Event FAQs for the Domain / Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
What is the event?
Laneway Festival is an annual multi-stage music festival that will take place in the Domain for the first time this year.
Where can I find more information about the event and how to attend?
This is an 16+ ticketed event. For more information please visit the events website here
Which areas of The Domain / Garden are impacted by this event and when?
This event takes place in the Phillip Precinct of the Domain, on Sunday 2 February 2020 from 11.00 am to 10.30 pm.
I am not attending the event, will I still be able to access the Domain / Garden on the event day/s?
The event site will be fenced from 27 January 2020 – 5 February 2020. Due to the significant size of the infrastructure and set up of this event, for safety reasons it is necessary to close:
Phillip Path from 27 January – 5 February 2020
Arbor Day Walk from 7.00 am; 2 February 2020 – 7.00 am; 3 February 2020
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?
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
To facilitate easier patron access and parking in the vicinity please note the following traffic changes will occur:
Art Gallery road inbound closed from 8:30pm until approx.11.15 pm
Road Closure Area
: From 9:30pm until approx. 11.15 pm the following roads will be closed;
- Art Gallery Road from Hospital Road to Mrs Macquarie’s Road
- Mrs Macquarie’s Rd from Art Gallery Rd
- St Marys Rd from Prince Albert Road to Sir John Young Crescent
- Prince Albert Road from Macquarie Street to Art Gallery Road
- Hospital Road from Art Gallery Road to Shakespeare Place
- Cathedral Street at St Marys Road
- Managed access to Hospital Rd. for emergency vehicles
- Managed access to Cathedral St. for authorised vehicles
No gate closures for this event
For the purposes of safety and staging of the event, it is necessary to close:
- Phillip Path from 27 January – 5 February 2020
- Arbor Day Walk from 7.00 am; 2 February 2020 – 7.00 am; 3 February 2020
Limited meter parking is available on Mrs Macquaries Road and the Domain Carpark. For prices visit: www.domaincarpark.com.au
- Mobility Pass Holder access
Accessible parking available on Access Road just after the land bridge. A drop off zone will be operational on event day on Hospital Road near the corner of Art Gallery Road. On event egress, mobility pick up available on St Marys Road, access from Sir John Young Crescent.
Will the Terrace on the Domain / Botanic Garden restaurant be open as usual?
The Terrace on the Domain and the Botanic Gardens Restaurant will be trading as normal.
Will the Garden Shop still be operating?
Will the Choo Choo Express still be operating?
Will there be any sound impacts related to this event?
Sound checks and rehearsals will be carried out between 4.00 pm and 7.00 pm on Saturday 1 February 2020 and 10.00 am until 11.00 am on Sunday 2 February 2020.
Event sound on Sunday 2 February from 11.00am until 10.30pm
The event hotline will be active during rehearsal and main event times. The event hotline number is: (02) 9231 8330.
We are committed to complying with all legislation and guidelines covering amplified sound levels at outdoor events. Click here for our Noise Management Plan here
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 sign up to our eNewsletters here www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
(subscribe link at bottom of page) or join our online community via Facebook and Twitter to ensure you are informed.
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.