Built: 1895

The Gabba is an Australian ground in Brisbane, Queensland.

The ground has a capacity of 42,000 and will be host to four games in the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup.

The stadium is also home to the Queensland Bulls and Brisbane Heat.

During the Australian winter, Brisbane Lions, an Aussie rules team, play their home games at the Gabba. The ends at the ground are the Stanley Street End and the Vulture Street End.


The stadium’s name comes from the local area of Brisbane in which it is situated, Woolloongabba.

The first international game at the ground was between South Africa and Australia in 1931 but the first Sheffield Shield game, meant to be in the same year, was washed out by rain.

During Ashes series of the past, the Gabba is often used as the first venue as it is somewhat of a fortress for Australia in Test cricket. It has the nickname of the Gabbatoir, backed up by the fact that Australia have won 33 of the 55 Tests at the venue.

This fortress was breached famously by India in 2021.

It is fitting that the Gabba is a host of the T20 World Cup as it was the first Australian venue to host a T20 international.  

A view from the wicket at the Gabba


The Gabba held Test cricket’s first tied game: Australia against West Indies in December 1960.

West Indies scored 453 and 284 in their two innings while Australia made 505 and 232 in theirs.

Five wickets from Wes Hall and three run-outs in the final innings of the game made sure Australia did not make the runs required and the game was tied.


Address: Gate 7 Vulture Street, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102

Public transport: This is the advised way to travel to the ground because travel within the city is offered for free by the Brisbane City Council four hours prior to the game if you show your matchday ticket.

Train travel is through Queensland Rail City Network trains (excluding Airtrain).

Brisbane City Council buses and special event shuttle services are also available.

For all public transport information, click here or call 13 12 30.

Parking: There is no public parking available at the ground and there are 15-minute parking limits across much of The Gabba Traffic Area on event days.

There are drop off zones at Princess Street, Potts Street or Hubert Street which are a short walk from the ground.

Taxi: Taxis are available in Brisbane but the roads around the ground will be disrupted on game day.

Walk/Cycle: The Gabba is just 1km from the centre of Brisbane and 11km from the airport.


Lamberts Restaurant

The top-rated restaurant in Brisbane is just under a mile away from the stadium and roughly a 20-minute walk. It was TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best of the Best and is local food priced between £9-£36.

Lambert Street, The Point Brisbane Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland 4169


Ben’s Chinese and Vietnamese

The Asian food is reasonably priced and has the bonus of karaoke after dinner. On Friday’s and Saturday’s, it will remain open until 10.30pm for the signing. The range of choice on the menu is staggering meaning they’ll be something for everyone.

1st Floor, 14 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102


Ribs & Burgers

An Australian eating chain that has a restaurant near the Gabba. The portions look very hearty, making it perfect on a long day of watching cricket. There are ribs, burgers, and chicken on offer for meat lovers.

7/855 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba


Brown Dog Café

For those looking for a pre-match meal, this café is perfect for breakfast with coffees as well as food. Its proximity to the ground makes it well recommended around the area.

54 Logan Rd, Brisbane, Australia


St James Crabhouse & Kitchen

A restaurant that offers crab and seafood or burgers. The location is perfect for the cricket once again and is a fun dining experience especially when you order the crab.

4/2 Harbour Rd, Hamilton QLD 4007



Brisbane Jazz Club

If live music is your thing, then you will see both recognised performers from the jazz scene as well as discover some new and up and coming artists. A great location in Brisbane and well worth the trip while in the area.

1 Annie Street, Kangaroo Point


The Kangaroo Point Stairs

Something for those looking to keep their workout routines up on holiday, a run up and down these infamous stairs are well known around the area for an extremely tough exercise.


A game of laser tag might also be of interest in the Woolloongabba area. This is the longest running site in the world and has been around since 1988.

55 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102



The Brisbane German Club

The traditional German beer hall near the stadium with a huge array of beers on offer along with plenty of other alcohol options, meaning “it’s Oktoberfest all year round.” The location and number of choices make it great for cricket fans.

416 Vulture St., East Brisbane, QLD 4169


Brisbane Brewing Co.

If you are looking for local beers, then this is the perfect place. A pub that has been there since 1863, it is steeped in history and is an ‘icon’ of the local area. Another pub that’s location makes it ideal for the Gabba.

601 Stanley St, Woolloongabba


The Morrison

The Morrison has 21 beers on tap, over 50 wines and 200 whiskeys on offer for cricket fans around the cricket ground. Another place that has been in the area for many years and is an important part of the history and culture of Brisbane.

640 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba, QLD, 4102


Finn McCool’s

A well renowned Irish pub in Brisbane, where a pint of Guinness can be consumed with a Beef and Guinness pie for a real taste of Ireland in Brisbane.

230 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley



The Gabba will be a central venue for the 2032 Olympics as Brisbane will host the games.