Enterprising business event organisers may just find this is the place for them to be.
Sydney is a metropolis of three cities: the Western Parkland City, Central River City and the Eastern Harbour City. With its diverse culture and exciting attractions, Western Sydney is transforming into a new heartland for business and industry. Western Sydney also has one of the largest growing populations in Australia, and new infrastructure such as the Western Sydney (Nancy Bird Walton) International Airport opening in 2026 means greater economic, employment and aspirational opportunity for locals and travellers alike. The thriving locale is perfect for business event organisers and their delegates. If you’re looking for a unique experience along roads less travelled, then check out these top seven venues and team-building activities that help give Western Sydney it’s undeniable charm.
1. Sydney Olympic Park
Located just 13km from the Sydney CBD and well-connected with buses and a dedicated train station, the Sydney Olympic Park precinct is awash with world-class stadiums and conference facilities, lush parklands and myriad arts and culture opportunities. Business event organisers will enjoy the scope of opportunity. With hotels, a range of dining and entertainment options, and vast opportunities for unique team building activities on site, this is a great location to pull up stumps for a day, overnight, or a few days.
2. NSW Rail Museum
A cultural gem that’s well and truly off the beaten track, the NSW Rail Museum is an homage to the heritage and engineering genius that helped bring Sydney into the modern era with such success. The venue itself is awash with natural light, 100-plus full-scale trains and other railway relics, and beautiful heritage features. It’s a must-see for your next location shortlist.
3. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Far removed from its city-dwelling sister museum, the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is a beacon of creativity and culture and a unique venue for tourists and business events alike. Easily accessible via extensive free parking and the adjacent Casula train station, conference organisers can choose between a plethora of unique venues, including exhibitions spaces and indoor and outdoor amphitheaters, as well as the breathtaking 2 hectares of parklands nestled on the banks of the beautiful Georges River.
4. Sydney Zoo
With animals from every continent and a slew of new arrivals, including a newborn capybara, and four cheeky baby baboons, Sydney Zoo certainly doesn’t disappoint. Located 38km from the CBD and occupying a sprawling 16.5ha site on the edge of Western Sydney Parklands, visitors and business event organisers can take their pick from outstanding locations and digital capabilities.
5. Sydney Coliseum Rooty Hill
Situated on the cusp of several major roadways and public transport arteries for easy accessibility, the newly opened Sydney Coliseum Rooty Hill is at the forefront of arts, culture and activities in the west. The $100 million development, designed by Sydney’s Cox Architects, took the gong at the 2020 Australian Interrior Design Awards in the Public Design category. Boasting an impressive lineup of live performances, cutting-edge technology and conference facilities, terrific team-building opportunities (such as Zone Bowling) and world-class dining options from the likes of Sean Connelly and Stefano Manfredi, it also features a performance venue which can be customised to suit the needs of each event – up to 1300 removable seats can be added to an auditorium that also features 2000 permanent seats – and the event space also features seven bars and 3 foyers.
6. Penrith Whitewater Stadium
A unique extreme-sporting hub located at the foot of the world-heritage-listed Blue Mountains, Penrith Whitewater Stadium is guaranteed to get pulses racing at your corporate team building event. Back in 2000, it was the official venue for the Olympic kayak and canoe slalom events and it’s the only man-made facility of its kind in the whole southern hemisphere.