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Aerial of Defqon Music Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre

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The Sydney International Regatta Centre is one of Australia’s premier sporting and festival events destinations. Our world-class facilities are home to national and international regattas, sporting events, triathlons, trade shows and music festivals.

Purpose-built for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Paralympics, the Sydney International Regatta Centre is unique in location and offers:

  • 178 hectares of native bush and parklands surrounded by Penrith Lakes
  • A large island with limited noise restrictions:
    • Meeting rooms
    • Kiosk and grandstand
    • Six boatsheds
    • Launch pontoons
  • World-class 2300 metre, 9 lane competition lake for rowing, canoeing and sprint kayaking
  • Spectator pavilion with 1000 capacity
  • Start and finish towers
  • Timing huts
  • 1500 metre warm-up lake
  • Five kilometre cycling path

Home to large-scale musical festivals, regattas and marathons, the Sydney International Regatta Centre is also the preferred location for triathlons in Australia, thanks to being able to run all events at once without the need for road closures.


  • Grandstand - 1000
  • Island - 20,000 depending on overlay
  • Whole of venue - 30,000 (up to 50,000 subject to approval on application)

For more information on accommodation, restaurants or things to do and see Visit Penrith