Events: Sporting Events

Sydney is home to some of the biggest international sporting events and some of Australia's best domestic sporting competitions, Sydney has sporting events for those who just want to cheer from the stands as well as for those that want to dig in and join the performers. While visiting Sydney during the warmer months, take some time to enjoy the best of Sydney and the sports on offer.

From cricket to golf, and every sport in between, Sydney hosts a number of professional sporting events and competitions during the spring and summer. Experience a cross-town cricket rivalry as two Sydney based teams go head to head in the Australian domestic cricket competition, or cheer on the world's best motorcycle drivers and motorsport drivers at Eastern Creek. Don't forget to cheer on Australia's best tennis players as they take on the world in early January.

With its world-famous natural harbour, it is only natural for Sydney to play host to a number of water-based competitions. With annual yacht racing events, other ocean races, and waterski championships, Sydney's waterside suburbs to the north and along the river play host to awesome summer sport festivities.

Sydney's beaches explode with activity during summer, with residents diving in the water at every available opportunity. With surfing events, beach volleyball championships and ocean swims all on the agenda, it'll be hard not to get caught up in the sense of competition!

Sydney is an active city, with its residents known for their high-energy pursuit of fitness. During the warmer months, Sydney plays host to a number of local "fun runs" and other friendly competitions. There are sporting events that celebrate holidays (with men and women in red padded suits), as well as the tremendous diversity of Sydney, with events for the differently-abled and streetside events for local communities.

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  1. Sydney Swans versus North Melbourne

    Friday 27 May 2016, Moore Park

    Celebrate Marn Grook as the Sydney Swans host North Melbourne in a Friday night blockbuster to kick off Indigenous round!This is Round 10 of the competition.

    27 May

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  2. Holden State of Origin I NSW versus QLD

    Wednesday 1 June 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    State versus State, mate versus mate, with over 35 years of history, Holden State of Origin continues to be a pinnacle event on the NRL major events calendar.Get behind your team and be there when...

    01 Jun

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  3. State of Origin One: Legends Cruise

    Wednesday 1 June 2016, Darling Harbour

    Avoid the mayhem on the streets and sail your way to ANZ Stadium for the first State of Origin!Join like-minded fans across two decks of entertainment, get up close with your favourite legends of...

    01 Jun

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  4. Caltex Socceroos vs Greece

    Saturday 4 June 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    See the Socceroos take on the former European Champions as Greece come to Australia for the first time since 2006. The match will be held on Saturday, 4 June 2016 at ANZ Stadium #ilovesydney...

    04 Jun

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  5. Red Bull Neymar Jr's Five Street Soccer National Finals

    Saturday 4 June 2016, Parramatta

    Red Bull and International football superstar 'Neymar Jr' have joined forces and launched a new and innovative five aside football competition called Neymar Jr's Five. The competition is being held...

    04 Jun

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    Free
  6. MS Walk and Fun Run

    Sunday 5 June 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    The MS Walk and Fun Run is an enjoyable, healthy way to join family, friends and thousands of other enthusiastic supporters in a fun day out. By taking part in this fantastic event you will be...

    05 Jun

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  7. XIAMENAIR Australian Badminton Open 2016

    Tuesday 7 June to Sunday 12 June 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    Get ready for some hot competition and a congregation of the best of the best in badminton at the Australian Badminton Open 2016.Top players from around the globe will meet in Sydney to compete in...

    07 Jun -12Jun

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  8. True Grit Military Inspired Obstacle Challenge

    Saturday 11 June to Sunday 12 June 2016, Hawkesbury

    True Grit is the first military style obstacle course designed by Australian Special Forces. The courses are designed over 10 to 12 kilometres with over 30 obstacles per event. Their aim is to...

    11 Jun -12Jun

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