The Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games has transitioned to the Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games.

We are continuing to update this website working with other Queensland Government departments.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

From 4-15 April 2018, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) offered 11 unforgettable days of world class sporting competition. More than 6600 athletes and team officials from 71 nations and territories came to Queensland for GC2018.

The Games were delivered on time and on budget by the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC), together with the Queensland Government, City of Gold Coast (CGC) and other Games Delivery Partners.

Through the Office of the Commonwealth Games, the department:

  • Delivered the capital program for the development and construction of GC2018 venues; the Reconciliation Action Plan; the Embracing 2018 Legacy program; Trade 2018, the trade and investment program; Festival 2018, the arts and culture program; a portfolio assurance and reporting framework; and integration and oversight of GC2018 activities including implementation of the State Protocol Plan.
  • Connected Queensland businesses with opportunities to provide goods and services to GC2018 through Business Queensland.
  • Inspired healthy and active lifestyle initiatives through the Embracing 2018 Legacy program.

Please note: The Embracing 2018 website will be closed in December 2018 and archived for reference purposes.

  • Embracing 2018

    GC2018 will provide lasting benefits across the state. Find out about Queensland's legacy program

  • GC2018

    The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ - the place, the event, the sport. This site is now closed and available for reference purposes only.

  • Venues

    GC2018 was hosted across 18 world-class competition venues located on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville.

  • Commonwealth Games Village

    The Commonwealth Games Village and the redevelopment of Parklands, Southport is one of the largest urban renewal projects ever undertaken on the Gold Coast.

  • Opportunities for business and industry

    Read how Queensland successfully delivered the GC2018 and the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program to support Queensland businesses.

  • Education

    GC2018 provided an opportunity for rich, real world and diverse learning experiences for Queensland students.

  • Arts and Culture program

    Festival 2018 was the multi-arts program for GC2018 and saw 12 days of performances, activities, public art and other family-friendly events throughout the Host City of Gold Coast and Event Cities Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville. This website is now closed and archived for reference purposes only.

  • GC2018 partners

    GC2018 partners are working together to plan, organise and deliver a great Games in 2018

  • Videos

    The Embracing 2018 YouTube Channel has videos covering multiple initiatives and programs led by the Office of the Commonwealth Games, including Games venues and venue construction.

  • Reports and Publications

    A number of reports and publications capture the GC2018 legacy themes, priorities and outcomes

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