THE Parramatta Eels will take on the North Queensland Cowboys in a blockbuster NRL Semi-Final at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 16 September.
The winner will progress to a Preliminary Final against Sydney Roosters in Week 3 of the NRL Finals Series and will be just one step from a place in the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final at ANZ Stadium on Sunday 1 October.

Event Schedule

Time Activity
4:45PM Gates Open
5:00PM Kick Off: Holden Cup - Cronulla Sharks v Manly Sea Eagles
7:40PM Kick Off: NRL - Parramatta Eels v North Queensland Cowboys


Don’t get caught out - to ensure a smooth entry into ANZ Stadium on the night, we have some helpful tips for you:

  • Tickets for the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Semi Final match include entry and return travel on Sydney Trains services and Major Event Buses.
  • To plan your trip visit the Transport for NSW game day event page.
  • Arrive early to soak in the Finals atmosphere ahead of the match.
  • Other events are also being held in the precinct prior to kick off so parking will already be very limited. If you absolutely have to drive fans are strongly advised that they will need to pre-book parking to guarantee a space, carpool where possible and arrive early.
  • Allow additional time for the security screening process when entering the Stadium.


Public safety is our No.1 priority at ANZ Stadium.

The Stadium works closely with NSW Police and other authorities to identify risks at all events.

A high NSW Police and Security presence will be in place for 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Semi Final, both inside ANZ Stadium and throughout the Sydney Olympic Park precinct before, during and after the event.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early and leave additional time for the security screening process when entering the Stadium. This process will include mandatory bag searches and personal checks.

Only small bags (no larger than 30cm x 40cm) are permitted into ANZ Stadium for events, and all bags will be checked by security. Fans should arrive without bags if possible.

See something/Say something: Please report any unusual or suspicious behaviour or unattended items to Customer Service staff, Police or Security.

Thank you for helping us provide a safe environment for this great event.

Enjoy the game!



Tickets for the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Semi Final match include entry and return travel on Sydney Trains services and Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses.*

To plan your trip visit the Transport for NSW game day event page here or use the Transport NSW Trip Planner to help plan your journey. It will give you up-to-date train and bus timetable information. Click here for more information.

*Major Event Buses will replace the Parramatta Eels express shuttle buses previously arranged.



Express trains will run from Blacktown every 12 to 15 minutes from 5.12pm until 9pm, stopping at Seven Hills, Westmead, Parramatta, Granville, Lidcombe then Olympic Park.

Express trains will also run from Central every 15 minutes from 5.20pm until 9pm, stopping at Redfern, Strathfield then Olympic Park.

To help fans get home after the finals, express trains will run from Olympic Park back to Blacktown and Central approximately every 15 minutes from 9pm until midnight.


For the latest information trackwork, check Trackwork Service Updates.


Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses will start running between 3.20pm and 4pm, depending on the route. Return services will also run.

Routes 5A, 5B and 8 through the North Western suburbs will run every 6 minutes, services on remaining routes will run approximately every 12 to 15 minutes.

Click here for the Major Event Bus route map.

The following Sydney Buses services also run to Olympic Park:

  • Route 525 runs between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.
  • Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.

For service disruptions check travel alerts or use the Trip Planner.



For those who plan to drive, pre-booking your parking space is recommended. You can pre-book parking via:

  • Sydney Olympic Park Authority: Print your ticket at home by clicking here. Please note: pre-booked parking tickets cannot be booked on the day of the event.
  • Ticketek: Order your tickets by clicking here or calling 132 849. Please note: These can only be collected from Ticketek agencies. 



If you’re planning on driving to the match allow plenty of extra travel time as heavy traffic is expected on roads approaching Sydney Olympic Park.

The best way to beat the queues is to leave the car at home and take public transport instead.

  • If you decide to drive, the below routes are advised and can help minimise traffic issues:
    • From the NORTH: Through Top Ryde, take Victoria Rd and then Silverwater Rd and Holker Street to Sydney Olympic Park.
    • From the SOUTH: Turn onto Parramatta Road then Hill Road to Sydney Olympic Park.
    • From the EAST: Take Parramatta Road then Bernie Avenue or Hill Road. If you are driving along Victoria Road, consider taking Silverwater Road then Holker Street.
    • From the WEST: Turn onto Silverwater Road then Holker Street or turn onto Hill Road, and then to Sydney Olympic Park.

Changed traffic conditions for the WestConnex project may also affect how you travel. For the latest updates visit WestConnex News.

Sydney Olympic Park Authority may close some local roads to accommodate increased public transport services and ensure pedestrian safety during events. For specific road closure details, visit Sydney Olympic Park Authority.

For the latest traffic information, visit Live Traffic NSW, download a real-time traffic app from the App Store or Google Play, or call 132 701.

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