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2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will next be held on the Gold Coast, Australia. This is the fifth time that Australia has hosted the games and 2018 is sure to be the best one yet!

Australia has been a competitor at the Commonwealth Games since 1930 and this year will proudly welcome over 6,500 athletes from 71 countries to compete in 11 days of competition.

2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Dates, Ticket Sales & Ceremony

The Commonwealth Games will be hosted in over 17 world-class venues all across the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville. The Opening Ceremony will kick off the festivities at Carrara Stadium on the 4th of April 2018 where all 71 countries will join together in celebration of the opening of the 21st Commonwealth Games. From then on, Carrara Stadium will play host to the popular athletics competitions which will include; running, long-jump, high-jump, pole-vault, shot-put, discus and javelin.

Most of the other competitions will be held within 20 minutes of the athletes village and will include the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (Diving and Swimming), the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (Netball and Basketball); the Gold Coast Hockey Centre (Hockey); and the Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre (Badminton, Wrestling and Weightlifting). Other venues just outside the city include competitions at Robina Stadium (Rugby 7’s) and the Belmont Shooting Centre in Brisbane (all shooting events).

Getting to and from the games will be easy with the Gold Coast’s light rail system which will connect a number of the key venues including the Aquatic Centre, Broadwater Parklands and the Convention and Exhibition Centre. The light rail will also connect to rail lines leading up to Brisbane. Your ticket price includes free public transport on event day within the South East Queensland TransLink public transport network, the Cairns TransLink bus network and on the Townsville Qconnect bus network when a valid event ticket is presented.

Single day/event tickets can be purchased to the Commonwealth Games, as well as multi-day tickets. Tickets to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies are in hot demand and typically are the first to sell out, so visitors are advised to book their tickets early online. Tickets to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games should only be purchased from the official website.

One of the main reasons that the Gold Coast was selected as the location of the 2018 Commonwealth Games is that there is no shortage of accommodation providers for visitors to the city. With a range of resorts, hotels, motels and private apartments available, visitors travelling to the games will certainly find something to suit their taste and budget. However, visitors are advised to book early as over 1.5 million spectators are expected to flock into the Gold Coast during the Games.

Click on our link below for the best accommodation deals on the Gold Coast.


04 April 2018 to 15 April 2018

Event Times

The competition schedule will be released in April 2017.


Carrara Stadium


Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre Gold Coast Hockey Centre Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre And various other locations in Robina & Brisbane
Gold Coast, Queensland

Contact Details

(07) 5583 5800
[email protected]


Adult: From $20
Child (2-16yrs): From $10
Child (Under 2yrs): Free
There are no concession tickets

Free Events
Cycling Road Race; Cycling Time Trial; Marathon; Race Walk


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