Showtime in the City!

Rides, carnival games, animals, face painting and more!
It’s Showtime in the City, with 5 jam-packed days of fun for the whole family!

Rides in Crown StREET Mall 

10am to 3pm. Tickets required to ride;
  • Teacup & Saucer 
  • Mini Pirate Ship
  • Chair-o-plane
  • Kanga Bounce

Attractions & Entertainment

Tickets required for;
  • Face painting & Balloon Bending - 10am to 3pm on Level G, Gateway Building (next to Childrens Playground)
  • Farmyard Animals - 10am to 3pm on Level 1, Gateway Building (outside David Jones)

Tickets are not required for;
  • Street Performances and Dare Devil Stunts by Variety Superstar Neisha - 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm daily on Level 1, Gateway Building
  • Holey Moley and B.Lucky & Sons Fun Zone - 10am to 3pm on Level 1, Gateway Building (outside Sportsgirl)
  • DJ Boybap from Streetbeatz - Crown Street Mall stage

$5 per play - pay direct at attraction;
  • Laughing Clowns & Pluck-a-Duck - 10am to 3pm in the Crown Street Mall


Some rides and attractions require 1 x ticket per person for entry.

Tickets can be obtained 2 ways:
  1. Get 1 x Admit One ticket for every $5 Spend* at any Wollongong Central or Crown Street Mall retailer from 3 -14 April. Redeem from the Ticket Booth, Ground Level Crown outside Forever New (open 10 - 14 April, 10am -3pm) or Customer Service Desk, Level 1 Crown (open 3 - 14 April, Centre hours). Terms & Conditions apply.
  2. Purchase tickets from the Ticket Booth, Ground Level Crown from 10-14 April at a cost of $5 each (card payments only).

Carnival Central

3 - 18 April, Level 1, Gateway Building 
This fun, interactive space is the perfect pit-stop for the kids to get active and have fun with crazy mirrors, ring toss, balance beams, hula hoops and more! 

Click here to read more about Carnival Central.

Circus Workshops

5 - 16 April, 10am to 12pm daily, Carnival Central, Level 1, Gateway Building
Learn new tricks from the Circus Monoxide experts.

Click here to read more about our Circus Workshops.

Retailer Offers

Collect your flyer in centre to take advantage of special retailer offers available during our Showtime event! 


Wollongong Central, Wollongong CBD and all involved suppliers are operating to COVIDSafe plans with additional hygiene and safety measures in place for the duration of the event. We are committed to the safety of our community, following all current NSW Government guidelines and working with Service NSW to follow all current protocols and procedures.

These measures include;
  • Physical Distancing - markers will be in place in areas likely to attract a queue, with both signage and staff reminding attendees of the requirement to remain at a distance of 1.5m. There will also be limits on how many children can enter Carnival Central and the Farmyard at one time. Limits will be indicated by signage, and regularly monitored by staff.
  • Increased Cleaning - there will be increased frequency of surface cleaning conducted by our cleaning staff (Wollongong Central) and by ride operators (Fosters Amusements). High touch surfaces on the rides will be sanitised regularly throughout the day with RTU sanitiser and disposable cloths by the ride operators.
  • Hand Sanitising Stations - there will be hand sanitiser stations available throughout Wollongong Central, in addition to sanitiser being available at the entry and exit of each ride and attraction. Attendees will be encouraged to sanitise before entering the ride or attraction. 
  • Event Layout - the rides are spaced throughout the Crown Street Mall to enable increased physical distancing and air flow.
  • Event Sign In - we encourage all attendees to sign in via our Service NSW QR Code that will be available in multiple locations for the duration of the event.
  • Cashless Transactions - tickets can be purchased via Eftpos, we will not be accepting cash for ticket sales.
  • Sickness - any staff member that is feeling unwell is required to staff home, and we ask that any attendees that are also feeling unwell to remain home and not attend the event.

Opening hours
Anzac Day Trading Hours
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 - 1pm - 4pm
Mon - 9am - 5.30pm
Tue - 9am - 5.30pm
Wed - 9am - 5.30pm
Thu - 9am - 9pm
Fri - 9am - 5.30pm
Sat - 9am - 4pm
Sun - 10am - 4pm
Wollongong Central
200 Crown Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Phone: 02 4228 5999