A Special Time for Australia and the Commonwealth

  • The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be staged from 4-15 April 2018.
  • More than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories will come to Australia to share in the excitement of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
  • The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be the largest event to be staged in Australia this decade.
  • The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will create up to 30,000 full-time equivalent jobs and deliver an economic impact of at least $2 billion.
  • The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will feature the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history, comprising 18 sports and seven para-sports. 
  • Unlike the Olympic Games, all para-sports event medals at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will count towards the medal tally for national teams and be contested alongside non-para sport events.
  • Beach Volleyball will make its Commonwealth Games debut at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), allowing Queensland's iconic beaches to be showcased to the world.
  • The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will put the Gold Coast, Queensland and Australia on the world sporting stage.
  • More than 1,400 staff will be employed by GOLDOC at its peak to help deliver the best Commonwealth Games the world has ever seen.
  • Four new state-of-the-art venues will be constructed for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) and 12 existing venues will undergo extensive upgrades transforming them into world-class sporting locations that will be outstanding community legacies.
  • All venues are on track to be delivered on budget and at least 12 months ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
  • The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will create a legacy for all Australians by creating unforgettable memories as the world unites to Share the Dream.
  • Australia will host the world's greatest athletes at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), including Olympic champions, world-class sporting greats and up-and-coming sports stars.
  • The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Australian athletes to compete in a global sporting event on home soil.
  • In the sports to be contested at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), more than half of the London 2012 Olympic Games medallists were from Commonwealth countries.
  • The Commonwealth has a population of more than 2.3 billion people and is home to some of the world's fastest growing economies.
  • In a nationwide first for Australian events, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will deliver a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which will contribute towards creating meaningful outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through reconciliation focused activities.
  • More than 3000 media will attend The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) and broadcast to a global audience of more than 1.5 billion.