Congratulations to our winners & thanks to all those who participated in the Pokémon Oceania International Championships!
The Pokémon Oceania International Championships are the second International Championships event of the 2017-2018 Championship Series season. The event, one of the largest of the entire season, will take place at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia from February 9-11, 2018. It will feature high Championship Point payouts and tens of thousands of dollars in prizes (based on attendance), spread between the Pokémon TCG and video game competitions.
We are also excited to announce that the Pokémon Oceania International Championships will play host to a Pokkén Tournament Championship Series Qualifier! When the dust settles on an exciting weekend of competition, 3 lucky competitors will punch their ticket to the Pokkén Tournament World Championships!
Friday Feb 9th
8.30am: TCG and VGC Masters Day 1 Start
Saturday Feb 10th
8.30am: TCG and VGC Masters play continues, TCG and VGC Junior/Senior Day 1 Start, Pokkén Day 1 Start.
Sunday Feb 11th
8.30am: TCG/VGC/Pokkén all division play continues to completion.
Expo Hall 4 – Sydney Olympic Park
Murray Rose Ave, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127
Entry is via Riverina Ave.
How do I get to Sydney Olympic Park?
There are multiple ways to get to the venue via public transport, however, we highly recommend the train. For other options, see https://transportnsw.info – Listed below are the steps to take the train:
Catching a train to the Sydney Olympic Park is an easy task and follows a few steps depending on your point of departure. Please also note the advice on Opal Cards, listed below:
From Domestic or International Airports start at STEP 1. From the City/CBD, start from STEP 3.
- Board Train on Platform 1 at Domestic Airport or International Airport Station
- Alight at Central Station (3rd stop from Domestic, 4th Stop from International)
- Starting at Central Station, board a T1 ‘via Parramatta’ train that stops at Lidcombe from Platform 18, or, a T2 Leppington bound or Parramatta bound train from Platform 19.
- Alight at Lidcombe Station
- Board a Train on Platform 0, which is a direct ride to Olympic Park Station, and is the only stop.
From Sydney and surrounding suburbs
Catch any train that gets you to the Lidcombe Station. From there catch a train service that is to “Olympic Station”.
The following lines all go via Lidcombe station:
T1 North Shore Line
T1 Western Line
T2 Inner West & South Line
T3 Bankstown Line
T7 Olympic Park Line
Blue Mountains Line
For more information, please head to the transport New South Wales government document on how to arrive: https://transportnsw.info
Do I need anything to travel around Sydney on public transport?
In Sydney, to travel on the public transport system, individuals MUST pay for and travel with a “Opal Card”. You can purchase a Opal card from a large range of retailers and locations including any 7-Eleven stores and the Sydney Airport when you land. It is important to note that the card requires you to have “Opal money” on it to be able to travel. The locations to place money on the card are the same as where you buy from. To use the card, it’s as simple as “touch on” and “touch off”. Touch on using the Opal card readers before you board the transportation and touch off after you have finished your journey.
For more information visit: https://www.opal.com.au/
Just near the venue, there are 3 Fast Food outlets: Subway, McDonalds and Oportos. They are located under the Novotel Sydney Hotel, all along the Olympic Boulevard side of the building. There is a Convenience store near the venue, located on the other side of the Train Station where the Event Venue is. Make sure you stock up on water!
Australian Summer is very unforgiving to those who are not used to it. Sydney can get very humid during the summer and can make 30C/86F days feel like 40C/104F and above.
For further information please see the FAQ’s
If you’re new to Sydney, or want some detailed information and travel advice, see our extra tips and advice page.