How (And Where) To Watch Super Bowl LVIII In Australia
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— 6 February 2024

How (And Where) To Watch Super Bowl LVIII In Australia

— 6 February 2024
Garry Lu
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Garry Lu

It’s that time of the year again when one of the world’s biggest sporting events — practically a religious holiday by American standards — dominates the cultural zeitgeist. And in 2024, Super Bowl LVIII promises to be as bombastic as ever (even here in Australia).

The big dance will see defending Super Bowl champions, Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs (11-6), face off against the unlikely challengers that are the San Francisco 49ers (12-5); the latter of whom has been led by “Mr Irrelevant” draft pick turned NFL MVP frontrunner Brock Purdy (this generation’s Tom Brady-esque inspiration tale).

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Suffice it to say, there’s plenty on the line here. For the Andy Reid-coached Chiefs, it could potentially mean their third championship in five years; it could also prove their team is more than relentless Taylor Swift/Travis Kelce-induced media hype (which we’re all bloody sick of hearing about at this point).

For the Kyle Shanahan-coached 49ers, it could potentially elevate their underdog story to even greater heights; as well as prove Purdy isn’t just a “system quarterback” as they cinch their first Super Bowl title since 1994.

Here’s what you need to know about catching Super Bowl LVIII in Australia.


Everything You Need To Know About Watching Super Bowl LVIII In Australia (2024)

What time does the Super Bowl start in Australia?

In Australia, the broadcast kicks off on Monday, February 12th at 9:30 AM (AEDT), while the actual kick-off is scheduled to occur between 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM (AEDT).

This year, the Super Bowl will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas with Usher set to take centre stage for the perenially-anticipated Super Bowl Half-Time Show (with additional musical acts on the docket).

As for the “how” in this Aussie how and where guide to Super Bowl LVIII, read on.

Where you can stream Super Bowl LVIII

How (And Where) To Watch Super Bowl LVIII In Australia

For those of you who can’t get the time off work — or simply prefer the comfort of home for your viewing party — you’ll be happy to hear there are plenty of options.

Given Channel 7, along with its offshoots 7Mate and 7Plus, will be providing traditional broadcast coverage, you’ll be able to watch Super Bowl LVIII free of charge here in Australia via the 7Plus app.

As with most major sporting events, both live and on-demand coverage will be available to local NFL fans through the Kayo and ESPN apps (along with regular old ESPN). A Kayo One subscription will set you back $25 per month (7-day free trial available).

And anybody who subscribes to DAZN with NFL Game Pass will also be able to tune in anywhere they can get an internet connection. Unfortunately, this excludes the free tier of Game Pass, but the good news is, there’s currently a special offer that’ll only set you back $0.99 (expires February 11th, 2024).

Where you can watch Super Bowl LVIII in person

For those of you with the foresight to chuck a sickie — or gutsy enough to test the limits of WFH — the following Aussie venues and local parties are our top picks for some wings, beer, and ball:

Sydney

SEADECK: Australia’s First Official Super Bowl Party

  • Five-hour admission to luxurious SEADECK Cruise around Sydney Harbour (starting from $99)
  • Photo opportunity with Vince Lombardi trophy
  • Giveaways
  • Food & drink
  • Live DJ plus more
  • Premium & VIP packages available
  • Hosted by NFL AUNZ

Boarding from 9:15 AM, departure at 10:00 AM, disembark at 3:00 PM.

Darling Pavilion

  • Doors open from 9:30 AM
  • Multiple large screens
  • $79 package deal w/ free-flowing tap beers & all-you-can-eat DIY Hot Dogs
  • Booking essential for the package

Cruise Bar

  • Free entry
  • Doors open from 9:00 AM (drink service starts at 10:00 AM)
  • Budweiser buckets & American-themed food
  • Open-air courtyard with huge outdoor screen

Winghaus Gateway

  • $20 to reserve a prime seat (plus a drink & 10-piece wing box of classic Buffalo wings)
  • $99 package deal w/ three hours of bottomless wings & “beverage bonanza”
  • Killer selection of beer
  • Massive screens

Surly’s American Tavern

  • Free entry
  • Lowkey option, great central location
  • Good food, good beer

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Melbourne

Tailgate Super Bowl Fest (The Timber Yard)

  • All-you-can-eat American BBQ (Bigger Than Texas)
  • All-inclusive table packages available
  • Budweiser buckets
  • Prizes & giveaways
  • Cheerleaders & fireworks
  • NFL personalities (TBA)
  • Afterparty ft. Nite Theory

Note: sold out event but waiting list for tickets available.

The Emerson Rooftop Bar & Club

  • $180 package deal (“Premium Seating”) w/ free-flowing drinks & American-style food from the start of game until the end
  • $120 package deal (“Standing Bev Package”) w/ free-flowing drinks from start of game until end

Moon Dog World

  • Free entry
  • Live & loud screens
  • American-style food specials
  • Half-time hotdog eating context w/ prizes

Terminus Hotel Fitzroy North

  • Doors open from 9:00 AM
  • $99 package deal w/ bottomless All-American style food & drinks
  • Wheel games, prizes, merch
  • “The Ultimate Game Day Experience”

Imperial Hotel Viewing Party (ft. UFC Champion Jon Jones)

  • $300 ticket (final release)
  • Exclusive meet & greet with Bones himself (photo ops available)
  • American-themed canapes & unlimited drinks
  • Chance to win a signed pair of Jon Jones gloves (no autograph requests)

Note: regular non-ticketed Super Bowl LVIII viewing also available.

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Brisbane

How (And Where) To Watch Super Bowl LVIII In Australia

The Bracken Ridge Tavern

  • Free entry
  • $35 package deal w/ Southern Fried Chicken Burger or New York Footlong Hot Dog paired with a Budweiser bucket
  • Half-time hot wing eating competition
  • Chance to win NFL tickets, authentic jerseys, footballs, & official merchandise
  • Big ass seven-metre indoor screen

The Lord Alfred

  • Free entry
  • $89 package deal w/ five hours of food & beverages (Bloody Mary on arrival)
  • American-style menu
  • Cheerleaders & giveaways
  • Hot wing eating competition

The Normandy Hotel

  • Free entry
  • $99 package deal w/ four hours of American-style food & drinks
Garry Lu
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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]