Venue

Venue                                                     Parking                                                     Transport                                                     Food & Drink

Venue:

Level 3 Conference Rooms, 18 Wally’s Walk 

Macquarie University

Macquarie Park NSW, Australia 

Please note: Macquarie University has a No Smoking policy throughout the campus. There is one spot on the campus which allows smoking, but it is not accessible for players whilst their games are in progress.

About Macquarie University

Macquarie University is a public research university based in Sydney, Australia, in the suburb of Macquarie Park. Founded in 1964 by the New South Wales Government, it was the third university to be established in the metropolitan area of Sydney.

Established as a verdant university, Macquarie has five faculties, as well as the Macquarie University Hospital and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, which are located on the university’s main campus in suburban Sydney.

The university is the first in Australia to fully align its degree system with the Bologna Accord. (Source: Wikipedia).

Parking – Now free!

On campus parking is now free for the entire duration of the event. Players and spectators can park in any on campus carpark.

We recommend parking in the West3 carpark as it is closest to the venue.

Transport

Macquarie University and Macquarie Park is a major Sydney transport hub. Currently, the Epping to Chatswood train line is being updated to the Sydney Metro, which means Macquarie University station will remain closed during the tournament. As there are dozens of public transport options to the venue, it is best to use either Trip Planner or Goggle Maps to plan the fastest trip. 

Trip Planner can be found here:  https://transportnsw.info/trip#/. 

Travelling by Train: 

As the Macquarie University Station will be closed, players will need to get a bus from a local station to either Macquarie University or the Macquarie Centre. All surrounding stations are connected by bus to the University, with Epping station being the closest to the venue. 

Station Link Buses:

High frequency train replacement buses run from Beecroft, Epping, Eastwood, Chatswood and St Leonards connecting surrounding stations to Macquarie University. On weekends and public holidays only Epping to Chatswood station link buses run. For more information please see https://transportnsw.info/plan/station-link 

Local Buses:

Dozens of express bus routes also run to Macquarie University. These include buses from Baulkham Hills, Carlingford, Parramatta, Blacktown, St Leonards, and the city leaving from both Town Hall and Wynyard stations.   

Point to Point Transport:

If travelling by taxi, the Macquarie Centre has a large taxi rank 10minutes walk from the venue. 

For a more affordable ride, the ride sharing app, Uber is very frequent when travelling to the area. Uber offers point to point transport where passengers and drives rate each other after the trip. For more information please visit: https://www.uber.com/au/en/

Travelling from Sydney Airport:

Public Transport from the Airport to the venue takes between 60-90 minutes. The fastest way on public transport to the venue is by train. Catch the train directly from the Airport to Central Station. Change at Central for an express train to Epping Station. These run every 15 minutes during peak, and every 30minutes off peak along the Newcastle and Central Coast line. From Epping you can catch Station Link, routes 288, 290 and 291 from Cambridge Street, and route M54 from Beecroft Rd, which will take you to the venue in 10 minutes. 

Alternatively, an Uber from the airport will take about 30 minutes and cost between $70-80 for up to four people. 

Food & Drink

There are numerous food and drink options near the venue. 

Tournament Hall:

At the venue itself, they are plenty of drinking taps and vending machines. 

On Campus:

The Campus has a few Cafés and Coffee Shops dotted around the campus. A food court is also located within 5 minutes walk from the venue, however as this is a licensed area players under 18 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. The on campus food court is closed weekends and public holidays. 

Macquarie Centre: 

The Macquarie Centre is a 10-15 minute walk from the venue. Being a large shopping centre, it has dozens of restaurants and food outlets. It also has a sizeable food court over looking the ice-rink. The Shopping centre also has Woolworths, Aldi and Coles. Both Woolworths and Coles sell hot food.