Sport in Sydney

Due to Australian Government restrictions on non-essential gatherings in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), many sporting events have been cancelled. Any events that continue will do so without spectators. Please visit the event website before undertaking any travel.

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.

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

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.

February sees the start of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, which will be the biggest women’s sporting event ever staged in Australia. Taking place across six cities, Sydney will be hosting a spectacular opening celebration at Sydney Showground Stadium as well as the semi-finals at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Vissla Sydney Surf Pro at Manly Beach in Manly, Sydney North

In March is the World Surf League’s first-ever WSL Challenger Series event – The Vissla Sydney Surf Pro, held in Manly. The competition will include men’s and women’s events, taking place from 8th to 14th March, with over 200 of the world’s top surfers competing.

City2Surf is an annual race from Sydney’s Hyde Park to Bondi, with over 85,000 runners taking part each year. 2020 will be the 50th anniversary of the 14km race, which passes through Double Bay, Rose Bay and Dover Heights, before finishing on Bondi’s iconic beach.

Sporting Events in Sydney