Cricket Central

The home of Cricket NSW has moved to one of Australia’s leading sporting precincts at Sydney Olympic Park. Our state-of-the-art, year-round, training and administration facility will see cricketers excel from grassroots to elite levels.

Cricket NSW opened their doors open to the public on Sunday, August 21 for the official opening of the state-of-the-art $60m Cricket Central facility at Wilson Park in Sydney Olympic Park.

The venue houses an International Cricket Council compliant oval, 15 indoor nets, including the majority that can be hired by the public, 43 outdoor turf lanes, a gym, 16 meeting rooms, outdoor terrace, amphitheatre, lecture theatre, Sports Science Sports Medicine facility including medical rooms, physio, rehab area, aquatic recovery and nutritionists and also the offices for CNSW’s administration.

Home to six professional teams, the NSW Breakers and Blues, Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers BBL and WBBL teams provides an opportunity for the community to come and see what a high-performance facility looks like and how it operates.

The venue’s first-class café, The Commons, provides for all our catering needs.

Crickets past is also acknowledged with our library housing a collection of books and memorabilia from the late 1800’s.

“Cricket Central, we believe, is the best cricket facility of its kind in the world and was years in the making with the support from all levels of government and all of our building partners,”

“While it’s the home for our elite players and staff, it is also very much the home for all of those who play and love cricket in the state. It’s a place that brings all of cricket's communities together."

So come and experience what a world-class high-performance facility can provide for your organisation’s next meeting or event.

Cricket Central will provide:

  • Dedicated year-round cricket training, coaching and administration facilities for junior cricket group training including school programs, social matches and Big Bash League fan days
  • A First-Class ground to host Elite level matches 
  • Public access to the facilities, community oval and surroundings; and public viewing of internal and external cricket nets

Key Features of the new facility include:

  • An International Cricket Council compliant sized cricket oval
  • A smaller sized community cricket oval
  • Outdoor practice nets
  • An indoor training facility
  • A two storey, cricket centre including an internal atrium, gymnasium, community facilities, sports science and sports medicine facilities and sport administration offices
  • Car parking
  • A single storey grounds keeping shed.

Key Booking Information

Phone: 02 8302 6483

Email: CNSW Bookings -

Cricket Central Indoor Centre Office Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Cricket Central Indoor Centre Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Planning Approvals

In August 2020, SSD 10354 seeking approval for a new cricket centre of excellence at Wilson Park, Sydney Olympic Park was granted consent by the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces.

Engagement with the community and stakeholders was undertaken prior to the lodgement of the State Significant Development Application, as well as during the 28 day Public Exhibition from Thursday 21 November 2019 to 18 Wednesday 18 December 2019.

Civil construction for the new NSW Cricket Centre started on 4 December 2020, with construction of the main building anticipated to commence April 2021.

All relevant planning documents can be found on the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Major Projects Website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Cricket Central located?

Cricket Central is located within the far north-western corner of Sydney Olympic Park at Wilson Park, Sydney Olympic Park.

How is this project funded?

The project is funded by the following partners:

  • NSW Government
  • Federal Government 
  • Cricket Australia
  • Cricket NSW 

What facilities are available to the community?

  • Community facilities include:
  • indoor training nets;
  • meeting and functions rooms;
  • lecture theatre; and
  • ovals for passive recreation, subject to availability or maintenance requirements.

What planning approvals are required?

This project was subject to approval of a State Significant Development Application (SSDA) that was submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. This SSDA was granted development consent in August 2020. 

When was construction completed?

Civil construction for the new NSW Cricket Centre was completed in mid-2022. The site was officially opened on August 21, 2022.

Who will use these facilities?

These facilities will be available for community and professional use to ensure cricket as a whole can benefit from the new facilities. It is expected that 50,000 players will utilise these facilities each year

Who can I contact for further information?

For more information, or to raise any concerns please contact David McDonald, Cricket NSW:


Phone: 0405 873 421

Project Contact Details (construction of eastern carpark)

Abax Civil
Ben Horswill
PO Box 215, Toongabie, NSW 2146
0428 161 657

161 Silverwater Road, Sydney Olympic Park 2128

Document Library

Planning Documents
Planning Determination Documents
Management and Mitigation Measures
Ongoing Reporting
Development Update

Official Partners