The Purple Hands Sensory Room, made possible by uLaunch – powered by Angus Knight is back for 2024, but now, Optus Stadium has a permanent sensory room for all AFL games.
With in-room support by the Autism Association of Western Australia, the location is the same as last year but with a brand new fit-out, ready for individuals with sensory needs, who may require a quiet space during games.
To find out more information about the room, who it caters for and how to register, please head to the Optus Stadium Sensory Room Portal.


Who is the room for?
Where is the room located?
How to register for the room
What to expect
Ticketing information


Who is the room for?

The room is for people who have sensory needs.

The room is open to children and adults, individuals with disabilities will be prioritised.

The room will have a staff member present at all times, however, no person under the age of 18 is to be left without a parent/guardian.

Where is the room located?

The room is located just off the main Level 1 concourse next to aisle 148/149.

The room is accessed by walking down the corridor facing away from the oval, between the toilets and the refreshments outlet. The room will be signposted from the concourse.

We understand that this location may not be close to where your seating is located. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the location prior to the start of that game.

If purchasing general admission tickets, we suggest you take into account the location of the Sensory Room before booking tickets. 

To find out more about the Optus Stadium facilities, please click here

How to register for the room

Registration is not mandatory, however, on event day preference will be given to those who book ahead of time. Please note that registrations do not provide exclusive use of the room as it is a shared space. 

Register via the Optus Stadium website below.

What to expect

We understand that experiencing a live AFL game is more than just watching football.

There are many steps to take before you get to your seats at the game. These steps can bring new challenges and experiences in themselves and can be overwhelming to navigate.

The Autism Association of Western Australia has created this social story to help understand what you will see, feel and hear before and during your experience at the AFL game. 

More information and resources can be found at The Autism WA Website:

Ticketing information

Registering for the Sensory Room does not provide the room user or any accompanying parent/guardian with a ticket to the football game. Please ensure you have a valid admission ticket for the game you are attending.

Tickets can be purchased either via general admission or with a membership package. We encourage you to purchase your ticket in advance of attending the game to ensure ticket allocation.

  • For more information on how to become a Member please click here
  • Or to purchase general admission tickets please click here
  • For accessible seating please contact the membership team at the Fremantle Dockers. All contact information can be found here
  • For additional information regarding Optus Stadium, public transport and accessible access please click here