Sport attraction

Australia's Gold Coast is a city built for sport.

We have world class sporting facilities and infrastructure, a sub-tropical environment and a beautiful coastal location.

The Gold Coast hosted the GC2018 Commonwealth Games™ and the world's largest sport business conference, SportAccord 2019. We will soon be a co-host of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Gold Coast is a global destination for the sport industry.

Sport attraction program

Our program is designed to attract national and international sport organisations and businesses to the Gold Coast. It includes a range of incentives, funding and support for sport activities and relocating sport organisations to the city such as:

  • High-performance sport training camps
  • High-performance exhibition matches
  • Sport business conferences
  • National sporting organisations
  • Centres of excellence
  • Sport businesses
  • Sport businesses and major event supply chains

Since 2013, we have supported over 170 sport initiatives with our sport industry contributing $747 million to the Gold Coast economy every year.

We offer one of most pro-active and well-regarded local government sports attraction programs in Australia, generating over $200 million in economic activity over the past 9 years.

A city geared for high-performance sport


Dedicated assistance for sport activities and businesses and a proved track record

Sports stadium icon

International standard venues suitable for a wide range of sports and for athletes of all abilities

Specialised accommodation that be customised for sporting teams


Access to high performance specialists in sports science and recovery

A beautiful city that is accessible, safe and clean

Sub-tropical climate suitable for training all year round

Gold Coast world rankings

  • 26th Best Sport City in the World 2022 – Burson Cohn and Wolfe (BCW) Sports

    22ndTop Sporting City in the World 2019 – Sportcal Global Sport Index
    Best Newcomer 2018 – Ultimate Sport Cities Rankings by Sport Business International