Countdown to lights on 22 May 2015

Vivid Sydney is an unique annual event of light, music and ideas.



Make the most of your Vivid Sydney experience this year by planning ahead and taking public transport.

Kids will be captivated by the Vivid Light Walk that features amazing interactive projections and light art installations. Don’t forget to head out early with the kids (lights on from 6pm), visit during the week (there’s more room to move around) and plan to eat earlier too.

Much of the Vivid Light Walk and many installations are accessible. Make sure you plan your visit during the earlier part of the week when it’s easier to move around.

Opal makes using public transport easier. Opal is a reloadable smartcard for travel on all public transport services including trains, ferries, buses and light rail.  So you can travel to every Vivid location and home again, quickly and easily.

You can get Adult and Child/Youth Opal cards over the counter from thousands of Opal retailers. Or you can order an Opal card now at, for delivery within 5-7 working days.

For Senior/Pensioner and Concession Opal cards, eligibility criteria applies.

Closer to the event we suggest you use the trip planner at to help you plan your travel using the most up-to-date service information and download the latest travel apps at

Travel apps let you plan your trip using GPS, some apps let you track your services in real time.

Getting to Vivid Sydney by:

Extra trains will run throughout Vivid with all precincts within walking distance of train stations. The best train stations for accessing Vivid include City Circle stations, Martin Place, Chatswood, Milsons Point and Redfern.

As ferries are expected to be very busy, especially on weekends, extra trains and buses will run. The closest wharves to Vivid Sydney events are Circular Quay and Darling Harbour.

Extra buses will run throughout Vivid. Hundreds of local bus routes operate in the city, suburbs and beyond while buses on major routes operate 24 hours a day.

The light rail travels from Central in the Sydney CBD to and from Dulwich Hill in Sydney’s Inner West. During Vivid, the best stops are at Paddy’s Market, Darling Harbour, The Star and Sydney Fish Market.

Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Walsh Bay, The Rocks, Martin Place and Darling Harbour are all within walking distance of each other. Carriageworks is a short walk from Redfern Station while Vivid attractions in Chatswood, Central Park and the University of Sydney are close to transport links.

Road closures and special event clearways will be in place during Vivid Sydney, so leave the car at home.