FIFA Fan Festival Darling Harbour

Rebecca Varidel
29th Jun 2023

Today FIFA and Destination NSW announced that they hosting the FIFA Fan Festival™ in Sydney’s Tumbalong Park from 20 July 2023 to help Aussies watch the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup games in Australia in style. Not only will the visitors be able to watch the games but the FIFA Fan Fest will also offer entertainment, live music and contemporary Australian food.

Live music performances will include Jessica Mauboy, Jack River, Mia Wray, Jacoténe throughout. A selection of delicious food and drink, including an Aussie barbeque prepared by leading Aboriginal native food chef Sharon Winsor will be on offer, as well an exclusive dish – The Sydney Tuna Cheeseburger – the brainchild of pioneering chef, Josh Niland. There will be the first FIFA Museum in Australia and action packed fun football games and drills in the playground area - from speedometer goals that record how fast you can kick the ball to accuracy tests, football golf and football snooker. The next generation of footballers can also test themselves on the Pitch, an enclosed footballing facility with multiple sized goals for cross bar challenges, penalty shootouts, freestyle and skill clinics.  

Before the excitement of w
atching live matches and cheering on their team of choice, fans can also kit themselves out in merchandise from the festival’s FIFA Store, which will stock two levels of FIFA Women’s World Cup Official Licensed Products with fan gear of all participating countries. With Sydney being a truly global, multicultural and friendly city, this event is for everyone of any age, so all walks of life are welcome! 

Sydney will offer a line-up of global events of the World Cup – hosting 11 matches throughout the 32-nation tournament, including Australia’s opening game between the Matildas and Republic of Ireland on 20 July and the tournament’s Final on 20 August. As the home to the most clubs, with the greatest supporter base, most passionate fans and best football venues, Sydney is the home of football in Australia and the FIFA Fan Festival represents Sydney’s commitment to delivering the ultimate footballing experience for fans and families. For more information about everything taking place at the FIFA Fan Festival in Sydney, visit》 

About FIFA Women’s World Cup

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), based in Zurich - Switzerland, is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer, comprising of 211 member associations grouped into six recognised confederations.  

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ will see the world's best players compete for the greatest prize in women’s football from 20 July to 20 August in 2023. A tournament of firsts, the 2023 World Cup will be the first tournament to be co-hosted by two nations and first to feature 32 teams. It is also the first time it will be held in the Asia-Pacific region. The vision for the tournament is to unite the world through a unique experience and showcase the world’s best female players with a world-class event that will see women’s football go ‘Beyond Greatness’ and blaze a trail for women’s empowerment.  

For more information on FIFA and its competitions, please visit the official website at