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Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, ICC Sydney is easily accessible by public transport, including light rail, ferry and train and is only a 10 minute walk from Central and Town Hall train stations. Secure car parking is available and conveniently located within the Darling Harbour precinct.


Cruise into Darling Harbour on a ferry with direct services from Circular Quay, King Street Wharf or Pyrmont Bay Wharf.


Darling Harbour is only 8km from Sydney Airport.

Sydney Light Rail

The Light Rail travels right through many Darling Harbour stations including ICC Sydney’s stops, Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre. The Light Rail starts at Central Station in the CBD and travels to Dulwich Hill in the inner west.

Water Taxi

A Water Taxi is a great option for getting to and from Darling Harbour. Water Taxi’s depart from The Rocks, Circular Quay, The Opera House and Luna Park.


A short walk from Central or Town Hall will take you directly to Darling Quarter, Tumbalong Park and Sydney Visitor Centre. Town Hall and Central Stations are a 10-minute walk from ICC Sydney.


ICC Sydney has two car park facilities located within the Exhibition Centre and ICC Sydney Theatre, comprising a total of 826 car spaces. Additionally, there are several secure car parks located in and around Darling Harbour, the closest located at Harbourside Car Park, 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont.


ICC Sydney has its own bus stop. Bus routes 389 and 501 stop at Harris Street near Allen Street – a 10-minute walk from ICC Sydney.


The best taxi drop off and pick up locations include the new Iron Wharf Place next to Harbourside Shopping Centre and Zollner Circuit on the Southern end of ICC Sydney Theatre, both accessed via Darling Drive.


1. What is ICC Sydney

The International Convention Centre construction has recently been completed and reopened in December 2016 to the public allowing a full return for the Sydney International Boat Show to the Darling Harbour precinct. This year’s event will take up to 32,000 sqm of exhibition space over 2 levels, as well as feature exciting interactive activities on the event deck located on outside on level 2 and access to the marina directly in front of the ICC.

2. Where is ICC Sydney Located?

ICC is located within the Darling Harbor Precinct, situated on Cockle Bay. ICC Sydney is easily accessible by public transport and is surrounded by lots of restaurants and hotels.

3. When is the show open?

Thursday 3rd August to Monday 7th August 2017.

Hall exhibits within the ICC Sydney: 10:00am – 8:00pm.

Displays on Cockle Bay Marina: 10:00am – 7:00pm

4. What are the public transport options?

ICC Sydney is located within the heart of the city and is easily accessible through numerous public transport outlets including train, light rail, bus, ferry, taxi as well as parking options.

To find a simple and clear public transport route visit NSW Trip Planner.

5. Can I park at the venue?

ICC has 800+ spaces available for visitors. Access ICC car park from 14 Darling Drive, Sydney

Parking Rates:
0-1 hour $18.00
1-2 hours $30.00
2-3 hours $38.00
3-4 hours $44.00
4+ hours $49.00
Lost ticket $49.00

Additionally, many secure car parks are located surrounding the Darling Harbour precinct, the closest being Harbourside car park – 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont.

6. Where can I buy tickets for the 2017 Sydney International Boat Show?

Buy tickets online here to be in with the chance of winning some amazing prizes from Hobie and of course skip the queues on the day!

7. How much are tickets to the 2017 Sydney International Boat Show?

Tickets are available at the show in 3 locations, on Level 2 and Level 4 within the ICC and at Cockle Bay Marina. Ticket prices are the same price either bought onsite or online.

Adult $22.00
Children (6 – 17 years) $13.00
Children (5 and under) Free
Family (2 adults + 3 children) $49.00
Pensioner $16.00
Senior $20.00
2-Day VIP Guest Pass $30.00 (Any 2 days of the show)
3-Day VIP Guest Pass $40.00 (Any 3 days of the show)
5-Day VIP Guest Pass $99 (Valid for 5 days of the show)
Commemorative Pack includes

  • 50th Anniversary Lanyard
  • 5-Day VIP Guest Pass
  • Boat Show Program
  • Sydney Morning Herald Show Preview
  • 50th Anniversary Key Ring
  • Sydney International Boat Show lapel pin
  • 50th Anniversary chocolate
  • 50th Anniversary A5 note book
  • $20 Food and Beverage Card redeemable at any outlet within ICC-Sydney
  • Free enrolment to Advanced Skipper valued at $55.00

Ticket purchasers will be issued with a purchase receipt.  Present this receipt at the Boat Show information desk located on the Concourse, Level 2 – International Convention Centre-Sydney on your arrival at the show.

Those wishing to collect their pack early can do so on Wednesday 2nd August.

These VIP Guest Passes are limited and can only be purchased online prior to the show.

Adult tickets purchased after 5 pm, will allow you to bring a friend for free.

8. Where can I buy tickets at the show?

Tickets will be sold within the ICC at the main entrance to the Lower Level Exhibits (Level 2) and the main entrance to the Upper Level Exhibits (Level 4). You will also be able to purchase your Show ticket at a ticket booth located next to Cockle Bay Marina.

9. Do I need to print my EzyTicket?

Yes, you need to print this ticket prior to arriving at the show to gain access into the event.

10. Who will be exhibiting at 2017 Sydney International Boat Show?

Click here to view the 2017 Exhibitors list, due to be released mid-July.

11. How do I access the Australia International Dive Expo?

This year for the first year, the Australia International Dive Expo will be held within the Sydney International Boat Show, in the lower level Exhibits. Your ticket to the Sydney International Boat Show also includes access to the Dive Exhibition. You can see a list of Dive exhibitors here.

A list of Dive Exhibitors will be released here in mid-July.


There are plenty of places to stay in Sydney but for accommodation closest to the Show, please visit DarlingHarbour.com.

Eat & Drink

During Show hours, the cafes and rooftop restaurant within the Boat Show will keep you satisfied but pre and post show, there is no better place to be for dining options than Darling Harbour – for all budgets and tastes.

The ICC Sydney is right on the waterfront precinct of retail spaces, entertainment venues and restaurants. The Boat Shows new home at ICC Sydney forms part of the $3.4b reinvigoration of Darling Harbour and provides local, national and global visitors the opportunity to discover Sydney’s top food, coffee and wine experiences in Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf.

Visit DarlingHarbour.com for more information.