Access and Inclusion - Light

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Over 23 nights between 26 May to 17 June, Vivid Light illuminates Sydney and precincts with mesmerising colour. More than 65 lighting installations will transform the city from 6pm to 11pm each night. View all light installations that are wheelchair accessible.

There are several accessible options to make sure your Vivid Sydney Light Walk experience is as memorable and enjoyable as possible.

Accessible viewing areas

Enjoy Vivid Sydney from a managed accessible viewing area. These areas offer a less obstructed view and are a great place to just chill out from the crowd.

  • Sydney Opera House

Provides a managed area with seating on the western boardwalk that is open from 6pm each evening (location is close to the Portobello Caffe). 

Closest accessible train station is Circular Quay

Closest accessible drop off and pick up point is the security gatehouse at the entrance to the forecourt at the end of Macquarie St. Monday to Thursday evenings only.  Bookings required. Contact or 02 9931 1451 for booking form.

  • Overseas Passenger Terminal

Positioned at the mid point of the Overseas Passenger Terminal on Circular Quay West Rd.

Closest accessible train station is Circular Quay

Closest accessible drop off point and parking is Hickson Rd, Campbell's Cove near the Park Hyatt Hotel.  Monday to Thursday evenings only. Bookings required. Contact or 02 9931 1451 or 0419 426 869 for a booking form.

  • Darling Harbour

This viewing area is located near harbourside shopping centre and is next to Convention Wharf. Closest drop off point is Darling drive.

Audio description

For a rich experience listen to audio descriptions of featured Light Walk installations and projections. Click here to listen to all audio descriptions.

Sydney Opera House is excited to invite visitors who have low vision or who are blind and their companions to join them for a free personalised live audio described tour of the Opera House's Lighting of the Sails, Vivid LIVE's most public event.

The Australian Chamber Orchestra will also be presenting an audio described perfomance of 'Mountain' at Sydney Opera House in partnership with Sydney Film and Vivid LIVE. All details on Sydney Opera House accessible events including how to register can be found HERE.

Text to talk

Listen to a description of each of the Light Walk installation on the Vivid Sydney website. Use your screen reader or smartphone device with accessibility options.

Interactive Guest Experiences

Vivid Sydney Light Walk interactive guest experience allows small groups or individuals who cannot venture too far along the Light Walk to participate in Vivid Sydney more fully by taking a tour via a Huawei MediaPad device and with the support of trained volunteers. This service will be at the Hickson Rd drop off zone and the Sydney Opera House accessible viewing area.

How to get to Vivid Light

  • Pick up & drop off zones and pre-booked accessible parking for mini buses

Driving into the city is not advisable however if necessary, below are two drop off/ pick up zones and accessible parking for mini buses from disability services and community groups. All require bookings.

1. Hickson Rd (near Park Hyatt), Campbell's Cove

2. Security gatehouse at Sydney Opera House at the end of Macquarie Street.

Drop off/ pick up zones are only available Monday - Thursday evenings. Pre-booked accessible parking for mini buses is only available on Hickson Rd. Bookings are required, please contact or 02 9931 1451 or 0419 426 869 for a booking form.

Download a comprehensive map that provides information on road closures, drop-off/pick up zones, accessible parking and accessible pathway routes from transport hubs to the Vivid Sydney Light Walk.


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