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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.


Events this week include:

Major Event bump out - There is no access to the Island Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 November due to major event packing up. Paths open, but restricted to entry side of the venue only (approx 1.3km of path available)

Private Event - Wednesday 23 November - The venue will be closed in the AM for a private event. It will re-open in the afternoon at a time TBC. Watch the Opening Hours page for details.

Penrith Lakes Parkrun - Saturday 26 November, 8am - Cross Country Course - Show parkrun barcode to staff for access.

Loreto Normanhurst Regatta - Saturday 26 November
Spectators welcome - $10 parking fee per vehicle payable at the gate.
Venue closed to public recreation

Loreto Kirribilli Regatta - Sunday 27 November
Spectators welcome - $10 parking fee per vehicle payable at the gate.
Venue closed to public recreation

Before you visit, please regularly check our Opening Hours page for daily opening information indicating when the venue is available for public recreation around events.

Opening Hours

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

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

Office hours:
 07:00 to 16:00 (Monday to Friday)
Contact the office on 02 4730 0000 

No on water activity is permitted without advance booking.
E-mail for bookings.
Note: Training bookings require a minimum of 72 hours notice and are subject to availability.

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.


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

Start planning your event

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

2022 NSW Open Water Championships

Sunday 18 & Monday 19 December will see the Swimming NSW 2022 NSW Open Water Championships held at Sydney International Regatta Centre.
Swimming NSW Open Water Championships

Jetpack Adventures

Jetpack Adventures operate on site and will have you flying in no time! Bookings required.

Robot X 2022

The Maritime RobotX Challenge will take place between 11 - 17 November 2022. Visit for details.
Robot X

Australian Masters Rowing Championships

The Australian Masters Rowing Championships return to the Sydney International Regatta Centre between June 1 & 4, 2023.


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


Darug country
Entry is via Gate A
Old Castlereagh Rd, Castlereagh, NSW 2749
(map) (Centre map (PDF, 217.03 KB))

COVID Safe Centres Information
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Current water temperature

The water temperature at 1.2m depth at 08:00 on 16/11/22 is 22.31°C

COVID-19 Testing

Please note that the COVID-19 testing clinic that has been located on site is no longer operating.

Visit here to see other nearby testing locations.

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

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.

No unauthorised drone use

Drones are not permitted to be flown at the venue without permission from Venue Management.

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