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About the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023TM 

Australia and New Zealand will co-host the ninth FIFA Women's World CupTM from 20 July – 20 August 2023. 32 nations will compete in the Women’s World Cup for the first time. Born as a 12-team tournament in 1991, it was expanded to include 16 countries at USA 1999 and 24 at Canada 2015. 

The NSW Government is proud to support the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM, with 11 matches to be hosted in Sydney/Gadigal. 

Find out more about the tournament in the FIFA Digital Fan Guide.

FIFA Fan FestivalTM

The FIFA Fan Festival™ is a hub of food, games, music and, of course, football. Capturing the atmosphere, games and spirit of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, the free festival at Darling Harbour’s iconic Tumbalong Park will be open to punters from 20 July to 20 August.

FIFA Fan Festival™ will show every game on giant screens, as well as hosting big-name music acts, festival street food, an official FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ merch shop and games where you can test your skills.

Schedule and Entertainment

Stadium Screenings

The NSW Government will open two Sydney stadiums as screening sites to ensure football fans who did not secure tickets to the sold-out FIFA Women's World CupTM Semi-Final can come together to cheer on the Matildas.

Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta and Sydney Football Stadium in Moore Park will show the match on big screens as Australia takes on England in the history-making clash on Wednesday 16 August at Stadium Australia.

Tickets are not required to enter the stadiums. All spectators are invited to enjoy the match free of charge, with entry permitted until seating capacity is reached.

For more details on the live screenings, please visit the links below.

Western Sydney Stadium (Parramatta) Live Site Information

Sydney Football Stadium (Moore Park)Live Site Information

Public Viewing Events

Many local areas around NSW will host Public Viewing Events for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM.

The information below are locations that the Office of Sport is aware of and may be subject to change. The NSW Government is not associated with delivery of Public Viewing Events below. Please refer to the links in ‘Further Information’ or contact the local council should you have any enquiries relating to specific events.

Optus manages Public Viewing licence requests in Australia for the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023TM. For more information on applying for a license, please contact

Local Government Area

Event Location

Matches to be Streamed

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Warrick Lane

93 Main St, Blacktown 2148
All More information

City of Sydney

Green Square Plaza
355 Botany Road, Zetland NSW 2017

Semi Final 1, Semi Final 2, third place play off & Final

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Merrylands Civic Square 203 Merrylands Road, Merrylands

Australia Semi Final


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Georges River

Hurstville Plaza
296 Forest Road, Hurstville NSW 2220

Australia Semi Final

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Inner West

Mackey Park, Marrickville
Carrington Rd & Richardsons Cres, Marrickville NSW 2204

16 August - Semi Finals (6:00pm, 8:00pm)

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Inner West

Camperdown Memorial Rest Park
Federation Road, Lennox and, Church St, Newtown NSW 2042

19 August -3rd Place Playoff

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Inner West

Henson Park
22 Centennial St, Marrickville NSW 2204

20 August - Final

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Wahroonga Park, Corner of Illoura Ave & Millewa Ave, Wahroonga 2076

Australia Semi Final

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Lake Macquarie

Warners Bay Theatre

39 Lake St, Warners Bay
Australia Semi Final More information
Lane Cove

The Canopy

2 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove 2066
Australia Semi Final More Information


Newcastle CBD
365 Wheeler Place, Newcastle NSW 2300

Australia Matches Only

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North Sydney

North Sydney Oval
2 Figtree Lane, North Sydney NSW 2060

Australia Matches Only

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Parramatta Square
Darcy St &, Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150

All Matches

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Heffron Synthetic Soccer Field
439 Bunnerong Rd, Maroubra NSW 2036

Australia Matches
The Final

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Strathfield Square
Strathfield Square, Strathfield NSW 2135

Australia Matches Only

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The Hills

Rouse Hill Town Centre Market Square
Cnr Windsor Road & White Hart Drive Rouse Hill NSW 2155

Australia Matches Only

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Waverley Bondi Pavilion
Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Australia Semi Final

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Chatswood Concourse
409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067

12 August (5:30pm, 8:30pm)
16 August (8:00pm)
20 August (8:00pm)

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Matches in Sydney/Gadigal

Sydney/Gadigal will host 11 matches during the tournament, more than any other Host City. 

Stadium Australia will host five blockbuster matches, including the Matildas opening match against Republic of Ireland, a Round of 16 match, Quarter-Final, Semi Final, and The Final. 

Sydney Football Stadium will host five Group Matches and a Round of 16 Match.

Tickets can be purchased through the FIFA website. Fans will need to register for a ticketing account to view availability and purchase via the links below. 

Tickets for Sydney Football Stadium

Tickets for Stadium Australia Matches

Full Match Schedule

NSW Football Legacy Program

The NSW Football Legacy Program sees a $10 million investment from the NSW Government to support football at all levels as a legacy of NSW hosting matches in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM

Commencing in 2022, the NSW Football Legacy Program is delivered in collaboration with Football Australia, Football NSW, Northern NSW Football and the Office of Sport, with initiatives funded through to 2024. 

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FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour 2023TM 

The biggest-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Trophy Tour has embarked on a global journey ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ and is coming to NSW from 8-12 June 2023! 

Don’t miss your opportunity to get up close with the FIFA Women’s World Cup Original Trophy, meet Matildas Alumni and A-League Women’s athletes and score great giveaways at the following locations: 




Friday, 9 June 2023 

Wanderers Fives, Rooty Hill 


Saturday, 10 June 2023 

Jamison Park, Penrith 


Sunday, 11 June 2023 

Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, Speers Point 


Monday, 12 June 2023 

Coffs Coast Synthetic



Unity Pitch

To promote and celebrate the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM coming to Sydney, Sydney Olympic Park will host the Unity Pitch from 19-23 May 2023. 

The multi-coloured football pitch represents a patchwork of the tournament brand colours, reflecting the two unique local cultures of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand and the coming together of the 32 nations participating. 

The Unity Pitch will be used by community groups, football clubs and families throughout the week and is free for the public to use at during the times below: 

The Unity Pitch is free for anyone to get involved during the following times:



Friday 19 May 


Saturday 20 May 


Sunday 21 May 

8:00am-9:30am and 1:00pm-4:30pm (Featuring Live DJs) 

Monday 22 May 


Tuesday 23 May 


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