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Commonwealth Games 2018

In May 2018 the Gold Coast will be hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games and this will be the largest sporting event in Australia this decade. The Gold Coast is the first regional area in Australia to ever host the Commonwealth Games.

This is not just beneficial for the sporting community but also for the Gold Coast with the promotional exposure to the event and the large influx of visitors will bring more business, investment and tourism to the region.

The Commonwealth Games is going to be a huge 2 week event so make sure you and your group can get around together with CoachHire. Leave it to the professionals and book reliable, low cost bus hire on the Gold Coast.

Sporting Events

When the event begins on the 4th April 2018, around 6,600 athletes including team officials from 70 nations and territories from across the world will make their way to the Gold Coast for a 11 day sporting event.


Sporting events such as:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Boxing
  • Cycling - Mountain Bike
  • Cycling - Road
  • Cycling Track
  • Diving
  • Gymnastics Artistic
  • Gymnastics Rhythmic
  • Hockey
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Netball
  • Para Powerlifting
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Shooting
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tritholon
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
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These games will be hosted not just in the Gold Coast area but also in Brisbane, Cairns & Townsville.

Brisbane will be hosting the Shooting and Track Cycling Events of the 2018 Commonwealth Game.

Cairns - at the moment there isn’t any information regarding what events will be held here

Townsville will host the Basketball preliminaries events

The Commonwealth Games has a Vision, Mission and Objectives.

Vision - To stage a great Games in a fantastic location, leaving great memories and great benefits for all.

Mission - To conduct an athlete focused Games with excellent competition in a fun and friendly environment with long lasting benefits for the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and the Commonwealth.

Objectives - To attract the best athletes to compete in a technically excellent, world class, fun and friendly Commonwealth Games.

To launch the Commonwealth Games into a new decade with an inspiring, memorable and landmark event.

To help our partners make the most of the opportunities presented by the Games.

To engage and harness the enthusiasm of our communities.

To contribute to economic growth by working with our partners to promote Queensland tourism, trade and investment.

To present the Games in a creative way that will encourage comprehensive and positive exposure and support.

So come and be apart of it in April 2018 at the Commonwealth Games Gold Coast.

Getting to and from these places can be difficult with all the events taking place. If you want to book Gold Coast Coach hire with a driver, then you can rely on CoachHire for a professional service.

During the events why no check out what the Gold Coast has on offer? Read our blog on 3 Fantastic Trip Ideas on The Gold Coast and our Top 5 Things To Do On The Gold Coast.

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