Ultimate SA guide on where to watch FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

As 32 international teams come from over the world to compete for the golden trophy and title of first place, you have the opportunity to catch all 64 games on Adelaide’s big screens.

Which team are you barracking for?

As 32 international teams come from over the world to compete for the golden trophy and title of first place, you have the opportunity to catch all 64 games on Adelaide’s big screens.

But where are the best places to get in on the action, in the thick of the festive atmosphere?

Look no further, we have the ultimate list of places playing host to the games on the big screen and a list of activities happening at the FIFA Fan Festival at Adelaide Festival Plaza.

FIFA Fan Festival, Adelaide Festival Plaza

The eagerly anticipated FIFA Fan Festival is taking over Adelaide’s Festival Plaza, and it’s going to be jam-packed with fun for everyone.

There’s no better place to join in the buzzing atmosphere of the FIFA Women’s World Cup than at Adelaide’s official Fan Festival location tucked in the northern sector of the CBD. Big screen game viewing, photo opportunities with FIFA’s mascot Tazuni, live music, delicious international eats, panel events and more — this Fan Festival is absolutely unmissable. Here’s the best parts of the FIFA Fan Festival you need to know about.

FIFA Fan Festival major live music performances

Feel the good vibes with live music performances by big names in the Australian music scene, including Kimbra, San Cisco and Montaigne.

Kimbra | 21 July, 9:00pm

New Zealand born pop star, Kimbra’s latest album, ‘A Reckoning’ was released in 2023 and immediately appeared as the Triple J feature album. Kimbra is best known for her duet with Gotye, ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ which earned her two Grammy Awards.

San Cisco | 5 August, 9:00pm

Hailing from Fremantle, throughout their illustrious ten-year career indie-pop band San Cisco have become one of Australia’s most successful independent artists. Garnering millions of streams and critical acclaim through the release of four studio albums, San Cisco have toured the world selling-out headline shows and appearing at festivals such as Splendour in the Grass, Lollapalooza, Reading & Leads and many more.

Montaigne | 11 August, 9:00pm

Sydney based artist Montaigne has become a major name in Aussie indie music. They have been recognised with multiple spots on Triple J’s Hottest 100 and an ARIA award for ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’
Montaigne has played notable festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Lost Paradise, Woodford Folk Festival, Groovin the Moo and WOMADelaide.

FIFA Fan Festival family friendly-activities

This event has endless fun for everyone, including a family-friendly space where you can showcase your ball skills whilst enjoying the best of football, music, culture and lifestyle.

Starring a mini pitch for football clinics and demonstrations, as well as dart football, a reaction station and other activities, you can attend panel sessions and expand your knowledge on the game, further your own skills and kick on the pitch, play dartboard footy, test the speed of your reactions with both wall and floor activities, and even get your face painted with the national flags of your country of choice.

Get a selfie with Mascot Tazuni

Grab a selfie with Tazuni tun, football-loving penguin mascot as she roams through the Fan Festival on these days:

Saturday 22rd July | 2.30pm–5.30pm
Thursday 27th July | 5.00pm–8.00pm
Saturday 5th August | 2.00pm–5.00pm
Sunday 6th August | 2.00pm–5.00pm

FIFA Fan Festival panel events

Get inspired and learn about the history and future of women in sport, as incredible notable speakers share their stories and expertise.

Celebrating South Australian Matilda’s | Thursday 27 July

Since the first Australia Women’s ‘A’ International in 1979, over 200 players have represented the Matildas around the world. South Australian Matilda’s Jill Latimer, Emma Wirkus, Tracey Jenkins, Sharon Black, Victoria Balomenos and Kristyn Swaffer will share their journey, the sacrifices, the challenges and what it really means to play for your country on the world stage.

Inclusion in Sport | Friday 11 August 2023

The sporting landscape has changed enormously in recent years. Join inspirational speaker, diversity champion and sports world and media trailblazer Rana Hussain, as well as Marijana Rancic, former professional footballer and current AFLW coach and Christine Grainger, CEO of Proud 2 Play.

Watch Australia play:

Thursday 20July | 7.30pm | Australia v Republic of Ireland
Thursday 27 July | 7.30pm Australia v Nigeria
Monday 31 July | 7.30pm | Canada v Australia

Note the venue is closed on the following dates:
July: 25 and 26 | August: 2, 3 4, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17 and 18

Check out this program for even more.

Where else you can watch FIFA Women’s World Cup around SA

Can’t get to the Festival Plaza? Or maybe the weather is dreary and all you want to do is rug up with a wine, good company and the cozy atmosphere of Adelaide’s local pubs and hotels. As it happens, plenty of pubs, sports bars and more are showing the FIFA Women’s World Cup games. Here are some more locations you can catch the game and enjoy the atmosphere of this historic tournament.


The Brighton Metro will be broadcasting matches in the Brighton Metro Sports Bar, showing games during main trading hours. The Brighton Metro is the perfect setting for WWC supporters to gather and cheer on their team, with a special Whistle to Whistle package drinks deal. At $65pp, this includes house wine and tap beer, plus a meal up to the value of $28, which you can call (08) 8471 3095 or book online here.

THE DISTRICT AT SKYCITY, SkyCity 125 North Terrace, Adelaide

The biggest stage in Woman’s Soccer comes alive as the best players from 32 teams across the globe face off in this iconic, month-long sporting event. Enjoy all the action from the comfort of SkyCity’s sports bar and watch the came on live on their 20-metre TV wall – plus, the best Pirate Life beers on tap. Find them here.  


Adelaide’s landmark sports bar, the recently refurbished venue will be showing all the Women’s World Cup matches with full surround sound. Rock up and kick back with a drink to watch the games live throughout the tournament.

Check them out here.


Enjoy a cold Coopers and a massive schnitzel while watching the game live on the big screen.

Check out what’s happening here.


At the Arkaba, head into the Sporty’s Bar where they will be showing the games live and free, with their menu available from 11am to 9pm.

The Cathedral Hotel, 45 Kermode Street, North Adelaide

The Cathedtral Hotel will be showing the games, so if you’re escaping in your lunch break to catch the footy, your lunch is also taken care of. Their lunch deal runs every day of the working week, from 12pm to 2:30pm. Schnitzels, fish & chips, curry, and a Mexican burrito bowl, plus a pint or soft drink for just $18.

Kent Town Hotel, 76 Rundle St, Kent Town

City dwellers don’t have to go far to catch the game. If weather doesn’t permit the Fan Festicval, then head to the Kent Town Hotel, where they will be broadcasting on the big screen TVs, all around the hotel. 

Waterloo Station Hotel, 138 Waterloo Corner Rd, Paralowie

Grab your spot and settle in with a bottle of red or a brew, the Waterloo Station Hotel will be showing the games on their sports bar screens. These Matildas games are going to be showing:

Thursday, 20 July – Australia v Republic of Ireland
Thursday, 27 July – Australia v Nigeria
Monday, 31 July – Canada v Australia

The Bridgewater Inn, 387 Mount Barker Rd, Bridgewater

For those who love the hills, you can hide away in the Brigewater Inn and catch the game. Have a glass of wine, slice into a steak of parmy and stay warm as the game kicks on.

The Grove, Golden Grove Rd, Surrey Downs

Exclusively showing the Matildas games, you can catch the first round of confirmed dates as follows at the Grove:

Thursday, 20 July – Australia v Republic of Ireland
Thursday, 27 July – Australia v Nigeria
Monday, 31 July – Canada v Australia

The Ed, 7 High St, Mitcham

The Edinburgh Hotel, known locally as the Ed, will have the games on the screens. They’ve been having good times in Mitcham since 1869, and the fun only continues. Wrap yourself around one of their luscious burgers, and enjoy the festivities.


Another hills location, the historic town of Hahndorf is beautiful all year round. At the Hahndorf Inn you can indulge in traditional German fare as you watch international history unfold on the screen.

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