Park News

Acknowledging our fire fighters

19 Dec 2019

Sydney Olympic Park is saying thank you to our state’s hard working Rural Fire Service members, as they continue to battle the bushfire crisis across NSW.

The Park is home to the Rural Fire Service headquarters, and during the Summer school holidays Sydney Olympic Park Authority will be doing what it can to provide some respite to volunteers and staff from the RFS and other agencies involved in fighting the fires.

The Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre is offering free entry for firies, and RFS members can enjoy free entry into the group stages of the ATP Cup at the Sydney Tennis Centre from 3-8 January.

The Sydney Thunder are also setting an allocation of tickets aside for RFS members for their 6 January game against the Brisbane Heat, to provide volunteers with a well-deserved break from the ongoing fire effort.

Rural Fire Service staff and volunteers can enjoy a free coffee from the Mint Bar and Bluespresso cafes, while Ribs and Rumps at Sydney Olympic Park is offering fire fighters a free drink at the restaurant.

In addition, Novotel Sydney Olympic Park will provide a catered Christmas lunch at a low cost for the hundreds of RFS staff on duty at the command centre on Christmas Day. All RFS guests at Accor’s Sydney Olympic Park hotels are also being provided free coffees and refuel packs during the day.

Members of organisations involved in the current bushfire effort must show proof of membership or be in uniform to redeem the offers, except the Sydney Thunder T20 game. The T20 tickets can be secured by RFS members via a secure online link

These offers are currently valid until the end of the Summer school holidays on 27 January 2020.

In early December, Sydney Olympic Park Authority hosted a fundraiser for the bushfire appeal at its Christmas in the Square event. Around $3,000 was raised by the local community to assist the great work being done by the Salvation Army and BlazeAid to help people across NSW recover from the fire crisis.

Summary of offers to our fire fighters:

  • Free entry into the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
  • Free regular coffee at Bluespresso, NSWRL Head Quarters, 12 Dawn Fraser Ave
  • Free regular coffee and muffin at Mint Bar, 1 Brushbox Street
  • Free entry into the ATP Cup between 3-8 January 2020
  • Free drink (soft drink, wine or tapped beer) at Ribs and Rumps Sydney Olympic Park
  • Tickets to the Sydney Thunder T20 Match on 6 January 2020