Sydney 7s 2020 FAQs


How do I get there?

We recommend you leave your car at home and use public transport with travel on Sydney Trains and Sydney Metro services included in your ticket. For all the details and to plan your trip, use the Trip Planner below.
NSW Trip Planner

Is public transport free?

Yes, travel on Sydney Trains* and Sydney Metro services is included in your ticket price. Simply show your event ticket to transport staff when boarding services. For travel on other modes of public transport you will need to use your Opal Card or an accepted form of contactless payment. (* Bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst, Scone and Dungog stations. The stations access fee for Sydney Domestic and International Airport stations is not included.) For all the details and to plan your trip, use the Trip Planner below.
NSW Trip Planner

Where is the closest taxi rank?

The two taxi drop off and pick-up points closest to Bankwest Stadium are located at Marist Place near Victoria road and Villers Street near Victoria road. It is a short walk to the stadium from each of these points.

Where can patrons park and how much is it?

For those who plan to drive, there is no public parking onsite. There are a number of parking stations close to the Stadium including; Justice Precinct Car Park (Hunter Street), Eat Street Car Park (George Street), City Centre Car Park (George Street), Riverbank Car Park (Philip Street) More information on various council and commercial car parks and disabled car parks is available below.
Car Parks


What time do gates open?

Gates will open at 9:00am on Saturday, with the first game kicking off at 9:30am. On Sunday, gates will open earlier at 8:15am, with the first game kicking off at 8:45am.

Are there pass outs?

Yes, pass outs will be permitted. Patrons will be subject to searches upon stadium re-entry.

Is there an area where luggage, prams and other large items can be stored?

For safety reasons, strollers and prams are not permitted inside Bankwest Stadium’s seating bowl. Stroller cloaking areas are internal of public gates A, B, C and D. Stroller cloaking areas are roped off, however, you should not leave any valuables in the stroller. Please see event day staff for more information on storing your stroller during the event.

What is at the stadium to assist with dealing with the hot weather?

Hot weather is expected across the entire tournament weekend. Patrons are encouraged to bring headwear and sunscreen. To assist in keeping you hydrated and cool, there will be free water stations, shaded areas and cool misting fans throughout the venue.

What facilities are there for people with a disability?

There are accessible facilities throughout the stadium. On event day, please ask any staff member for help or directions.

Where are the closest local restaurants and cafes?

Parramatta’s main pubs, restaurants and cafes are located on Church Street, on the corners of Phillip and George Street – just a short walk from the stadium.

What can and can’t be brought into the venue?

On entry, all bags will be subject to the security screening process. To help avoid delays, it’s best to leave your bag at home. On all event days bag sizes are limited to 30x40cm. Food and non-alcoholic beverages may be brought into the stadium. Umbrellas are permitted but cannot be put up once seated.

What should I do if I experience an issue whilst at the stadium?

A patron text message service will operate during the event. If you experience any issues, send an SMS to 0417 298 580 with your issue and location. Alternatively, our friendly customer service team will also be available throughout the day and are happy to help.

Activities & Entertainment

What should I wear?

It’s a party! Be creative and show support for your team. It wouldn’t be Sydney 7s without the outrageous costumes. There’s no theme this year, so the possibilities are endless! Remember that costumes deemed to be offensive may not be permitted inside the stadium. This includes costumes that may offend from a religious, political, racial and/or sexual perspective.

What kind of merchandise will be available on the day?

Tournament merchandise will be available throughout the tournament and will be sold from outlets located inside the stadium and in the plaza areas surrounding the stadium.

What kind of food and beverage will be available inside the venue?

A range of food and beverage outlets will be available throughout the venue including; Barbecue Pit, Catch, Craving, Frank’s, Mr Chicken, Nourish, The Base Pizza, The Burger Place, Westpresso – Coffee and Tea.

Will there be a festival area again this year?

Yes! After a hugely popular first year in 2019, we're delighted that Sydney 7s Festival will once again be running at the 2020 event. Expect performances from local acts and international stars! More to be announced soon...
2019 Sydney 7s Festival


Is the HSBC Sydney 7s a family friendly event?

Yes! There will be plenty of family-friendly activities for the kids, including interactive challenges, inflatables and face painting. Stay tuned for our precinct map.

Will there be an opportunity for patrons to meet players, get pictures and autographs?

There may be opportunities at certain times throughout the day for patrons to get player autographs and pictures, however, there is no obligation for players to provide this opportunity.

Will the players walk the perimeter of the field after the games?

Players from each team will do a “lap of honour” at the conclusion of their last game of the tournament to thank the fans. There is no formal opportunity for players to sign autographs or pose for pictures. Patrons are reminded to respect the players and remain behind the fence at all times.

Will there be a Tournament Program?

Yes, Tournament Programs will be available all weekend. We ask for a gold coin donation for each program.

Tickets & Seating

Where and when can I buy tickets?

Tickets for the 2020 HSBC Sydney 7s are on sale now at Ticketek. Don't miss out and buy yours online today! Subject to availability, tickets will also be on sale at the stadium during the event.
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If I miss out on tickets, how can I watch?

You can watch every Men’s and Women’s match and all the action live on Fox Sports and Kayo Sports. Refer to the TV Guide for specific coverage timings.
TV Guide

Can I purchase tickets on the day?

Following a sellout on finals day in 2019, we are anticipating a very high demand for 2020 tickets. Therefore, we recommend pre-purchasing tickets online to avoid disappointment. In the event that tickets are not sold out by event day, they will be available to purchase at the stadium via the dedicated ticket office.

How old must a child be before they need a ticket?

Only children aged 3 or under will not require a ticket. The child must not take up a seat unless a ticket has been purchased by the patron.

Can people with a Reserved Seat sit in the General Admission section?

For your own experience and for the comfort of other patrons, you will be required to sit in your allocated seat. Any variations are subject to capacity and are at the discretion of the ushers and stadium staff on the day.