Manuka 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 14,500 including standing room.

The Manuka 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.

Manuka Oval hosts multiple 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 GIANTS Stadium in Sydney, fans can enjoy kick to kick on the ground after every GIANTS match.

In 2012 the AFL and the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS partnered with the ACT government to redevelop Manuka Oval. The redevelopment aligned with the GIANTS' introduction into the AFL national competition and has seen the introduction of light towers for twilight/night matches as well as new reserved seating within the Eastern Hill Stands. 

A lowering of the field for better drainage and additional rows of seats being added has seen the capacity of the oval grow to above 16,000 including standing room. Further developments are planned for the future in order to ensure Manuka Oval remains a premier sporting venue for Australia’s two most popular sports within our nation’s capital.

Getting There


Q-city bus services will depart from City and Woden Interchange at the following times:

  • Buses depart City platform 101 on London Circuit at 5.55pm ♿, 6.10pm ♿, 6.25pm ♿ and 6.40pm ♿. Buses will arrive at Manuka Oval approximately 15 minutes after departure.
  • Buses depart Woden Interchange platform 1 at 5.55pm ♿, 6.10pm ♿, 6.25pm ♿ and 6.40pm ♿. Buses will arrive at Manuka Oval approximately 15 minutes after departure.

Return buses will depart approximately 10-15 minutes after the game.

Show your game day ticket on any Transport Canberra service on the day to travel for FREE.

The following regular Transport Canberra routes will service nearby to Manuka Oval.

  • R6 departs the City Bus Station Platform 2 and the Woden Bus Station Platform 5.
  • Route 56 departs the City Bus Station Platform 10.

View our Bus Station Guides for detailed maps of the bus stations and platform information.

Use the new Transport Canberra Journey Planner on our website to plan your travel.

NXTBUS will provide real time information regarding our services. You can use NXTBUS to look up bus stop locations by number.


Public car parking is available at a number of locations around Manuka Oval including Kingston Shopping Centre, Manuka Shopping Centre, Kingston Oval and surrounding streets. Please see detailed parking map below for which streets are available for parking. Please note cars parked illegally will be liable for fines.


Show your game day ticket on any Transport Canberra service on the day to travel for FREE.

Light rail services run between Gungahlin Place and the City with stops along Northbourne Avenue and Flemington Road.

Passengers can transfer onto a regular Transport Canberra route or onto a Q-City Transit charter at the City Bus Station (Platform 101 on London Circuit) to Manuka Oval.

To keep updated on TC service announcements you can follow us on Transport Canberra Facebook or Twitter.


Disabled Parking is directly outside the Main Gate of Manuka Oval with limited spaces available. Vehicles must display authorised permits to gain access. 

When inside the venue, please see a customer service representative if you require further assistance. 

Wheelchair accessible seating in the outer ground is on the concourse level only with reserved seats and lift access to the Bradman Stand Concourse also available. For disabled seating, please advise Ticketek when booking to ensure the appropriate allocation of a reserved disabled seat.