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 14,500 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 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 UNSW Canberra 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 UNSW Canberra Oval remains a premier sporting venue for Australia’s two most popular sports within our nation’s capital.
Travel to and from UNSW Canberra Oval is FREE on chartered ACTION buses with your match day ticket or membership card. Head to ACTION Buses to plan your trip or for more details.
ACTION Buses operate a number of buses from and to the following bus interchanges:
- Gungahlin Town Centre
- Belconnen Interchanges
Visit http://www.action.act.gov.au or call 13 17 10 for maps and timetables
Public car parking is available at a number of locations around UNSW Canberra 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.
Disabled Parking is directly outside the Main Gate of UNSW Canberra 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.