Lawn Bowls


About Lawn Bowls

Lawn Bowls has been included on every Commonwealth Games program since 1930 except in 1966 in Jamaica. Women were included for the first time in Brisbane in 1982.


In 2002, two Para-Sport events were added and Lawn Bowls made a compulsory sport.


The governing body for Lawn Bowls in Australia is Bowls Australia.

Latest Lawn Bowls News

  • CGA funding supporting our best emerging talent

    Commonwealth Games Australia’s funding programs continue to support Australia’s best young and developing athletes as they compete across the world.

  • Lawn Bowls Wrap Up

    Following nine days of competition on the familiar surrounds of Broadbeach Bowls Club, Australia’s Jackaroos has emerged from the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with its most successful ever performance. 

  • Winning Wilson Conquers Canada

    Australia’s Aaron Wilson has claimed the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games’ blue-ribbon men’s singles gold medal in a stunning conclusion to the tournament.

  • Dual delight for Aussie trio

    Australia’s Carla Krizanic, Natasha Scott and Rebecca Van Asch have become the first dual gold medallists of the GC2018 bowls competition.