Sports Events

Australian Swimming Championships 2012
               Photo: Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Australia’s premier sports events precinct

Sydney Olympic Park is Australia’s home of major sporting events. Sydney Olympic Park continues to maintain world-class sporting and event facilities that provide access to people of all abilities.  The Park hosts over 12.5 million people and an average of 5,000 events each year. 

The Park has hosted many world-class sporting fixtures and major entertainment spectacles, including:

  • Sydney 2000 Olympic & Paralympic Games
  • Rugby World Cup
  • World Masters Games
  • the biennial Australian Youth Olympic Festival
  • Sydney International Tennis tournament
  • Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open
  • annual Australian Rugby Union Test Matches
  • National Rugby League Grand Final
  • Netball Tests
  • Paralympic Basketball Internationals
  • Wheelchair Rugby Internationals
  • Rugby League State of Origin
  • Football World Cup Qualifiers
  • Festival of Cycling
  • Women’s Sports Festival

Sydney Olympic Park Authority provides information and assistance on the preparation of event bids for sources of funding, through agencies such as NSW Sport and Recreation and Destination NSW.