Back to top

Sydney International Regatta Centre

  • Dragon boating at the Sydney International Regatta Centre
  • Jetpack Adventures at Sydney International Regatta Centre
  • Sailability at the Sydney International Regatta Centre

For a spectacular day out for either 10 or 30,000 people, the Sydney International Regatta Centre offers superior event facilities just an hour’s drive northwest of Sydney CBD.

Purpose-built for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Paralympics, with one of the best rowing and sprint kayak courses in the world, the site sprawls over 178 scenic hectares and boasts scenic views of Penrith Lakes, the Lower Blue Mountains and surrounding parkland.  This naturally beautiful setting offers a vast selection of event facilities including outdoor and undercover exhibition areas, a 1,100-seat spectator pavilion, giant LED screen, integrated PA system, multiple meeting and private function rooms, and a village green with natural amphitheatre.

The Centre also hosts 5km walking and cycling paths for the public’s recreational use on non event days, launch pontoons for water access, and parking for 2,000 cars, making the Centre the region’s premier mecca for outdoor entertainment and recreation both on and off the water.

What is the temperature?

  • The water temperature at 1.2m is approximately 25.6°C
  • View Penrith weatherzone

Opening hours

  • The Centre opens at 6.00am and closes at 7.30pm (on event-free days)
  • Entry is via Gate A, Old Castlereagh Rd, Penrith (map)
  • View Centre map

No unauthorised drone use

Today (21 February 2018)

Walking and cycling paths: 
Competition lake: 
Warm-up Lake: 
Lakeside Restaurant: 
Parking fee: 

What to do at the Regatta Centre

Competition Lake and Finishing Tower at the Sydney International Regatta Centre

Enjoy a fun-filled day of cycling, fishing, swimming, sailing or kayaking.

BBQ facilities at the Sydney International Regatta Centre

Plenty of unique spaces to create memorable weddings, birthdays and private functions.

Make your special occasion one to remember with the Sydney International Regatta Centre.

Aerial of Defqon Music Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre

With over 400 sporting, corporate and community events staged annually, let us help you put on an outstanding event.

Dragon Boating Team building day

Western Sydney Marathon 2018

What's on at the Regatta Centre

24 Feb

The regatta provides competition at all levels of rowing, including Open, Under 23, Under 21, Under 19 and Under 17 e

25 Feb

The NSW School Boys Head of the River is a culmination of the Schoolboys rowing season, open to all schoolboy competi

Sailability at the Sydney International Regatta Centre
27 Feb to 27 Mar

Located at Boat Shed 3 at the Sydney International Regatta Centre,

Catch and Release Fishing
27 Feb

The Penrith Lakes ‘catch and release’ fishing program is free* and great for families, beginners and experi

Getting to Sydney International Regatta Centre


  • Entry to the Centre is via Gate A, Old Castlereagh Rd, Penrith NSW
  • The Venue Management office is located above Boat Shed 3


Free parking is available on site. 

Public transport

Penrith station is approximately 6km from the Sydney International Regatta Centre. Access to and from the station is via a taxi. Check for full timetable information.

For some major events, a shuttle bus will operate between the station and the venue.   

Helicopter landing pad

The Sydney International Regatta Centre is equipped to land a helicopter. Compliance through the centre and appropriate aviation authorities is required.

Management plans

View pesticide Notification Plan


  • Office: (02) 4730 0000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
  • Visitor Service Staff: 0409 535 760 (weekends only)
  • Security Staff: 0420 985 603 (after hours and public holidays)
  • Fax: (02) 4730 6789
  • Postal address: PO Box 507, CRANEBROOK NSW 2749


Lakeside Restaurant is generally open Thursday to Saturday for dinner, PLUS Saturday and Sunday for lunch. See day-to-day opening times below. 


The Sydney International Regatta Centre is open to the general public on event-free days via Gate A from 6.00am to 7.30pm. Please refer to the venue’s opening hours or check the calendar for more information. Fees apply for water-based activities

Date Walking and cycling paths Competition lake Warm-up Lake Lakeside Restaurant BBQs Parking fee
21 Feb Open Open Open Closed Open Free
22 Feb Open Open Open Closed Open Free
23 Feb Open Open Open Closed Open Free
24 Feb Closed Closed Closed 10am - 3pm & 6pm - 10pm Closed $10
25 Feb Closed Closed Closed 10am - 3pm Closed $10
26 Feb Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Free
27 Feb Open Open Open Closed Open Free