Everything You Need To Know About The Summer of Sports

Optus Stadium Summer of Sports
It’s a jam-packed summer of sports in Perth with more live games than you can throw a ball at.

Everything You Need To Know About The Summer of Sports

It’s a jam-packed summer of sports in Perth with more live games than you can throw a ball at.
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It’s summer! And summer is one of our favourite seasons because it means the weather is perfect to make the most of our pristine beaches and coastline, enjoy a tipple while watching the sunset at one of the many rooftop bars scattered across Perth, and, of course, the plethora of live sports entertainment to keep us oooing and aaahing. 

To help you navigate the summer of sport across Perth, we’ve teamed up with TABtouch to compile a schedule of what’s playing and where so you don’t have to. 


Cricket is to summer what the world’s best beaches are to Perth — they just naturally go hand in hand. From The West Test, which was on at Perth Stadium this weekend just gone, to the BBL and T20, this year, we’re fortunate to have a lot of live cricket to keep us entertained. 

The BBL will be in full swing throughout the summer with five games being played in Perth. The third match in T20 International Series, potentially a series decider, will also take place in mid-February with Australia taking on two-time T20 World Cup champions, West Indies. 

A lot of the games are being played at Optus Stadium aka Perth Stadium — schedule below — and televised on Foxtel and Kayo Sports with some also televised on 7. 

Unfortunately, the WBBL season is over with the Perth Scorchers finishing second on the ladder and falling just short of the Final in early December. 

BBL — Perth Scorchers Home Fixtures

All games played at Optus Stadium. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

Hobart Hurricanes20 December 20234:15 pm
Melbourne Renegades26 December 20236:15 pm
Adelaide Strikers3 January 20246:15 pm
Brisbane Heat13 January 20241:15 pm
Sydney Sixers16 January 20244:40 pm

T20 International Series

The match will be played at Perth Stadium and tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

Australia Men vs West Indies Men13 February 20244:00 pm


Perth Wildcats Bryce Cotton and Adelaide 36ers Sunday Dech battle it out
Bryce Cotton and Sunday Dech battle it out | Image: AAP Photos

If you’re looking for a high-action game with a lot of crowd atmosphere, then you can’t go passed Perth’s two national basketball teams, the Perth Lynx and the Perth Wildcats, our most successful professional sporting team.

Fun fact — the WNBL is Australia’s longest-running elite women’s sporting competition. Add that to the passion and intensity of the game, and it makes for a great reason to tune in. There are five home games left in the season with the Perth Lynx sitting at position four on the ladder making them a strong contender for Finals.

The Perth Wildcats went through a rebuild during the off-season and have been a much better team on the court so far this season. They’re currently sitting third on the ladder with the Sydney Kings only just above them on points percentage. Ending the season with a top-two spot will show the basketball world that the team is back and ready to contend for another NBL title. 

Perth Lynx Home Fixtures

All games played at Bendat Basketball Centre and tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

Southside Flyers23 December 20233:30 pm
UC Capitals27 December 20236:30 pm
Adelaide Lightning7 January 20243:00 pm
Bendigo Spirit20 January 20246:30 pm
UC Capitals18 February 20233:30 pm

Perth Wildcats Home Fixtures

All games played at RAC Arena and are available through Ticketek.

S.E. Melbourne Phoenix13 January 20245:00 pm
Brisbane Bullets19 January 20246:30 pm
Illawarra Hawks25 January 20246:30 pm
New Zealand Breakers4 February 20241:00 pm
Cairns Taipans10 February 20245:00 pm

United Cup Tennis

Novak Djokovic of Serbia
Novak Djokovic of Serbia | Image: Shutterstock

Perth will be centre court of the tennis world this summer with the United Cup playing at RAC Arena from December 29 to January 3. Five of the world’s Top 10 women and nine of the world’s Top 20 men will feature in the tournament across Perth and Sydney, with current world No.1, Novak Djokovic representing Serbia and playing in Perth.

Tickets are available through Ticketek.

Group Games

Spain vs Brazil29 December 202310:00 am
Great Britain vs Australia29 December 20235:00 pm
Czech Republic vs China30 December 202310:00 am
Poland vs Brazil30 December 20235:00 pm
USA vs Great Britain31 December 202310:00 am
China vs Serbia31 December 20235:00 pm
Poland vs Spain1 January 202410:00 am
USA vs Australia1 January 20245:00 pm
Czech Republic vs Serbia2 January 202410:00 am

Quarter Finals

Group A winner vs Best runner-up 3 January 202410:00 am
Group C winner vs Group E winner3 January 20245:00 pm


Perth Glory
Image: AAP Photos

It’s the game we don’t typically associate with being a ‘summer sport’; however, both the men’s and women’s A-Leagues are playing all through summer with plenty of matches to watch.

Perth Glory Men’s Team

All games played at HBF Park and tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

Macarthur FC23 December 20237:30 pm
Wellington Phoenix FC14 January 20244:45 pm
Melbourne City FC2 February 20246:45 pm
Brisbane Roar FC17 February 20246:45 pm
Wellington Phoenix FC24 February 20246:45 pm
Newcastle Jets FC9 March 20246:45 pm
Western Sydney Wanderers FC16 March 20246:45 pm
Sydney FC3 April 20246:45 pm
Adelaide United FC7 April 2024TBC
Western United FC21 April 2024TBC

Perth Glory Women’s Team

All games played at Macedonia Park. Tickets are available directly through the Perth Glory website.

Western Sydney Wanderers FC7 January 20247:00 pm
Brisbane Roar FC20 January 20247:00 pm
Canberra United10 February 20247:00 pm
Central Coast Mariners FC18 February 20247:00 pm
Wellington Phoenix FC8 March 20247:00 pm
Melbourne City FC31 March 20244:00 pm

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This article was sponsored by TABtouch. Lead image: Shutterstock.