If you’re looking for a spot to watch the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Perth has some crackers. As one of the 10 host cities spread across Australia and New Zealand, the city is being treated to an official FIFA Fan Festival screening the games for free.
The city is set to crackle during the tournament as five of the group match stage games will be played at the Perth Rectangular Stadium.
Unfortunately, none of the Matildas’ matches will be happening here. That being the case, it’s worth securing your spot to see the real-time live matches early.
With 32 teams playing 64 games, it’s going to be a mammoth month of football. The Matilda’s are chasing their first-ever World Cup title while the US is looking to defend their two consecutive wins. Canada, the UK, and Germany are all looking dangerous as well. This gives us endless opportunities to cheer on some greatness.
With a large ex-pat community, Perth won’t just be backing the girls in green and gold. Thankfully, all the matches can be seen in the city the way they should be: surrounded by thousands of cheering supporters.
To ensure you don’t miss out on any of the action, it’s wise to plan ahead and arrive early. These locations are likely to fill up quickly.
Get ready to secure your spot at one of Perth’s public big-screen spaces or around a plate of wings amongst the passionate crowds and witness the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 unfold in all its glory.
Where to Watch the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Perth
The Matildas have three confirmed games against Ireland, Canada, and Nigeria, making it a relatively challenging group stage for us. If we make it out of the group stage, we’ll be through to the instant elimination rounds.
Timetables and coverage of the later games are still to be confirmed depending on where we place, but the three confirmed group stage games will be held on:
- Thursday, 20 July at 8pm – Australia vs Ireland
- Thursday, 27 July at 8pm – Australia vs Nigeria
- Monday, 31 July at 8pm – Australia vs Canada
Free Outdoor Live Screens in Perth Showing the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
Where else but the centre of the city would you expect to find the atmosphere of the football world cup? The natural gathering point of Forrest Place will be the site of the city’s FIFA Fan Festival, and it’s expected to be busy.
The fan festivals are official FIFA events, running since 2006. They give fans a chance to watch the matches in host cities. They’ve evolved from mere big screens to a month of riotous entertainment, live music, plus food and beverage offerings.
The festival will run from 20 July to 20 August and is open during all of the Australian games. All knockout-round games will be screened live, along with quarter, semi, and grand-final games too. However, the site is not open continuously throughout the tournament, so it’s best to check the official site for the latest details, as they are subject to change.
Entry is free and unticketed. All you need to do is rock up early in your team colours.
Best Bars and Pubs to Watch the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Perth
The sports bar at the Crown Perth resort is one of the best places to watch any live sport in Perth. When it goes, it really goes, as all the action is captured on their vast, high-quality screens spanning an impressive 139.5 square metres. It’s the next best thing to actually being there. The sports bar also consists of two bars and a private viewing area, The Box. The Crown sports bar will be screening every single Women’s World Cup game on the main screen throughout the tournament.
The Globe is one of the oldest remaining pubs in Perth and is located in the original Globe Hotel. The modern Globe pays tribute to its origins as a popular drinking and dining space where colonial charm meets modern design. The Globe will be screening every Matildas game live & loud on their big screens and will host happy hour pre-game sessions from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. They’ll also be featuring a half-time juggling competition for the chance to win food and drink vouchers through The Pass app.
Situated in the heart of Victoria Park on Albany Highway, the Victoria Park Hotel has been standing proud since 1927. The pub is one of the city’s best-kept secrets, and their new beer garden, The Park, offers a perfect space for families, sports watching, functions and social catch-ups. They’ll be screening all major Women’s World Cup games as the action heats up their screens.
Varsity opened its first venue in Nedlands in 2013 with the vision to recreate the ultimate American college “frat-style” bar and hangout for university students craving an authentic sports entertainment experience. Eagerly awaiting the kick-off of the ninth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Varsity will be screening all of the games at all of their eight venues across the city from 20 July, with plentiful sides of beers, burgers, and buffalo wings.
The latest addition to the Brass Monkey Hotel, Patriot Sports Bar boasts 22 TVs showing the latest and greatest live spots. Plus, they pump out classic American bar food to keep you fuelled up for the big game. Standing tall on the corner of James and William Streets in the heart of Northbridge, Patriot is screening every match live during the World Cup and giving customers a chance to win tickets to the final with drinks purchases.
Not in Perth? Here’s where to catch the action in your city:
- Where to Watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Sydney
- Where to Watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Melbourne
- Where to Watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Brisbane
- Where to Watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Adelaide