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State of Origin

The State of Origin is one of the biggest events on the Australian sporting calendar.

The event is a series of three rugby league matches between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues, and the best players from the National League are selected to represent their state each year.

NRL State of Origin 2024 Game Dates, Tickets, Kick-Off Times & Venue

Australia’s greatest sporting rivalry is back, with the 2024 Ampol State of Origin Series kicking off on Wednesday, 5 June, at Accor Stadium.

Witness an unmatched display of real rivalry and unreal footy as the game’s best players square off in the ultimate fight for state pride. The Blues are out for revenge after the Maroons’ dominant series victory in 2023.

Kicking off in Sydney at Accor Stadium before Origin returns to Melbourne, being played at the historic MCG for the first time since 2018. Then, heading north to Maroons territory to finish the series at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

The rivalry between these two teams is one of the most celebrated in Australian sports, and each year, thousands of people come to watch the three games around Australia in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. The games are hosted in the winter season, typically during June and July each year.

Women’s State of Origin

Australia’s greatest sporting rivalry is back and bigger than ever, with the 2024 Ampol Women’s State of Origin expanding to a three-game Series for the first time ever.

Game I kicks off on Thursday, 16 May, at Suncorp Stadium on the eve of Magic Round. It is followed by Game II on Thursday, 6 June, at McDonald Jones Stadium. Game III, the potential Series decider, will occur on Thursday, 27 June, at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

Tickets for all State of Origin games are in high demand and sell out quickly. The seating map for each venue varies for each state and includes the Accor Stadium for Sydney and Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. If you miss out on tickets, the games are televised in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and many other countries internationally. Millions of people watch the State of Origin each year, which is a ratings winner for the broadcasters.

If attending the State of Origin in Sydney, tickets typically go on sale around March each year. Accommodation in and around Accor Stadium books out, so book early. Check out the links below to browse the range of accommodation around Accor Stadium.

Accor Stadium is located on Edwin Flack Avenue within Sydney Olympic Park. The closest train station to Accor Stadium is Olympic Park, and the best way to travel there is to catch a direct train from Lidcombe Station, which operates every 10 – 20 minutes.

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Game 1 - Wed 5th June at 8:05pm @ Accor Stadium, Sydney
Game 2 - Wed 26th June at 8:05pm @ Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Game 3 - Wed 17th July at 8:05pm @ Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Women’s State of Origin
Game 1 - Thu 16th May at 7:45pm @ Suncorp Stadium
Game 2 - Thu 6th June at 7:45pm @ McDonald Jones Stadium
Game 3 - Thu 27th June at 7:45pm @ Ampol Women’s State of Origin

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