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Game Day Guide: Raiders v Dragons

The Canberra Raiders take on the St George Illawarra Dragons this Sunday at GIO Stadium Canberra. Check out the Game Day Guide for all the information ahead of match day. 


Sunday 14 August, GIO Stadium Canberra

Gates Open: 11:50am

Katrina Fanning Shield - Goulburn City Bulldogs v Queanbeyan Blues: 12.00pm

NRL - Canberra Raiders v St George Illawarra Dragons: 2.00pm

Game Day Sponsor: Canberra Milk

Canberra Milk are proud to be foundation partners of the Canberra Raiders. To celebrate the Raiders Retro Round Canberra Milk are excited to use the opportunity to bring back the Retro Milk Run during NRL half time.

Proudly Aussie owned, made right here in Canberra. Canberra Milk, 50 years of loving Canberra.

Game Day Charity: Black Dog Institute 

Our 50-50 Charity Raffle proceeds from Round 22 will be going to our Game Day Charity, Black Dog Institute. Raffle tickets will be available online and to purchase at the game, with 50% of the prize pool going to one lucky winner and the remaining amount to the charity.

Black Dog Institute is the only medical research institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan. Their aim is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone; currently around 5 million Australians will experience symptoms of mental illness in any given year.

Donating this round will assist Black Dog Institute to provide ‘translational’ research, integrating research studies, education programs, digital tools and apps, clinical services, and public resources to discover new solutions, foster connections and create real-world change.

Raffle tickets can be purchased online via and at the Game on Sunday Afternoon.

The lucky winner will be drawn in the second half of the NRL Round 22 match, Raiders v Dragons.

Game Day Theme: Retro Round

The Raiders are celebrating their history in a Retro Round. The club will reflect on when they entered the competition alongside the Illawarra Steelers in 1982 and their first ever game at GIO Stadium (formerly Bruce Stadium) against the St George Dragons in 1990.

Retro elements of the day include: 

  • Retro pricing on chips and pies at GEMA outlets
  • Members and fans of all ages are encouraged to bring back the banner this retro round. Make a banner, or bring an 'old school' flag or banner for the game. 
  • Performance of 80's hits by Australian Rock touring band Black Pallas
  • Retro music playlist and big screen graphics throughout the day
  • Canberra Milk Retro Milk Run

Food & Beverage

Thanks to GIO Stadium Canberra and GEMA Group we're going retro this Sunday with $3.50 pies or hot chips available on Sunday!

Ticketing Information

Purchasing Tickets 

Non-Member ticketing can be purchased via Ticketek here. 

Tickets will be available at the gate; however, we strongly encourage everyone to pre-purchase online for ease of entry and to avoid having to wait in queues.

Conditions of Entry 

You can find a list of conditions of entry to GIO Stadium Canberra here.

Patrons who throw articles or gain unauthorised entry onto the field of play will be evicted and may be liable for prosecution. Fines of up to $8,000 apply. 

Ticket Collection

Any ticket holder that cannot find their ticket that they have purchased via Ticketek can visit the Ticketek Box Office to have their ticket re-issued. Proof of identification will be needed to print off replacement tickets for the day. 

Game Day Entertainment

Around the Grounds

  • Band Performance: Lyneham High School Year 9 Band
  • Realign Performance Seat Cushions Giveaway
  • National Science Week
  • NRL Development Officers Activation
  • Wheelchair Rugby League Interactive Demonstration


  • Curtain Raiser 1: KFS - Goulburn City Bulldogs v Queanbeyan Blues
  • Macca's Mini Footy: Goulburn Colts v Belconnen Sharks Blue, Queanbeyan Blues v Cooma Colts 
  • Macca's Performance Group: Play - The Dance Agency
  • Ben & Cam Game Preview
  • Performance by Australian Rock touring band Black Pallas
  • Seismometer measuring the Viking Clap and "Footy Quakes" for National Science Week 
  • Viking Clap Ceremony led by Australia's Federation Guard and Viking Ambassador, Bobby Griffin
  • Guard of Honour (first half run on)


  • Macca's Powerplay
  • Denman Prospect's Homes for Homes Points for Cash
  • Fans Choice Man of the Match Competition


  • Duxton Cam
  • The Canberra Milk Retro Milk Run
  • Guard of Honour (member second half run on)


Toyota Forklifts Signed Footy Giveaway

Following the match on Sunday, the Raiders NRL team will be handing out some Toyota Forklifts Raiders footballs to the crowd. There are 17 available following each home game for the remainder of 2022, so stick around after full-time and see if you can score one!

Experience Participants

  • Zango Member Vikings
  • Junior Viking
  • VIP Viking
  • Guard of Honour

Merchandise Outlets

Raiders Shop outlets will be opening on the West Forecourt and South Concourse. These outlets will be open at 11:50am and close at the end of the NRL half-time (approx. 2:55pm). 

The Dragons will have merchandise available on the East Forecourt.

Membership Information

Membership Enquiries 

Any current members with enquiries on the day can visit the membership booth at either the East or West ticket boxes.

Membership Ticketing Replacement

If a member does not have their physical membership card with them, we encourage them to use their digital card on their mobile device. If you do not have your mobile device with you, please visit the membership team at the box offices prior to kick off. Tickets will not be able to be printed off at the Membership booths. Members can print their tickets at home or access on their smart devices by logging into their membership account.

West & East Members Lounges 

Great news for Raiders members with both the West and East members lounges operational again.

2022 Members can show their membership card (physical or digital) to gain access from gates open through to until 30 minutes after full-time. 

Further Membership information can be found on our website:

Member Discounts

  • Members 10% Food Discount
  • Members 10% Merchandise Discount


Paid parking is in place for this match at $10 per vehicle. Early-bird parking is applicable at $5 per vehicle until 45 minutes prior to NRL kick-off. 

Overflow parking is available at the University of Canberra accessed via College St and buses will have some capacity to pick up on College St which is a 20 minute walk to/from the stadium. Please consider car-pooling to alleviate traffic congestion as parking will be limited. 


Buses will be running to and from GIO Stadium. For bus timetables and more info, click here.

Visit Canberra 

Find more than you came for and discover something different in Canberra. Start exploring below the surface of the nation’s capital.

Go for the iconic museums and galleries, and stay for the hidden gems and unexpected moments. The perfect place for a short break, Canberra will delight you with diverse activities, all within easy reach. Delight in whisky bars hidden behind unmarked doors, balloon rides at dawn, and world-class art collections and mountain bike tracks.

Get to know the real Canberra and plan your stay at

Home Match Accommodation - Book now with the Canberra Rex Hotel

The Canberra Raiders have partnered with the Canberra Rex Hotel for the 2022 season.

A convenient central location, with easy access to national attractions, shopping, restaurants and business precincts make the Rex Hotel the obvious choice.

 Book now to enjoy everything the Rex has to offer, as part of your match day experience.

 Location: 150 Northbourne Avenue Canberra City, ACT 2612

Phone: 02 6248 5311




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Watching the Match

If you can't make it to GIO Stadium Canberra there are options available. 

The NRL match is live on Fox League Channel 502 and on KAYO.

Overseas fans can watch the match via Watch NRL. 

Updates from the matches will be on the Raiders' Twitter page. Make sure you are also following us on Facebook and Instagram for heaps of behind the scenes photos and videos from the match. 

Listening to the Match

You can tune into any of the following call teams on your game day: 

Raiders on Mix - Mix 106.3

2CC Radio - 1206 AM

ABC Grandstand - 666 ABC AM 

Game Day Feedback

Should anyone have any post-game feedback from the game day, please contact our staff during business hours on 02 6253 3515 or email


Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.