All you need to know ahead of tomorrow's AFL match!


We can’t wait for Gold Coast SUNS v North Melbourne at TIO Stadium Saturday afternoon! To get you prepared for match day, we have some extra info to make your afternoon one to remember. 


Tickets will be available for purchase at Bonson and Ah Mat Gates but we strongly encourage all punters to purchase online to beat the queues! You can purchase tickets here.

Note: DO NOT purchase tickets from any other websites/unknown people as they are not authorised to sell them. 

Your ticket will also get you in early for the Tiwi Islands Football League and Gove Australian Football League Representative match, doubled as the AFL curtain raiser. See more information on the game here.  

Getting to and from TIO Stadium 

Free Buses 

Dedicated event buses will run to and from TIO Stadium from Darwin, Stuart Park, Casuarina, Palmerston and Humpty Doo via Coolalinga. You will need to present your Gold Coast SUNS v Hawthorn ticket to board the bus. Check out the bus schedule here. 


Public car parking is available throughout Abala Road and the Marrara Sporting Complex. Please refer to the venue and parking map here.  

Designated accessible parking, is located at the Bonson Gate carpark. 

Food & Drink 

Food stalls will operate near the Scoreboard Entry Gate, behind the Family Friendly area, behind the Grandstand and on Level 2 of the Grandstand. Stalls offer a range of food and non-alcoholic beverages.  

Licenced bars will operate from the Scoreboard section, behind and on the side of the Grandstand, and on Level 2 of the Grandstand.  

You are not permitted to bring beverages (other than sealed bottled water) into the venue. Consideration will be given to those with special dietary requirements 

Family Friendly Zone & Things for Kids 

The Family Zone is located on the grassy hill at the Bonson Gate end of the field. The Family Zone is a dry area. Please refer to the venue and parking map here

Can’t forget the kids! Arrive early so you can have a ball on the inflatable obstacle course near Ah Mat Gate, and even get your face painted with Gold Coast SUNS or North Melbourne colours! 

Rugs and Camp Chairs 

You can bring camping chairs and rugs to sit on. If you bring a camping chair you will be requested to sit on the upper areas of the grassy hills.  


ATMS are located behind the grandstand and near the scoreboard bar.  

Smoking Areas  

Smoking (including the use of electronic cigarettes or similar devices) is prohibited in most areas of the venue. There are three designated smoking areas within TIO Stadium.  

Anything else you need to know? 

Our AFLNT Facebook and Instagram Page lists all the common questions and latest event info. Be sure to follow both pages and stay on top of the latest news regarding the event. 

Enjoy the footy!