Parking FAQ's

Frequently asked questions about parking at Sydney Olympic Park.

Major events

How long does it take to leave the car park?

After major events when everyone wants to leave at once, it can take more than 1 hour to exit car parks. Where possible, plan to park at a car park further from your event to get home quicker. We appreciate your patience.

I forgot to pre-book parking for tonight's event. What now?

The pre-book parking system closes at 11:59 pm the day before an event.

Casual parking is generally available during large events.

When you arrive, please follow the signs for available parking.

You can also catch public transport with some tickets including free bus and/or train travel. Visit Transport for NSW for details.

What if car parks have reached capacity?

If you did not pre-book your parking, we recommend that you park near one of the train stations or bus stops shown on the map and use public transport to enter Sydney Olympic Park.

Increased services are generally arranged by Transport for NSW on event days. For the most up-to-date public transport information visit or call 131 500.

What is a major event?

Major events are generally an individual event or a combination of events that attracts over 50,000 people to the Park. Examples can include AFL and NRL Finals, Sydney Royal Easter Show, State of Origin, Bledisloe Cup, Cricket, Soccer and Rugby Internationals, Accor Stadium concerts and events integrated tickets may operate during a major event.  

What if I ignore parking signs and time limits?

If you park outside a marked bay or ignore parking signs, you may be fined. 

We are a designated Restricted Parking Area.

Can I leave my car overnight and collect it the following day? Does this cost more than one full-day payment?

You can leave your car overnight. 

A full day’s parking fee starts from the time you enter the car park. For example, you can enter at 3 pm, Saturday 12 March, and stay until 2.59 pm, Sunday 13 March.


How far in advance can parking be booked?

Pre-booked parking is available from usually 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 parking here.

How do I book an accessible parking spot?

Sydney Olympic Park has over 300 accessible and mobility car parking spaces available. 

To guarantee a space, pre-book parking by purchasing a standard space in your preferred car park with appropriate height clearances and use an accessible space on the day of your visit. 

Please visit our accessible parking page for more information.


I have been charged more than once for parking. How do I get a refund?

Contact our office on 02 9714 7077 or email us at [email protected] with evidence of the duplicate transaction. After we investigate, we may authorise your bank to refund the disputed transaction.

My event has been cancelled; how do I arrange my pre-book parking refund?

Please reply to your pre-booked parking confirmation email and state in the body of the email that you would like a refund due to [name of event] being cancelled.

Car park details

Which car park should I choose?

Look at our map to see which car park is best for you. Check the walking distances to your event or the height clearances for our car parks. Where possible, choosing a car park further away from your event may assist you in avoiding congestion on the roads when everyone leaves at once after an event.

What is the height clearance of the car parks?

P2, P4, P5 & P6 are open-air car parks.

P1 clearance – 2 metres

P3 clearance – 2.1 metres

P8 clearance – 2.3 metres

Bus, coach, motorbikes

Where do I park my motorbike?

We have free motorbike parking:

  • On Herb Elliott Avenue
  • Inside P1 Car Park (before the boom gates)
  • Bay at P6 Car Park, off Australia Ave

Fees apply if you enter a car park.

I'm a bus driver - where do I drop passengers and park the bus?

We have plenty of spaces in Coach Pod C off Edwin Flack Avenue, near Accor Stadium and Qudos Bank Arena. 

Access is from Uhrig Road via Carter Street or use the bus and coach approach route map.

Pre-book bus parking is only available for major events at $55.

Head to our bus and coach parking page to book and for more information. 

For more information, call us on 02 9714 7077 or email us.

Printing tickets

Why can't I read or print my pre-book parking ticket?

You may need to update your Adobe software by visiting Adobe.

You can use a smartphone!

When entering the car park bring up the PDF ticket on your smartphone, enlarge the barcode to max and turn on your screen brightness to 100%. Scan the barcode to get an exit ticket at the entry gate.

Long-term parking

How can I arrange long-term parking?

Please call 02 9714 7077 for all long-term parking enquiries.