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 –  Free!

On campus parking is free for the entire duration of the event. There is no need to get a permit – players and spectators can simply park in any on campus carpark.This is because the tournament runs concurrently to graduations so free parking is available to all visitors! 

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

For directions to West 3 carpark and the venue please refer to the maps from the university’s website: https://www.mq.edu.au/about/contacts-and-maps/maps.

Transport

Macquarie University and Macquarie Park is a major Sydney transport hub. The university has its own on campus station on the north-west Sydney Metro line called Macquarie University, which is less than a ten minute walk from the playing hall. However, 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. Also don’t forget you will need an Opal Card to travel on Sydney’s public transport network.

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

Travelling by Train: 

Travelling by train is definitely the easiest way to reach the venue.  Travelling from Central Station, players can either get a train to Chatswood or Epping to change for Sydney Metro. The Metro line runs trains every ten minutes or every four minutes in the peak, taking only ten minutes from Chatswood or two minutes from Epping to reach Macquarie University station.

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, Uber is very frequent when travelling to the area. Uber offers point to point transport where passengers and drivers 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 60-75 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 either a train to Epping or Chatswood stations. From there change for Sydney Metro and get off at Macquarie University station.

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. We will also be running a canteen with a few snacks and hot food options, with free instant tea and coffee provided as well!

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.