State of Origin Accessibility Guide

Attention all rugby fans! The State of Origin series is making its highly anticipated return, kicking off one of the greatest rugby events of the year. With the Maroons taking the home trophy for the past two years, this year’s series is set to be one you can’t miss. Get ready to sport your team’s colours and watch on as the action unfolds with this State of Origin accessibility guide.

With the first game of the series kicking off at Accor Stadium, explore our comprehensive State of Origin accessibility handbook, ensuring this monumental event is an inclusive and unforgettable experience for all.

State of Origin Accessibility



Whether you are making your way into the Accor Stadium via public transport or car, there are several inclusive options available in this State of Origin accessibility guide.  


Accessible parking spaces are available for those driving in and displaying a Mobility Parking Permit. For eventgoers that require an accessible parking space, you will need to book a general parking space in advance and park your vehicle in one of the designated spots.

Accessible Pick-Up and Drop-Off Zones

If you require a caregiver to drop you off or pick you up, you can do so only via the designated area along Dawn Fraser Avenue. You can do this by entering from Edwick Flack Avenue. If you are planning to do this, all vehicles must display their Mobility Parking Permit when using these zones.

Shuttle Bus

An accessible, low-floor shuttle bus is available from P3, P4, and P5 car parks and is available before and after the event. From there eventgoers will need to make their own way to the stadium.  

Public Transport

If you are planning on travelling via public transport, there will be additional trains and buses running to Olympic Park. To plan your trip, visit Transport NSW to find the best route from your starting destination. You can also filter transport options on Trip Planner by ticking the ‘Accessible services only’ box.

Accessible Seating

  • All gates available to enter the Accor Stadium have an accessible entrance available.
  • If you are sitting on Levels 2- 6, lift access will be available once you have entered the venue. If you are seated on Level 6, you will need to ask staff for assistance to help access the lifts on that level.
  • If you require the assistance of a mobility aid, you can ask Accor Stadium staff to store your mobility aid during the event at the entry of the gates.
What can I bring into the stadium?

If you require medication while you are attending the State of Origin game, you can contact Accor Stadium before attending the event where you may receive a written exemption that can be presented on the day.

You are also allowed to bring and wear noise-cancelling headphones during the event.

Accessible Bathrooms


Accessible bathrooms are available at Accor Stadium. There will also be a Viability Marveloo also available at Gate H (Aisle 122). There is a hoist fitted out in the changing space.

  • Level 1 – 11 accessible bathrooms
  • Level 4 East – 2 accessible bathrooms
  • Level 4 West – 2 accessible bathrooms
  • Level 6 East – 2 accessible bathrooms
  • Level 6 West – 2 accessible bathrooms

Sensory Spaces


If you or another person requires a sensory space, Accor Stadium has a sensory room located on Level 1 inside Gate K. There are also quiet rooms available on both sides of Level 5. The stadium also provides sensory bags and earplugs on request.

Other Accessible Details

  • If you require the assistance of a service animal, they are permitted within the venue.
  • You are also permitted to bring a specialised drink bottle to the game, with provisions available through security. Accor Stadium advises that you should bring a doctor’s letter detailing your medical requirements.

Does your participant love sport and want to understand more of their skills, interests, and abilities? Consider contacting us about completing a Vocational Assessment.

What are the benefits of a Vocational Assessment?

  • Empowering participants to gain a deeper understanding of their capabilities.
  • Increasing employment opportunities, by matching skills and interest for suitable job options.
  • Enhancing a participant’s NDIS Plan. The Vocational Assessment can be used to ensure employment-related supports are adequately tailored.