Sport attraction

Australia's Gold Coast is a city built for sport with an enviable coastal location and natural environment. It has venues and training facilities of international standard to make it a truly global sporting city.

As host city for the GC2018 Commonwealth Games™, the Gold Coast invested in new world class sporting infrastructure. This added to the city's existing high-performance sporting facilities.

Off the back of the success of GC2018, the Gold Coast has continued to build on its sporting credentials. We hosted the world's largest sport business conference, SportAccord, in 2019.

Sport Attraction Program objectives

Council's Sport Attraction Program is designed to achieve the following objectives: ­­

  1. Peak Sporting Organisation Attraction – proactively attract peak State, national and international sporting organisations and teams to be based permanently be in the city
  2. High-performance Elite Sport Training Camp – proactively attract high-performance sporting teams to the city for elite training camps
  3. High-performance Exhibition Match – proactively attract high-performance sporting teams to the city for exhibition games
  4. Centre of Excellence Attraction (permanent and temporary) – proactively attract peak State, national and international sporting organisations' centres of excellence to be based either temporarily (over multiple years) or permanently in the city
  5. Elite Sport Conference Attraction – proactively attract elite high-performance sport business conferences into the city
  6. Sport Business Attraction – proactively attract sport businesses to relocate to be based permanently be in the city
  7. Sport Business and Major Event Supply Chain – support and grow local sport business and major event supply chains and Business to Business networks through incentivising growing and developing Gold Coast based sport businesses
  8. High-performance Sport Events – support the attraction of state, national and international sporting events (through / in conjunction with Major Events Gold Coast)

Contact our Sport Attraction team

Learn more about City of Gold Coast's sport business and attraction program and our major sporting event venues.

Sport business and attraction fact sheet(PDF, 3MB)

For further information or support, contact sport@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.