Wollongong and Townsville will host PDC events for the first time in 2020 as top-class darts returns to Australia in August.

The World Series of Darts will return Down Under for a treble-header in August, with the NZ Darts Masters in Hamilton sandwiched between visits to two exciting new destinations in Australia.

The New South Wales Darts Masters will be held at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong on August 14-15 before the Queensland Darts Masters is held at the Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre on August 28-29.

Fans wishing to attend the events have the chance to sign up to the FREE Priority Registration Window for the first opportunity to purchase tickets. 

The World Series of Darts' international tour will begin in June with tournaments in New York and Copenhagen, featuring the likes of World Champion Peter Wright, world number one Michael van Gerwen and global sensation Fallon Sherrock amongst eight PDC representatives.

Eight regional representatives will compete in each tournament - with last year having seen Australian ace Damon Heta take victory in the Brisbane Darts Masters.

Perth's Heta has since gone on to win a PDC Tour Card, securing a place on the professional circuit alongside fellow Australians Simon Whitlock and Kyle Anderson.

"We've travelled around Australia in recent years with the World Series of Darts and it's exciting for us to be visiting Wollongong and Townsville for the first time in 2020 to take these fantastic events to new audiences," said PDC Chief Executive Matthew Porter.

"Both are strong sporting areas and this is a great opportunity to see the world's top darts players live in high-profile international tournaments.

"After Damon Heta's amazing achievement winning in Brisbane last year, all eyes will be on the local stars from Australia and New Zealand to see who can grasp their opportunity to claim glory alongside the biggest names in darts."

Destination Wollongong's general manager Mark Sleigh said they were excited to welcome the World Series of Darts to Wollongong, adding to its ever-growing major events portfolio.

"The sport has a loyal following and we're looking forward to a lively crowd in the city, which will contribute to the visitor economy," said Sleigh. "Additionally, the international coverage gives us a chance to tell Wollongong's story and showcase our beaches, outdoor activities and small bar and café scene."

Fans wishing to attend the events have the chance to sign up to the FREE Priority Registration Window for the first opportunity to purchase tickets. 

Tickets for both events will go on sale to fans who signed-up to the Priority Registration Window on Monday March 9 at 0900 (local time), before going on General Sale on Wednesday March 11 at 0900 (local time).

2020 New South Wales Darts Masters
WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Friday August 14 (1900 start local time)

First Round x8
Table ticket $77.77
Tier ticket $61.27

Saturday August 15 (1400 start local time)
Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final
Table ticket $87.96
Tier ticket $72.67

2020 Queensland Darts Masters
Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre
Friday August 28 (1900 start local time)

First Round x8
Table ticket $76.50
Tier ticket $61.20

Saturday August 29 (1900 start local time)
Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final
Table ticket $86.85
Tier ticket $71.40