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Some members of our community have expressed concern about coronavirus. We have considered NSW Health advice in line with our emergency management plan and will continue with all of our Year of the Rat festivities, unless that advice changes. We encourage our residents and visitors to follow the advice from NSW Health about their personal situation and take personal hygiene precautions. We will continue to monitor advice from NSW Health and will let you know of any changes to events.

While the WHO has declared a health emergency, we have consulted with stakeholders and NSW Health and believe continuing with the celebrations is the best option at this stage. Signage and information will be made available throughout the event precinct regarding procedures for good hygiene and access to washing facilities.

Chatswood is conveniently located on Sydney’s North Shore less than 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD. There are a number of conveniently located carparks as well as multiple public transport options including the Chatswood Interchange train station.

Public Transport

The Chatswood Interchange has trains, buses and the new Sydney Metro travelling in and out of Chatswood, and is the best place to start your Chatswood Year of the Rat Festival experience. Use the Trip Planner to plan your visit.

Trackwork on T1 North Shore Line 8 February

Planned trackwork is taking place on the T1 North Shore Line on Saturday 8 February with buses replacing trains between Hornsby and Wynard.

  • If you are travelling from stations between Hornsby and Wynyard, connect with a rail replacement bus to Chatswood.
  • Express buses will be running between Chatswood and Wynyard. Alternatively, you can catch a T9 Northern Line train to Epping and change for a Metro service to Chatswood.
  • Customers planning on travelling by train should allow additional travel time and plan their trip.


There are six major parking facilities all located within the Chatswood CBD including underground parking at The Concourse.

67 Albert Avenue Entry from Albert Ave, eastbound direction only.
Chatswood Chase Sydney Entry from Archer St or Victoria Ave
Mandarin Centre Entry off Victor St.
The Concourse Entry from Ferguson Lane, off Archer St.
Westfield Chatswood Entry from Albert Ave, Anderson St, Devonshire St and Victor St.
Zenith Centre Entry from Railway St.
The Mix at Chatswood Place Entry from Oscar Street

Road Closures Twilight Parade - Saturday 8 February

To celebrate the lunar new year, the Chatswood Twilight Parade will run along Endeavour St, Victoria Ave finishing at Bertram St. To facilitate the parade the following roads will be closed to general traffic between 5.30pm and 8.30pm on Saturday 8 February: 

  • Endeavour Street between Orchard Road and Anderson Street
  • Anderson Street between Help Street and Albert Avenue
  • Ferguson Lane between Anderson Street and The Concourse  car park entrance
  • Victoria Avenue between Anderson Street and Neridah Street
  • Bertram Street between Victoria Avenue and Albert Avenue (Police vehicles excepted, via Albert Ave)
  • Archer Street between Ferguson Lane and Albert Ave
  • Charlotte Lane
  • Orchard Road, buses only 

Delivery to Shops

We highly recommend you organise delivery of goods to your business before 5pm and after 9pm.

Car Park Access

Any residents, deliveries or businesses requiring access to car parks affected by the road closure should enter before 5pm and after 9pm. For more information visit or Council's website.

Road Closures Twilight Parade Saturday 8 February 2020

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