Commonwealth Games (Archived)


The Games will be held on the Gold Coast from 4th to 15th April 2018 at venues throughout the city and at satellite venues in Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville.

Athletes from 70 nations and territories will compete in 23 different sports, many of these sports will include events for athletes with a disability.

Locals and visitors can also share in the Festival 2018, an eclectic array of wonderful entertainment and participation for people of all ages and interests.

The citizens of the Gold Coast are eagerly awaiting their opportunity to provide the very best of hospitality to visitors from other regions of Australia and from destinations throughout the world.

Commonwealth Games competition venues are managed on the basis that access is only granted by using public transport or walking. However, there are several Park’n Ride locations where ticket holders can park their car and take a free shuttle to the venue. Park’n Ride spaces are free, but must be pre-booked online.

The Gold Coast and Brisbane based sports and relevant Park’n Ride stations are:

SportVenuePark’n Ride
Opening Ceremony Carrara Stadium Helensvale, Yatala
Athletics Carrara Stadium Helensvale, Yatala
Badminton Carrara Sports & Leisure Centre Helensvale, Yatala
Basketball GC Convention Centre Merrimac
Beach Volleyball Coolangatta Beachfront Bilinga
Boxing Oxenford Studios Oxenford
Cycling - Mountain Bike Nerang Mountain Bike Trails Nerang Station
Cycling - Road Currumbin Beachfront  
Cycling - Track Anna Meares Velodrome (Brisbane) Helensvale Train
Sleeman Centre
Diving Aquatic Centre Parkwood
Gymnastics Coomera Indoor Sports Centre Helensvale
Gymnastics Rhythmic Coomera Indoor Sports Centre Helensvale
Hockey GC Hockey Centre Helensvale
Lawn Bowls Broadbeach Bowls Club Merrimac
Netball Coomera Indoor Sports Centre
GC Convention Centre
Helensvale, Merrimac
Para Powerlifting Carrara Sports & Leisure Centre Helensvale, Yatala
Rugby Sevens Robina Stadium Mudgeeraba
Shooting Belmont Shooting Centre (Brisbane) Helensvale Train
Sleeman Centre
Squash Oxenford Studios Oxenford
Swimming Aquatic Centre Parkwood
Table Tennis Oxenford Studios Oxenford
Triathlon Southport Broadwater Parklands Parkwood
Weightlifting Carrara Sports & Leisure Centre Helensvale, Yatala
Wrestling Carrara Sports & Leisure Centre Helensvale, Yatala
Closing Ceremony Carrara Stadium Helensvale, Yatala

The Games are a fantastic sporting festival which does not get within easy reach very often – give yourselves and your family a treat and set your sights on being with us on the Gold Coast perhaps for Easter and the Games.

You don’t have to rent a car, but you will find it much easier to get around and yes, even to the competition venues as well as Theme Parks, beaches, National Parks, picnic grounds and all the other Gold Coast attractions.

If you do want to hire a rental car, you don’t have to get one from us, but we think that your enjoyment level will be enhanced by our service standards and wide range of vehicles and of course, your wallet will be a bit heavier when you get back home!

Posted By darryl on 23rd February 2018

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