How to watch the top sporting events in Australia right now

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Sports lovers are currently spoiled with choice with all the major sporting events happening right now. From the Women’s World Cup being hosted right here on Aussie soil, to the start of the men’s Premier League in England as well as the final weeks of both the NRL and AFL!

If you’re keen to watch all of the big games going on at the moment, we have all the information on what’s on and where you can watch it. 

Of course the most talked about sporting event at the moment is the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Roy Morgan’s data found that the Matildas quarter final win against France last Saturday was the highest-rating TV program so far this year. In addition, according to Channel 7, the Wednesday night semi-final against England was the most watched TV program since 2001 when the current ratings system started.

While the Matilda’s are sadly out of the running to win the cup, they still have a chance to finish 3rd overall. This much anticipated game against Sweden happens on Saturday, 19 August.

And let’s not forget that the grand final game between England and Spain is being held this Sunday, 20 August. We may all still be a bit down that Australia isn’t in the final, however their last match is a great chance to support them and also enjoy the quality play of Sweden.

As well as women’s football, the English Premier League season has just started and the NRL and AFL seasons are drawing to a close in Australia. Here’s all the information on the big upcoming sporting games and where you can watch them!

Final FIFA Women’s World Cup Games

Match for 3rd Place - 6pm AEST Saturday 19 August

  • The Matildas vs. Sweden

Watch on free to air on Channel 7 and 7Plus or Optus Sport.

Grand Final - 8pm AEST Sunday 20 August

  • Spain vs. England 

Watch on free to air on Channel 7 and 7Plus or Optus Sport.

English Premier League 2023/2023 Season

This season of the English Men’s Premier League soccer has started and will run until 19 May 2024.

All of these games are played in the UK which means that they are often happening at weird times of the night for Aussie viewers. However, if you are a diehard fan, Optus Sport is the exclusive broadcaster of the EPL to Australia. You can also watch game highlights on Optus Sport.


The Australian NRL season is getting to the pointy end. We are currently on week 25 of 27 and the Panthers and Broncos are at the top of the table.

The games are played on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and the final few weeks of the season can be watched for free on Channel 9 or streamed on 9now. These games are also available on Foxtel Go and Kayo Sports.


This year’s season of AFL is also drawing to a close soon, with only 2 weekends left of games. The Collingwood Magpies are currently at the top of the table.

To tune in to the exciting final weeks of AFL, you can watch for free on Channel 7 or 7plus or watch through a subscription with  Foxtel Go or Kayo Sports. 

Happy viewing!

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