Sport in Sydney


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.

Rugby League's greatest rivalry kicks off in Sydney this June with the Holden State of Origin, when the NSW VB Blues will take on long-time rivals the XXXX Queensland Maroons, who have won 9 of the last 10 series. With games 1 and 3 of the series taking place in Sydney, head to Sydney Olympic Park and make the most of NSW’s home ground advantage.

Of the 12 international Superseries tournaments sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF), the XIAMENAIR Australian Badminton Open is one of the most prestigious, offering the largest prize money in the world. In 2015, more than 300 players from 31 countries competed for the Australian titles with fans treated to a top line-up competing in all five disciplines of the sport. Make sure you‘re in Sydney in June to see who will take home the titles and the prize money in 2016.

Bledisloe Cup Festival, Sydney

Back by popular demand, Ice Hockey Classic is returning to Australia with Team Canada taking on Team USA in Sydney on 25 June. See a star-studded line-up in one of world sport’s most famous rivalries.

The Socceroos will return to ANZ Stadium in June for the first time since winning the AFC Asian Cup Final to take on Greece. This will give the Socceroos a strong test against European opposition leading into the second Cup Qualifying.

In August, the world’s largest running event takes place on the streets of Sydney. The Sun-Herald City2Surf is a 14km course touring areas including Kings Cross, Rushcutters Bay, Vaucluse and Bondi Beach, with over 80,000 participants entering and millions of dollars raised for charity each year.

The Bledisloe Cup brings the Australia/New Zealand rivalry to Sydney, with the Qantas Wallabies playing the New Zealand All Blacks at ANZ Stadium. Get your ticket to some of the best Rugby Union of 2016.

The opening round of the 2016 NCAA College Football Championships will see the University of California, Berkeley (Cal Bears) take on the University of internationally televised season opener, the match will give Australian fans the opportunity to be part of the action.

  1. Wentworth Park Greyhound Racing Sydney

    Saturday 14 November to Wednesday 30 November 2016, Glebe

    Greyhound Racing Sydney is on every Wednesday and Saturday night. The historic Wentworth Park location is the showpiece of greyhound racing in NSW with first class amenities including a two level...

    14 Nov -30Nov

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  2. 2016 Telstra Premiership

    Thursday 3 March to Sunday 2 October 2016, Sydney Olympic Park

    Be in Sydney to witness Australia's biggest and most entertaining sporting spectacle, the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final.This year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever....

    03 Mar -02Oct

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  3. Sydney Sheepdog Championships

    Thursday 26 May to Sunday 29 May 2016, Hawkesbury

    Sydney Sheepdog Club Incorporated presents Sydney Sheepdog Championships. This unique event is bringing the country to the city, showcasing the top sheepdogs from all over the state as well as...

    26 May -29May

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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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