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Parking at Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House Car Park

Wilson Parking owns and operates the public Sydney Opera House Car Park, which is located at 2 Macquarie Street (Northern end). The car park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and has undercover access to the Sydney Opera House Lower Concourse. 

Wilson Parking’s Sydney Opera House Car Park has 1,200 parking bays and has conveniently located pay machines on every level of the car park. The car park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and has undercover access to the Sydney Opera House Lower Concourse. 

Entry height is 2.2 metres. There are 11 accessible parking spaces on Level 1, and 12 accessible spaces on Level 6 of the car park for RTA Mobility Parking Permit holders. Car spaces on Level 6 also have direct wheelchair access to lifts. 

Wilson Parking offers prepaid discounted parking via their online booking system, Book A Bay. Wilson Parking are a Sponsor of Sydney Opera House.

For any parking enquiries please email info@wilsonparking.com.au or call 1800 727 546.   

Vehicle access to the Forecourt

To ensure the security, safety and enjoyment of patrons and visitors, the Opera House has removed almost all remaining vehicle movements from the Forecourt. 

Visitors and patrons arriving and leaving by taxis and private vehicles will be directed to the designated taxi rank on Macquarie Street, past the Wilson’s Carpark entrance.

Visitors with accessibility requirements who wish to park on site will be directed to Wilson Parking as  accessible parking is no longer available on the Concourse beneath the Monumental Steps. 

A free wheelchair accessible Courtesy Bus is available to carry passengers to and from Circular Quay and the Opera House doors for matinee and evening performances. 

Car park opening hours

Monday to Sunday 24 hrs (including Public Holidays)

Car park location

The Sydney Opera House Carpark, operated by Wilson Parking, is located underneath the building with access via 2A Macquarie St, Sydney.

Transport

Getting to the Opera House via public transport

The Sydney Opera House is a six-minute walk to Circular Quay which is regularly served by public buses, trains and ferries to Circular Quay.

To get information about public transport around Sydney call 131 500 or visit the Transport Info website.

Courtesy Bus

Designed for elderly and less mobile customers. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. The bus runs between Circular Quay at Stand B on Alfred Street (under the Cahill Expressway) and the Vehicle Concourse. Please note that there is no bus service for any theatres on Sunday evenings.

Watch how the Courtesy Bus arrives at the Opera House

Courtesy bus schedule - before performances

Joan Sutherland Theatre and Concert Hall

Bus starts 75 minutes before matinee and evening performances and runs continuously for 1 hour.

Drama Theatre

Bus starts 45 minutes before all matinee and evening performances and runs continuously for 30 minutes.

Playhouse

Bus starts 45 minutes before all evening performances and runs continuously for 30 minutes.

 

Courtesy bus schedule - after performances

Joan Sutherland Theatre and Concert Hall

Bus starts 10 minutes after the performance finishes and runs continuously for 45 minutes.

Playhouse and Drama Theatre

Bus starts 10 minutes after the performance finishes and runs continuously for 30 minutes.

Bicycles and other non-motorised vehicles

At the Sydney Opera House we welcome more than 10,000 visitors each day. Recently we’ve experienced increased pedestrian traffic on site and a rising popularity of bicycles, scooters and skateboards.

As the safety of our patrons and visitors is our first priority all non-motorised vehicles including, but not limited to, bicycles (including commercial bicycle tours and hired bicycles), segways, skateboards and scooters must be dismounted at the Opera House site boundary, and safely walked, carried or parked while on site. 

Our staff will be asking riders to dismount while on the Opera House site and these requests will be made under section 4 of the Sydney Opera House Trust By-law 2015 and compliance is mandatory. Penalties for non-compliance may apply. 

This change will not apply to prams, wheelchairs or other mobility aides. 

The Opera House continues to promote and support sustainable transport by providing facilities on site to safely park bikes while visitors and patrons enjoy their visit.  Bicycle parking is located beneath the Monumental Steps.

 

Getting here on the Sydney Opera House Courtesy Bus

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