Sportsgrounds Grants and Games

  • Active Canberra (formerly known as Sport and Recreation)
    Sport and Recreation is a vital part of the ACT community. The ACT is Australia's most physically active community, home to many successful elite athletes and sporting teams and an abundance of sport and recreation facilities that provide physical activity opportunities around almost every corner.
  • Manuka OvalExternal Link - opens in new window
    Manuka Oval's rich and diverse history has proved integral in its continuous use as a sporting venue. With a seating capacity of 13,550, the venue remains the premier site for cricket and AFL events in Canberra. Manuka Oval hosts many local and national AFL matches, as well as local cricket and the famous PM's XI. Manuka Oval is just 10 minutes from Parliament House and the airport, with plenty of on-site parking.
  • GIO Stadium
    GIO Stadium Canberra, is an iconic sports venue in Australia, playing host to the famous Brumbies and Canberra Raiders. With a seating capacity of over 25,000.
  • Stromlo Forrest ParkExternal Link - opens in new window
    Officially opened in 2007, Stromlo Forest Park is a world-class, multi-use recreational sporting facility available to both recreational and professional users. Stromlo Forest Park boasts a purpose built event pavilion, a 1.2km road criterium cycling circuit, a 2.5km grass cross country running track, a network of equestrian trails and over 40km or mountain bike trails suitable for riders of all abilities. Stromlo Forest Park also has various trails suitable for runners and walkers keen on exploring the Canberra countryside. Only ten minutes drive from the center of Canberra, Stromlo Forest Park is open to the public at most times.
  • Gambling and Racing Commission
    The ACT Gambling and Racing Commission (the Commission) is an independent body established under section 5 of the Gambling and Racing Control Act 1999.