Location & Parking

Location & Parking

Macquarie Centre has plenty of parking areas allowing for easy access. There are up to 5,000 parking spaces with the first 3 hours free parking and free parking with entry after 7pm.

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Valet Parking

We're making your shopping experience at Macquarie Centre seamless with Valet Parking. Simply enter off Talavera Road, hand your keys to our Valet Parking Attendant, and pick up your car at your leisure after you've finished shopping.

Operating Times:

Monday - Wednesday & Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 9.00pm
Saturday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday 9.00am - 6.00pm

Cost: $10 per car. Parking charges apply after the first 3 hours. Scroll down for Centre parking rates.

We are located at

Cnr of Waterloo and Herring Rds, North Ryde NSW 2113

Arriving By Car

Macquarie Centre is conveniently located on the corner of Waterloo and Herring Roads. You will find plenty of parking in the centre’s main multideck car park, accessable via Talavera Road, and access to the smaller twin deck car park, accessible from Herring Road.
 

Licence plate recognition (lpr)

Macquarie Centre is using smart technology to streamline parking activity at the Centre. This new technology utilizes Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) - reading the license plate of each car as it enters the Macquarie Centre car park and logging time of entry for each vehicle. 

FAQ's:

Q: Why is Macquarie Centre using the LPR system?
As Macquarie Centre continues to get busier, the difficulty for customers to park with ease at peak-time continues. We understand that many visitors from Macquarie Business Park and Macquarie University use our car park and do not actually shop in our centre. We know that these individuals often park in our car park and simply exit the car park to re-enter and park every three hours, to keep within the free parking limit.

The use of LPR will eliminate this from happening as it records the entry time of each car as it enters the car park – and logs the entry time. This means that cars will no longer be able to exit and then re-enter the car park to claim an additional 3-hours free parking period – and normal parking rates will apply. 

Q: How does the LPR parking system work?
The parking system operates on a licence plate recognition system where a camera on entry and exit of the car park captures the licence plate of each vehicle as it enters and leaves the car park.

On entry to the car park, the time of entry is recorded and assigned to the registration of the vehicle. You will still need to pull a ticket as the ticket is required to exit the car park.
 
If your visit is within 3 hours: Simply proceed straight to the exit; insert your parking ticket and exit the car park. The LPR system will recognise your licence plate number as your car exits the car park.

If your visit is over 3 hours: You then pay any additional parking charges at any Pay Station or on exit. 

Q: Can I enter and re-enter the car park to be eligible for 3-hours free parking?
The availability of free parking at the Macquarie Centre is limited to 3-hours only.
The new LPR system captures and records the time of entry for each car and assigns this entry time to the car registration.

Where a car exits and then re-enters the car park within 1-hour, additional parking charges apply (for the duration of the total time parked in the car park, from the time of the first recorded entry). 

Q: What will be done with my Licence Plate Information?
The Licence plate information you provide to Macquarie Centre enables us to manage the operations of the Centre including the car park area. By entering the car park you consent to Macquarie Centre collecting and using this information.

Macquarie Centre will keep this information secure and treat this information in accordance with Macquarie Centre’s privacy policy which can be found at http://www.macquariecentre.com.au/privacy

Best Parking locations

Target, Level 1
The best parking for Target is located on Yellow Level Car Park accessed via Talavera Road.

Big W, Level 1 Upper
For the best parking for Big W is located on the Blue Level Car Park accessed via Talavera Road.

Macquarie Ice Rink, Level 1 Upper
Best parking for Macquarie Ice Rink is via the Silver Level Car Park accessed via Herring Road and the Blue Level Car Park which can be accessed via Talavera Road.

Myer, Level 2 and Level 3
The best parking for Myer is located on the Pink Level Car Park and the Orange Level Car park accessible via Talavera Road or Red and the Silver Level Car Park which can be accessed via Herring Road.

Fashion on 2 
The best parking for Fashion on 2 Galleria is located on the Pink Level Car Park which can be accessed via Talavera Road.

Fashion on 3
Best parking for Fashion on 3 Galleria is located on the Orange Level Car Park or the Black Level Car Park (Rooftop), accessible via Talavera Road and the Herring Road Overpass.

Fresh Food Market, Level 3
The best parking for the Fresh Food Market is located on the Green Level Car Park or the Black Level Car Park (Rooftop) which can be accessed via the Express Ramp on Waterloo Road or via the Herring Road Overpass.

David Jones, Level 2 and 3
The best parking for David Jones is located on the Orange Level Car Park and the Black Level Car Park (Rooftop), which is accessible via Talavera Road and the Herring Road Overpass.

Event Cinemas and Strike Bowling Bar, Level 3 Upper
For the best parking to Event Cinemas and/or Strike Bowling Bar is located on the Black Level Car Park (Rooftop) which can be accessed via either Talavera Road, Herring Road Overpass or the Express Ramp from Waterloo Road. Alternatively parking is available on the Red Level Car Park from Herring Road.

Macquarie Centre Car Parking Rates as of 2 May 2016 

Hours Macquarie centre
0 - 3 Hours Free
3 - 3.5 Hours $6.00
3.5 - 4 Hours $9.00
4 - 4.5 Hours $13.00
4.5 - 5 Hours $16.00
5 - 5.5 Hours $20.00
5.5 - 6 Hours $25.00
6 - 6.5 Hours $30.00
6.5 - 7 Hours $40.00
7 - 7.5 Hours $45.00
7.5 - 8+ Hours $45.00
Maximum Daily Charge $45.00
Lost Ticket $45.00

Free parking with entry from 7pm.

Valet Parking

We're making your shopping experience at Macquarie Centre seamless with Valet Parking. Simply enter off Talavera Road, hand your keys to our Valet Parking Attendant, and pick up your car at your leisure after you've finished shopping. 

Operating Times:
Monday - Wednesday & Friday 9.00am - 6.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 9.30pm
Saturday 8.30am - 6.30pm
Sunday  9.30am - 6.30pm

Cost: $10 per car. Parking charges apply after the first 3 hours, please click here

Finding Parking

There up to 5,000 parking spaces available at Macquarie Centre, including Parents with Prams spaces, available in the Express Car Park and on Level 1 and 2 of the multideck and twindeck car parks. Disabled parking is located at all entrances to the centre. Disabled parking for ShopMobility can be accessed from the Herring Road express ramp.

Public Transport

Macquarie Centre is serviced by bus, rail and taxis.

You can access the centre via Epping – Chatswood rail line by alighting the train at Macquarie University station.

Buses leave Sydney CBD from outside the Queen Victoria Building on York Street. Bus numbers include 288, 290, 292 and 294 and will show Marsfield or Epping station on the front. Buses will also come from Epping and Eastwood train stations.

The taxi stand is located on Herring Road, North Ryde. For more information please contact the Transport Infoline on 131 500.

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