Blockbuster Footy Returns to Canberra

Originally published by GIANTS Media

Round 1

GIANTS v Western Bulldogs

Sunday, March 25, 1.10pm

UNSW Canberra Oval

Gate opening:

12noon – Gates open
1.10pm – GIANTS v Bulldogs


Be there as the GIANTS take on the Western Bulldogs in the Opening Round of the 2018 Toyota AFL Season.

To purchase tickets for the GIANTS’ season-opener, CLICK HERE.

You can also call 13 28 49 or visit Ticketek agencies. The ticket office at UNSW Canberra Oval will be open from 12.00noon, located at the West gate.

A GIANTS membership is one of the best value in any sport, with Canberra Memberships starting from just $89.

CLICK HERE to see our range of packages and sign up today or head to the membership marquee outside the West gate at the game.


UNSW Canberra Oval is located on Manuka Cir, Griffith ACT

Public Transport and Parking:

Bus: ACTION Buses operate a number of buses from and to the following bus interchanges:

– Gungahlin Town Centre

– Woden

– Tuggeranong

– City

– Belconnen Interchanges

The specific times for each service can be found at: ACTION Buses or by phoning 13 17 10.

Car: Public car parking is available at a number of locations around Manuka UNSW Canberra Oval, including Kingston Shopping Centre; Manuka Shopping Centre, Kingston Oval and surrounding streets.

Patrons are reminded not to leave valuables in their cars as they are responsible for the security of their own vehicles

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

Major Event Parking: General Parking is available at Kingston and Manuka Shopping Centres, Kingston Oval and surrounding streets. Please refer to the seating plan to see which entrance would be most convenient to gain access to your seats.

Merchandise and Memberships:

You can pick up some gear from the merchandise hut inside the West gate or from the merchandise van inside the East gate. Members receive 10% off all merchandise! Visit the membership marquee by the main gate to sign up and take advantage of this members’ exclusive discount.

Match Day Activities:

GIANTS matches are packed full of fun for the whole family and 2018 will be bigger and better than ever.

The Fan Zone will be located on the East side of the stadium, with the GIANTS target inflatable, GIANTS Big Kick, Toyo Tires Game On, a DJ, first timers marquee, UNSW Canberra and more.

  • Inflatables
  • DJ
  • Handball targets
  • Face painters
  • Merchandise stalls
  • Membership marquee
  • First timers giveaway marquee
  • Toyo Tires Game On activation – visit Toyo Tires at the Fan Zone for the chance to take part in the ¾ time kick for cash.
  • UNSW Canberra activation: come and collect your sunglasses from the Fan Zone for Dance Cam at quarter time, where you have the chance to win $1000
  • G-MAN & GiGi appearances
  • McDonald’s Kick-to-Kick on the field after the game

Match Day Partner:

McDonalds ACT and Queanbeyan

A proud supporter of both the GIANTS and grassroots football in the region, McDonalds ACT/ Queanbeyan are our Opening Round match day partner.

Canberra Members and Fans Day:

Meet the GIANTS before they take the field for their first time in 2018, at the Canberra Members and Fans Day on Saturday, March 24 from 1.30-3.00pm at UNSW Canberra Oval.

SEE HERE for more details.


The GIANTS squad will be named on and the Offical GIANTS App at 6.20pm on Thursday evening, with the final team to be named 90 minutes before the match.

Broadcast Information:

The game will be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports (channel 503) from 1.00pm AEDT or can be streamed via the AFL Live app with a subscription purchase.

SWR Triple 9, in partnership with AFL Indigenous Broadcasting, will broadcast every GIANTS home game in 2018. Tune in across Western Sydney on 99.9FM.

For the latest television and radio broadcast guide, CLICK HERE.

You can also follow the GIANTS on social media for game updates and behind-the-scenes content on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram @GWSGIANTS.

The official match hashtag is #AFLGIANTSDogs