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Sydney, your Uber Tropfest experience is arriving now.

February 8, 2017 / Sydney

Uber is proud to be the official ridesharing partner for Tropfest. Over 50,000 people are set to descend upon Parramatta Park on Saturday February 11th to watch the 16 finalists’ short films, meaning one very busy evening for driver partners!

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday 11 February 2017
  • Location: Parramatta Park
  • Start time: Gates open at 2:00pm, main event starts at 6:00pm
  • End time: Event ends at 10pm, so 9:30pm – 11:00pm is expected to be massive as everyone leaves the venue at once

The uberZONE: Drop-off and pick-up safely

The uberZONE is a dedicated pick-up and drop-off area to help make the trip experience seamless for driver-partners and riders.

As a driver-partner, here’s how it works:

  1. Enter the Parramatta Swimming Centre car park via O’Connell St
  2. You’ll automatically be placed in the virtual queueing system (just like at Sydney Airport)
  3. Pull into one of the numbered bays, as directed by the traffic controllers
  4. When you receive a trip request, SMS the rider your bay number
  5. Your rider will come to you, with help from a member of the Uber team!

Here’s a map showing where the uberZONE is located: 

What else is happening?


Riders will be able to chill out, charge their phone, and wait safely for their ride in an uberLOUNGE. The Uber team will be on hand to answer questions and help riders connect with driver-partners as they leave the event.


Celebrities and Tropfest A-Listers will be flown to Parramatta Park in style. We have helicopters decked-out in Uber and Tropfest branding to make sure their black carpet arrival is a magical one.  


Members of the Uber team will be on the ground helping riders move from the uberLOUNGE to the uberZONE and connect with driver-partners, making it a smooth experience for everyone. Say hello if you see someone in an UBER shirt!

Last, but certainly not least, six lucky driver-partners have been gifted tickets by Tropfest to Saturdays event! Have a great time Mark, Gisela, Alex, Julie, George, and Kunal!