FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023

On 22 July 2023, the world’s largest women’s sporting event, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ will kick off across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Games in Vincent

Perth Rectangular Stadium (HBF Park) will host five games as part of the Tournament.

Date Kick off Teams

Saturday 22 July


Denmark v China

Wednesday 26 July


Canada v Ireland

Saturday 29 July


Panama v Jamaica

Tuesday 1 August


Haiti v Denmark

Thursday 3 August


Morocco v Colombia

Road closures - Permit required 

The sections of streets near Perth Rectangular Stadium (HBF Park) listed below will be impacted on match days. Access restrictions will be in effect from 3 hours prior to match start time until 1.5 hours after match ends.

Access to these sections will only be available to local residents and businesses who apply for and display a Resident or Business Local Access Permit.

Please be aware that any vehicles in violation of the on-street tow away restriction will be impounded.



Pier Street

Between Brisbane Street and the laneway before Edward Street

No street parking. Private drive access only. 

Bulwer Street

Between Smith Street and Lord Street 

Road closed. No access. 

Brewer Street

Between Stirling Street and Lord Street 

No street parking. Private drive access only. 

Bulwer Street

Between Stirling Street and Smith Street

On-street parking permitted*

Wright Street 

Between Bulwer Street to south of carpark entrance to Aegis Lincoln Park 

On-street parking permitted* 

Lacey Street

Between Brisbane Street and Brewer Street 

On-street parking permitted* 

Smith Street 

From Bulwer Street up to (and including) Nos 9 and 10 Smith Street

On-street parking permitted* 

Brisbane Street

Between Bulwer Street and Stirling Street

On-street parking permitted* 

*on street parking will only be available on these streets to local residents who display a Local Access Permit. There is a limit of two permits per residence, and five permits per business, and these need to be applied for using the online form by 23 June 2023 and then collected from the City of Vincent Administration Centre prior to Friday 21 July 2023. Failure to display a valid Local Access Permit will result in no entry to the street.

Resident and Business local access permits

Access to the above streets during affected hours will only be available to residents and businesses showing a FIFA Local Access Permit. Permits will be physical, and you are required to present your permit at the checkpoint to allow access.  Permits are required to be hung from your rearview mirror when parked for easy identification on match days. There will be a limit of two access permits per household, and five access permits per business.

You must apply below for your permit before close of business on 23 June 2023.


Application for Resident Local Access Permit Online Form

Application for Business Local Access Permit Online Form

If you’re unable to complete the online form, please contact the City on 9273 6000.

Once your application has been approved, your Local Access Permit can be collected from the City of Vincent Administration Centre, 244 Vincent Street Leederville, between 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday. You will be notified by email when your Local Access Permit is ready for collection.


I’ve forgotten my Local Access Permit, can I still get through to my house?

No. Access to streets within the traffic management area during affected hours will only be available by showing a FIFA Local Access Permit. Traffic management will be in place from three (3) hours prior to each match start time until one and a half (1.5) hours after the match ends.

You will be able to access your property by foot to retrieve your permit, but your vehicle will not be able to enter without the permit. 

Why can't I just show my drivers licence, and why are permits limited? 

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is the world's largest women’s sporting event. It is anticipated to draw large crowds and so public safety is paramount.

FIFA have been working closely with WA Police to ensure safety measures for this large scale event are in place whilst trying to minimise disruption for local residents and businesses. 

The permit system has been put in place to identity you as an approved person prior to entering the event zone, providing quicker access and safer, more efficient management of local roads.

We want to make sure everyone is able to get to their home or business easily and safely.

Can I have more than two Local Access Permits?

No. A maximum of two Local Access Permits will be issued to each household. 

What can I use as proof of residency or business?

We ask you to upload either your rates notice, utility bill or lease agreement.

I own a business within the closures, where can my customers park?

Customers will need to park outside the restricted area and access your business by foot. 

Where is the best place to park when visiting the stadium?

Parking near the venue is limited.

Due to the expected number of attendees, it is recommended spectators use public transport to get to the stadium. Perth Rectangular Stadium (HBF Park) is only minutes from the Perth CBD with a number of public transport services. You can find your best route via bus, train or ferry on the Transperth website

Travel across all Transperth bus, train and ferry services is included with your ticket. 

Will my personal information be stated on the permit?

No. The only information displayed on your permit will be your vehicle registration and the street where you live, or your business name.

The City will use your details to send further updates and to attempt to contact you by phone if your vehicle is in the tow away zone during the restricted period.

Your contact details will be stored in the City’s records system in compliance with our privacy policy. Your information will not be disclosed to any outside agency.


Document Library 

Letters sent to residents  Sent week of
Round 1 Letter  16 January 2023
Round 2 Letter 15 May 2023
Round 1 Business Letter 15 May 2023