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Saturday 26 October, 1pm – 9pm

Oktoberfest in the Gardens

Australia’s biggest and best Oktoberfest celebration returns to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide in 2019

Inspired by a love of the traditional Bavarian festival and great beer, Oktoberfest in the Gardens Sydney features two massive beer halls, authentic German food stalls, roving performers, sideshow alley, silent disco and an eclectic mix of entertainment and competitions across multiple stages throughout the afternoon and evening.

Taste your way across Europe with a large selection of imported German beer, cider, wine and a range of other beverages.

Last year’s event sold out, so make sure you get in quick!

FAQs can be viewed here.


Saturday 26 October, 1pm – 9pm


Phillip Precinct, The Domain (Entry Art Gallery Road)


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
The event will be in the Phillip Precinct of the Domain from 22 to 31 October 2018.
Yes, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will be open as normal. While Oktoberfest takes place in the Phillip Precinct of the Domain and this area will be fenced from 22 to 31 October 2018, other parts of the Domain ie. The Crescent Precinct, Tarpeian Precinct & Yurong Precinct will remain open as normal.
We encourage patrons to use public transport to and from the event:
  • Train: exit via St James, Martin Place or Circular Quay
  • Ferry: walk to The Domain from Circular Quay
  • Bus: for timetables, maps and trip planning visit www.transportnsw.info
Road Closures
There are no road closures required for this event however Art Gallery Road and Mrs Macquarie’s Road will be closed for a concurrent event “Light the City”.

Some delays may be experienced during peak ingress and egress times. A vehicle drop off zone will be in place at the corner of Hospital and Art Gallery road which will be unaffected by the road closure.
Footpath Closures
Phillip Path & Central Ave will be closed from 7.00 am on Monday 21 October until 6.00 pm on Wednesday 31 October 2018. Arbor Day Walk will be closed on event day only from 7.00 am on Saturday 27 October until 2.00 AM on Sunday 28 October 2018
Parking restrictions / parking availability
Limited metered parking is available on site and at the Domain Carpark (operated by Wilson Parking). For prices visit: Domain car park
Mobility Pass Holder access
A dedicated event drop off zone will be operational on Saturday 27 October 2018 located on Hospital Road near the corner of Art Gallery Road. Parking is available at Domain car park.
Sound checks will be carried out between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm followed by event sound from 1.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
A dedicated Event Hotline ph. 02 9231 8330 will be active during the sound check and the event.
Whilst we inform 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 sign up to our eNewsletters (subscribe link at bottom of page) or join our online community via Facebook and Twitter to ensure you are informed.
Light the City, a community cycling event will also take place on this day.

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