Match Day

NSW Waratahs v Blues





Our first home game for our 2020 season is kicking off with our “Get into Rugby” theme. We would love to see you wearing you club jersey and show us your love for rugby.


Come in to watch our Junior Skills Clinic at 5:30pm. If you would like to register for the FREE junior clinic please do so here 



Remember to pick up your FREE match day program located at all food and drink outlets. You can also view our extensive program here.


NSW Waratahs Game Day App

Download our app to vote for your player of the match, become a part of our stadium light show, request a song to be played during the match and much more! 


Daikin Pass the Ball Station

Test out your skills with our Daikin Pass the Ball station. After you can get your face painted in the membership tent.


Post-Match Player Signing

Make sure you head down to the fence line on post-match to grab players' signatures and say hello.


Stadium Meal Deals

Juniors are able to get stadium meal deals for more information please see here. Junior meal deals are available from Bay 3 and 52.


Junior Rugby Tents

Our forecourt will be set up with local Junior Rugby Clubs for more information about signing up in 2020.



Cheer on 100 kids in an on field relay.



Tah Man will be walking around during half time with a t-shirt launcher. Do not miss your chance to get your free NSW Waratahs fans t-shirt. Listen out to the ground announcer for more details.




Tickets are available from Ticketmaster


 Ticket Prices
Price type Description Category 1 Category 2 General  Admission



- $70 $51 $27

17 years old / Tertiary full-time student card holders / Pensioners (Aged, TPI, War Service Widows), NSW Seniors Card


$55 $37 $21

4-16 years inclusive


$41 $29 $13

2A + 2J   OR   1A + 3J


$177 $137 $72
 All prices are inclusive of GST. 
- Children aged 3 and under are entitled to free entry when sitting on an adult’s knee. If a seat is required a ticket must be purchased, regardless of the child’s age.
- Purchase through Ticketmaster





Membership enquiries tent located at the front of stadium.

NSW Waratahs Life Members pre and post-match functions will be held in the Merewether Room. 
PLEASE NOTE: this is a different function space to 2019. Link to a venue map is found here.



The NSW Waratahs would like to offer all NSW Rural Fire Service workers and NSW State Emergency Service workers FREE tickets to our game against the Auckland Blues on the Saturday 8 February at McDonald Jones Stadium.

By showing your NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue ID or NSW Sate Emergency Service ID at our Membership tent as you arrive, you will receive free entry to sit in our General Admission area.

This is just a small gesture the NSW Waratahs can offer the NSW RFS and the NSW SES for the incredible and generous work they do day-to-day, protecting life, homes and wildlife – especially in recent months. 

The NSW Waratahs will always be thankful for the selfless efforts of all of our NSW Rural Fire Service and the NSW SES personnel to protect our beautiful state. 



NSW Rugby is doing its bit to assist rural communities ravaged by drought and fire, as part of a season-long awareness and fundraising campaign in partnership with Rural Aid.

The campaign – raising funds for Rural Aid’s Disaster Relief Fund – will directly support farmers and their families via the many fantastic initiatives coordinated by Rural Aid.

Rural Aid was founded in 2015 to provide a holistic support program to rural Australia, built off the back of the very successful Buy a Bale campaign. Today, Rural Aid boasts a number of wonderful initiatives including, fodder (hay) and domestic water deliveries, financial assistance, Community and Farm Rescue and access to counselling.

To donate head to



FREE bus services for fans will run every 15 minutes from two hours prior to kick off from selected bus stops along the route.
Return services will run for around an hour after full-time.
Stadium shuttle 1 - Newcastle CBD with stops at Queens Wharf, King Street at Bolton Street, Civic Park, NEX, Marketown and Donald Street at Beaumont Street.

Stadium shuttle 2 - Charlestown/Belmont with stops at Charlestown Square and Westfield Kotara. Two services will start from Belmont on the Pacific Highway at Macquarie Street, also stopping on Pacific Highway at Groves Road.

Stadium shuttle 3 - Glendale with stops at Stockland Glendale, Cardiff Station, Lookout Road at McCaffrey Drive and Wests New Lambton.

Stadium shuttle 4 - Wallsend with stops at Wallsend Village, Newcastle Road at Blue Gum Road and Newcastle Road at Dent Street.

Stadium shuttle 5 - Mayfield with stops at Wests Mayfield, Mayfield shops, Waratah Station and Waratah Village.



The nearest bus stop is at Young and Turton Road, New Lambton. Bus 27 travels this route. Please see closest bus routes below: 
Down Turton Road: 27
Down Lambton Road: 13, 23, 25, 26
For more information on bus travel and routes, please visit NSW Transport.



Valid 2020 pre-purchased tickets to the NSW Waratahs matches includes travel on all train services: Patrons can travel back home up to 04:00, Monday 10 February 2020, so enjoy your weekend in Newcastle. 

The nearest train station to McDonald Jones Stadium is Broadmeadow Station, approximately 1.5km away. Regular trains are available from Sydney and stop at stations including Central, Strathfield, Hornsby, Gosford, Wyong, Morisset and Cardiff on route to Broadmeadow. For a full list of stations and timetables visit NSW Transport



McDonald Jones Stadium taxi stand is located at Young Road, Broadmeadow. Taxis can be accessed after the event by following the signs to Young Road. For further information please contact Newcastle Taxis on 13 33 00



Parking on game days and major events is available only for vehicles with a pre-paid parking ticket. Pre paid parking tickets cost $10.00 + transaction fee from Ticketmaster on 136 100, online or by visiting Ticketmaster box office at McDonald Jones Stadium

Disabled parking areas have been designated in close proximity to each of McDonald Jones Stadiums accessible entries. To purchase a Mobility parking please phone Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit the Ticketmaster box office at McDonald Jones Stadium.



McDonald Jones Stadium aims to be accessible and welcoming to all. Both the Eastern and Western Grandstands provide access for people with impaired mobility.

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