Sport in Sydney
The 2018 Sydney sporting calendar is jam-packed with thrilling action. Along with State Origin rugby league, the Wallabies-All Blacks rivalry and the inspiring Invictus Games is the excitement of thoroughbred racing, motorsports, sailing, golf and all your favourite sports, teams and stars.
With the NRL, the AFL, Super Rugby, the NBL, 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 sporting events in the world. You’ll find public transport options to get you to the stadiums.
A small sample of the exhilarating sporting contests includes:
- SuperFoiler Grand Prix on Sydney Harbour, on March 23-25
- The Championships at Royal Randwick Racecourse, on April 7-16
- Wallabies vs Ireland at Allianz Stadium, Moore Park on June 23
- State of Origin Game II at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park on June 24
- Bledisloe Cup at ANZ Stadium, on August 18
- NRL Premiership Grand Final, ANZ Stadium on September 30
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.
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.