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Travelling to the State Library of NSW

The Metcalfe Auditorium is in the Macquarie Street Wing of the State Library, situated between the Royal Botanic Gardens and Parliament House on Macquarie Street.

Public Transport

Train
The closest train stations are Martin Place and St James. Circular Quay is a short walk away.

Bus
The Sydney Explorer bus stops outside the Library on Macquarie Street.

For timetables, trip planning and other public transport service information call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit their website www.131500.info

Parking

The nearest parking station is Sydney Hospital, located on Hospital Road. 

If you have a Mobility Parking sticker, you can use the parking spaces at Shakespeare Place, on the corner of Macquarie Street and the Cahill Expressway.  

Venue Map