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The Dubbo Region has secured NRL premiership fixtures featuring South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2021 and 2022.

The fixture will be held at Apex Oval at 2pm on 23 May 2021 and will feature South Sydney Rabbitohs v Penrith Panthers. 


There are multiple road closures in place, and designated parking and drop off zones for those attending the game. For more about closures, click here.

To find out what else you can do in the Dubbo Region the weekend the Rabbitohs are here, click here.


South Sydney Rabbitohs, in partnership with Dubbo Regional Council, is offering hospitality packages at the upcoming game at Apex Oval on 23 May. Packages include Grandstand tickets and a food and beverage package from 12pm to 4pm.

Choose from two events, the Maas Marquee Function or the Summit Cranes Cocktail Function, featuring special guests and the chance to win a 2021 signed Rabbitohs jersey. If you are one of the lucky 1000 people who have already purchased a ticket to the Grandstand, you can purchase a food and beverage package to round-off your Rabbitohs experience in Dubbo in 2021.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Maas Marquee function, or upgrade your existing ticket.

Proudly supported by Maas Group Holdings and Summit Cranes.


Make a week of it! Take a look at the events and activities planned in the week prior to the game on 23 May; including Dubbo Show, South Sydney Rabbitohs Race Day, and Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Click here for a full list of events and details.

The influx of footy fans will generate valuable opportunities for local businesses to leverage; including a 'Festival of Footy' driven by Dubbo Regional Council. Click here to find out more.

1. What time do the gates open?

Gates open at 11am.

2. What time do the matches start?

At 11:20am, the NSW Cups kicks off with South Sydney taking on Penrith. At 2pm, Round 11 of the NRL kicks off, with the South Sydney Rabbitohs facing the Penrith Panthers.

3. Will there be food and alcohol available?

Full bar facilities and food will be available all day.

4. Is EFTPOS available?

There are no ATM facilities at Apex Oval. This event, going cash-less is preferred.

5. Will there be on-site parking?

There will be no parking on site - pedestrian access only. Designated parking is located at Dubbo Showground, with parking facilities opening at 10am. Limited accessible parking will be available vis Cassia Street.

6. Key conditions of entry:

Patrons must remain seated and remain in designated zones.

If seated in the general admission area, please bring a fold-up chair or blanket.

No alcohol, soft drinks or glass permitted. Bags will be checked. No eskies permitted.

Commercially produced food is not permitted.

Patrons are required to remain in family/friend groups, and practice social distancing when outside these groups.

Please use hand sanitiser frequently. For your convenience, hand sanitiser will be provided at the entry, at all food and drink stations, and at the amenities.

No smoking at Apex Oval and surrounds.

NRL conditions of entry apply including right to remove any person or persons that contravene the conditions of entry.

No pass outs permitted.

There is strictly no alcohol in the Family Zone

No pets other than assistance animals who have undertaken a Public Access Test (PAT).

For full conditions of entry, visit

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Want to know what else there is to see and do in our region? Click here!

Dubbo Regional Council and South Sydney Rabbitohs are working together to arrange and deliver this event in line with the current Public Health Order. 

Last Edited: 24 May 2021

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