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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.


Flood update 13 June - Venue Closed

Due to the recent flooding, and continued rainfall in western Sydney, the Sydney International Regatta Centre remains closed to recreational use whilst damage is assessed, repair works made, and water quality is monitored due to the presence of Blue Green Algae in the lakes.

The Venue will re-open to public recreation once it is safe to do so. In positive news, some controlled, on-land events and activities have begun to resume safely with additional supervision, and we hope to bring further updates in the near future regarding partially re-opening the Venue to the public for recreation. 

The full loop of the walking and cycle paths still have major repairs to be complete, so a partial re-open will allow walking / cycling in select areas of the Venue. You will not be able to complete a full loop around the lake until the repairs are complete.

Once we have a confirmed date & information for public recreation to resume, it will be shared on this page.

On water activities are subject to continued water quality testing and the results of that. Unfortunately there is no set date for these to resume at this time as the algae remains present in the lakes.

For more information, please contact the Centre on 4730 0000.

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.

Team building packages

Dragon boating is not only a great challenge and an effective way to incorporate team building into your conference, it’s also loads of fun.

Jetpack Adventures

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


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

COVID Safe Centres Information

Notice: Due to construction works, Gate A will be closed between Tue 14 June - Fri 17 June. An alternate access point for deliveries and Lakeside Restaurant will be available approx 500m further around Old Castlereagh Rd. Follow the signage outside Gate A for details. Stay Upright Motorcycle Training patrons can enter via Gate C on these dates.

Contact Us

COVID-19 Testing

Please note that the COVID-19 testing clinic located on site is not operated by the Regatta Centre.

Opening days and times are subject to late changes.

For enquiries, updates, and more information, please visit Laverty Pathology via

Current water temperature

The water temperature at 1.2m depth at 08:00 on 013/06/22 is 16.1°C

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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