NRL Finals – Everything You Need to Know

Ben H / 25 September 2023

Last Updated on 25 September 2023

NRL Grand Final 2023

This year’s Telstra Premiership NRL Grand Final is set to be an absolute show stopper with fans from the Brisbane Broncos and Penrith Panthers heading to Sydney from across Australia to watch their teams battle for the ultimate match this year! Here is all the information you will need about the who, what, where, and when for this year’s NRL Grand Final.

Date, Time, and Venue

This year the NRL Grand Final will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at Accor Stadium, Sydney. Kick-off will begin around 7:30 pm.

NRL Grand Final Schedule

  • 1:00 pm – Gates will open at Accor Stadium
  • 1:20 pm – State Championship kick-off
  • 3:35 pm – NRLW Premiership Grand Final Kick-off
  • 7:30 pm – NRL Premiership Grand Final Kick-off
  • 9:30 pm – Lap of Honour and post-match presentation

 

NRL Grand Final Tickets

  • Diamond – $410.00
  • Try Zone – $329.00
  • Gold – $299.00
  • Silver – $189.00
  • Best Available (other seating) – 89.00
  • Restricted View (other seating) – $89.00
  • Home Team Supporters – $199.00
  • Away Team Supporters – $199.00

NRLW Grand Final Tickets

  • Diamond – $410.00
  • Try Zone – $329.00
  • Gold – $299.00
  • Silver – $189.00
  • Best Available (other seating) – 89.00
  • Restricted View (other seating) – $89.00
  • Home Team Supporters – $199.00
  • Away Team Supporters – $199.00

Transport

Arriving by Train

Olympic park is the closest train station to Accor Stadium and is roughly a five minute walking distance (depending on how fast those excited little legs of your can carry you), trains from Lidcombe Station to Olympic Park will be operating every 10 minutes during the event.

There will be additional express and limited stop train services operating throughout the NRL Grand final from central and western lines to ensure the crowd flows as easily as possible.

Arriving by Bus

Sydney Buses will be operating a number of services directly to Sydney Olympic Park throughout the NRL Final including:

  • Route 525 – Parramatta and Strathfield via Sydney Olympic Park
  • Route 526 – Rhodes to Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf
  • Route 533 – Sydney Olympic Park to Chatswood via Rhodes and North Ryde

You may wish to check your NRL ticketing information as some tickets have public transport included.

Arriving by Car

I cannot stress enough that you need to pre-book car parking for the NRL Grand Final, 7-10 Days in advance is optimilly a good time to pre-book you carpark as it can get quite messy trying to book a park at a later date.

It is also strongly suggested by the NRL that you plan your trip ahead of time and leave early to ensure plenty of spare time in case of road closures and increased traffic due to the Finals.

If you are planning on using a ride share such as Uber, it is recommended to be dropped off at the taxi rank near the Novotel Hotel located on Olympic Boulevard in Sydney Olmpic Park which is only a short walking distance to the stadium, this removes congestion at the gates while also saving you some cash.

Parking costs from $6.00 per hour.

 

Watching at Home

For the rest of Australia that is not fighting tooth and nail to grab a ticket to the NRL, it is available to watch with nationally on channel Nine and 9 Now, for New Zealand fans, you will be able to tune into Sky NZ to watch the game.

International Coverage

International coverage of this years NRL Grand Final will be available via the following means:

  • BIS France
  • Fox Netherlands
  • ESPN Africa
  • Sportsnet Canada
  • Sport 24 (Inflight and Cruise Ships)
  • Sport1
  • Premier Sports Asia

Listening in

If you are unable to watch the game for whatever reason, you can still listen in on the radio by tuning into the ABC, Triple M Brisbane, Triple M Sydney, 2GB, 4BC, and also by NRL Nation.

 

NRL Fan Fest

This year the Rugby League Fan Festival will be held at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney from Wednesday the 27th to Friday the 29th of September between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

What to Expect

Giveaways

There is tonnes to do at the NRL Fan Festival this year including heaps of giveaways including:

  • Signed Jerseys
  • KFC Vouchers
  • Accor Vouchers
  • Chemist Warehouse Vouchers
  • Ampol Fuel Cards
  • Harvey Norman Vouchers
  • Grand Final Tickets
  • 2024 State of Origin Tickets
  • plus more!
Meet your favourite players

Get up close to your favourite players from the NRL and NRLW Grand Final teams including meet-and-greet opportunities.

Activities

There are plenty of activities available to the public each day including:

  • Chemist Warehouse Reaction Wall
  • Chemist Warehouse House of Wellness Van
  • KFC Food Truck
  • Steeden Knockdown Pass
  • Shapes Giveaway
  • Harvey Norman Kids Corner
  • The SOLO Virtual Kick
  • NRL Skills and Drills
  • Triple M’s Rush Hour Live Broadcast

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NRL Grand Final Injuries

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Jock MaddenPectoralRound 11
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Ben H
Ben Harris is the Communications Manager for KRUZEY, an AFL and NRL expert, and writer. He has one daughter that he loves dearly and five... [Read full bio]

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