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Game Day Guide: Raiders v Sea Eagles

It's back to back home games for the Raiders with the team taking on the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles on Sunday afternoon.

All the information you need is in this week's Game Day Guide. 


Sunday 21 May, GIO Stadium Canberra, Home of the Ngunnawal People 

Gates Open: 1:30pm

NSW Cup - Canberra Raiders v Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles: 1:50pm

NRL - Canberra Raiders v Manly Warringah Sea Eagles: 4:05pm

Game Day Sponsor: Toyota Forklifts

For the third consecutive year, Toyota Forklifts is proud to be a principal partner of the mighty Green Machine! If you believe in Greener, Greater, make sure you get your hands on one of headbands – if you get spotted wearing yours on our Greatest Fan Cam, you’ll win a $500 Raiders Shop voucher!

Plus, head over to the west forecourt on game day to get free jellybeans and to enter the competition for your chance to win a signed jersey. 

Game Day Charity: Raiders Foundation (Boomanulla Raiders)

Our Round 12 Game Day Charity is the Raiders Foundation proudly supporting the Boomanulla Raiders. Our 50-50 Charity Raffle proceeds from this round will be going to the Boomanulla Raiders, who participate in the Canberra Region Rugby League competitions. 

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 minus fees, to the charity. 

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 12 match, Raiders v Sea Eagles.  

Game Day Theme: NRL Indigenous Round

NRL Indigenous Round is back for 2023.

We believe that true change comes through listening, learning and taking action.

And so this year, we’re calling on all Rugby League fans to learn the land, learn the history, and use your voice.

Visit to find out how you can use your voice to help lift indigenous voices.

In doing so, we can move forward together.

Game Day Entertainment

Around the Grounds

  • Raiders Shop (West Forecourt and South Inner Bowl)
  • Toyota Forklifts Activation (West Forecourt)
  • 50/50 Charity Raffle (Roaming sellers in Forecourts)
  • Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation Activation (West Forecourt)
  • The Huddle (West Forecourt)


  • Macca's Mini Footy (Pre NRL Kick-off): Wagga Roos v Narooma Devils, West Belconnen v Belconnen Sharks 
  • NRL Game Preview (Ben Pollack & Joel Thompson)
  • Member Birthday Shoutout
  • Viking Clap Ceremony led by Australia's Federation Guard and Viking Ambassador Joel Thompson Raider #280
  • Welcome to Country, Aunty Violet Sheridan
  • Performance by The Voice contestant and Indigenous Artist, Tahalianna Soward-Mahanga
  • Guard of Honour (first half run on)


  • Macca's Powerplay
  • Denman Prospect Points for Cash


Toyota Forklifts Greatest Fan Cam

  • Duxton Cam Giveaway
  • Toyota Forklifts Fork-n-Ball Race
  • Guard of Honour (second half run on)

Post Game

  • Homes for Homes Donation
  • Toyota Forklifts Signed Football Giveaway

Experience Participants

  • Autograph Alley
  • Member Viking
  • Junior Viking
  • Guard of Honour
  • Coin Toss
  • Warm-Up

Ticketing Information

Purchasing Tickets 

Casual tickets can be purchased via Ticketek:

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.

Casual tickets are cheaper to buy online than at the gate.

Conditions of Entry Updates

Many of the stadium Conditions of Entry have been updated, you can find a full list of updates at

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 $8000 apply.

Ticket Assistance on Game Day

Any ticket holder that cannot find their ticket that they 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.

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.

A majority of members will now hold a digital membership card, any questions on how to access or read these cards should be directed to the membership team in either the East or West ticket boxes.

Membership Ticketing Replacement

Members are required to display their digital membership card upon entry. 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. If Member tickets are unable to load, we recommend screenshotting the ticket and saving it to the camera roll for future use.

West and East Lounge Access

West (Southern end) and East Lounge access is given to patrons who are Raiders Members (must display physical or digital member card) and Grandstand ticket holders.
East Grandstand (bay 22-32) ticket holders may only access the Eastern lounge and West Grandstand (bay 7-15) ticket holders may only access the Western (Southern end) lounge.

Member Discounts

  • Members 10% off food discount
  • Members 10% off merchandise discount

Food Outlets

The Huddle

‘Let’s Meet at The Huddle!’

Game days are about to heat up as GIO Stadium Canberra welcomes ‘The Huddle’ - our new outdoor entertainment hub for Raiders game days!

Come pre-game (from gates open) and stay after the game to enjoy delicious snacks, cold refreshments, and quality entertainment.

You’ll find The Huddle located in prime position behind the Mal Meninga Stand on the western side of the venue.

We hope you’ll join us for every Raiders home match this season.

For more information on The Huddle and for other food options available at GIO Stadium Canberra, click here. 

Merchandise Outlets

Raiders Shop outlets will be open on the West Forecourt and South Concourse. These outlets will open at 1:30pm and close at the end of NRL half-time (approx. 5:00pm)



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. 


Victor and Velda are using public transport to get to this week’s game, and you can do the same.

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

Visit Canberra 

Canberra has you covered with breathtaking scenery and family fun to world-class art and food second to none.

Scratch below the surface and discover the array of scenic, adventurous, and surprising activities on offer for the whole family. Dig into an arts and culture scene where national attractions and blockbuster exhibitions spark curiosity and local storytellers and community galleries leave you inspired and fulfilled. Take your time to explore Canberra’s eclectic mix of dining styles and cuisines as you indulge in unique foodie experiences that will truly get tastebuds tingling.

Start planning your trip today:

Home Match Accommodation - Book now with the Canberra Rex Hotel

The Canberra Raiders have partnered with the Canberra Rex Hotel for the 2023 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 Channel Nine, Fox League Channel 502 and on Kayo. 

Overseas fans can watch via Watch NRL. 

Updates from the match 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 FM

2CC Radio - 1206 AM

ABC Grandstand - 666 ABC AM


Should anyone have any post-match 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.