Barlow Park is a multi-sports facility and stadium in Parramatta Park, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

Barlow Park
LocationCrn Scott & Severin St, Parramatta Park, Cairns, Queensland
Coordinates16°55′49″S 145°46′2″E / 16.93028°S 145.76722°E / -16.93028; 145.76722Coordinates: 16°55′49″S 145°46′2″E / 16.93028°S 145.76722°E / -16.93028; 145.76722
Capacity18,000 (1,700 seated)
Northern Pride RLFC

The Park is home of Cairns District Rugby League, Cairns District Rugby Union, Cairns and District Athletics Association, Australian Sports Commission Development, Oztag, the Northern Pride RLFC and the Cairns FC.[1]


The ground comprises an IAAF international athletics facility, turf sports fields at the main Barlow and West Barlow parks, and a 1,700 seat grandstand with corporate and media facilities.[1]


Barlow Park has played host to international athletic events and pre-season NRL, Super Rugby and A-League matches. 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2015 the Oceania Area Championships have been held at Barlow park, seeing athletes from around the world compete, as well as international sports people such as Sir Sebastian Coe. On 16 June 2013 the ground hosted a regular season NRL match between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Gold Coast Titans in front of a crowd of 16,118.[2] The record attendance at the venue was set when 20,000 people attended a 2004 NRL pre-season match.[3] The ground hosted additional NRL matches involving the Rabbitohs in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The stadium hosted three matches in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, including a double-header.

NRL GamesEdit

Game # Date Result Attendance
1 16 June 2013   South Sydney Rabbitohs def.   Gold Coast Titans 30–24 16,118
2 3 August 2014   South Sydney Rabbitohs def.   Newcastle Knights 50–10 11,578
3 26 April 2015   Canberra Raiders def.   South Sydney Rabbitohs 30–22 8,713
4 3 July 2016   North Queensland Cowboys def.   South Sydney Rabbitohs 20–0 14,923
5 16 July 2017   North Queensland Cowboys def.   South Sydney Rabbitohs 23–10 11,217
6 1 July 2018   South Sydney Rabbitohs def.   North Queensland Cowboys 21–20 7,195


  1. ^ a b Barlow Park Archived 15 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine Cairns Regional Council
  2. ^ Gavin Broomhead (16 June 2013). "South Sydney Rabbitohs remain top of the NRL ladder after win over Gold Coast Titans in Cairns".
  3. ^ "NRL Pre-Season: Cowboys v Sea Eagles - Austadiums". Archived from the original on 17 April 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.

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