Sport in Sydney
Thrilling contests await sports fans in Sydney, from international cricket to the start of one of the world’s great ocean yacht races on glimmering Sydney Harbour. Cheer on your favourite sports, teams and stars, and enjoy the best thoroughbred horse racing, motorsports and more.
India is ranked the best Test cricket team in the world and the second-best in both one day and T20 cricket. Captain Virat Kohli will be aiming this summer Down Under to lead India to its maiden Test series victory on Australian soil. Check out the exciting events calendar for other great challenges.
Upcoming sporting events in Sydney include:
- Socceroos vs Lebanon, Sydney Olympic Park, 20 November
- Australia vs India, T20 Cricket, Sydney Cricket Ground, 25 November
- Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Sydney Harbour, 26 December
- Australia vs India, Pink Test, Sydney Cricket Ground, 3-7 January
- Sydney International Tennis, Sydney Olympic Park, 6-12 January
- Vissla NSW Surf Pro Series: Carve Pro, Maroubra Beach, 18-21 January
- Australia vs India, ODI Cricket, Sydney Cricket Ground, 12 January
- HSBC Sydney 7s rugby, Sydney Olympic Park, 1-3 February
The National Basketball League season is from October to March. Former NBA star centre Andrew Bogut is holding court for the Sydney Kings. At 2.13 metres, or 7 feet, the three-time Australian Olympian played 13 NBA seasons and won a championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015.
In the A-league, Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers FC will be up against the best soccer teams from around Australia and New Zealand from October to May. The W-League is the women’s competition, with Sydney and Western Sydney fighting for supremacy against six other teams.
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.
For motor racing fans, the final 2018 round of the Cams NSW Motor Race Championships is being held at the Sydney Motor Sport Park, Eastern Creek, on 17 November. The Australian Muscle Cars Masters at Eastern Creek in June is a treat for all fans of upgrading cars into roaring masterpieces.
For golf fans, the best golfers tee off in the Australian Open Golf Championship, at the Lakes Golf Club in November. The 22-year-old Sydneysider Cameron Davis stunned fans last year to win his first professional tournament, beating PGA Tour stars such as Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt.
With the NRL, the AFL, Super Rugby, the NBL and the WNBL, the A-League and the W-League, the ABL and the Super Netball, Sydney plays host to the top Australian competitions, as well as some of the biggest events in world sport. You’ll find public transport options to get you to the stadiums.