Game Day Guide: Quarter Final v Highlanders

Fri, Jun 7, 2024, 3:00 AM

The Safeguard Global ACT Brumbies launch into their 2024 finals campaign on Saturday 8 June with their Quarter Final match against the Highlanders, kicking off at 7:35pm AEST.

Looking to start their run to the championship off strong, the squad is eager to see fans pack out GIO Stadium to support their side from the Capital.

Don’t miss any of the finals action, with tickets starting from $20 for a junior and $30 for an adult.

Secure your seats for the match via Ticketek here.

Safeguard Global ACT Brumbies Super Rugby Pacific Quarter Final

Game Day Schedule: Super Rugby

  • 6:00PM AEST – Gates Open
  • 7:35PM AEST – Safeguard Global ACT Brumbies v Highlanders
  • 9:30PM AEST – Fans on Field

Around the Ground

Plenty of action taking place in the precinct from 6pm, including music, food and fun. Early arrival is recommended to enjoy all the festivities.

  • Members Bar - East Lounge
  • Mechanical Bull - West Precinct
  • 360° Photobooth - West Precinct
  • Gecko Gang (Face painting) - West Precinct, East Precinct
  • Brumbies Choir - East Precinct
  • Kids Zone (Games, passing net, inflatable field) - West Precinct
  • Watch Blues vs Fijian Drua on big screen - East Precinct
  • Brumbies Merchandise - West Precinct, East Precinct (near big screen)
  • Sugar, from Sugar and Cream (live musician) - East Precinct (near big screen)
  • Yara Stall - West Precinct
  • TOAC Stall - West Precinct
  • Rugby Lounge North Bar (open from Kick off) - West Precinct
Quarter Final Game Day Map

Halftime Entertainment


Tickets are on sale via Ticketek now!

Starting from just $20.00* for a junior ticket, bring the whole stable to GIO Stadium to see our Safeguard Global ACT Brumbies face the Highlanders at GIO Stadium.


Available in stadium parking areas. $10 cash payment.

Early bird is $5 cash, up to 45 minutes prior to kick-off. There is parking available on both the East and West sides of the Stadium.



Brumby Jack and Brumby Jill will be trotting around the Concourse throughout the game day. Track down the Brumbies and grab a selfie. Don’t forget to tag our Official Membership Partner, Allhomes.

ACT Brumbies Members

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Get decked out in our brand-new 2024 ACT Brumbies retail range available at the Merchandise containers at the Western Entrance and Southern Concourse of GIO Stadium.

A special edition Long Puffer Jacket is available for purchase only at this weekend's Quarter Final at the Merchandise Store. Retailing for $170.00, only limited stock are available, while stocks last. For more info visit here.

The Winter Range is available to purchase, including beanies, jumpers and jackets.

Don’t forget, Members get 10% off our 2024 merchandise.


Safety & Security

Entering the field of play at any point of the event is strictly prohibited. 

This is to ensure the safety of all patrons, working staff and players. 

General Conditions

  • Pass-outs are permitted
  • Patrons wearing or displaying inappropriate or unauthorised commercial, political, religious or other offensive images, logos etc. may be denied entry or asked to remove such items.
  • Smoking or vaping is not permitted anywhere in the venue, except in designated smoking areas.

Conditions of Entry


The following conditions of entry apply to all patrons entering GIO Stadium. These conditions of entry may be subject to change for specific events and alterations or additions to these conditions will be displayed at each point of entry.

General Conditions

  1. Patrons are admitted to the venue at their own risk.
  2. Management reserves the right to inspect and/or search bags brought into or out of the venue.
  3. Management reserves the right to search persons entering the venue by passing a portable electronic scanner over them.
  4. Patrons who throw articles or gain unauthorised entry onto the field of play will be evicted and may be liable for prosecution.
  5. Children (12 years and younger as defined in the Children and Young People Act 2008) must be supervised by a responsible adult or guardian at all times.
  6. Patron movements within GIO Stadium are subject to monitoring by closed circuit television. By entering the venue, patrons consent to the recording of their image or likeness including audio and visual.
  7. Patrons who use offensive, threatening language, racially vilify others, cause a disturbance or refuse to comply with requests made by venue staff will be evicted.
  8. Patrons caught damaging, vandalising or interfering with any infrastructure at GIO Stadium will be evicted and be liable for prosecution.
  9. Patrons bringing personal items into GIO Stadium do so at their own risk and GIO Stadium will not be held responsible for any damages to, loss or theft of personal property.  A lost property register is maintained by management however GIO Stadium accepts no responsibility for any lost property
  10. Alcohol cannot be brought into or taken from GIO Stadium by patrons.
  11. Smoking, vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes and similar devices on the premises is only permitted in designated smoking areas and not within the seated, thoroughfare, concourse and enclosed areas.
  12. Umbrellas may be brought into the venue, but for the comfort of others should not be put up if it restricts any view of the playing field for other patrons.
  13. Unauthorised commercial activity including ticket selling, soliciting, customer surveying, or attaching advertisements to any surface within GIO Stadium is not permitted.
  14. Unauthorised capturing of images for commercial use or broadcast in any format is not permitted.
  15. Patrons understand that they are at risk of being struck by a ball whilst viewing a sporting event at GIO Stadium and will not hold the venue liable for any loss, injury or damage as a result of being struck by a ball.
  16. Patrons are advised to take appropriate care regarding sun protection and hydration (note that aerosol sunscreen is NOT permitted).
  17. Patrons are prohibited from entering the venue in possession of external commercialised food and drink (e.g., McDonalds, KFC, etc).  Patrons are permitted to enter the venue in possession of prepared food (e.g., sandwiches, fruit, biscuits, crisps).
  18. Seats retract automatically; check your seat before you sit down.
  19. From time to time events hosted at GIO Stadium may fall under the Major Events Act 2014 (ACT) which may result in amendments to the GIO Stadium conditions of entry.

Note: For Rugby Australia (RA) matches (including domestic and international competitions), the conditions are to be read in conjunction with Rugby Australia’s Terms and Conditions. Please check the Rugby Australia website for these terms.


  • Ticketek is the official agent for all ticketed events at GIO Stadium. Please be aware that tickets purchased from providers other than Ticketek may not be valid, and you may be refused entry.
  • Patrons may be asked to verify their identify against their ticket/s.
  • Patrons are required to sit in their designated seat, as indicated on their ticket, including in inclement weather.
  • For general admission (GA) tickets, patrons are required to sit in the Bay or designated areas as indicated on their ticket or as directed by GIO Stadium staff.

Refusal of Entry

For the comfort, safety and enjoyment of all patrons, management reserves the right to:

  • Refuse entry to any persons deemed to be intoxicated and/or disorderly
  • Refuse entry to any unauthorised persons
  • Refuse entry to patrons who attempt to bring any restricted or prohibited items into GIO Stadium.

Restricted/Prohibited Items

Patrons are not permitted to bring the following items into GIO Stadium:

  • Illicit drugs
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Glass, breakable glass containers including opened or partially filled drink containers
  • Offensive weapons such as knives, bladed weapons or firearms; including toy, replica or imitation weapons
  • Fireworks, flares, explosive devices or laser devices
  • Unauthorised unmanned Aerial Devices / Drones
  • Opened or partially filled drink containers (thermoses and water bottles up to 1L excepted)
  • Musical instruments, whistles, or air horns (unless prior approval has been granted by GIO Stadium management)
  • All animals except guiding, companion or hearing animals (Registration of the animal MUST be provided)
  • Skateboards, scooters, roller blades, tricycles or bicycles
  • Recording devices (used for commercial purposes)
  • Flags over 1m x 1m in size
  • Commercial, political, religious or offensive clothing, banners, logos or signage
  • Any items or goods for sale
  • Any large article that cannot be placed under a seat
  • Chairs/stools
  • Tents, sun shelters, beach tents and like products
  • Any device, instrument or object that, in the opinion of management, has the potential to cause injury or public nuisance or detract from patron experience and enjoyment. This includes but is not limited to weapons (including replica or toy), knives (including replica or toy), spray cans or compressed air canisters
  • Other items as determined by Venue Management or Police from time to time.

Cloakroom facilities are not available for any of the above items.

Food and Beverage

Patrons are permitted to bring the following items into GIO Stadium:

  • Pre-packaged food such as sandwiches, fruit, biscuits, crisps, etc. for individual consumption;
  • Unopened, non-alcoholic beverages at or less than 1 litre for individual consumption (excluding glass, cans or breakable containers);
  • Empty refillable water bottles or thermos up to 1 litre in volume are permitted upon inspection.

Alcohol Free Bay

Bay 6 on the Western side of GIO Stadium is a designated no-alcohol area.

No Smoking or Vaping Policy

For the comfort of patrons within GIO Stadium, a non-smoking and vaping policy is in place for all seated areas, thoroughfare, and concourse areas.

Patrons may smoke or vape in the dedicated areas around the forecourt perimeter of the stadium and away from the main pedestrian thoroughfares. Patrons may not view the event whilst they are smoking.

Bins are provided on the forecourt level to extinguish cigarettes.

This policy will be monitored and enforced by Event Staff, Customer Service and Event Security.  Patrons who contravene this policy may be removed from the venue.

Liquor Licensing

All persons entering GIO Stadium are advised that:

  • They are entering licensed premises;
  • It is an offence for minors to purchase and consume liquor;
  • It is an offence to purchase liquor for (or supply liquor to) minors; and
  • Persons supplying liquor to minors will be reported to the Police and penalties apply under the Liquor Act 2010 (ACT).

 NOTE – These conditions of entry may be subject to change for specific events and alterations or additions to these conditions will be displayed at each point of entry.

For further information, email GIO Stadium Canberra or call (02) 6256 6700.


Traffic & Transport

Fans are encouraged to plan their trip and consider all the available travel options ahead of time.

If driving, it is recommended you arrive with ample time prior to gates opening as parking around GIO Stadium is limited.

Travelling by personal vehicle

  • Parking at GIO Stadium is subject to a $10 charge payable by cash only in all areas
  • Early bird parking is $5 cash only payment, 45 minutes prior to kick-off
  • Overflow parking is available from 6pm 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 to/from the stadium. Please consider car-pooling to alleviate traffic congestion as parking will be limited.
  • Traffic management will be in effect on the Western and Eastern sides of the venue allowing patrons to park with minimal interaction with attendants
  • Parking officers will be active in the precinct during the event and drivers are reminded to park legally and safely. Please be mindful and respectful of residents who live nearby.
  • Parking vouchers will be utilised and corporate parking is available on match day;
  • Patrons in West Corporate areas or seated in the West Grandstand (Bays 7-15), North Terrace (Bays 16-21), South Terrace (Bays 1-6) and Inner Bowl (Bays 77-79 & 50-61) are asked to park in the West car park and enter through the West Gate;
  • Patrons in East Corporate areas or seated in the East Grandstand (Bays 22-32) and Inner Bowl (Bays 62-76) are asked to park in the East car park and enter through the East gate;
  • Parking Map (PDF)

Travelling by bus

  • Please check the transport page on the GIO Stadium website for the final bus schedule.
  • Additional information relating to public transport can be found at the Transport Canberra page

Travelling by Taxi / Rideshare services

  • Regular gameday drop-off points will be in place on the corner of Leverrier St and Battye Street, in front of the AIS Arena. Rideshare pick-up and drop-off points are also available at these locations. Google Maps:


Min: 5 Max: 15, Cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds. Click here to stay up to date.

Questions on Game Day

If you have any enquiries on Game Day, please approach a Brumbies staff member around the grounds. The Membership Box Offices will not be operational for finals.