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Travelling to The Information and Cultural Exchange

The Information and Cultural Exchange is located on the corner of Victoria Road and Villiers Street, across from Prince Alfred Square.

Public Transport

Parramatta Wharf is a 50-minute ride by Rivercat Ferry from Circular Quay. Walk along the Parramatta River Walk until the Riverside Theatres, and cross Prince Alfred Square to get to the Informational and Cultural Exchange.

Parramatta Station is situated on the Western, Cumberland and Blue Mountains lines. If traveling on Northern or Southern lines change at Strathfield. It is a 15 minute walk down Church Street.

Take routes L20 or 520 from Circular Quay. The nearest bus stop is in front of the Brandsmart Shopping Centre.

The Free Parramatta Shuttle Bus 900 departs from Macquarie Street and stops at Church Street North and Prince Alfred Square on Church Street.

For timetables, trip planning and other public transport service information call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit


I.C.E. does not have on-site parking. On-street, paid parking is available along Villiers Street (4P, 8am to 6pm Monday – Saturday). The Fennell Street Car Park is located a 5 minute walk from I.C.E. on the corner of Fennell and Villiers Streets.

Drivers with a Mobility Parking Scheme card displayed are entitled to park in a metered/ticketed area at no charge.

Venue Map