Game Day Guide: Raiders vs. Dragons


The Canberra Raiders take on the St George Illawarra Dragons this Sunday at GIO Stadium Canberra. Check out the match day guide for all the information before match day.


Sunday August 14, GIO Stadium Canberra

Doors open: 11:50 a.m.

Katrina Fanning Shield – Goulburn City Bulldogs v Queanbeyan Blues: 12:00 p.m.

NRL – Canberra Raiders v St George Illawarra Dragons: 2:00 p.m.

Match Day Sponsor: Canberra Milk

Canberra Milk is proud to be a founding partner of the Canberra Raiders. To celebrate the Raiders Retro Round, Canberra Milk are delighted to take the opportunity to bring back the Retro Milk Run during the NRL Half Time.

Proudly Australian, made here in Canberra. Canberra Milk, 50 years of love for Canberra.

Match Day Charity: Black Dog Institute

Proceeds from our Round 22 50-50 Charity Raffle will go to our Game Day charity, Black Dog Institute. Raffle tickets will be available online and can be purchased in-game, with 50% of the prize pool going to a lucky winner and the remaining amount to charity.

The Black Dog Institute is the only medical research institute in Australia to study mental health across the lifespan. Their goal is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone; currently, around 5 million Australians will experience symptoms of mental illness in any given year.

This cycle’s donation will help the Black Dog Institute provide “translational” research, integrating research studies, educational programs, digital tools and applications, clinical services and public resources to discover new solutions, foster connections and create change in the real world.

Raffle tickets can be purchased online via and the Sunday afternoon game.

The lucky winner will be drawn in the second half of the NRL Round 22 match, Raiders v Dragons.

Game Day Theme: Retro Round

The Raiders celebrate their history in a Retro Round. The club will reflect on entering the competition alongside the Illawarra Steelers in 1982 and their first ever game at GIO Stadium (formerly Bruce Stadium) against St George Dragons in 1990.

Retro elements of the day include:

  • Retro pricing on fries and pies at GEMA outlets
  • Members and fans of all ages are encouraged to bring back the banner this retro ride. Make a banner or bring an “old fashioned” flag or banner to the game.
  • Performance of 80s hits by Australian rock touring band Black Pallas
  • All-day retro music playlist and big-screen graphics
  • Canberra milk retro milk run

food and drinks

Thanks to GIO Stadium Canberra and the GEMA Group, we’re going retro this Sunday with $3.50 pies or hot fries available on Sunday!

Ticketing information

Purchase of tickets

Non-member tickets can be purchased through Ticketek here.

Tickets will be available at the door; however, we strongly encourage everyone to pre-purchase online to facilitate entry and avoid having to wait in lines.

Updates to entry requirements

Many stadium entry requirements have been updated, you can find a full list of updates at

Patrons who throw items or trespass on the playground will be expelled and may be subject to prosecution. Fines of up to $8,000 apply.

Collecting tickets

Any ticket holder who cannot find their ticket purchased via Ticketek can go to the Ticketek ticket office to have their ticket reissued. ID will be required to print replacement tickets for the day.

Game day entertainment

Around the field

  • Band Performance: Lyneham High School Year 9 Band
  • Realign Performance Seat Cushion Contest
  • National Science Week
  • Activation of NRL Development Agents
  • Interactive Wheelchair Rugby League Demonstration


  • Curtain up 1: KFS – Goulburn City Bulldogs v Queanbeyan Blues
  • Macca Mini Footy: Goulburn Colts vs Belconnen Sharks Blue, Queanbeyan Blues vs Cooma Colts
  • Macca’s Performance Group: Play – The Dance Agency
  • Ben & Cam game preview
  • Performance by Australian rock touring band Black Pallas
  • Seismometer measuring the Viking Clap and “Footy Quakes” for National Science Week
  • Viking Clap Ceremony led by the Australian Federation Guard and Viking Ambassador, Bobby Griffin
  • Honor guard (first half)


  • Macca’s Power Play
  • Denman Prospect’s Homes for Homes Points for Cash
  • Fans’ Choice Man of the Match Contest

half time

  • Duxton Camera
  • Canberra Milk’s Retro Milk Run
  • Honor Guard (second half member)

after game

Toyota Forklifts signed Footy Giveaway

After Sunday’s game, the Raiders NRL team will distribute Toyota Forklifts Raiders footballs to the crowd. There are 17 available after every home game for the rest of 2022, so stick around after full time and see if you can score one!

Participants in the experiment

  • Vikings members of Zango
  • junior viking
  • Viking VIP
  • honor guard

Points of sale

Raiders Shop outlets will open on the West Forecourt and South Concourse. These outlets will open at 11:50 a.m. and close at the end of the NRL half-time (approximately 2:55 p.m.).

No opposition merchandise is available at this game.

Membership Information

Membership applications

Any current members with questions about the day can visit the members kiosk at the East or West ticket boxes.

Membership ticket replacement

If a member does not have their physical membership card with them, we encourage them to use their digital card on their mobile device. If you don’t have your mobile device with you, please visit the Membership Team at the box office before kick-off. Tickets cannot be printed at member counters. Members can print their tickets at home or access them on their smart devices by logging into their member account.

West and East Member Lounges

Great news for Raiders members with the West and East member lounges up and running again.

2022 Members can present their membership card (physical or digital) to access the open house up to 30 minutes after full time.

Further membership information can be found on our website:

Discounts for members

  • Members 10% off food
  • Members 10% off merchandise

Car park

Paid parking is in place for this game at $10 per vehicle. Early bird parking is applicable at $5 per vehicle up to 45 minutes before NRL kick off.

Additional parking is available at the University of Canberra accessed via College St and buses will have some capacity to pick up on College St which is a 20 minute walk from the stadium. Please consider carpooling to reduce traffic congestion as parking will be limited.


Buses will run to and from GIO Stadium. For bus timetables and more information, Click here.

Visit Canberra

Find more than you came for and discover something different in Canberra. Start exploring beneath the surface of the nation’s capital.

Go for the iconic museums and galleries, and stay for the hidden gems and unexpected moments. The perfect place for a short break, Canberra will delight you with a variety of activities, all within easy reach. Delight in whiskey bars hidden behind unmarked doors, dawn hot air balloon rides, world-class art collections and mountain biking trails.

Get to know the real Canberra and plan your stay at

Home Match Accommodation – Book now with Canberra Rex Hotel

The Canberra Raiders have partnered with the Canberra Rex Hotel for the 2022 season.

A convenient central location, with easy access to national attractions, shopping, dining and business districts makes Hotel Rex the obvious choice.

Book now to take advantage of all the Rex has to offer, as part of your game day experience.

Location: 150 Northbourne Avenue Canberra City, ACT 2612

Telephone: 02 6248 5311


Email: [email protected]


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To watch the match

If you cannot make it to GIO Stadium Canberra, options are available.

The NRL game is live on Fox League Channel 502 and on KAYO.

Overseas fans can watch the game via Watch NRL.

Match updates will be on the Raiders’ Twitter page. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for loads of behind the scenes photos and videos from the game.

Listen to the game

You can connect to one of the following call teams on your match day:

Raiders on Mix – Mix 106.3

Radio 2CC – 1206AM

ABC Grandstand – 666 ABC AM

Match day commentary

If anyone has any post game feedback please contact our staff during working hours on 02 6253 3515 or email [email protected]


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