For the ANZAC Day match between the Giants and Lions on Thursday 25 April 2024: please refer to the Transport Canberra AFL event page for specific information about chartered bus services running directly to Manuka Oval and limited public services running in Canberra on a public holiday.

General bus information:

Travel on ALL Transport Canberra services is FREE on game day to holders of a game ticket.

Have your game day ticket ready to present if requested by a bus driver or light rail Customer Service Officer. To plan your trip, type in Manuka Oval as your destination in the Transport Canberra journey planner: You can use your entry ticket for your free return trip after the game.

Passengers are encouraged to take advantage of Park & Ride facilities where possible.


Patrons are reminded not to leave valuables in their cars as they are responsible for the security of their own vehicles. Please note that parking on verges and footpaths is not permitted and may result in a fine.

The maps below provide the recommended driving routes for entry to Manuka Oval car parks, depending on which car park you wish to park at.  In addition, the ACT Government is trialing the ParkCBR smart phone application that will assist you in parking within the Manuka Shopping area. 

The Parking Map is available here

The Relaxed Time Restrictions Area is available here


General Parking is available at Kingston & Manuka Shopping Centres, Kingston Oval and surrounding streets.  Please refer to the seating plan to see which entrance would be most convenient to gain access to your seats.

PARKING for AFL matches – 13th and 25th April 2024

Parking is available at Wesley Uniting Church, cnr Fitzroy St and National Circuit, Forrest. The cost is $10 per vehicle, cash or credit card payment (tap & go) and is just a comfortable five minute walk to Manuka Oval. 

Parking is also available at Telopea Park School for $10 per vehicle.


Disability parking is between Manuka Pool and the Manuka Arts Centre. Vehicles must display authorised permits.

Location of disabled parking at Manuka Oval - between Manuka Pool and the Arts Centre


This is for authorised or accreditation holders only.


Temporary traffic management arrangements are applicable to all match days. Local residents are issued with resident vehicle passes for use during the AFL and cricket season, which should be displayed on car dashboards for access through these closures.

Access during the temporary closure of Manuka Circle is from Fitzroy Street, at the intersection of Empire Circuit.

If you have any queries, require additional passes or report issues during the event please contact us via Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Manuka Oval Road Closures

Display Road Closure Map (image)


If travelling to Manuka Oval by chartered coach you are permitted to drop off your patrons at the Main or East Gate Drive.  There is no allocated coach parking available at the venue.


Taxis are permitted to drop-off patrons at either the East or Main gate drives but would recommend dropping off at the Manuka Shopping centre then use the pedestrian traffic lights to cross Canberra Avenue

Taxis are available at the conclusion of the event from the Manuka Oval Shopping Centre Taxi Rank.


Ride Share Services are able to drop-off and/or pick-up patrons at 2 Community Drop areas.  These being either the corner of Fitzroy St and Empire Circuit or the corner of Furneax St and Canberra Ave


There are a number of paths available for use for entry and departure from Manuka Oval.  Please note that there is a bike rack outside both the East & Main gates but no bikes are permitted inside the venue.  You must also provide your own lock and the venue takes no responsibility for your bikes security.