About the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) is the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest sporting spectacular the Gold Coast has ever seen. Sports, arts and cultural events will take place on the Gold Coast and across the state including Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane. These events will be attended by approximately 1.5 million spectators and watched by a TV audience of 1.5 billion.
GC2018 is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors as well as 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 member nations and territories. Over 15,000 volunteers will also be required to make GC2018 a memorable event.
The number of visitors coming to the Gold Coast from outside the city is expected to be 5 times the number who come for the Supercars Gold Coast 600 and 6 times the number of the Broadbeach Blues Festival.
Sporting, arts and cultural events will take place throughout the Gold Coast and in the event cities of Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane.
Find out what is happening in each event city:
Queensland will also welcome the Queen's Baton Relay with celebrations happening in towns and cities across Queensland from March 2018. Find out when the Queen's Baton Relay is in your area.
- Last reviewed: 05 Apr 2017
- Last updated: 05 Apr 2017