Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to pay an entry fee for this event?

No, Parramatta Lanes is free to attend, but some activities such as The Maze are ticketed. Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite or at the event box office. You can purchase food and drinks from stalls and bars on site.


What happens if it rains?

Parramatta Lanes will not close unless there is a lightning storm, torrential rain or hail. Light/medium rain will not affect the event. If conditions make it unsafe and the event is closed, this information will be updated on Council’s social media platforms. 



Are the sites accessible?

The sites are accessible but some routes are easy and some are more challenging. Signs will show those needing a smooth flat route which way to go. There are existing doorways and structures such as Eat Street Car Park - where lift dimensions and ramp gradients affect accessibility.


Are there accessible toilets onsite?

Accessible toilets will be available at:

- Centenary Square

- Roxy Car Park

- Horwood Place

- Eat Street Car Park

- Willow Grove (34 Phillip St)

- Dirrabarri Lane Car Park

- Riverbank  (near Meriton)


Getting there

Parramatta Lanes takes place in an area bounded by Centenary Square, Church St, Parramatta River and Smith St in the Parramatta CBD and all sites are less than 10 minute walk from the railway station.

Where can I park?

There are many car parks in the CBD and Lanes attendees are directed to use City Centre Car Park (access via Macquarie Street west entry off Horwood Place only) and the Riverside Car Park (from 4pm entry is only via George Khattar Lane).

Please visit the Car Park page on Council's website for more information.

Are there any road closures & limited car park access in the CBD during the event?

Yes, see below.

Car Park Closures

10 October – 21 October 2019

Leabeater Car Park – limited availability

Roxy Car Park

10 October – 20 October 2019

Dirrabarri Lane Car Park & lane parking

15 October – 18 October 2019

Horwood Place

Macquarie Lane

Erby Place

15 October – 18 October 2019

(closed at 4pm, then exit only)

Eat Street Car Park – no access during event times

15 October – 18 October 2019

Riverbank Car Park Lane access closed at 4pm, then entry/exit via George Khattar Lane only)

Riverbank Car Park

15 October – 18 October 2019

Exit closed Horwood Place north 2pm daily 

Exit closed Macquarie Lane 4pm

City Centre Car Park


Is there public transport?




The usual buses are running but some may be changed due to road closures.



Trains will be operating as per standard working timetable. 


In addition, from 10pm each night there are:

- 4 suburban trains per hour from Parramatta to Penrith up until approx. midnight

- 2 trains per hour from Parramatta to Richmond

- 4 suburban trains per hour to the city

- 2 trains per hour to Leppington

- Final weeknight (Tuesday to Thursday) train departs Parramatta at 00:08 to the city

- On Friday night/Saturday morning the final service to the city departs Parramatta at 00:56


For train and bus timetable information please contact Transport Info on 131 500 or visit 


Are there any Bike Valet Services?

Bike Valet service is by Addventageous and located the River Foreshore.


What steps are Council taking to promote sustainability?

This year Ruzi is coming on board as our reusable cup provider for our bars. To support the scheme we ask you to pay an extra $1 on your first drink, say $9 then your next drink will be $8 when reusing your cup.


Are dogs allowed?

Yes, dogs are welcome if they are:

- on a leash

- well-socialised with other dogs and people

- comfortable in noisy and highly crowded environment

- with owners who clean up after them immediately!

Service dogs are welcome.


Where is the bar / Where can I grab an alcoholic drink?

Licenced bars and areas can be found at:

- Roxy Car Park

- Eat Street Car Park Rooftop

- Erby Place

- Willow Grove

- Dirrabarri Lane Open Air Car Park

Download your Parramatta Lanes site map here.