Writing NSW
Callan Park, Balmain Rd

Public Transport

Note: these public transport options should be used as a guide only. For up to date information, including timetables and service updates, visit Transport NSW.


Catch the 445 bus from Petersham Station, the 444 bus from Canterbury or the 440 from Central Station. Get off at the Cecily Street entrance to Callan Park on Balmain Road and follow the orange/brown signs to Writing NSW from the entrance. It’s a 5-minute walk.

Take a bus from Circular Quay, Wynyard or Town Hall towards Rozelle (500501502504505506507, 508510518M50M52). Exit at the corner of Victoria Road and Darling Street. Walk up to Balmain Rd (Rozelle side of Victoria Rd) and turn down it. Walk about 500 metres south along Balmain Rd until you get to the Cecily Street entrance of Callan Park.

Light Rail

Catch the light rail to Lilyfield. Walk up the steps and turn right in Catherine Street and cross Lilyfield Road. To your right find Grove Street and walk up the hill to Balmain Road, turn right and walk a couple of hundred metres until you reach the lights at Cecily Street at the entrance to Callan Park. Cross Balmain Road into the Park entrance and follow the orange/brown signs to Writing NSW.


There is plenty of free parking at the rear of the building for participants, hirers and caterers.

Navigating Callan Park

Writing NSW is located in the heritage-listed Garry Owen House, in Callan Park, Lilyfield. Follow the signs from the front gate (Balmain Road near Cecily Street) to our front door. We can easily be found by typing ‘Writing NSW’ into Google maps.


Rooms located on the ground floor of our building are fully wheelchair accessible via our front verandah, and accessible toilets can be found on the ground floor. Unfortunately the rooms on our first floor are not wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you have any accessibility needs.

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