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Vivid Sydney 2022 - Everything Taxi Drivers Need to Know

Source - NSW DPC and Destination NSW

Vivid Sydney 2022 is a 23-day festival which will take place from 27 May 2022 to 18 June 2022.

The event, now in its 12th year, is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency.

Each year Vivid Sydney transforms the city into a vibrant fusion of creativity, innovation and technology and is a major celebration of our creative industries.

The 2022 festival will deliver mesmerising art displays, 3D-light projections, exhilarating live music performances and deep-dive discussions from the world’s brightest minds.

The 2022 festival features more than 200 installations and events at dozens of venues and open spaces across Sydney’s CBD.

Vivid Sydney 2022 will activate and energise Circular Quay, Sydney’s CBD, The Rocks, Walsh Bay, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Darling Quarter, Darling Square, Taronga Zoo and Luna Park.

Key points of information related to Taxis during Vivid Sydney 2022 (Click on the option to read more)

Taxi Ranks

Taxi Rank Location

Operating Days

​Macquarie Street between Albert Street and the Sydney Opera House (existing)

Open every night during Vivid Sydney

Zollner Circuit (Darling Harbour, Off Darling Drive)

Fridays to Sundays, public holiday Monday 13 June (night)

Bridge Street eastbound between Pitt Street and Loftus Street - northern side

​Fridays to Sundays, public holiday Monday 13 June

​Jamison Street

​Fridays to Sundays, public holiday Monday 13 June

​Carrington Street

​Fridays to Sundays, public holiday Monday 13 June (night)

​Railway Colonnade Drive, Central Station

​Open every night during Vivid Sydney

Argyle St between Lower Fort St and Harrington St (existing)

Open every night during Vivid Sydney

Harrington St between Grosvenor St & Essex St – eastern side (event specific)

​Fridays to Sundays, public holiday Monday 13 June

Taxi Commissionaires

Taxi Security Commissionaires will be operating throughout Vivid Sydney 2022 across various days and levels of operation on the following Taxi Ranks

  • Macquarie St

  • Zollner Circuit

  • Bridge St b/wn Pitt & Loftus

  • Carrington St

Governance Co-ordination Center

A representative from the NSW Taxi Council will be working in the Governance Co-ordination Center (Police Operation Centre) during VIVID Sydney 2022 on all Friday and Saturday nights as well as the Sunday night of the long weekend.

Road Closures

For the safety of pedestrians, key roads will be closed in the Sydney CBD, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Haymarket, The Rocks and Walsh Bay and parking restrictions will be in effect.

Roads will start closing from 5pm each night of the festival with additional closures on Fridays and weekends. All roads will reopen by 1am each night.

Interactive maps for Road closures during VIVID Sydney 2022 are as follows -

You can also view the Road Closures flyer - Click here to access.

For more details on road closures, including special event clearways, visit or call the 132 701 Traffic Information Line.

Accessibility Pick Up and Drop Off Zones

Please see below for a list of accessible drop off and pick up points.

Key Accessible drop off and pick up zones:

The Rocks / Circular Quay

  • Hickson Road at Pier One hotel– available on Level 1-2 nights

  • George St (near Lower Fort St) – available Monday to Thursday nights. This location may be an option for drop off on the higher level nights, however please note that patrons would need to travel past the Rocks Markets on the footpath.

  • Loftus St (near Alfred St) – available Monday to Thursday nights only

  • Circular Quay East (cnr Alfred St & Phillip St) – available Monday to Thursday nights only

  • Phillip Street south of Albert Street on Level 2/3 nights.

  • Sydney Opera House - security gatehouse at the end of Macquarie St – available on all nights

Darling Harbour

  • Zollner Circuit, Darling Square St – available on all nights

  • Iron Wharf Place near Sofitel – available on all nights

  • Watermans Quay, Barangaroo – available on all nights

Sydney Opera House

  • Accessible viewing area on the western forecourt, adjacent to the sea wall

  • Set down and pick up - Security gatehouse at the end of Macquarie St – available on all nights

Access & Inclusion

Click here to visit the Vivid Sydney 2022 Access and Inclusion webpage for further information

Key Locations of Vivid Sydney 2022

  • Barangaroo

  • Carriageworks

  • Central Station and The Goods Line

  • Circular Quay and the Rocks

  • Darling Harbour

  • Darling Quarter

  • Darling Square

  • Luna Park

  • Sydney CBD and Surrounds

  • Sydney Opera House

  • Taronga Zoo

  • University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

  • Walsh Bay

For further details on key lighting precincts - click here

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