Circular Quay, South Promenade

Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney NSW
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The Southern Promenade is a paved area in front of Circular Quay train station, providing pedestrian access along Circular Quay and to ferry wharves.

Activation space is limited due to busking and general public use however a small space is at times available between Wharves 4 and 5.

 Application and booking information

Appropriate use
  • Product sampling Public product displays Product sampling Public product displays
  • Charitable collections Charitable collections
  • Pedestrian thoroughfare
  • Restricted access times
  • Consideration given to prevent event pollution of Sydney Harbour
  • High pedestrian volume
  • Limited footprint
  • Weight loading constraints
  • Bollards restricting access
  • No access to power
  • No access to water
  • Noise considerations
  • No parking
  • Heritage fence surrounding Sydney Cove
  • No vehicle access, all equipment to be carried in
  • Surface


  • Toilets

    Circular Quay Train Station, including accessible

  • Pedestrian access
    Pedestrian access

    From Circular Quay promenades, Phillip Street and Alfred Street

  • Vehicle access
    Vehicle access

    None, limited loading zones available nearby

  • Parking


  • Power


  • Water


In addition to general standards/criteria, the proposed event must:

  • Adhere to a height clearance of 3.8m
  • Adhere to maximum weight loading restrictions of 2 tonne gross
  • Restrict activation space to 3 metres from the train station, leaving 5 metres clear for pedestrians
  • Maintain a 4 metre clearance for pedestrian thoroughfare and for emergency vehicle access