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ICC Sydney opens for exclusive preview

13 Oct 2016

Locals invited to Public Open Day at world class venue

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is inviting Sydneysiders to explore Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct on Saturday 22 October, 10am – 4pm, before it officially opens this December.

The Public Open Day will be the first time the community can venture through the doors of the highly anticipated, world class venue that is set to redefine the way business and entertainment events are delivered in Sydney.

Visitors can take a tour through ICC Sydney’s state-of-the-art facilities, including the five star convention and exhibition centres, the largest purpose-built Grand Ballroom in the region, 9,000 capacity ICC Sydney Theatre, which houses Australia’s biggest stage plus red carpet arrival area.

Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney, said this is an exciting opportunity for locals and visitors alike to explore the iconic new venue and be immersed in its innovative integrated design.

“As one of Asia-Pacific’s most technologically advanced venues, ICC Sydney will host a calendar of high profile events year round. We already have more than 380 events locked in, including world leading exhibits like The Hunger Games: The Exhibition and performances from international superstars Keith Urban and PJ Harvey. We can’t wait to show Sydney the venue that will change the face of events for the city.”

NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance said the reinvigorated domain sits at the heart of the AU$3.4 billion redevelopment of Darling Harbour, and will play a significant role in boosting the local economy.

“ICC Sydney will contribute at least $5 billion to NSW’s economy over the next 25 years, employing at least 300 full time staff and a further 1,500 casual workers. The venue will support local food and wine industries and launch local producers onto the global stage. ICC Sydney is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to our vibrant city, driving enduring gains including business relationships, knowledge transfer and industry investment,” he said.

The Public Open Day is part of a three-month period of intensive testing, training and commissioning by the ICC Sydney team.

“ICC Sydney will be capable of holding multiple large conventions, shows and exhibitions simultaneously, all supported with world class service, facilities and technology. The crucial testing period will ensure our exceptional team is prepared for every type of event and that the venue is fully functioning to its industry leading benchmark ahead of our official launch,” said Mr Donaghy.

ICC Sydney can be easily accessed via public transport and features seamless pedestrian access and walkways plus a connective public domain.

ICC Sydney Public Open Day Information


  • When: 10am – 4pm Saturday, 22 October 2016
  • Where: International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney
  • What: ICC Sydney will be open to the public, with the community able to undertake tours of the Convention Centre, Exhibition Centre and stunning ICC Sydney Theatre
  • How: Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, ICC Sydney is easily accessible public transport, including light rail, ferry and train and is only a 10 minute walk from Central and Town Hall train stations. Secure parking is available and conveniently located within the Darling Harbour precinct. ICC Sydney has multiple public access points with step-free access to every entertainment, exhibition and conference venue.