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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.

Venue closure

The safety of patrons is our top priority and we conduct daily water monitoring to determine whether the Lakes are safe to use.

Following a blue-green algal bloom on Penrith Lakes, Sydney International Regatta Centre is temporarily closed to the general public for on-water activities from 24 April 2024.

The venue remains open for land-based activities.

We are working with all affected venue hirers to arrange alternative dates for their events.

Please visit our Water Quality Management page for further information on how we minimise risk to people using the lakes..

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)
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.

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.

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

2024 Redline Games

Redline Games is all about building a vibrant interactive festival atmosphere around fitness and visual entertainment. See the variety of sports that will take place across 4 - 7 April 2024.
Redline Games

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

Western Sydney Marathon

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


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


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 15/04/2024 was 22.31°.

Water Quality Management

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

Report an incident

The Office of Sport’s incident reporting system will help to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all employees and visitors.

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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