Stadium Australia

A grand stage for Sydney’s major sports and entertainment events, Stadium Australia has welcomed more than 30 million visitors since it was purpose-built for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Unforgettable moments staged at the Stadium have become part of Australia’s sport and entertainment folklore – Cathy Freeman’s dash that unified the nation, the John Aloisi penalty shootout heart-stopper that broke the Socceroos’ 32-year World Cup hoodoo, the exhilaration and despair of the 2003 Rugby World Cup final, the Rabbitohs winning their first NRL title in 43 years, and so many legends created in the heat of battle in Grand Finals, Origin showdowns, Bledisloe Cup Test matches and football blockbusters.

International sporting superstars such as David Beckham, Alessandro Del Piero, Ryan Giggs and Jonny Wilkinson have graced the hallowed turf at major events, including the Rugby World Cup, British and Irish Lions Test, and visits by Football super clubs Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus.

Stadium Australia has also hosted many of the world’s biggest entertainment acts such as AC/DC, Adele, The Rolling Stones, U2, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Queen & Adam Lambert, and Eminem.

The Stadium has become part of the social fabric of NSW and plays a significant role in the community. In February 2020, a Fire Fight Australia concert ran for 10 hours, featured 23 acts, attracted 75,000 fans and a TV audience of millions as $10.7 million was raised for the national bushfire appeals.

Stadium Australia is owned by Venues NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.

Optus Stadium

Optus Stadium is owned by the Western Australian State Government and proudly operated by VenuesLive. Construction of the venue began in December 2013, with the Stadium officially opening on Sunday 21 January 2018.

The Stadium and the surrounding Park is located east of the Perth Central Business District, on the Burswood Peninsula. With views of the picturesque Swan River and Perth city in the west and the foothills in the east, this 60,000 seat, world-class, multi-purpose Stadium hosts a variety of sports and entertainment events, including Australian Football League, International and Big Bash League cricket, soccer, rugby league and union, plus concerts.

The surrounding Stadium Park precinct provides year-round access for visitors of all ages to enjoy the nature playgrounds in the Chevron Parkland, the BHP Boardwalk and Amphitheatre, picnic and barbeque areas, public art as well as a myriad of recreational facilities. There is also the opportunity to dine in the buffet or a la carte restaurants that overlook the Swan River.

Bankwest Stadium

Bankwest Stadium is a 30,000-seat purpose-built rectangular stadium in the heart of Parramatta, Sydney’s second CBD. Featuring the steepest grandstands in the country and amazing sightlines from all seats, it will take fans closer to the action than ever before. It offers an awesome live sport and entertainment experience in a lively precinct that is quickly becoming part of the fabric of Western Sydney. The Stadium had its official opening on Sunday 14 April and will host a range of sport and entertainment events including Rugby League, Rugby Union and Football and concerts. It will also be a thriving hub of community activity, hosting an array of meetings and special events throughout the year. Bankwest Stadium is owned by Venues NSW, on behalf of the NSW Government.