Sport in Sydney
Thrilling contests await sports fans in Sydney, from the NRL finals to international cricket, the inspiring Invictus Games and Andrew Bogut’s Sydney Kings debut. Cheer on your favourite sports, teams and stars, and enjoy the best horse racing, motorsports, golf, sailing, soccer and more.
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.
Upcoming sporting events in Sydney include:
- NRL Premiership Grand Final, ANZ Stadium on September 30
- The Everest at Royal Randwick, October 13
- X Games, Sydney Olympic Park, October 19-21
- Monster Energy AUS-X Open, Qudos Bank Arena on November 10
- , T20 Cricket, Sydney Cricket Ground, November 25
Check out the events calendar for other great challenges. One of the most venerated events is the Invictus Games, where hundreds of wounded, injured and ill former and serving defence personnel from 18 nations compete from October 20 to 27 in a display of the resilience of the human spirit.
For motor racing fans, the World Time Attack is racing at its best. The fastest teams from around the globe race against the clock at the Sydney Motorsport Park in October. And the AUS-X Open in November is an indoor supercross and freestyle motorcross spectacle at Sydney Olympic Park.
The National Basketball League season begins in October, and former NBA star centre Andrew Bogut is holding court for the Sydney Kings. A towering 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.
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.
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.