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A look inside Sydney's ICC - International Convention Centre


A look inside the home of Sydney’s most vibrant events

Hosting some of Sydney’s premier professional and entertainment events, the International Convention Centre (ICC) is one of the city’s most vibrant, innovative and beautiful venues. From pop concerts to industry conferences and exhibitions, there is a wide range of events hosted in the world-class theatre, halls and conference areas.

Situated in the Darling Harbour precinct, the ICC is ideally located with spectacular city views. If you’re planning a visit, make sure you stroll down to Cockle Bay Wharf. The surrounding dining precinct is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or drink against glistening harbor views.


What is the ICC?

The ICC opened its doors in December 2016 as Australia’s first fully integrated Harbourside convention, exhibition and entertainment venue. Located in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, it’s conveniently located next to a buzzing dining and entertainment precinct in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. The ICC has striking purpose-built design, state-of-the-art technology, industry-leading culinary philosophy and array of flexible features, designed to respond to future demands of the meetings.

The International Convention Centre at Sydney's Darling Harbour has cost $1.5 billion to build, resulting in 40 per cent more exhibition space than the previous convention centre. It has helped to make Sydney a great place for business events and conference-based travel.


What’s in the ICC?

The ICC was designed with some enormous spaces – a 2000-seat ballroom, an 8000-seat plenary hall and 35,000 square metres of exhibition floor space – as well as lots of informal and formal meeting spaces. Having a large convention centre right in the CBD and on the harbor is a huge part of the ICC’s attraction.

Being situated in a location like Darling Harbour, business and professional people can juggle several reasons for their travel. A person attending the conference might add on extra days to meet people for corporate reasons and then their spouse and family for a few days on the end of the trip.


ICC Facilities include onsite catering, onsite restaurants, security with plentiful outdoor, private, and semi-private spaces. Business services include AV capabilities, business centres, video conferencing and VIP services.


Location, location, location

For the modern business traveler, it’s all about the luxury and location. People have less time to waste, and in this precinct, they have a lot of business and tourism options in close proximity.

In Darling Harbour, there’s no shortage of entertainment and dining options and it’s walking distance to other attractions like the Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Square, China Town, World square and the Sydney Fish Market.


Visiting the ICC and making your way there

ICC is situated right at the heart of the city so whether you’re strolling in the sun along the waterfront or making your way on a ferry across the harbor, the journey to the ICC can be part of the adventure.


Town Hall and Central Stations are a 10-minute walk from ICC Sydney. To plan your trip and get the latest travel information visit www.transportnsw.info.

Light Rail

The Light Rail travels right through several 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. To plan your trip and get the latest travel information visit www.transportnsw.info.


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

To plan your trip and get the latest travel information visit www.transportnsw.info.

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

To plan your trip and get the latest travel information visit www.transportnsw.info.



The best taxi drop off and pick up locations include the new Iron Wharf Place and Zollner Circuit, both accessed via Darling Drive.


There are several secure car parks located in and around Darling Harbour, closest located at Harbourside Car Park, 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont. ICC Sydney also has car park facilities located within the venue. You can find more information here.


What does the ICC stand for?

The International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is an exhibition and convention centre which opened in December 2016, in Sydney, Australia.

Can I park at the ICC?

ICC Sydney has 800+ secure car parking spaces available. Vehicle entry height is 2.2m.
Additionally, visitors can make use of several secure car parks located in and around Darling Harbour, the closest located at Harbourside Car Park, 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont. Find more parking on Google Maps.

What shops and local attractions are close by?

ICC Sydney is at the heart of its very own Sydney harbour waterfront precinct, set amongst restaurants, retail and a vibrant public domain on Darling Harbour yet only a moment's walk to Australia's largest CBD, Barangaroo, local universities, Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Sydney Opera House.

Situated along Darling Drive, the world class venue also allows visitors to get a taste of local cuisine with various restaurants only a short walk away including in Harbourside Shopping Centre including, Hurricane’s Grill, Cyren Bar Grill Seafood, The Watershed Hotel, Criniti’s Restaurant and Blue Fish. External facing restaurants and outlets along ICC Sydney currently include PlanarGuzman Y GomezBetty's Burgers, Doyle's, Harry's Cafe de Wheels and Fratelli Fresh.


Where is the ICC located?

In the heart of Sydney, ICC Sydney is in the active precinct of Darling Harbour on Cockle Bay, with a prime waterfront location.

Address: 14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000

What events are on at the ICC?

For a full list of events, visit https://www.iccsydney.com.au/whats-on

Monica Limanto