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Going to the Games

Going to the Games

To support security requirements and minimise the risk of congestion, no spectator parking will be provided at any sporting venue. Therefore existing public transport services will be a great way to access events, with additional transport services being added during Games time to cater for increased demand.

Spectators and workforce are encouraged to stay near the events they want to experience, so walking and cycling may be the best travel option.

Dedicated shuttle bus services will operate from key transport interchanges and temporary park ‘n’ rides will be established to connect spectators to venues.

It is important to plan ahead to understand your transport options – this will be the key to a seamless trip to events.

For more information on travelling to the Games visit www.gc2018.com/transport.

GC2018 Journey Planner

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GC2018 Journey Planner is available for you to plan your travel to the Games.  

Journey options include public transport (including shuttle services locations and schedules for events), cycling, walking, and the ability to locate dedicated park ‘n’ ride locations and book a park.

The GC2018 Journey Planner supports and enables you to:

  • plan your trip and get to your event comfortably and on time
  • find out about accessible services to the Games
  • know the best time to leave to get to your event on time
  • understand all suitable travel options.

The GC2018 Journey Planner can be accessed through the GC2018 website and downloaded to smart phone devices through the Official GC2018 app.

Park 'n' ride

A range of temporary GC2018 Park ‘n’ Ride sites will be established to support access to GC2018 venues.

They will be free to use for spectators, and will need to be pre-booked through the GC2018 Journey Planner.

Information will be provided to spectators on the appropriate park n’ ride for each venue, this information will be available via the GC2018 website when available.

Accessible travel

Planning for people with accessibility requirements forms part of the GC2018 planning and delivery process.

We are working to ensure that transport services are designed to provide an equitable experience.

By taking an end-to-end approach to travel, options for persons with accessible and/or medical requirements will be provided with information around their access options for each venue.

This will be available through the GC2018 Spectator Journey Planner, spectator event guides, online travel information and customer contact centres.

The spectator journey planner includes options that allow you to request a journey with staff assistance, and/or which is suitable for a wheelchair user or has the fewest interchanges.

At certain times, at certain accessible stations during the Games, the transport system, including facilities such as lifts, will be much busier than usual and you could face delays.

You may need to book with your transport operator if you need staff assistance.

Please check directly with your transport operator about the services and facilities they offer.

Venues

The approach to planning the GC2018 venues has been to locate competition and training venues as close as possible to the Commonwealth Games Village (CGV).

It is important to plan early for travel around these venues and avoid affected areas. For the latest event schedule or to find out about ticketing please visit gc2018.com/schedule.

Location Address

Gold Coast

 

Broadbeach Bowls Club

Sport: Lawn Bowls

Venue Guide (PDF 1.6MB)

View temporary Games changes in Broadbeach

169 Surf Parade
Broadbeach QLD 4218
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Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre

Sports: Badminton, Para Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Venue Guide (PDF 1.9MB)

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Nerang-Broadbeach Road
Carrara QLD 4211
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Carrara Stadium

Where the Games begin and end

Venue Guide (PDF 2.0MB)

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Nerang-Broadbeach Road
Carrara QLD 4211
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Queen Elizabeth Park (Coolangatta beachfront)

Sport: Beach volleyball

Venue Guide (PDF 1.9MB)

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Queen Elizabeth Park
Coolangatta QLD 4225
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Sports: Beach Volleyball

Venue Guide (PDF 1.9MB)

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Queen Elizabeth Park
Coolangatta QLD 4225
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Coomera Indoor Sports Centre

Sports: Gymnastics Artistic, Gymnastics Rhythmic, Netball (Final)

Venue Guide (PDF 1.5MB)

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35 Beattie Road
Coomera QLD 4209
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Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Sports: Basketball (Finals) and Netball (Preliminary rounds)

Venue Guide (PDF 1.7MB)

View temporary Games changes in Broadbeach

2684-2690 Gold Coast Highway
Broadbeach QLD 4218
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Gold Coast Hockey Centre

Sport: Hockey

Venue Guide (PDF 1.6MB)

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125 Musgrave Avenue
Labrador QLD 4215
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Nerang Mountain Bike Trails

Sport: Mountain Bike

Venue Guide (PDF 1.6MB)

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Hope Street
Nerang QLD 4211
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Optus Aquatic Centre

Sports: Diving, Swimming

Venue Guide (PDF 1.7MB)

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Cnr Marshall Lane and Marine Parade
Southport QLD 4215
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Oxenford Studios

Sports: Boxing, Squash, Table Tennis

Venue Guide (PDF 1.7MB)

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Entertainment Road
Oxenford QLD 4210
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Robina Stadium

Sport: Rugby Sevens

Venue Guide (PDF 2.0MB)

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Centreline Pace
Robina QLD 4226
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Southport Broadwater Parklands

Sports: Marathon, Triathlon

Venue Guide (PDF 1.9MB)

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Cnr Nerang St and Marine Parade
Southport QLD 4215
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Brisbane

 

Anna Meares Velodrome

Sport: Cycling (Track)

Venue Guide (PDF 1.6MB)

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Sleeman Sports Complex
Corner Old Cleveland & Tilley Roads
Chandler QLD 4155
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Belmont Shooting Centre

Sport: Shooting

Venue Guide (PDF 1.6MB)

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1485 Old Cleveland Road
Belmont QLD 4153
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Cairns

 

Cairns Convention Centre

Sport: Basketball (Preliminary rounds)

Venue Guide (PDF 1.5MB)

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Corner Wharf & Sheridan Street
Cairns QLD 4870
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Townsville

 

Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre

Sport: Basketball (Preliminary rounds)

Venue Guide (PDF 1.3MB)

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Entertainment Drive
Townsville QLD 4810
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