Do I need a visa before traveling to watch the Women’s World Cup in Australia?

The most popular visas used for tourist reasons are the Australian eVisitor visa (subclass 651), Australian Visitor Visa (subclass 600) and the Australian ETA visa.

If you are taking part in the FIFA 2023:

For professional athletes, coaches, judges, support people and officials competing at the Australian national level of their sport, or in a major event or tournament, a Subclass 408 visa (on the basis of being an Invited participant in an event) or Subclass 400 (Temporary Work) visa are the appropriate visa options. You may have to apply for the Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408), this temporary visa lets you come to Australia to participate in events which are endorsed by the Australian Government such as the FIFA 2023 woman world cup.

With the SC408 visa you can

  • travel to or stay in Australia to take part in the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Women’s World Cup 2023 event
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the visa is valid.

If you want to take part in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 event holding another Australian visa, check that the visa lets you do what you want to do. For example, that the visa lets you travel to and from Australia and gives you the right to work in Australia.


Visitor Visa New Zealand

This NZ visitor visa lets you come to New Zealand as a visitor. You can attend and watch the Women’s FIFA World Cup 2023 with this visa. FIFA Women’s World Cup – spectators encouraged to apply for a Visitor Visa by the end of April.

INZ encourages spectators travelling to New Zealand in July and August 2023 for the FIFA Women’s World Cup to apply for a Visitor Visa by the end of April.

Are you a football supporter thinking about coming to New Zealand to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup in July?

It is important spectators wanting to travel to New Zealand for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in July 2023 apply for a visitor visa early. We encourage you to apply by the end of April to ensure your Visitor Visa is processed before travelling here.

If you intend to travel in and out of New Zealand, to watch games in Australia for example, you must indicate you want a multiple entry visa when you apply for your New Zealand visitor visa. This is important as it will be included in the information on your visa.

The fastest and easiest way to apply for a visitor visa is online. You can find out more about visitor visas and how to apply here on our website.

Sports Events Visitor Visa

The Sports Events Visitor visa allows you to visit New Zealand for a sports event or tour if you are a sports person, a support staff member, a match or tournament official, or a media/broadcasting worker. If you are from a visa waiver country and you meet all the criteria for this visa, you do not need a visa before you travel to New Zealand but you must hold an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority).

Women’s World Cup venues

  • Brisbane Stadium – Brisbane / Meaanjin, Australia
  • Dunedin Stadium – Dunedin / Ōtepoti, New Zealand
  • Eden Park – Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand
  • Hindmarsh Stadium – Adelaide / Tarntanya, Australia
  • Melbourne Rectangular Stadium – Melbourne / Naarm, Australia
  • Perth Rectangular Stadium – Perth / Boorloo, Australia
  • Stadium Australia – Sydney / Gadigal, Australia
  • Sydney Football Stadium – Sydney / Gadigal, Australia
  • Waikato Stadium – Hamilton / Kirikiriroa, New Zealand
  • Wellington Regional Stadium – Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara, New Zealand