Elite Rugby League returns to the Territory next year, with the mighty Parramatta Eels heading to their second home in Darwin to take on another big Queensland team. The ‘Territory’ Eels will face the Dolphins on Friday, 19 April 2024 at TIO Stadium.
The NRL Premiership clash is set to be another blockbuster event, with the 2023 match between the Eels and the victorious Brisbane Broncos a sell-out event.
A number of community engagement events will also take place while the teams are in the Top End. Details will be revealed nearer the time.
Eels fans from across Australia are expected to travel to the Territory to see their beloved team play, while also taking the opportunity to explore the unique experiences on offer in the Top End. From learning about Aboriginal history in Kakadu and catching a legendary Darwin sunset, to finding out more about the Territory’s rich military history or exploring the capital city’s famous street art, there is plenty on offer to turn a footy trip into a memorable holiday.
The Eels vs Dolphins match forms part of the Northern Territory Government’s partnership with the Parramatta Eels, delivered through Northern Territory Major Events Company. The partnership began in 2014 and delivers a range of benefits for the Territory.