Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island
Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island is an interim facility purpose built at Glebe Island to house large trade and consumer shows during the development of the new International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour. If your event is taking place in 2017 and beyond, please direct your attention to the International Convention Centre Sydney (opening December 2016).
The Exhibition Centre building is a 20,000m² structure constructed on a concrete slab the size of five football fields. Built to take full advantage of its commanding waterfront position, the Centre brings quintessential Sydney to any event. No other venue boasts vantage views of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge as well as the striking Anzac Bridge. Under Sydney’s sparkling blue skies, all manner of harbour vessels bustle about – from voyage ocean liners to floating function rooms, kayaks, tugs and service boats. Step inside and you’ll see natural light permeating throughout four expansive halls, with seemingly unrestricted floor space providing excellent sight lines. Access and adaptability make the Exhibition Centre the ideal space for a range of configurations, from exhibition hall to gala dinner to catwalk. The opportunity for an extraordinary event in a standout location awaits you here.
Located on Sydney’s harbour foreshore near the Anzac Bridge and just minutes away from Darling Harbour, the Centre is easily accessible. During exhibition event days, scheduled free ferry services run from the Convention Jetty at Darling Harbour, along with scheduled free bus services from Central Station and Murray Street, Darling Harbour. There’s a taxi drop-off point, on-site car parking and a free shuttle bus service from James Craig Road for your convenience.
To use your navigation device to get to the Exhibition Centre, enter 41 James Craig Road, Rozelle.
The Centre is only minutes away from the Western Distributor Freeway and the City West Link, and next to the Anzac Bridge, adding easy access from the north and west of Sydney including the CBD. There’s on site paid parking for 510 including 24 disabled spaces. Motorcycles are also welcome to park at the Centre.
If you’re already in the CBD, any taxicab will drop you off right at the venue within 10 minutes. The taxi rank is located near the entrance of Hall 3.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The nearest train station is Town Hall. Darling Harbour is a ten-minute walk away where you can catch the free ferry service from Convention Jetty during exhibition event days.
State bus 443 leaves from Alfred Street, Circular Quay, stopping at George and York Streets, The Star casino and terminates at the Maritime Museum. From there you can catch the free bus from the stop located on Murray Street, or it’s just a short walk to the Convention Jetty where you can catch the ferry.
BY FREE FERRY
During exhibition event days, scheduled free ferry services run from the Convention Jetty at Darling Harbour. Please refer to the event website for the ferry timetable.
Convention Jetty is located outside Cyren Restaurant in the Harbourside Shopping Centre – look out for the big purple Darling Harbour balloon on top of the ferry shelter. There’s also plenty of wayfinding signage throughout Darling Harbour to help you locate the jetty.
Travel time by ferry from Darling Harbour is ten minutes. Distance from the ferry wharf to the nearest exhibition area – Hall 1 – is approximately 200 metres.
BY FREE BUS
Scheduled free bus services from Central Station and Murray Street, Darling Harbour, are also available during exhibition event days. Please refer to the event website for the bus timetable.
Buses from Central Station depart from Bus Bay 13 on Eddy Avenue, which is at the end closest to Pitt Street. Buses from Murray Street depart from the bus stop directly opposite the Pyrmont Bridge Hotel.
Travel time by bus from Central Station is 25 minutes, and between 10 – 15 minutes from Murray Street. The bus service drop-off points are directly outside either Hall 1 or 3.
ARRIVING FROM THE AIRPORT
Catch a taxi to the Centre, which is a 30-minute drive from Sydney’s domestic and international airports.