Sunday Matildas match at Optus Stadium a sellout

This weekend's Olympic qualifier between the Matildas and the Philippines has been declared a sellout, with all general public tickets to the match at Optus Stadium now being sold.
  • All general public tickets to Matildas vs Philippines match at Optus Stadium sold
  • Huge public demand and three sellout matches at HBF Park saw Sunday, 29 October match moved to Optus Stadium
  • Extra 40,000 Western Australians now able to see the Matildas for the first time on home soil since the World Cup

This weekend's Olympic qualifier between the Matildas and the Philippines has been declared a sellout, with all general public tickets to the match at Optus Stadium now being sold.

This extends the Matildas' record to an impressive 11 consecutive sellouts - a streak that started before the World Cup in their send-off game against France.

Following unprecedented public demand after their World Cup heroics and three sellout matches at HBF Park, the Cook Labor Government made the decision to move the Sunday fixture to Optus Stadium, to allow thousands more Western Australians to see the Matildas on home soil.

The Matildas' match against the Philippines is part of the double header that will see IR Iran take on Chinese Taipei - after the Matildas' match, kicking off at 6.00pm AWST.

The huge Sunday at Optus Stadium complements the other four fixtures taking place across another two double header match days at HBF Park, as part of the exclusive Round Two qualifiers:

  • Thursday 26 October [HBF Park]: Chinese Taipei vs Philippines and Australia vs IR Iran;
  • Sunday 29 October [Optus Stadium]: Philippines vs Australia and IR Iran vs Chinese Taipei; and
  • Wednesday 1 November [HBF Park]: Philippines vs IR Iran and Australia vs Chinese Taipei.

The matches mark the first time in five years that the Matildas will have played in Perth, as well as the first opportunity to see them compete in Australia following the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023.

The Matildas are currently captained by WA homegrown hero Sam Kerr, and have been proudly brought to Perth by the Cook Government, in partnership with Football Australia and supported by VenuesWest.

Comments attributed to Premier Roger Cook:

"There's no better way to welcome the Matildas to Perth than with three incredible sell-out crowds.

"My Government is proud to have delivered these exclusive matches for Western Australian fans and visitors, off the back of the Matildas' heroic performance in this year's FIFA Women's World Cup.

"Matildas and football mania have arrived and I, along with tens of thousands of fans, can't wait to revel in this blockbuster week of women's football right here in Western Australia."

Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti:

"Matilda mania has well and truly swept Western Australia and the country, and we're so excited to give our 'Tillies' such a huge reception this weekend and support them in their bid to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

"The additional 40,000 tickets are a great result for fans, but is also a welcome opportunity for our WA tourism and hospitality sectors - giving them an additional boost which supports the local economy.

"This just continues the festival of football in Perth, following a huge FIFA Women's World Cup campaign and really affirms our status as one of the fastest growing major events destinations in South East Asia."

Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:

"This has been a huge win for Western Australia and the footballing community with thousands more fans taking up the opportunity to see the Matildas in action at Optus Stadium.

"With all remaining tickets now snapped up, it's fair to say we're very excited to welcome the Matildas to Perth for their triumphant return to global football after their stellar World Cup campaign."

Comments attributed to Football Australia Chief Executive Officer James Johnson:

"The overwhelming support in Perth, from the intimate atmosphere at the purpose built HBF Park to the grandeur of Optus Stadium, underscores the nation's unwavering commitment to our women's football team.

"Every cheer, every ticket purchased, and every jersey worn by a fan reiterates the importance of the CommBank Matildas to the Australian sports community. We are on an incredible journey together, and there's no telling where this momentum will take us."