklands?
Centennial Parklands has a range of venues for hire to suit a variety of different events. Please visit our ‘event organisers’ web page to learn more. https://www.centennialparklands.com.au/venue-hire