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Sydney International Regatta Centre


Venue Update - Extreme Weather Event: For the continued safety of our visitors, the Sydney International Regatta Centre will remain closed to public recreation until further notice due to flood damage to the walking & cycle paths and water quality issues. Further updates will be communicated via this page and via facebook. We thank you for your patience.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

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.

Only an hour’s drive northwest of Sydney CBD, the Sydney International Regatta Centre was purpose-built for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Paralympics. It is one of the best rowing and sprint kayak courses in the world and sprawls over 178 scenic hectares boasting scenic views of Penrith Lakes, the Lower Blue Mountains and surrounding parkland.

This naturally beautiful setting offers a vast selection of event facilities including:

  • Large island with a capacity of 20,000 (depending on overlay)
  • Whole of venue capacity of 30,000 (up to 50,000 subject to approval of application)
  • Multiple conference rooms with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment
  • Spectator pavilion with 1,000 seat capacity
  • Outdoor and undercover exhibition areas
  • Village green and a range of large outdoor spaces
  • 2300m competition lake and 1500m warm up lake
  • On water access with launch pontoons
  • 5km cycling loop and 5km running path
  • Swim lane and open water swim course
  • Cross country running course
  • Parking for 2,000 vehicles and coach and shuttle set-down and pick-up stations

Take a tour

Opening hours

Click here for this week's opening hours / venue restrictions 

Office hours:
 09:00 to 17:00 (Monday to Friday) 
No on water activity is permitted without pre-booking.

Contact us

Phone: (02) 4730 0000 
After hours contacts


Entry is via Gate A, Old Castlereagh Rd, Penrith (map) (Centre map)

What is the temperature?

Water temperature on 28/04/21 at 1.2m at 08:00am is approximately 19.4°C
Water temperature on 28/04/21 at 1.2m at 16:00pm is approximately 19.5
Note - Any recreational / training use on the lakes requires advance booking / payment.

View Penrith weatherzone

No unauthorised drone use

Today (10 May 2021)

Venue re-open status to be advised - Closed until further notice
Walking and cycling paths: 
Competition lake: 
Warm-up Lake: 
Parking fee: 

What to do at the Regatta Centre

Competition Lake and Finishing Tower at the Sydney International Regatta Centre

Enjoy a fun-filled day of cycling, walking, swimming, sailing or kayaking. Bring the family along for some active recreation.

BBQ facilities at the Sydney International Regatta Centre

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

Make your special occasion one to remember in the Regatta Centre grounds and Lakeside Function room.

Aerial view of the Regatta Centre regatta event

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

Dragon Boating Team building day

Sydney International Regatta Jetpack Centre

Getting to Sydney International Regatta Centre


The Sydney International Regatta Centre is open to the public recreational use on non-event days via Gate A from 06.30 to 17:00. Last entry to the venue to utilise the walking and cycle paths is 16:00. Please refer to the venue’s opening hours for more information as times you can access do vary around events. Fees apply for water-based activities and pre-booking is required for on water training.

Some parts, or the entire venue may be closed due to event bookings, please see our “Opening Hours” for further information.

We recommend calling ahead of your visit to confirm the current opening hours and availabilities.

Contact Venue Management on (02) 4730 0000 (Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm), Visitor Services on 0409 535 760 (weekends) or Security on 0420 985 603 after hours and public holidays.


Office: (02) 4730 0000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Visitor Service Staff: 0409 535 760 (weekends)

Security Staff: 0420 985 603 (after hours and public holidays)

Postal address: PO Box 507, CRANEBROOK NSW 2749


  • Entry to the Centre is via Gate A, Old Castlereagh Rd, Penrith NSW
  • Venue Operations Centre is located  on roadway to the left as you enter Gate A. All contractors and training bookings must sign in at the office before proceeding.
  • Venue Management Office is located above Boatshed 3 on the Island.


Free parking is available on site. General public parking is located to the right as you enter Gate A. Some events may incur a parking charge, see Opening Times for more details.

Public transport

Penrith station is approximately 6km from the Sydney International Regatta Centre. Access to and from the station is via a taxi or rideshare service. There are no bus routes that stop at the Venue. Check for full timetable information.

For some major events, a shuttle bus may operate between the station and the venue.   

Helicopter landing pad

The Sydney International Regatta Centre is equipped to land a helicopter. Compliance through the centre and appropriate aviation authorities is required.

Management plans

View pesticide Notification Plan

Risk Management

Risk Management Fact Sheet for Event Hirers


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 visit their facebook page and website for current hours and promotions. Entry is via Gate A.

Date Event Activity Walking and cycling paths Competition lake Warm-up Lake BBQs Parking fee
10 May Venue re-open status to be advised - Closed until further notice Closed Closed Closed Closed N/A
11 May Venue re-open status to be advised - Closed until further notice Closed Closed Closed Closed Free