The countdown is on for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). Between 4 and 15 April 2018, 6,600 athletes and officials from 70 nations and territories will compete in 18 sports before an estimated global television audience of 1.5 billion people. GC2018 will also feature the largest integrated para-sport program in Commonwealth Games history. The Palaszczuk Government is proud to say we are on track and on budget to deliver this exciting event that will leave a lasting legacy for Queensland.
Supporting local businesses
Of the $657 million in construction contracts for the venues and Games Village, around 90 per cent of the value has been awarded to South East Queensland businesses ($277 million to Gold Coast and $313 million to other South East Queensland businesses).
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation has appointed a consortium of four Australian companies to provide more than 4,000 personnel to provide security for GC2018.
Beyond GC2018 – a lasting legacy
More than a spectacular sporting event, GC2018 provides a unique opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for business, industry, and sporting and community groups in Queensland. The Palaszczuk Government is committed to delivering this legacy through projects and programs which will maximise the benefits from hosting this major event.
Three new venues and the Games Village
Games Village Parklands (scheduled handover early October 2017).
Gold Coast Sport and Leisure Centre was completed in April 2017 at a cost of $105.3 million.
Coomera Indoor Sports Centre was completed in August 2016 at a cost of $40.2 million.
Anna Meares Velodrome Chandler was completed in November 2016 at a cost of $60.1 million.
Trade 2018 is a trade and investment partnership between the Queensland Government, the Australian Government and the City of Gold Coast. On our journey towards GC2018 there will be opportunities to raise awareness of Queensland as a trade and investment partner and showcase our key strengths on the world stage.