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Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

Sport in Sydney

  • Qantas Wallabies vs All Blacks 2013
  • The Championships Royal Randwick Sydney


Netball's pinnacle event is returning to Sydney for the first time in more than two decades. The Netball World Cup Sydney will take place from August 7 - 19 and features a revamped competition format in which fans will watch top nations such as Australia and New Zealand play head-to-head in the preliminary rounds. Competition matches will be staged in the newly opened Netball Central at Sydney Olympic Park.

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Sporting events in Sydney

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Sydney hosts an exhilarating line-up of sporting events through this winter and beyond. 

The ultimate trans-Tasman battle culminates on August 8, when the Qantas Wallabies face off against arch rivals the All Blacks to try to win back the Bledisloe Cup. To celebrate the annual battle, a four-day Sydney-based festival of rugby will include a lunch, golf day and Australian Turf Club event at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

More than 36,000 runners will take to one of the most scenic courses in Australia during the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival on September 20. Consisting of four events, the marathon will start in Milsons Point and finish at the Royal Botanical Gardens near Sydney Opera House, providing competitors with spectacular views as they cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Finals fever will be at an all-time high when the NRL season culminates with the biggest kick-off of all, the Telstra Premiership Grand Final on October 4 at ANZ Stadium. Following 26 rounds, and the Finals Series, the Grand Final is preceded by a week of celebratory action.

Sydney Motorsport Park will also ignite for the V8 SuperSprint in August, and the adrenalin will continue to flow for the V8 Supercars Sydney 500 in December. 

And of course the Emirates Australian Open also returns to the prestigious Australian Golf Club in November. 

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