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COVID-19 Update

Update current as at 8 April 2020

Safeguarding the health and safety of our visitors and staff is core to what we do at Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice in this rapidly changing environment and putting in place measures to protect our community during these challenging times.

Our Botanic Gardens and Parklands continue to remain open to the public at this time, unless advised otherwise. However we urge visitors to ensure they comply with all social distancing requirements in line with the latest NSW Health advice. For the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 virus in New South Wales visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus 

The following restrictions and closures are currently in place across our sites:

Site / Venue Status
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Open
The Domain Open
Reception Closed
Library Closed
The Calyx Closed
Botanic House Closed
Terrace on the Domain Closed
Busby’s Bar Closed
Garden Shop Closed
Piccolo Me Takeaway only
Bar Coco Takeaway only
Sports Fields No bookings being taken
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Open
Visitor Centre Closed to public
The Potager Closed
The Ugly Mug Takeaway only
Australian Botanic Garden Open
Visitor Centre Closed to public
PlantBank Closed to public
Playground Closed
Melaleuca House Takeaway only (closed Easter Weekend)
Centennial Park Open
Vehicle gates Closed (Easter Weekend trial)
Reception Closed
Centennial Homestead Closed
Spruce Goose Takeaway only
Greenhouse Takeaway only
WILD PLAY and all playgrounds Closed
Sports Fields No bookings being taken 
Moore Park Open
Moore Park Golf/Driving range Open - tee times restricted to maximum two people per time slot. Driving range restricted to 1 person per bay
Moore Park bistro Closed
ES Marks Athletics Field Closed
CP Sports Centre Only the tennis courts are open - single matches (2 people) allowed
Equestrian Centre Closed to public - limited to essential users only, riders, owners, riding school clients, service providers
Sports Fields No bookings being taken 
Queens Park Open
Queens Park Kitchen Closed
Sports Fields No bookings being taken

Activities and events suspended:

  • All exercise stations and playgrounds are closed.

  • No outdoor or indoor event bookings will go ahead which are prohibited under current Government requirements.

  • School excursions will not go ahead, in line with NSW Education advice.

  • On-site education programs have been suspended.

  • Tours and community events will not go ahead.

  • All volunteer activities are suspended.

  • ​​Plant sales across the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands have been suspended.

  • ​All BBQ and picnic sites are closed.

Please visit our website for more information

If you have made a booking that we are required to cancel, our staff will be in contact with you.

If you have a booking other than a major event or education-based activities and wish to cancel, then please get in contact with the relevant representative, or contact us via:

For events and activities hosted by third parties, please contact the operator directly.

We would like to thank all visitors and staff for their patience during this time.  We will endeavour to provide updates on this website, as and when they are available.

Please stay safe during this time, and for key information on COVID-19 in NSW, visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus 

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