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Vivid Sydney 2024 - Everything Taxi Drivers Need to Know



Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June 2024

Lights on 6pm & Lights off 11pm each night


Vivid Sydney is an annual celebration of creativity, innovation, and technology, which transforms Sydney for 23 days and nights. In 2024, for its 14th year, Vivid Sydney will fuse art, innovation, and technology in collaboration with some of the most boundary-pushing artists, thinkers, musicians, and culinary experts of our time. 

 

Mark the dates 24 May – 15 June 2024 in your calendar and explore the program of Light, Ideas, Music and Food now, united by this year’s artistic direction, "Vivid Sydney, Humanity". 

 

Key Locations for Vivid Sydney 2024 will be Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour, The Rocks, Walsh Bay, Sydney’s CBD, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour and The Goods Line (Ultimo).


What Taxi Drivers Need to Know


Taxi Ranks

 

Open Monday – Thursdays only

  • Pitt St between Alfred St and Bridge St - eastern side

  • Phillip St between Alfred St and Bridge St - eastern side


Open Monday - Fridays, Sundays and Monday public holiday (10 Jun) only

  • Bridge St between George St and Pitt St - northern side

  • Bridge St between George St and Pitt St - southern side

  • Hunter St between Pitt St and George St – southern side


Open throughout

  • Macquarie Street between Albert Street and the Sydney Opera House – eastern side (traffic is expected to be heavy on weekends so allow extra travel time)

  • Argyle Street rank temporarily relocated to the southern side of Argyle street (refer to changes below) 

  • Carrington Street, near Wynyard Park – eastern side

  • Zollner Circuit, Darling Drive in Darling Harbour – eastern side (managed access due to Darling Dr closures south of Pier St Fridays from 6pm-midnight and weekends 5:30pm-midnight. Traffic will be heavy so drivers are encouraged to use alternative nearby ranks at Harbour St at Darling Square and Iron Place Wharf at ICC Sydney)

  • Railway Colonnade Drive, Central Station – eastern side

 

Changes to Argyle Street Secure Rank


The Argyle Street Secure Taxi Rank will be temporarily relocated to the Southern Side of Argyle Street for the 23 days during the Vivid event. 

 

Please ensure that you comply with the signage and only use the designated spaces allocated to Taxis for the rank. It is also important that you always follow instructions from Police, Traffic Controllers, Secure Guards  and any other Authorised Person.

 

Temporary special event taxi ranks

 

Open Fridays and weekends

  • Harrington Street between Grosvenor Street & Essex Street – eastern side

  • Gresham Street near Bridge Street - eastern side


Closed throughout Vivid Sydney due to road closures:

  • George St between Argyle St and Playfair St – western side

  • George St between Lower Fort St and Playfair St – eastern side


 

Taxi Commissionaires

 

Taxi  Commissionaires will be operating throughout Vivid Sydney 2024 across various days and levels of operation on the following Taxi Ranks:


  • Macquarie St

  • Zollner Circuit

  • Gresham Street (EasternSide, near Bridge Street)

 

Road Closures - Click here to learn more

 

Accessibility Pick Up and Drop Off Zones - Click here to learn more


Thank You to the Team at Destination NSW for partnering with the NSW Taxi Industry for a world-class event.


To access all the information you need to know as a Taxi Driver for Vivid Sydney 2024 - Click here.




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