Rugby World Cup 2027 Australia

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Your Rugby World Cup 2027 Australia travel experience starts here.

The excitement is building as Australia gears up to host the 11th edition of Rugby World Cup in 2027. Australia will be the first nation to host the tournament three times, having previously co-hosted with New Zealand in 1987 and held it exclusively in 2003.

This upcoming Rugby World Cup is the centrepiece of a golden decade of rugby in Australia. The fixtures kick off with the British & Irish Lions series in 2025, followed by the men’s Rugby World Cup in 2027, the women’s Rugby World Cup in 2029, and the Olympics in 2032. In between these events, there will be plenty of other international fixtures and series to look forward to.

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Wallabies legend George Gregan could barely hide his excitement as the Rugby World Cup returns to Australian soil, hoping they can replicate the incredible ‘festival’ of 2003.

Australia is the perfect host nation for RWC 2027. Our diverse country is home to vibrant cities, picturesque coasts, lush hinterlands, ancient deserts and cultural experiences that will entice visitors from around the world. Mix in unique attractions, world-class cuisine, fine wines, and plenty of adventure destinations and the next Rugby World Cup promises to be the best yet. It’s also the perfect opportunity for Australians to explore their own backyard and support their team, whether it’s the Wallabies or another nation on the global stage.

Mark your calendars for October and November 2027, as host cities across the country prepare for this exciting event. Stay tuned for updates as they become available by joining the waitlist.

We look forward to welcoming you to Rugby World Cup 2027, which will be our 9th World Cup Campaign since 1995, off the back of Japan 2019 and France 2027 as an official travel agent.

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  • Introduction

    As we gear up for our ninth Rugby World Cup, it’s a journey that began back in 1995 in South Africa. Since then, we’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of fans explore the world, rally behind their teams, and experience first-hand rugby’s joyful camaraderie. We recently ventured to Japan in 2019 and France in 2023, and now we’re eagerly looking forward to welcoming familiar faces back to Australia in 2027.

    For the 11th edition of the Rugby World Cup, we bring to the table decades of experience, attention to detail and expertise to present a range of travel options that we’re confident will entice you to join us on this rugby adventure, right in your own backyard.

    Our team are already planning and formulating a range of packages and tours to get you there. All our travel products will include guaranteed official match tickets, luxury accommodations, and flexible travel services; covering everything from flights and transportation to travel insurance and unforgettable sightseeing experiences. For those seeking deeper immersion, we’ll be offering small group tours with exclusive functions, game-day experiences and more.

    Australia 2027 is the perfect excuse to step out and explore your own backyard, whether it’s a staycation in your state, a long weekend getaway, or a few weeks of discovery in Australia, following the pool stages or knockout rounds.

    Rugby World Cup 2027 in Australia promises to unite the nation and presents a travel opportunity you don’t want to miss.

    Secure your spot on the waitlist to be notified when more information is announced, and when packages and tours go on sale.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Glenn Hedley,
    Director, Events Travel

  • Event information

    RWC 2027 cities and stadiums

    There are 12 stadiums that will host RWC 2027 matches as follows:

    Stadium City State Capacity
    North Queensland Stadium Townsville Queensland 25,000
    Canberra Stadium Canberra Australian Capital Territory 25,011
    Robina Stadium Gold Coast Queensland 27,400
    Western Sydney Stadium Parramatta New South Wales 30,000
    Newcastle International Sports Centre Newcastle New South Wales 30,500
    Melbourne Rectangular Stadium Melbourne Victoria 33,000
    Sydney Football Stadium Moore Park New South Wales 45,000
    Docklands Stadium Melbourne Victoria 47,000
    Lang Park Brisbane Queensland 52,500
    Adelaide Oval Adelaide South Australia 52,500
    Perth Stadium Perth Western Australia 65,000
    Stadium Australia Sydney New South Wales 83,500

    RWC 2027 qualified teams

    12 teams have automatically qualified for RWC 2027 based on their RWC 2023 results. The remaining 12 teams will need to qualify. The qualified teams are:

    Region Team Qualification method Previous best result
    Africa South Africa Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Champions (1995, 2007, 2019, 2023)
    Asia Japan Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Quarter-finals (2019)
    Europe England Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Champions (2003)
    Europe France Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Runners-up (1987, 1999, 2011)
    Europe Ireland Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Quarter-finals (eight times)
    Europe Italy Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Pool stage (ten times)
    Europe Scotland Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Fourth place (1991)
    Europe Wales Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Third place (1987)
    Oceania Australia Hosts Champions (1991, 1999)
    Oceania Fiji Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Quarter-finals (1987, 2007, 2023)
    Oceania New Zealand Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Champions (1987, 2011, 2015)
    South America South America Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Third place (2007)

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Frequently asked questions

  • When is Rugby World Cup 2027?

    Rugby World Cup 2027 Australia is confirmed to start 1 October 2027 and finish 13 November 2027.

  • Where is Rugby World Cup 2027?

    Rugby World Cup 2027 will be hosted by Australia for the third time. They previously co-hosted with New Zealand in 1987 and held it exclusively in 2003.

  • How many teams will be playing in Rugby World Cup 2027?

    In 1987, the first World Cup had 16 teams. The most recent World Cup in France had 20 teams. For Rugby World Cup 2027 in Australia there will be 24 teams. World Rugby and unions have made this change to increase the competitiveness of the global game in addition to increasing reach, impact and value of international rugby.

  • Where is the next Rugby World Cup after 2027?

    The next Rugby World Cup after 2027 in Australia will be Rugby World Cup 2031 in the United States. It will be the second World Cup to be held outside the traditional heartland of the sport, the first being Japan 2019 which was the biggest World Cup at the time.

  • When do Rugby World Cup 2027 tickets and packages go on sale?

    Rugby World Cup 2027 tickets and packages will go on sale at different times. Official travel packages and tours will likely go on sale in 2025, approximately two years before the tournament begins, while tickets will go on sale approximately one year before the tournament begins.

  • How can I buy Rugby World Cup 2027 tickets?

    There will be two ways to buy official Rugby World Cup 2027 tickets.

    1. The first way is to buy tickets in the General Public ticket sales period/ballot, which will take place in 2026, approximately one year before the tournament begins.
    2. The second way is to book an official travel package or tour including official tickets, luxury hotels and other travel services. Official travel packages will go on sale approximately two years before the tournament begins and will be the best way to secure tickets and your trip for a fixed price early. Plus, our team can put together custom packages and other services to ensure your trip is just right.
  • What cities and stadiums will Rugby World Cup 2027 be played at?

    There are 12 stadiums that will host RWC 2027 matches as follows:

    Stadium City State Capacity
    North Queensland Stadium Townsville Queensland 25,000
    Canberra Stadium Canberra Australian Capital Territory 25,011
    Robina Stadium Gold Coast Queensland 27,400
    Western Sydney Stadium Parramatta New South Wales 30,000
    Newcastle International Sports Centre Newcastle New South Wales 30,500
    Melbourne Rectangular Stadium Melbourne Victoria 33,000
    Sydney Football Stadium Moore Park New South Wales 45,000
    Docklands Stadium Melbourne Victoria 47,000
    Lang Park Brisbane Queensland 52,500
    Adelaide Oval Adelaide South Australia 52,500
    Perth Stadium Perth Western Australia 65,000
    Stadium Australia Sydney New South Wales 83,500

  • What teams have qualified for Rugby World Cup 2027?

    12 teams have automatically qualified for RWC 2027 based on their RWC 2023 results. The remaining 12 teams will need to qualify. The qualified teams are:

    Region Team Qualification method Previous best result
    Africa South Africa Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Champions (1995, 2007, 2019, 2023)
    Asia Japan Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Quarter-finals (2019)
    Europe England Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Champions (2003)
    Europe France Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Runners-up (1987, 1999, 2011)
    Europe Ireland Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Quarter-finals (eight times)
    Europe Italy Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Pool stage (ten times)
    Europe Scotland Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Fourth place (1991)
    Europe Wales Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Third place (1987)
    Oceania Australia Hosts Champions (1991, 1999)
    Oceania Fiji Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Quarter-finals (1987, 2007, 2023)
    Oceania New Zealand Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Champions (1987, 2011, 2015)
    South America South America Top 3 in 2023 RWC pool Third place (2007)

  • What types of Rugby World Cup 2027 packages are available?

    We will have a range of different travel products for Rugby World Cup 2027 Australia, such as:

    1. Match bundles: These will be packages with multiple matches; including official tickets, luxury accommodation and optional extra travel services. They will offer better value versus single match packages. These could be follow your team or a weekend break with a few matches in the one city.
    2. Single match packages: These include one match only, with  official tickets, luxury accommodation and optional extra travel services.
    3. Escorted Tours: These are small group tours including official tickets, luxury accommodation, meals, transport, sightseeing and game-day experiences. These are the most immersive way to enjoy RWC 2027 and will be recommended for those that want service and a group experience with other like-minded fans.
    Subject to change at any time.

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