Countdown to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Venues at Gold Coast 2018

For Gold Coast 2018 most facilities are in close proximity to the Village, with the exception of Track Cycling and Shooting which will be held 66km away in Brisbane, whilst Basketball preliminaries will be held in Cairns and Townsville, a two-hour flight away.

Commonwealth Games Village & Parklands

The new Village at Southport will include a 6,500 bed Residential Zone comprising a mix of four to eight floor residential buildings and two-floor townhouses. The International Zone will contain commercial, leisure and ceremonial services and facilities for athletes, guests and media.

Take a virtual look at how the finished Athletes' Village will look with this fly through.


The 17 sports on the programme will use the following venues:

Aquatics (Swimming & Diving)

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre at Broadwater Parklands has undergone a major redevelopment to provide for both the Swimming and Diving events. The redevelopment includes the construction of a new 50 metre, 10 lane swimming pool for competition, while the original 50 metre pool will become the warm up pool in Games mode.

DEL 1545 1030x685  Capacity: 10,000 (Swimming)

Athletics (Marathon, Race Walks) & Triathlon

Carrara Stadium will be enhanced with temporary seating to provide for 40,000 spectators in Games mode. The venue will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Games and the Athletics competition.

Metricon 2 990x465  Capacity: 40,000

Southport Broadwater Parklands will be the site for the start and finish of the Marathon, Race Walks and Triathlon.

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Badminton & Wrestling

A new Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre will be constructed to host the Badminton and Wrestling competitions.

13662  Capacity: 2,500

Basketball (preliminary rounds)

Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns (Men) Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre, Townsville (Women)

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Crocodiles  Capacity: 5,000

Boxing, Squash & Table Tennis

Oxenford Studios (the Village Roadshow television production studios) will play host to the sports of Boxing, Squash and Table Tennis with a number of temporary facility enhancements.

vrs aerial studios  Capacity: 3,000

Cycling (Track)

The new Queensland State Velodrome which is being built at the Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler, Brisbane will host the Track Cycling.

QSV  Capacity: 4,000

Cycling (Road)

The Elanora / Currumbin Valley area will provide a picturesque location for the Road Racing, starting and finishing at the Merv Craig Sporting Complex.

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Cycling (Mountain Bike)

Nerang Mountain Bike Trails will be the location for the Mountain Bike competition.

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Gymnastics & Netball (finals)

Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, Coomera, a new indoor multi-sport facility is currently being built and will host Gymnastics and the Netball finals.

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The existing Gold Coast Hockey Centre at Keith Hunt Park, Labrador will be upgraded to host the Hockey competition.

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Lawn Bowls

The Lawn Bowls competition will be held at an upgraded Broadbeach Bowls Club, the city’s premier Lawn Bowls facility.

Broadbeach Bowls Club





Netball (preliminary round) & Basketball (finals)

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre at Broadbeach will host the preliminary Netball competition and the Basketball finals. It will also be home to the International Broadcast Centre and the Main Press Centre.

Gold Coast Convention centre  Capacity: 5,000

Rugby Sevens

The Rugby Sevens tournament will take place in the purpose-built Robina Stadium, Robina which is home to the Gold Coast Titans Rugby League team.

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All shooting disciplines will be accommodated at the Belmont Shooting Centre, Belmont, Brisbane. The premier Queensland shooting venue, which hosted the 1982 Commonwealth Games. Starting in January 2016 the facility will be upgraded and refurbished.

Shooting Range  Capacity: 3,000


Part of the Carrara Precinct, Weightlifting will be held at the upgraded Carrara Indoor Stadium.

13663  Capacity: 2,500