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Embracing 2018

The City of Gold Coast is proud to be the host city for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games

We are proud to host the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018). More than 6600 athletes and officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories will take part in 11 days of competition from 4 to 15 April 2018.

Countdown until GC2018


As part of GC2018, three free exciting road races have been announced for the southern Gold Coast:

  • Athletics (Race Walk) – Sunday 8 April 2018
  • Cycling (Time Trial) – Tuesday 10 April 2018
  • Cycling (Road Race) – Saturday 14 April 2018

More information is available at

The $4 million Broadbeach Beach Bowls Club upgrade was officially unveiled on 9 June.

A new super sound stage, the biggest of its kind in Australia, has been completed in time for the filming of Thor 3. The super stage, located at Village Roadshow Studios will be fitted out at Games-time to host the GC2018 Squash competition. Boxing and Table Tennis competitions will also be hosted at Village Roadshow Studios.

The Coolangatta beachfront will host the venue for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018) Beach Volleyball competition.

Kurrawa Terrace, our new fully serviced beachfront event space is now complete.

Borobi the surfing koala has been announced as the GC2018 mascot. Learn more about Borobi

Ticket pricing information is now available at

GC2018 to host the largest-ever para-sport program in Commonwealth Games history, comprising up to 300 para-athletes and 38 medal events across seven sports.


About the Commonwealth Games

GC2018 will unite our community, create jobs and kick-start infrastructure projects that will deliver a world-class event and leave a lasting legacy for the communities of the Gold Coast.

Read more about the Commonwealth Games.

GC2018 Journey

The Gold Coast is already well over half way along our journey to hosting the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™.

Read more about the journey.

GC2018 Sporting venues

The majority of competition for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ will be held on the Gold Coast in a mix of new or upgraded, existing and temporary venues.

Read more about the venues.

GC2018 Benefits

Hosting the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. It is an opportunity to secure positive and lasting benefits. These benefits can be realised before, during and after the event, so planning and implementation of a range of initiatives is already underway.

Read more about the benefits.

GC2018 Transport

Transport is critical to the success of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018). Delivering a successful transport operation for GC2018 is a significant task and requires careful planning and investment.

Read more about the transport.

GC2018 Opportunities

The majority of the GC2018 expenditure budget (approximately $2 billion) will relate to procurement activities, offering a wide range of business opportunities for local suppliers.

Read more about the opportunities.

For more information, explore our pages or visit the GC2018 website.
For enquiries about our work, email

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