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Who and what is in the temporary sensory space?

Novita OTs and Adelaide Oval staff will be there to provide a level of support for those seeking a space to regulate, as well as keep the space from over-filling. Note, children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Some area will provide sensory stimulation, while others will be a quieter, calming space. Sections of the space do retain view of the concert. Note, there will be no completely quiet space.

While there will be some handheld sensory equipment, we recommend bringing your own to guarantee availability of your preferred sensory items. Headphones will not be available, you must bring your own if you anticipate requiring some as a part of your regulation process.

Water and toilet facilities are located within the temporary sensory space.


Adelaide Oval is working with the Office for Autism and Novita to provide a temporary sensory space for the Commbank Matildas v China PR match at Adelaide Oval. This space will provide a level of support to assist those needing some time away from the main arena to regulate themselves, before returning to the football.

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The space will be located in The Drive, accessible by lift and/or stairs via the Lynn Fulston Lawns on a shared pedestrian and small vehicle pathway.

A sunflower path will lead the way from the South Gate entry, aided by Adelaide Oval staff in Sunflower branded, green hi-vis vests.

If you require assistance navigating your way to the temporary sensory space, simply approach a staff member in a blue shirt and they will provide directional assistance or help guide you to the space.

  • For those feeling dysregulated and needing a space to regulate so they can get back to enjoying the event
  • No hot food or alcoholic beverages
  • Children 16 years and under must be attended by an adult at all times
  • Family or support persons welcome

This is in addition to Adelaide Oval’s Conditions of Entry.

No, however Adelaide Oval, in collaboration with St John’s, have a number of first aid spaces around the venue, including nearby the temporary sensory space, should anyone have an experience that escalates to requiring medical assistance.

The space will accommodate up to 50 people, including guardians, seeking sensory regulation at any one time, pending what areas of the space are in use.

There is no specific time limit, people may be approached by a staff member to ‘check-in’ and see if they are ready to return to the game. This may be more frequent if the space is at capacity.