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When is this event taking place?
Friday 28 February – Monday 9 March

What are the opening hours for this event?
Monday – Friday | 5.00pm – 10:30pm

Saturday – Sunday | 4.00pm – 10:30pm

Where is the event taking place?
The Canberra Times Night Noodle Markets take place at Reconciliation Place. See our site map below.

Where can I find the Night Noodle Markets menus?
All of our delicious stallholder menus can be found here.

Are there vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available at the event?
There sure are! Check out our stall holder menus here. Dietaries are noted under each menu item. If you’re still unsure, you can ask any of our friendly stallholders at the Markets if they have vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options available.

Vegans and vegetarian can read up on our favourite meat-free menu items here.
If you’re gluten-free, check out our favourite gluten-free options here.

I have a food allergy, how do I know this food is safe for me?
We encourage you to ask each individual stallholder regarding your allergy. Provide as much detail as possible to the stallholder for the best advice.

Can I pay with cash at the event?
The Canberra Times Night Noodle Markets are a cash-free event. Make sure you bring your cards along with you for all purchases.
There is also an option to load cash onto a Good Food card in $50 increments (with a $5 handling fee). See our friendly staff at the Info Tent on-site for one of these cards.

Are there any age restrictions for this event?
This is an all-ages family friendly event.

Is this a dog friendly event?
The Canberra Times Night Noodle Markets are dog-friendly. We do ask, however, that if you bring your four-legged friends along to the event, you ensure they are kept on a leash. Please also be mindful that there are large crowds at the event, which pets may find stressful. Please ensure you look after your pooch and if crowds aren’t their thing, maybe leave them at home with a doggy treat.

Is there seating at the event?
We provide as much seating as possible for the size of the event site, however we do encourage you to bring along a picnic blanket for a relaxed dining experience.

Can I walk or ride to the event?
If you feel like taking in the sights around you, The Canberra Times Night Noodle Markets can be reached on foot or by bike. Bike racks are available at various locations around Reconciliation Place.

Is there a shuttle bus to the event?
Two free shuttle buses will operate 28-29 February & 6-7 March to help visitors move between the city, Russell car parks and the Enlighten Illuminations in the Parliamentary Triangle.

The first shuttle bus will operate on loop 5pm – 6pm. Hop on and off at the following stops:
• Platform 2, East Row
• Platform 10, Northbourne Avenue
• 120 Commonwealth Avenue
• 1 Langton Crescent
• Commonwealth Park, Commonwealth Avenue
• London Circuit

The second shuttle bus will operate on loop 6pm-11:30pm, with the last departure from the Enlighten Illuminations at 11:30pm. Hop on and off at the following stops:
• Russell Offices
• Constitution Avenue
• Walpole Crescent
• Kings Avenue

Are there public buses to the event?
Consider leaving the car at home, or somewhere close by and completing your journey to Commonwealth Park with Transport Canberra. Plan your journey today by visiting transport.act.gov.au.

Where can I park?
Parking is limited. Please ensure that where you have parked is a valid spot and you have checked if you need to purchase a ticket.
The National Capital Authority will be enforcing parking regulations for the duration of this event, and attendees should ensure they park legally to avoid the risk of an infringement being issued to their vehicle. Paid parking applies on business days from 8.30am.
After 5pm there are various free public car parks throughout the Parliamentary Triangle. There is also parking at each of the participating attractions. On weekdays and weekends the public car parks within the Parliamentary Triangle will operate under normal conditions.
Due to traffic congestion during the event it is recommended that patrons avoid parking in the National Library of Australia. Please note the large car park at Questacon will not be accessible from 5pm onwards.

Is there accessible parking?
Free accessible parking is available at most public car parks and Enlighten Illuminations’ participating attraction car parks. Parking is limited and vehicles must display an authorised Accessible parking permit.
Additional accessible parking has been put in place in the car park at the National Library of Australia.

Are there road closures?
Illuminations (28 Feb – 9 March 2020)
5:00pm – Midnight
• Mall Road West (Questacon Bus Loop) is closed with Traffic Marshall in place to assist permit holders only exit along this road.
6:00pm – Midnight
• King George Terrace closed between Parkes Place East and Parkes Place West
• King Edward Terrace closed between Parkes Place East and Parkes Place West
• National Library of Australia internal loop road (one-way section), closed
• Queen Elizabeth Terrace between Parkes Place East and Parkes Place West, closed
• Parkes Place West is closed north of King Edward Terrace, access to National Library of Australia car park only. All other vehicles utilising this road to access the Questacon carparks will require a parking permit, and will go through a Traffic Marshall
• Parliament Square at Queen Victoria Terrace, closed
Canberra Day (9 March 2020)
This day will cover
• 5:45am – 10:00am Canberra Balloon Spectacular
• 10:00am – 6:00pm Canberra Day
• 6:00pm – Midnight Enlighten Illuminations

Is there a taxi pick-up / drop-off zone?
Existing taxi ranks on Parkes Place East and the National Gallery of Australia will operate as normal.

Security will checks bags upon entry to the event. Prohibited items include: 

  • Glass
  • Weapons / explosives
  • Alcohol
  • Security will check any fluids that are being brought onto site

You will be asked to dispose of any prohibited items or you will not be allowed to enter the event. We cannot hold or store any personal items. 

Can I bring my reusable cup to the event?
Yes, as long as it isn’t glass.

What if I need First Aid at the event?
There will be roaming first aid officers at all times during the event. Go to the Info Tent on-site for more assistance.

Is there lost property I can contact?
Immediately report any lost items to the Info Tent on-site. If you have left the event before doing so, you can message us on Facebook or email us at foodandwineevents@fairfaxmedia.com.au.

Can I smoke at the event?
This is a non-smoking event. All outdoor eating and drinking areas across the ACT became smoke-free on 9 December 2010 under the Smoke-Free Public Places Act 2003.

I’d like to have a stall at a Night Noodle Markets event. Who do I contact about this?
Get in touch via our online enquiry form that can be found here.