Canberrans encouraged to bus or carpool to Friday's sell-out Raiders game

Released 26/09/2019

After a hard-fought season, a sold out crowd will be heading to GIO Stadium for the Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL preliminary final tomorrow.

Gates open at 6pm and fans are encouraged to get to the Stadium from gates open and consider transport options like buses or carpooling with friends and family, as heavy traffic and major delays are expected around the stadium and surrounding roads in Bruce.

Free buses will be running to and from the game between the major centres - Belconnen, Gungahlin, City, Woden, Tuggeranong and Queanbeyan – with over 45 active services on Friday night.

Free travel is available on all Transport Canberra bus and light rail services after 4.00pm on Friday 27 September 2019 to pre-purchased ticket holders. Please present your game day ticket to the bus driver when boarding or to CMET staff upon request.

For more information on public transport go to

Arrive early and save with $7 early bird parking available before 6:45pm, switching to $10 after that time. This remains one of the lowest prices for stadium parking in the country for major sporting events.

Once the 3,000 car parks at the stadium are filled, up to 1000 car parks are available for free as overflow parking at the University of Canberra. Parking is also available at no cost on streets in Bruce and at CIT.

Parking officers may be active in the precinct on the night so remember to park legally. Canberrans not attending are advised to avoid the Bruce area, particularly at the beginning and end of the game.

To find out more, visit the GIO Stadium website –

Arrive early to avoid missing kick-off, and be ready to #bleedgreen and get behind our Canberra Raiders this Friday.

Chief Operating Officer at Venues Canberra, Matthew Elkins, will be available for interview.

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