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Sydney International Regatta Centre

A spectacular event venue for either 10 or 30,000 people, the Sydney International Regatta Centre offers superior event facilities and is one of the region’s premier outdoor sport and entertainment venues for both on and off the water.


Current venue opening hours on non-event days are:
Gates open 06:30 | Last entry to venue 18:30 | Venue Closed 19:30
Except Monday's where venue closes at 17:00

Please note that the venue is closed to public recreation on:
Sunday 10th December -  Hills Triathlon Club Triathlon (until approx 14:30)
Sunday 17th - Thursday 21st December -  Rowing Australia Senior Team National Trials
Saturday 23rd December - Panthers Tri Club Triathlon (until approx 13:00)

We strongly recommend that before you visit, you check the Opening Hours page for the most up to date information indicating when the venue is available for public recreation. Times are subject to short notice updates, particularly during event season.

Opening Hours

The Sydney International Regatta Centre is an event venue that opens to public recreation where possible on non-event days. Gate times and availability for public recreation are subject to events and may change at short notice. 

Click to view this week's opening hours / venue restrictions 

Office hours: 06:30 to 16:30 (Monday to Friday)
Note: Office will be closed for bookings between 23/12/23 to 08/01/24
Contact site staff on 02 4730 0000 

No on water activity is permitted without advance booking.
Note: On water training bookings require a minimum of 72 hours notice.
E-mail for booking information.
Holiday Training - All on water training bookings for between 21/12/23 & 08/01/24 must be made prior to 5pm on Wednesday 20th December.

Recreation facilities

Enjoy cycling, walking or running around the picturesque lakes. On water activities require advance booking and are subject to other activities and events.

Start planning your function

Plenty of unique spaces to create memorable weddings, birthdays and private functions both indoors and outdoors.

Start planning your event

Planning a sporting, festival, community and corporate event? The venue has scope to deliver your next event.

Western Sydney Marathon

Western Sydney Marathon will return in 2024. Stay tuned for dates and information.

Penrith Lakes Environmental Education Centre

Penrith Lakes Environmental Education Centre (PLEEC) provides quality curriculum related fieldwork programs for students (K-12) and is located on-site. Call 4730 3630 for information.
Penrith Lakes Environmental Education Centre

Australian Rowing Championships

The 2024 Australian Rowing Championships will be held at SIRC between 18 & 24 March, 2024. In an Olympic year, expect the action to be fever pitch! Tickets on sale now.
Australian Rowing Championships


Make your special occasion one to remember around the Regatta Centre grounds or inside Lakeside Restaurant.


Penrith District Nitro Racing run most Tuesday nights in the P3 carpark. If you are looking to get into remote controlled car racing, check out their upcoming events.
Penrith District Nitro Racing

Serene Kayaks

Serene Kayaks will be offering kayak hire and limited kayak and dine packages on select dates in December / January. Visit their page, or call 0466 381 127 for booking information. Dates available shortly.
Serene Kayaks


Dharug country
Entry is via Gate A, public parking in P3 carpark
Old Castlereagh Rd, Castlereagh, NSW 2749
(Map) (Centre Map (PDF, 217.03 KB))
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Current water temperature

The water temperature at a depth of 1.2m at 07:00 on 08/12/2023 was 27.61°.

Dogs must be kept on leash

Dogs are welcome to join you on your walk around the lakes, but please ensure they remain on leash at all times and are cleaned up after. Dogs are not permitted to enter the water at any time.

View all venue regulations

No unauthorised drone use

Drones are not permitted to be flown at the venue without permission from Venue Management. Recreational flying is not permitted at any time.

View full venue regulations

Lakeside Restaurant

Lakeside Restaurant is located on site behind the main grandstand on the Island and opens for dining on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights and weekend brunch (pending events). A kiosk also operates on weekends and during events. Call (02) 4729 3222 for booking enquiries or find them on facebook for current opening hours and promotions.
Lakeside restaurant
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