Darling Harbour
Cockle Bay, Sydney
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Featuring a striking contemporary design, leading technology and multipurpose spaces, ICC Sydney will be a beacon of innovation, learning and entertainment, connecting and celebrating leaders of invention, business, governance and the arts.


ICC Sydney is at the heart of its very own Sydney harbour waterfront precinct, set amongst restaurants, retail and a vibrant public domain on Darling Harbour yet only a moment’s walk to Australia’s largest CBD and surrounding university and cultural quarters.




Getting there:

In the heart of Sydney, ICC Sydney is located in the active precinct of Darling Harbour on Cockle Bay.


Vehicle drop off and pickup is available at the venue’s main entrance, located within the loop road at Harbourside Place off Darling Drive and shared with Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. An additional drop off point is also available in a shared zone at Tumbalong Place, between the exhibition building and ICC Sydney Theatre.


ICC Sydney features multiple public access points – which can be reached by foot, car, taxi, ferry, coach and light rail that will travel along Darling Drive in Darling Harbour.



Darling Harbour is located only 8km from Sydney Airport, with an average drive time of 25 minutes.



State transit operates services across the Sydney Metropolitan area seven days a week. Buses in the city centre operate along Elizabeth, Castlereagh, Park, Druitt, Clarence and York streets. For more information about routes and timetables, please visit http://www.sydneybuses.info



Cruise into Darling Harbour on a ferry, with direct services from Circular Quay to King Street Wharf, or Pyrmont Bay Wharf. Both are only a short walk away from ICC Sydney. Pyrmont Bay Wharf is located in front of the Australian National Maritime Museum.


Light rail

Two light rail stations (exhibition centre and convention centre stops) run alongside the venue to provide immediate connectivity with Central Station and Sydney’s inner west. For more information, please visit http://www.sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-light-rail



There are improved east west pedestrian connections between Darling Harbour and neighbouring precincts of Chinatown, Town Hall, Central, Ultimo and Pyrmont. Pathways will assist in directing visitors to and from Town Hall and Central Stations to ICC Sydney.

Take the train to Town Hall Station and exit south into Bathurst Street. A short downhill walk along Bathurst Street will take you directly to Tumbalong Park and ICC Sydney.

Take the train to Central Station and follow the signs to the South Concourse and UTS via the Devonshire Street Tunnel. Go west to cross beneath George Street. Then take the Ultimo Pedestrian Network and The Goods Line to its northern end, at Macarthur Street. Turn right and cross Darling Drive onto Hay Street. Turn left into Darling Harbour where Quay Street meets Hay Street.



ICC Sydney has more than 800 car spaces in two locations. The Darling Harbour precinct has a further 11 car parking stations that are a short walk from ICC Sydney. Many of these offer special early bird and weekend rates. For more information, please visit www.darlingharbour.com/gettinghere.



There are two taxi ranks which service ICC Sydney. One is located in Harbourside Place alongside the convention centre. The second is located in Tumbalong Place, between the Theatre and the exhibition


Water taxi

Water taxi connectivity provides ease of access to Darling Harbour from The Rocks, Circular Quay, The Opera House and Luna Park.


Opal card

Opal makes getting around on public transport easy. Opal cards are smartcard tickets that you keep, reload and reuse to pay for travel on public transport. The Opal network includes train, bus, ferry and light rail services in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands.

Internet Access

Wireless connectivity is readily available throughout the venue. Visitors have access to free public Wi-Fi, for basic browsing, email and social media.

GCCEC Disability Features

Accessibility ICC Sydney is committed to providing a venue that is inclusive and equitable, where all feel welcome and have an enjoyable and comfortable experience. ICC Sydney complies with regulations and laws governing accessibility and the rights of persons with specific needs.
Some of the venue’s accessibility features include:

  • accessible car parking spaces
  • accessible pedestrian linkages to light rail and taxis
  • accessible ramps • centrally-located changing places toilets
  • clear and intuitive circulation to key areas
  • designated drop off points
  • equitable and step-free access to every entertainment and conference venue
  • first aid rooms in the exhibition halls and the theatre
  • fully equipped medical centre in the convention centre
  • induction loop hearing augmentation system in the grand ballroom and foyer
  • induction loop system in all reception desks, ticket offices, cloak rooms, merchandise and concession outlets
  • infra-red emitted hearing augmentation systems in all meeting rooms and theatres except the grand ballroom
  • guide dogs and other registered assistance animals are welcome in all areas
  • lift access from car parks
  • lowered counters at key retail and service points
  • parent rooms in the convention centre, exhibition halls and the theatre
  • spacious passenger lifts for patrons
  • wheelchair-accessible baby-change facilities
  • wheelchair and ambulant-accessible sanitary facilities for patrons throughout venue
  • wheelchair seating with adjacent carer seat in all theatre venues.