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COVID-19 Update

Update current as at 6 August 2020

Safeguarding the health and safety of our visitors and staff is core to what we do at Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice in this rapidly changing environment and putting in place measures to protect our community during these challenging times.

Our Botanic Gardens and Parklands continue to remain open to the public at this time, unless advised otherwise. However, we urge visitors to ensure they comply with all social distancing requirements in line with the latest NSW Health advice. For the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 virus in New South Wales visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

The following restrictions and closures are currently in place across our sites:

Site / Venue Status
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney Open
The Domain Open 
Reception Closed
Library Closed
The Calyx Closed
Botanic House Friday to Sunday
Farm Cove Eatery Open 
Terrace on the Domain restaurant  Friday to Sunday
Terrace on the Domain bar Friday to Sunday
Terrace on the Domain kiosk Open 
Busby’s Bar Takeaway only
Garden Shop Friday to Sunday
Piccolo Me Takeaway only
Bar Coco Takeaway only
Sports fields Open
Choo Choo Express Thursday to Sunday
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Open
Visitor Centre Closed to public
The Potager Closed
The Ugly Mug Open 
Australian Botanic Garden Open
Visitor Centre Closed to public
PlantBank Closed to public
Playground Open
Melaleuca House Takeaway only
Centennial Park Open
Vehicle gates Open
Reception Closed
Centennial Homestead - Kitchen Open
Centennial Homestead - Pantry  Open
Spruce Goose Takeaway only
Greenhouse Takeaway only
The Ian Potter Children's WILD PLAY Garden Closed for annual maintenance
Playgrounds Open
Sports fields Open
Moore Park Open
Moore Park Golf and driving range Open - course restricted to maximum 4 people per time slot. Driving range restricted to maximum 2 people per bay. Group bookings limited to 10 people or less. 
Moore Park Golf Bar & Bistro Closed
The Patio Cafe at Moore Park Golf Takeaway only
ES Marks Athletics Field - Sport field Open - max venue capacity 500pax
ES Marks Athletics Field - Open night training Open – Tuesday to Thursday 3.30 pm-8.30 pm (conditions of entry apply, see latest information)
Centennial Parklands Sports Centre Open 
Equestrian Centre Limited to essential users only, riders, owners, riding school clients, service providers
Sports Fields Open 
Queens Park Open
Queens Park Kitchen Open
Sports Fields Open 

Activities and events:

If you have a booking other than a major event or education-based activities and wish to cancel, then please get in contact with the relevant representative, or contact us via:

For events and activities hosted by third parties, please contact the operator directly.

We would like to thank all visitors and staff for their patience during this time.  We will endeavour to provide updates on this website, as and when they are available.

Please stay safe during this time, and for key information on COVID-19 in NSW, visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

Have your say

The NSW Department of Planning, Environment and Industry is surveying the community about how they use public spaces during COVID-19 restrictions. The insights gathered will help inform research and planning for public spaces during and post pandemic.

Early findings of the survey show that there’s been a massive boost in using public spaces to maintain physical and mental health. Your participation matters in building a picture of how and why people’s use of public spaces has changed during COVID-19. Please complete the 5-minute survey by 20 August.