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Major sporting events

The Gold Coast is where the world’s athletes and budding sporting stars train, stay and play.

Every year, the Gold Coast hosts numerous international, national and regional sporting events catering for all levels and abilities and delighting millions sports fans the world over. Some of the headline international sporting events supported by the City are listed below.

Find more on our Events calendar.


Magic Millions Carnival

Gold Coast Turf Club | 4-15 January 2019

An intensive week of racehorse sales, attracting the who’s who of the racing industry to the Gold Coast Turf Club. The social highlight is the Magic Millions Raceday, which features the richest race in Queensland. A classic Gold Coast summer event, tailor made for buyers, punters and fashionistas.


Gold Coast Triathlon

Luke Harrop Memorial | Southport Broadwater Parklands | 7 April 2019

The 2018 Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial includes a packed entertainment schedule for the whole family to enjoy, with the best place for viewing the action from Mitchell Park where you will see the athletes transition from each leg and as it is a multi-lap course you will see them on each lap of the cycle and run.


Surfer performs a stunning cutback

Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast

Snapper Rocks | 3–13 April 2019

Witness world-class surfing on world-class waves at world famous Snapper Rocks, the leading right hand point break in the southern hemisphere. The first stop on the World Surf League Championship Tour, this event sees the world’s top 34 males and top 18 females battle it out in a spectator sport not to be missed.


Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

2019 Sport Accord Convention

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre | 5–10 May 2019

The Sport Accord Convention is the world’s premier annual conference dedicated to the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change and connects 1500 delegates from around the world from international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.


Gold Coast Marathon

Southport Broadwater Parklands | 6-7 July 2019

Australia’s premier road race attracts more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities. The scenic course is considered one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world and the time of year usually boasts excellent weather conditions for running.


Supercars racing through the chicane at the Gold Coast 600

GC600

Surfers Paradise | October 2019

Known as the Gold Coast’s biggest party, the Gold Coast 600 sees the Supercar Championship drivers battle through one of the world’s toughest street circuits to claim the ultimate endurance racing title. If the day time action isn’t enough for you, the entertainment continues into the evenings.


Australian PGA Championship

RACV Royal Pines | 29 November – 2 December 2018

Australia’s most energetic golf tournament, the Australian PGA Championship is back at RACV Royal Pines Resort. Featuring Masters Champion’s Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott in the past, the event will feature a stellar list of Australian and international players who will compete for the Joe Kirkwood Cup. The tournament hosts an array of entertainment on and off the course with fans celebrating in the sun with great food, music and entertainment – this one is a real festival of golf!


Cricketer at the Big Bash Summer of Cricket

Summer of Cricket

Carrara | 22 December 2018 | 1 January 2019 | 5 January 2019

Metricon Stadium, the home of the Gold Coast Suns, will host its first international cricket match this summer, followed by three Big Bash League matches: 22 December: Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes; 1 January: Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers; and 5 January: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder.


GC2018 Commonwealth Games

GC2018 united our community, created jobs and kick-started infrastructure projects that would deliver a world-class event and leave a lasting legacy for the communities of the Gold Coast.


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