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.

Volleyfest, Sydney

Volleyball Australia’s annual volleyball tournament, Volleyfest, returns for 10 days of entertainment and action-packed volleyball contests from the 17th to the 26th of March. Over three heats athletes will compete in the Women’s World Tour Event, Men's Four Nations Invitational Event and the Australian Beach Volleyball Finals (Double Gender). Held on the iconic Manly Beach, the festival will also host live acts, DJ’s, celebrity matches, food stalls and fireworks.

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. Sydney Harbour Challenge

    Saturday 25 February to Sunday 26 February 2017, Manly

    Sydney Harbour Challenge presented by Hawaiian Airlines is Australia's most prestigious six man Outrigger Canoe Race, attracting over 800 competitors. As Australia’s flagship long-distance outrigger canoe event, it...

    25 Feb -26Feb
  2. Australian Open of Surfing

    Saturday 25 February to Sunday 5 March 2017, Manly

    Mix the world's best surfers, skateboarders, music and lifestyle, all for free and all on Manly Beach, and you get the Australian Open of Surfing!The World Surf League's (WSL) best will hit Manly Beach to...

    25 Feb -05Mar
  3. Sydney Carnival

    Saturday 11 March to Saturday 15 April 2017, Parramatta

    Sydney Carnival encompasses two hallmark events, the Longines Golden Slipper Carnival at Rosehill Gardens and The Championships at Royal Randwick, continuing the tradition of world-class thoroughbred racing combined...

    11 Mar -15Apr
  4. Volleyfest

    Friday 17 March to Sunday 26 March 2017, Manly

    Volleyball Australia's annual Volleyfest event is held at Manly Beach. Spectators will see visiting countries compete in a series of Volleyball tournaments across a three week period in March on Manly Beach....

    17 Mar -26Mar
  5. Longines Golden Slipper Day

    Saturday 18 March 2017, Parramatta

    Steeped in tradition, Longines Golden Slipper Day is where legends are born. With a spectacular line-up of first-class racing, the day features five Group One races with an impressive prize pool of over AUD7 million...

    18 Mar
  6. Sydney International Rowing Regatta

    Monday 27 March to Sunday 2 April 2017, Penrith

    Held at Penrith's Sydney 2000 Olympic rowing venue, Australia's largest rowing event features a week-long regatta with the world's best rowers competing in over 100 events. This will include the Australian Open...

    27 Mar -02Apr
  7. The Championships

    Saturday 1 April to Saturday 8 April 2017, Randwick

    Held on the first and second Saturday of April each year, the grand finals of Australian racing, The Championships sets the stage for two days of world-class, exhilarating racing at Royal Randwick.With over...

    01 Apr -08Apr
  8. Schweppes Stakes Day

    Saturday 15 April 2017, Randwick

    Schweppes Stakes Day is the grand finale of Sydney's Autumn Racing, held at Royal Randwick racecourse in Sydney's eastern suburbs. Watch the thoroughbred stars face off for one last showdown in the Group One...

    15 Apr
  9. 2017 Crown Group Australian Badminton Open

    Tuesday 20 June to Sunday 25 June 2017, 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 2017.Top players from around the globe will meet in Sydney to compete in the...

    20 Jun -25Jun
  10. Bledisloe Cup Festival

    Sunday 6 August to Sunday 20 August 2017, City Centre

    The 2016 Bledisloe Cup Festival offers fans the opportunity to celebrate one of the greatest rivalries in world sport, the Qantas Wallabies versus the New Zealand All Blacks. The festival will culminate with the...

    06 Aug -20Aug

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