Sport in Sydney

Highlights

Events at Sydney Olympic Park

Cheer on your favourite team, see your favourite live act or explore 40 hectares of lush parklands at Bicentennial Park in Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney’s west. Originally built to host the Sydney 2000 Olympics, today the park plays host to a range of world-class events, from sporting matches to epic music festivals.

  • Australian Open of Golf 2014
  • State of Origin, ANZ Stadium

Sports in Sydney

With thriving state-of-the-art sporting facilities throughout the city, Sydney plays host to some of the biggest international sporting events in the world, along with some of Australia's top domestic sporting competitions.

AFL 9's, Sydney

The AFL is hosting the inaugural McDonald’s AFL9s Classic in Moore Park from 25-26 November. The event brings together all age groups from around Australia to play in the McDonald’s AFL9s, a fun, social non-contact version of the game. An interactive AFL fan zone, activities for kids, food stalls, pop-up bars, music and entertainment top off a weekend of fun for the whole family.

Get your nine-a-side team together and head to Sydney to be part of the weekend action, where you will be competing for cash and prizes.

Coates Hire Sydney 500, Sydney

Once again, the streets of Sydney Olympic Park will ignite for the Coates Hire Sydney 500 during 2 - 4 December as drivers push it to the limit at the season’s grand finale. Don't miss a moment of the action as Ford, Holden, Nissan and Volvo go head to head at the championship showdown.

The racing action continues with final rounds of the Dunlop Series, V8 Utes, Aussie Racing Cars and Formula 4. Off-track action includes the Disney Zone, driver autograph signing sessions and other high-octane entertainment. Children 12 and under receive free general admission when accompanied by a paying adult.

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Over the past 70 years, the epic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking with such national events as the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Davis Cup tennis and the cricket tests between Australia and England.

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race begins in the waters of Sydney Harbour on the 26th December, taking the international fleet a nailbiting 628 nautical miles to the finish line in the Derwent River, Hobart.

Bowl-a-rama, Bondi

Australia’s biggest skateboarding competition is returning to Bondi Beach for two days of shredding and celebrating skateboard culture. Now in its 11th year, Bowl-a-rama still stands unique as the only international professional bowl skating event of its kind, and attracts pro skaters from all over the world.

This year’s event will be held over 18 - 19th February, two hard-partying days with extra skate sessions due to popular demand, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities to catch some gnarly grinds and watch skateboarding champions do what they do best.

The Sydney International Rowing Regatta, Penrith

The Sydney International Rowing Regatta (SIRR) is returning for another year of competitive rowing from 27th March - 2nd April 2017. Held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith, Australia's week-long premier rowing event features over 100 rowing competitions, including the famous Australian Open Rowing Championships, Australian Open Schools Rowing Championships and the King’s and Queen’s Cup Interstate Regatta.

Arsenval vs Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers

English Premier League powerhouse Arsenal is heading to Sydney in July 2017 to play back-to-back matches against Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers at ANZ Stadium. The atmosphere will be electric when one of the world football's oldest and most iconic clubs takes on the two Sydney teams.

Fans from around Australia and the world are expected to travel to Sydney for the two blockbuster matches. Make sure you get in early to secure your seats to this once-in-a-lifetime sporting event in Sydney.

  1. Rosehill Gardens Race Day

    Saturday 10 December 2016, Parramatta

    The racing season heats up this summer with a stunning line up of live racing and spectacular entertainment. Rosehill Gardens is celebrating the festive season and is spreading Christmas cheer! Be sure to keep an...

    10 Dec
  2. F1 Style Formula Ford Drive Day

    Sunday 11 December to Monday 12 December 2016, Blacktown

    Anglo Australian Motor Sport is the only Formula Ford Drive Day provider in Australia that offers you the chance to safely use the full power of a real F1-Style Formula Ford Race Car. Your Driver Instruction comes...

    11 Dec -12Dec
  3. Summer Showjumping Classic CSI-W

    Sunday 11 December 2016, Sydney West

    The Summer Showjumping Classic CSI-W brings Australia's best horsepower to Sydney. The harmony and partnership between rider and horse will be on display as they soar over obstacles of up to 1.6 metres in height and...

    11 Dec

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