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How to watch FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 live and free in Australia

You can watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 live and free in Australia. Here's how to tune into the games on TV or live stream.

Football fans normally associate World Cups with staying up late due to time zone differences. However, the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 is being hosted in Australia and New Zealand, so local fans will be able to watch at agreeable times.

The USA are the defending champions of the FIFA Women's World Cup and are currently ranked world number 1.

When is the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023?

The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup is being held across Australia and New Zealand. It kicks off on 20 July 2023, through to the final on Sunday 20 August 2023.

How to watch the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 live in Australia

There's only one way to watch all 64 matches of the Women's World Cup live in Australia and that is with a subscription to Optus Sport.

You can also watch 15 matches live and free on the 7 Network and stream on 7Plus, which includes all Matildas games, major quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the World Cup final.

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Live stream FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 on Optus Sport

To catch all of the Women's World Cup live, you'll need a subscription to Optus Sport which costs $24.99 a month.

If you're an active customer of Optus with either a postpaid sim only plan or home internet service, then you can subscribe to Optus Sport for just $6.99 a month.

If you have Fetch TV, Optus Sport is also available as a special interest channel for $24.99 a month.

Fortunately the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 goes for exactly 1 month, so you'll only need to pay just the subscription fee once and you can cancel if you're only interested in watching the tournament.

If you're a football fan however, you might consider sticking around as Optus Sport also screens the Premier League and La Liga among other competitions.

Optus Sport will also have 11 games available to stream for free, which you can access by creating a free Optus Sport account.

To create a free Optus Sport account all you need to do is sign up with your email address, verify your Australian mobile number using an SMS code that'll be sent to you and then provide a few basic personal details.


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What is the cheapest way to get Optus Sport?

The cheapest way to get Optus Sport is to be an existing Optus subscriber that has an active postpaid SIM plan or active home internet plan.

That way you can get Optus Sport for only $6.99 a month.

If you don't already have an Optus postpaid SIM only plan, you can check out the options in our table to see if they fit your bill.

Name Product Data Price Apply Price
Optus Choice Plus $52
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Optus Choice Plus $52
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
50GB
No excess data charges
$52
per month
Go to site
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$52
per month
Optus Choice Plus $62
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Optus Choice Plus $62
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
180GB
No excess data charges
$62
per month
Go to site
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
180GB
Data
$62
per month
Optus Plus Promo Plan $69
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Get up to $60 off your subscriptions over 6 months with Optus SubHub, plus get 500GB for $69/mth for the first 12 months. T&Cs apply. Ends 4.8.24
Optus Plus Promo Plan $69
Postpaid
Get up to $60 off your subscriptions over 6 months with Optus SubHub, plus get 500GB for $69/mth for the first 12 months. T&Cs apply. Ends 4.8.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
500GB
No excess data charges
$69
per month
Go to site
View details
Get up to $60 off your subscriptions over 6 months with Optus SubHub, plus get 500GB for $69/mth for the first 12 months. T&Cs apply. Ends 4.8.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
500 GB
Data
$69
per month
Optus Choice Plus $82
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Get up to $20 off your subscriptions via Subhub as long as you stay on this plan. Paid subscriptions via SubHub required. T&Cs apply. Available until withdrawn.
Optus Choice Plus $82
Postpaid
Get up to $20 off your subscriptions via Subhub as long as you stay on this plan. Paid subscriptions via SubHub required. T&Cs apply. Available until withdrawn.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
360GB
No excess data charges
$82
per month
Go to site
View details
Get up to $20 off your subscriptions via Subhub as long as you stay on this plan. Paid subscriptions via SubHub required. T&Cs apply. Available until withdrawn.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
360GB
Data
$82
per month
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Watch FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 live and free on Channel 7 and 7Plus

If you're a casual fan of the Women's World Cup or maybe just want to follow the progress of the Matildas, you will be able to watch 15 matches for free on the 7 Network or stream on 7Plus.

They will have every Matildas game, the opening matches, round of 16 games, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final.

Depending on the game, they may screen on either Channel 7 or 7mate, so check your local guides to see where you can find it on free-to-air TV.

Alternatively, you can stream the same 15 games on 7Plus.

The only caveat here is if you're a follower of any other football team besides the Matildas, then this may not be the best option for you.

Where can I watch the Matildas documentary?

In the lead up to the Women's World Cup, the documentary Matildas: World at our Feet was released. The docuseries follows the Australian women's football team as they work towards the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup on home soil.

The Matildas documentary is available to watch on Disney Plus, where you can sign up to the service for $13.99 a month. It doesn't have a free trial though.

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