Sport in Sydney

The Sydney sports calendar is jam-packed with thrilling action and a wide variety of matches, tournaments and festivals taking place in the year ahead. Along with top cricket, netball, football and rugby, is the excitement of thoroughbred racing, motorsports, sailing, surfing and golf.

Sydney plays host to top Australian competitions, including the 3rd and final State of Origin game and the Emirates Australian Open golf tournament, as well as some of the biggest events in world sport. Check out the events calendar for all the great contests.

Upcoming sporting events in Sydney include:

Participants in the 2017 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival passing through The Rocks with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The 2019 NRL season has started. The Sydney Roosters won last year, defeating the Melbourne Storm in front 82,688 fans at ANZ Stadium. Teams from Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Townsville and New Zealand will battle the Roosters for the 2019 title.

For something a little different, check out the Australian Open Indoor Skydiving Championships, taking place in Penrith in August. The event is the largest indoor skydiving competition in the Southern Hemisphere and is free for the public to attend and watch.

Aerial overlooking the start of the 2018 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in Sydney Harbour

For motor racing fans, the Australian Muscle Cars Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park, in Eastern Creek, in August is a treat for all fans of upgrading cars into roaring masterpieces. There are racing events throughout the year at Eastern Creek, from V8s to superbikes, sprints and twilight sessions.

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is on December 26, just days before the spectacular Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks dazzle the night sky above beautiful Sydney Harbour. There are vantage points around the harbour to watch the dramatic start of one of the world’s toughest yacht races.


Sporting events in Sydney