How to watch 2023 UEFA Champions League live in Australia

All games are available to watch live in Australia. Here’s how you can watch it.

In this guide

its that time of the year when all of you hard core Football fans get your yearly fix of Champions League Football.

But like most good things, it does not come cheap. There are additional costs to consider as you will need to have a STAN SPORTS PACK in addition to your STAN BASE plan. The most affordable entry point is $25 per month and the premium package is $36 per month.

The UEFA Champions League (UCL) is one of the most prestigious tournaments in all of football. It determines which club is the best in Europe and is the trophy every side covets.

Real Madrid are the defending champions, having won a record-extending 14th title in the 2021/22 edition.

The line-up for the 2023 UEFA Champions League features 15 domestic title holders and 14 former European champions.

Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Man City, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are among the big teams competing for this season’s crown.

How to watch UEFA Champions League live in Australia

The only place to watch the UEFA Champions League in Australia is on Stan Sport.

Stream UEFA Champions League on Stan Sport

Every match of the UEFA Champions League will stream ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport. The service claims “a significant number of matches” will be available to stream in 4K UHD, but hasn’t specified how many or which matches this will happen for.

Subscriptions to Stan Sport start from $15 a month. But to access the service, you also need to be a regular Stan subscriber. Subscriptions to Stan cost between $10 and $21 a month, so the true cost of Stan Sport is $25 to $36 a month.

Stan Sport comes with a 7-day free trial.


Can I watch the UEFA Champions League on Kayo?

The UEFA Champions League is not on Kayo. You can watch some of the teams that take part in the UCL in their domestic competitions as Kayo broadcasts various football leagues from around the world. The rights to Scottish Premiership football, the German Bundesliga, the Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1 are with beIN SPORTS. That means you can view those competitions week in, week out on either beIN or Kayo. Teams from those competitions in the 2023 UEFA Champions League are Inter, Juventus, Milan, Napoli, Bayern, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Leverkusen, Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain, Celtic and Rangers.

Although the rights to the Premier League season rest with Optus Sport, you can watch certain EPL clubs with beIN and Kayo as well as they host the channels for Liverpool and Chelsea, who are part of the the UEFA Champions League in 2023. You can watch those games on delay via these channels.

Kayo has a number of special features including SplitView, which lets you watch 4 sports or matches at once. That’s fantastic considering many European fixtures are on simultaneously. It also has more sports available with over 50 to watch.

New users get a 7-day free trial with Kayo and a 14-day free trial with beIN SPORTS CONNECT.


Champions League tournament format

The tournament has several different preliminary and qualifying rounds, but the real fun begins in the group stage with 32 teams. Clubs are divided equally into 8 different groups, with teams seeded before the draw. Each team plays its group opponents in a home-and-away round-robin format. From the 2024/25 campaign, it will increase to 36 teams.

The 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage starts on 7 September 2022 and runs to 3 November 2022 AEST. It is held over 6 match days. Teams from the same nations are also split up to ensure parity.

The knockout stages kick off on 15 February 2023 and are contested by 16 clubs. The teams who finished as the top 2 in each group advance and play matches over 2 legs in the round of 16. The 8 group winners are seeded against the 8 runners-up. Those who finished in third place in their group enter the UEFA Europa League.

At this point, teams still can’t be drawn against clubs from the same country or who were previously in their group. Then from the quarter-finals onwards, there are no restrictions on who will play each other through to the semi-finals and final.

When is the UEFA Champions League final?

The final will be played at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on 11 June 2023. The stadium was originally meant to host the 2020 and 2021 UEFA Champions League finals, but both were moved due to the COVID-19 pandemic.