Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games host city

What was once considered a coastal village has transformed into a emerging global centre. It is a city that embraces new industries, boasts a ‘have-a-go’ attitude and constantly goes above and beyond its potential. It is the Gold Coast and it is your host city for the 2018 Commonwealth Games – the largest event to hit the shores of Australia this decade. The event will boost the Gold Coast onto the world stage, providing the city with a global audience to promote its evolution as a worldly city.

Trade 2018

View the schedule of events for the Games Time Trade and Investment Program.

Why Gold Coast

The same can-do spirit that won the 2018 Commonwealth Games bid is helping the Gold Coast transform into an economic and entrepreneurial powerhouse – a city dedicated to business growth, job creation and diversification.

Hollywood Blockbuster, Thor: Ragnarok premieres on the Gold Coast

Hollywood Blockbuster, Thor: Ragnarok premieres on the Gold Coast Discover » Articles

Gold Coast goes from strength-to-strength with Thor: Ragnarok the next in a line of Hollywood blockbuster to be filmed in the city...

Health and Knowledge Precinct to transform the city

Health and Knowledge Precinct to transform the city Discover » Business & Invest

New research reveals just how much of an impact the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP) will have on the city...

The place where innovation and discovery is the name of the game

The place where innovation and discovery is the name of the game Discover » Invest Articles

Whether making medical discoveries, conducting ground-breaking research in the education realm or innovating new methods, ideas and products in commercial ...

Malaria vaccine closer to reality

Malaria vaccine closer to reality Discover » Articles

Gold Coast scientists have developed a world-first vaccine for malaria which has proven successful in a pilot human trial...

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The Gold Coast is a place of opportunity that, over the next decade, will transform into a globally-recognised city while retaining its enviable lifestyle and stunning natural environment. As host city for the Commonwealth Games in 2018, the Gold Coast is embracing transformative civic projects like never before. Major infrastructure projects are planned or underway that will change the face of the city in a way that is distinctly our own.

Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

Asia-Pacific’s emerging health and innovation hub, the 200-hectare Gold Coast Health &...

Cultural Precinct

Cultural Precinct

The Gold Coast Cultural Precinct will bring the community together to engage with arts and culture, supporting the City of Gold Coast’s broader cultural economy and creative industries, and providing new employment and business opportunities.

Sport infrastructure

Sport infrastructure

Sporting teams from across the globe come to the Gold Coast to train and compete at its world-class high-performance training facilities...

Tourism infrastructure

Tourism infrastructure

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations and one of fastest growing cities in Australia, offering a vibrant mix of shopping, accommodation, theme parks, restaurants, entertainment and an abundance of natural attractions...

Investment into the CBD

Investment into the CBD

The Gold Coast is working to revitalise the CBD as a dynamic and vibrant urban centre with more than $5 billion worth of public or private investment underway or recently completed.  This investment is positioning the Gold Coast as a globally competitive business...

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