The GIANTS have a long and proud history in Canberra, having firmly established a footprint in the nation's capital from the club's inception.
In December 2022, the Club announced a landmark long-term partnership extension with the ACT Government which would see the GIANTS remain as Canberra's team through to at least 2032.
You can read more about the partnership extension, here.
The club committed to playing at least three AFL matches in Canberra each season while also playing pre-season and an AFL Women's match at Manuka Oval.
The GIANTS have had many iconic moments at Manuka Oval over the years including the club's first-ever win - coming in round seven, 2012 against the Gold Coast Suns.
Many GIANTS players have also hailed from or spent time in the nation's capital and surrounding areas including Phil Davis, Harry Himmelberg and Tom Green in the AFL program as well as AFLW star Britt Tully, Jessica Allan, Jodie Hicks, Ellie Brush, Emily Pease and Tarni Evans.
Join us for three blockbuster AFL games in 2023
Canberra fans have three big AFL games to look forward to at Manuka Oval in season 2023.
The GIANTS will begin their 2023 season in Canberra in round six with a Saturday twilight clash with the Brisbane Lions, with the Lions returning to the nation’s capital for the second time in two seasons.
In round eight the GIANTS will host a Saturday night blockbuster against fierce rivals the Western Bulldogs in a prime-time Saturday night timeslot.
In round 19 the Gold Coast Suns – who the GIANTS defeated in their first-ever win at the same venue – will return to Manuka Oval.
Memberships are Bigger in Orange
The echo of the Big Big Sound is ready to be unleashed again as we charge into a massive season of footy. From Western Sydney to the ACT, and across the entire country, the orange and charcoal is growing – louder, prouder and more committed than ever. We’re ready to push for greatness and ready to fight until the end; are you?
Be part of something more - a GIANT family. A family that is united in orange and a Never Surrender attitude, both on and off the field. Are you ready to join the Big Big Sound in 2023?
Memberships are perfect for fans wanting to attend games at Manuka Oval. Browse from a number of tailored packages to suit the game access you want.
Take Your Support to the Next Level as a Territorian
Why not take your support up a level and be part of our unique coterie group for our most valued ACT supporters?
The Territorians provides an opportunity to network and build strong relationships through a variety of ACT match days and events.
Watch the GIANTS in Canberra with Exclusive Travel Packages
Let Canberra surprise you while you watch your favourite team playing at Manuka Oval during the 2023 AFL Premiership Season. Pick Round six, round eight or round 19 and make the most of your weekend in Canberra.
The GIANTS and Travel & Sports Australia have joined forces again to create your perfect footy getaway. Book your Canberra package with your ticket to the game and one night accommodation.
A perfect weekend getaway, go for the iconic museums and galleries, stay for the classic Canberra experiences. Delight in a foodie wonderland with a side of world-class art, breathtaking nature and family fun all within easy reach. Take a heart-pumping hike or cycle the trails of the world’s most sustainable city. Top it off with a taste of the thriving cool-climate wine region. It’s more than you expect and it’s waiting for you.
Top 10 Things to Do in Canberra
Kids will clamour to visit Questacon — The National Science and Technology Centre. This interactive wonderland will have kids learning about the power of the elements, feeling the force of an earthquake, watching lightning strike twice and meeting the friendly mechanical humanoid, Robo Q. See animals big and small from red pandas to rhinos at the National Zoo & Aquarium, brush up on Muttaburrasaurus facts during a tour of the National Dinosaur Museum, and have a toboggan race with the whole family at Corin Forest. The kids’ Canberra wishlist will be filled with fun with our top ten must do family activities in the ACT.TOP FAMILY ACTIVITES
Canberra is renowned for being a 100% renewable energy city with approximately 70% of the ACT dedicated to nature parks. Set yourself the challenge on a visit to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve to spot five famous native Australian animals that call the area home: the koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu and wombat. Or walk up Mount Ainslie, Mount Painter, or Black Mountain to enjoy scenic views over the city. This green city transforms with each season. Visit in autumn to see the cityscape marked with hues of red, gold and crimson or lined with delicate cherry blossoms each spring.TOP OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
From our ancient Indigenous past and colonial history to the modern multicultural country of today, unearth the treasures of our nation at the national attractions in Canberra. Explore one of the world’s most architecturally acclaimed buildings, Parliament House, and see the nation’s most popular and important objects – from the Holden Prototype No.1 to bark paintings and ochre used by Aboriginal artists more than 50,000 years ago - at the National Museum of Australia. Uncover new knowledge from over 10 million items at the National Library of Australia or place a poppy on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial. Discover more history and heritage at Canberra's other iconic museums and attractions.BEST MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES
Canberra’s three cool-climate wine regions offer a spectacular range of experiences, from wine-tasting and fine dining to truffle hunting. Traditionally, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Shiraz varieties have thrived here at the 140 vineyards and 40 wineries, within 35 minutes’ drive of the capital. Beer lovers can’t go past a cold brew from Braddon brewpub BentSpoke Brewing Co, who took out top spot in the GABS hottest 100 craft beers of 2020. Or cheers your mates with a speciality brew in the spacious beer garden after a tour of Capital Brewing Co in Fyshwick.FOODIE BUCKET LIST
Canberra is home to an extensive number of gallery and exhibition spaces, showcasing everything from international masterpieces to talented local artists. Head to the National Gallery of Australia to marvel at the largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in the world and Jeffrey Smart's masterpieces. Uncover boutique galleries across the city, including the smallest gallery in Australia and world-class glassblowers, with our definitive gallery guide.POPULAR GALLERIES
Spend your Saturday morning shopping up a storm at the Capital Region Farmers Markets, where you can buy fresh produce direct from the growers and enjoy a delicious local breakfast or brunch. Pick up some tasty treats, a bunch of flowers, and locally crafted goodies each Sunday at the Haig Park Village Market. Time your trip with the first Sunday of the month to explore the treasure troves at the Hartley Hall Markets and the Love Local Markets. The capital is overflowing with speciality stores to satisfy every shopping list. Take your little wizards to the Harry Potter themed Quizzic Alley shop, enjoy a glass of wine at Muse bookstore, or select bespoke jewellery at KIN Gallery.BEST MARKETS AND SHOPS
Just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre is Braddon, Canberra’s ever-evolving shopping and foodie precinct where you’ll find a mingled assortment of boutiques, cafes, bakeries, restaurants and bars. At the heart of this hipster haven is Lonsdale Street, which flaunts an exciting variety of independent stores showcasing local makers and creatives. Taste artworks recreated in chocolate at Enigma Fine Chocolates, pick up locally crafted ceramics and glassware at Bisonhome or go on a café crawl to find your new favourite coffee. Canberra’s foodie scene is always growing – plan your ultimate culinary adventure.POPULAR EATS AND BARS
Canberra’s calendar of events and festivals celebrate the city’s four distinct seasons. In a typical year indulge in delicious delicacies at The Truffle Festival each winter and marvel as iconic buildings are turned into artwork and hot air balloons take to the sky during Enlighten Festival in autumn. Search Canberra’s event calendar to find what’s on during your next trip to the capital.EVENT CALENDAR
At the heart of Canberra is Lake Burley Griffin, surrounded by galleries, museums, cafes and parks, as well as walking and cycling paths. Do as the locals do and spend an hour walking the ‘bridge to bridge’ path around the lake, stopping for a coffee along the way. Peddle your way across the lake in a classic paddle boat or enjoy a floating picnic on a GoBoat. Don a captain’s hat and navigate this eco-friendly electric boat around Lake Burley Griffin to find the perfect vista for your scenic lunch.LAKE BURLEY GRIFFIN
From pillow menus to dining next to a lion, hotels in Canberran offer more than just a place to lay your head. Sleep under five million stars with Cubby & Co’s glamping tents at Mount Majura Vineyard. Rest your head in a treehouse neighbouring some friendly giraffes at Jamala Wildlife Lodge or enjoy a cocktail in a rooftop bar atop your hotel. For more unique stays, including tiny houses and eco-friendly hotels, check out where the locals recommend you stay.UNIQUE STAYS