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Field Day FAQs

What is the event?

Field Day is an annual multi-stage electronic music festival which has taken place in the Domain each year since 2002.

Where can I find more information about the event and how to attend?

This is an 18+ ticketed event. For more information please visit the events website -

Which areas of the Domain are impacted by this event and when?

This event takes place in the Phillip Precinct of the Domain. Please note some traffic congestion may occur in the area between the hours of 10.00 pm and 11.45 pm during the events egress.

I am not attending the event, will I still be able to access the Domain or Garden on the event day?

All other areas of the Domain and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will remain open as usual.

What will the traffic and access impacts be?

  • Road Closures – No road closures for this event

  • Gate Closures – No gate closures for this event

  • Footpath Closures – Phillip pathway through the Domain closed from 27 December to 4 January. Arbor Day Walk pathway closed from 4:00 pm on Saturday 31 January until 6:00 am on Monday 2 January 2017.

  • Parking restrictions and availability – Limited metred parking will be available on Mrs Macquaries Road and the Domain Carpark (visit for details). Apatrons attending the event are advised to take public transport.

  • Mobility Pass Holder access – Accessible parking available on access road just after the land bridge.

Will the Pavilion and Botanic Garden restaurants be open as usual?

The Pavilion restaurant will be closed and the Botanic Gardens Restaurant will be trading as normal.

Will the Garden Shop still be operating?

The Garden Shop will be trading as normal.

Will the Choo Choo Express still be operating?

The Choo Choo Express will be trading as normal

Will there be any sound impacts related to this event?

Yes, sound checks and rehearsals will be carried out intermittently from:

  • 3.30 to 5.30 pm on Saturday 31 December 2017

  • 10.30 am to 12.00 noon on Sunday 1 January 2018
    Event sound will be carried out intermittently from 12 noon to 11.00 pm on Sunday 1 January 2018.

    The event hotline phone number for Field Day is (02) 9231 8330 and will be staffed and operational between the advised times.

    We work closely with the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and are committed to comply with all legislation and guidelines covering permissible sound levels at outdoor events. This

includes pre-event sound checking, as well as event day monitoring and management of noise levels to adjust according to the prevailing weather conditions (e.g. wind strength and direction).

How can I find out more information on scheduled events held in The Domain and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney?

Whilst we inform all immediate neighbours of events that may require traffic changes by email, we also provide event information via our website, eNewsletters, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and seasonal What’s On Planners.

You can also sign up to our eNewsletters here or join our online community via Facebook and Twitter.

What other events are scheduled to take place in in The Domain and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney?

Visit our What’s On web page to see what other events are happening.

How do I find out about holding an event in The Domain and Gardens?

The Domain and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney have a range of venues for hire to suit a variety of different events. Please visit our Venue Hire web page to learn more.