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Major sporting events

The Gold Coast is where the world’s athletes and budding sporting stars train, stay and play.

Every year, the Gold Coast hosts numerous international, national and regional sporting events catering for all levels and abilities and delighting millions sports fans the world over. Some of the headline international sporting events supported by the City are listed below.

Find more on our Events calendar.

Magic Millions horses beside a well dressed couple

Magic Millions Carnival

Gold Coast Turf Club |  January

An annual, intensive week of racehorse sales, attracting the who’s who of the racing industry to the Gold Coast Turf Club. The social highlight is the Magic Millions Raceday, which features the richest race in Queensland. A classic Gold Coast summer event, tailor made for buyers, punters and fashionistas.

Gold Coast Triathlon

Luke Harrop Memorial | Southport Broadwater Parklands | 5 April 2020
POSTPONED (date to be confirmed)

The Gold Triathlon has been postoned due to current circumstances.

Surfer performs a stunning cutback

World Surf League Championship Tour

Snapper Rocks | 26 March - 5 April 2020 - CANCELLED

The opening event of the 2020 World Surf League Championship Tour, scheduled to take place on the Gold Coast, has been cancelled due to current circumstances.

Gold Coast Marathon

Southport Broadwater Parklands | 4 - 5 July 2020

Australia’s premier road race attracts more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities. The scenic course is considered one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world and the time of year usually boasts excellent weather conditions for running.

Supercars racing through the chicane at the Gold Coast 600


Surfers Paradise | 30 October - 1 November 2020

Known as the Gold Coast’s biggest party, the Gold Coast 600 sees the Supercar Championship drivers battle through one of the world’s toughest street circuits to claim the ultimate endurance racing title. If the day time action isn’t enough for you, the entertainment continues into the evenings.

GC2018 Commonwealth Games

GC2018 united our community, created jobs and kick-started infrastructure projects that would deliver a world-class event and leave a lasting legacy for the communities of the Gold Coast.

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