Great Barrier Reef Arena is a world-class venue for elite cricket. The venue’s reputation as a destination for international cricket was further enhanced in September 2021 with the successful hosting of the Australia vs India women’s ODI series.


In recent years, WBBL matches in Mackay have also attracted the largest domestic crowds for a standalone WBBL game on record , nationally broadcast under 1500+ lux lighting. The GBRA’s innovative design ensures an exceptional event atmosphere in a regional centre comparable to major city venues around Australia.




Playing surface 165m North South and 130m East West – comparable to Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) dimensions. The venue’s design and facilities meet International Cricket Council (ICC) standards and requirements.




5 permanent turf wickets


Sight screens positioned to minimise view obstruction and maximise seating


State-of-the-art team facilities include combined synthetic and turf outdoor cricket warm-up and practice wickets


Media facilities with capacity to accommodate an increased international contingent for Tests or limited overs matches


Designated Player, Match Official and Broadcaster spaces



Players dining and view decks with secure access from change rooms


2 dedicated Player/Team Viewing Rooms with direct access to changing rooms and playing surface


2 separate change rooms (Home/Away), including multiple toilet, shower facilities and wet areas


2 massage and strapping rooms (Home/Away)


2 meeting rooms (Home/Away)


2 medical rooms



Officials rooms including male and female change facilities and amenities


Doping control room, bathroom and waiting area


Prayer room


Team Property room


Controlled PMOA access from ground floor to level 1


Secure access from changing rooms to field of play


Ice baths to maximise player recovery




Mobile dugouts available


Stump Cam


4m x 3m LED Mobile Scoreboard and replay screen


Permanent Media Gantry and Operational Control Boxes on eastern wing/square leg


2 newly refurbished additional change rooms located on the southern side of the main oval


Alternate Match Officials change rooma (unisex)


Additional Toilet & Change Facilities


Eastern Wing Berm spectator viewing – 1200m2