Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games: 4th – 15th April

As the first regional Australian city to host the Commonwealth Games, it will be the biggest sporting spectacular the Gold Coast has ever seen.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held at Gold Coast City, in the southeast of the Australian state of Queensland from 4 – 15 April 2018. This will be the 5th time that Australia has hosted the Games, the others being – 1938 Sydney, 1962 Perth, 1982 Brisbane and 2006 Melbourne.

The Gold Coast 2018 Games venues have been planned so that 80% of the venues are within a 20 minute vehicle journey of the Games Village which is to be built at Parklands, Southport adjacent to Griffith University and Gold Coast Hospital.

Venues within 20 minutes drive of the Village:

  • Broadbeach Bowls Club (Lawn Bowls)
  • Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre – Badminton, Powerlifting, Weightlifting & Wrestling
  • Carrara Stadium – Athletics, Opening & Closing Ceremonies
  • Coomera Indoor Sports Centre – Gymnastics & Netball finals
  • Gold Coast Aquatic Centre – Diving and Swimming
  • Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre – Basketball Finals & Netball Preliminaries
  • Gold Coast Hockey Centre – Hockey
  • Nerang Mountain Bike Trails – Cycling Mountain Bike
  • Oxenford Studios – Boxing, Squash & Table Tennis
  • Southport Broadwater Parklands – Marathon, Road Walks and Triathlon

Venues further than 20 minutes drive of the Village:

  • Currumbin Beachfront – Athletics Race Walk & Cycling Road (33 minutes)
  • Robina Stadium – Rugby 7s (25 minutes)

Brisbane-based Games Venues:

  • Belmont Shooting Centre – Shooting
  • Queensland State Velodrome – Cycling Track

Other Venues:

  • Cairns Convention Centre – Basketball
  • Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre – Basketball Preliminaries

Sports on the Games Program

  • Aquatics – Swimming and Diving
  • Athletics – Track & Field, Marathon, Walks
  • Badminton
  • Basketball (M/W)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Boxing (M/W)
  • Cycling – Track, Road, Mountain Bike
  • Gymnastics – Artistic/Rhythmic
  • Hockey (M/W)
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Netball (W)
  • Rugby 7s (M/W)
  • Shooting – Clay Target, Fullbore Rifle, Pistol, Target Rifle
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling – Freestyle

Para Sports / Sports Events

  • Aquatics (Swimming): (W) S8 50m Freestyle, S9 100m Freestyle, SB9 100m Breaststroke, SM10 200m IM, S7 50m Butterfly, S9 100m Backstroke / (M) S9 100m Freestyle, S9 100m Backstroke, S7 50m Freestyle, SB8 100m Breaststroke, SM8 200m IM, S14 200m Freestyle
  • Athletics: (W) T54 Marathon, T54 1500m, T38 Long Jump, T38 100m, T35 100m, F46 Javelin / (M) T54 Marathon, T54 1500m, T12 100m, T38 100m, T47 100m, F38 Shot Put
  • Cycling (Track): (W) Sprint B&VI, 1000m Time Trial B&VI / (M) Sprint B&VI, 1000m Time Trial B&VI
  • Lawn Bowls Men/Women: B2/B3 Mixed Pairs and B6/B7/B8 Open Triples
  • Powerlifting: (W) Lightweight, Heavyweight / (M) Lightweight, Heavyweight
  • Table Tennis: (W) TT10, (M) TT10
  • Triathlon: (W) PT1, (M) PT1


For further information visit the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games website:

To view footage of the Gold Coast Host City Announcement go to:

To view the story behind the new Gold Coast 2018 brand and emblem go to

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  • TAFE Queensland
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  • Minter Ellison
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  • RSG Events
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