UNSW Canberra Oval is one of Australia’s most iconic venues.
Set in the picturesque suburb of Manuka, it is the premier venue for AFL and cricket in Canberra with a seating capacity of approximately 16,000 including standing room.
The UNSW Canberra Oval precinct retains much of its original tree plantings from the 1920s, with now-large mature specimens of cypress, poplar, oak and elm trees defining the circular space of the sports ground.
It is also home to the historic Jack Fingleton scoreboard which was originally located at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.
From the oval, the tower of St Christopher's Cathedral and Red Hill are the only visible features outside the ground. On site, the original curator's cottage and the Lord's Taverners garden add a certain charm to the environment.
UNSW Canberra Oval hosts four AFL matches per year, as well as local cricket and the famous PM's XI and is just 10 minutes from Parliament House and the airport, with plenty of on-site parking.
Like Spotless Stadium in Sydney, fans can enjoy kick to kick on the ground after every GIANTS match.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
For the comfort, safety and enjoyment of all patrons, staff and event participants the following items are not permitted to be brought into UNSW Canberra Oval:
- Opened or partially filled drink containers
- Torn-up paper
- Musical instruments
- Flags over 1m x 1m
- Fireworks/flares/laser lights
- Rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, tricycles or bicycles
- Animals (guide, hearing animals excepted)
- Professional audio recording equipment/video cameras
- Any large article that cannot be placed under a seat
- Any device that in the opinion of management has the potential to cause injury or public nuisance. This includes but is not limited to weapons, knives, spray cans or compressed air canisters political or religious material.
Cloakroom facilities are not available for any of the above items.