Game On: Sports Locked in for Victoria 2026


The Victoria 2026 Sport Programme has been confirmed with two new sports and two new sport disciplines going to make Commonwealth Games debuts.


An action-packed program of sports has been unveiled as the Commonwealth’s best athletes prepare to compete across regional Victoria in just over three years.

The Commonwealth Games Federation, the Andrews Labor Government and Commonwealth Games Australia are today unveiling the full Sport Programme for the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games, featuring 22 sports, including nine fully integrated Para-sports.

Golf, 3×3 Basketball, 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball, Coastal Rowing, Shooting, Para-shooting, BMX Racing, Mountain Bike Cross Country, Track Cycling and Para-track cycling have been added to the already impressive sports line-up, while Coastal Rowing, Golf, and BMX will make a Commonwealth Games debut.

Victoria 2026 is also proposing to add in Para-sport disciplines in Golf, Coastal Rowing and the Road Race and will work with the Commonwealth Games Federation and relevant international sporting federations to determine if this is possible.

Shepparton will host a suite of cycling events – staging both men’s and women’s time trials for the road race, as well as the BMX Racing competition, with the full program of event locations to be announced in the coming weeks

More than 100 athletes will be competing alongside hundreds of support staff, coaches and event organisers across the action-packed BMX racing competition.

Shepparton will also welcome a major festival alongside the sport program, an exciting array of events, experiences and exhibitions will tap into the region’s vibrant cultural scene, making the most of live theatre, craft and galleries – including the world-class Shepparton Art Museum.

It is estimated the Games will contribute more than $3 billion to Victoria’s economy, creating more than 600 full-time equivalent jobs before the Games, 3,900 jobs during the Games and a further 3,000 jobs beyond the Closing Ceremony.

“Commonwealth Games Australia is delighted with the inclusion of the new sports and disciplines for Victoria 2026 to take the Games into an exciting new era,” Commonwealth Games Australia President Ben Houston said.

“This is set to inspire a whole new wave athletes to realise their dream over the next four years. CGA can’t wait to welcome the athletes who will represent Australia in pursuit of glory in 2026.”

Commonwealth Games Federation President Dame Louise Martin celebrated the announcement and the addition of new sports to the Commonwealth Sport Movement.

“We are thrilled to confirm the Sport Program for the 2026 Commonwealth Games, with the additional sports proposed by Victoria 2026 completing an exciting and diverse line-up,” Martin said.

“The Games are set to be competitive and action-packed, featuring an extensive, fully integrated Para-sport Program, the debuts of Coastal Rowing, Golf and BMX, the return of Shooting and the scintillating 3×3 Basketball.

“The Program is rooted in the CGF’s 2026-30 Strategic Roadmap, which provides hosts with greater flexibility to propose new sports, especially ones with specific local relevance that will
enhance cultural showcasing and increase community engagement.”

“Victoria 2026 will deliver a world-class Commonwealth Games for all Victorians and showcasing all our state has to offer,” Minister for Commonwealth Games Delivery Jacinta Allan said.

“The Games will deliver a blend of contemporary, traditional and Para sports, promoting diversity and inclusion,” Minister for Commonwealth Games Legacy Shaun Leane said.


Victoria 2026 Sport Programme

Athletics & Para-athletics
3x3 Basketball, 3x3 Wheelchair Basketball
Beach Volleyball
Coastal Rowing
Cricket T20 (Women’s)
Cycling (BMX, Mountain Bike, Road, Track & Para-track)
Gymnastics (Artistic)
Lawn Bowls & Para-lawn bowls
Rugby 7s
Shooting & Para-shooting
Swimming & Para-swimming
Table Tennis & Para-table tennis
Triathlon & Para-triathlon



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