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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

  • NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final, ANZ Stadium
  • V8 Supercar Grand Final, Sydney Olympic Park


Sydney Olympic Park was originally built to host the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Today it plays host to a range of world-class events, from sporting matches to specialist conventions to music festivals. Cheer on your favourite team, see your favourite live act or explore 40 hectares of lush parklands at Bicentennial Park.

Must Do

Top Sporting Events in Sydney

Extreme Sailing Series, Sydney Harbour

In December, the streets of Sydney Olympic Park will ignite for the V8 Supercars Sydney 500, the final event for the year on the V8 supercar calendar. The custom-built course in Homebush boasts the single widest section of race track in Australia, as well as one of the challenging and narrowest. Also in December, the 9th annual Extreme Sailing Series returns to Sydney Harbour for the riveting finale, where the season champions will be crowned.

Starting in late December and concluding in January, the Sydney Sixers T20 Big Bash League at the SCG sees 3 hours of action packed cricket played out at one Sydney’s premier sporting venues. Complete with live music, fireworks and more, a night at the T20 Big Bash League makes for a great family outing.

For six days in January, Sydney Olympic Park is set to host some of the tennis world’s biggest names, both past and present, at the Apia International Sydney. Enjoy a single day of fast-paced tennis action or purchase an all sessions pass and watch on as your favourites battle for a spot in the finals.

You can see the best in Aussie and international surfing at the Australian Open of Surfing held on the iconic Manly Beach each year, a free event which runs for nine days and includes live music and skateboarding events as well.

In February you can check out the inaugural Sydney Sevens, while March sees the Sydney International Rowing Regatta, a week-long regatta and Australia's largest rowing event, take place in Penrith.

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