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If you’re looking to make a casual booking for a court or host an event at one of our Gold Coast sporting venues, we’ve got you covered.

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The Gold Coast has state-of-the-art sporting venues as a legacy of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Each facility has its own unique benefits. Click on the venues below to find out which one best suits your needs, whether it's for a regular time slot each week or a major event on a special date.

View from spectator seats over table tennis competition

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre

World-class competition and training facilities capable of hosting international events.

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre
Wide angle lens view of indoor courts

Coomera Indoor Sports Centre

A multi-purpose facility that accommodates a range of elite and community indoor sports.

Coomera Indoor Sports Centre
Looking up through a basketball hoop

Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium

With a flexible design, this venue is regularly used for a wide range of sporting activities.

Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium
Basketball players on the basketball court

Runaway Bay Indoor Stadium

A multipurpose facility catering for a range of activities from soccer and basketball to roller derby and trade shows.

Runaway Bay Indoor Stadium
Aerial view of the precinct

Gold Coast Sports Precinct

Gold Coast Sports Precinct holds multiple sporting fields suitable for elite and community use.

Gold Coast Sports Precinct
Cyclists racing on the outdoor track

Gold Coast Cycle Centre

Gold Coast Cycle Centre is available for hire by cycling clubs, event promoters and the casual rider.

Gold Coast Cycle Centre

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts

The following sporting venues have reopened for specific activities, subject to availability:

  • Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre – open for court-based sports during set times. Shoot around hours have now been extended from 8am to 9pm
  • Coomera Indoor Sports Centre – open for gymnastics leased and bookings only between 4pm and 10pm
  • Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium – open for squash and court-based sports bookings
  • Gold Coast Sports Precinct – open between 4pm and 10pm for bookings
  • Gold Coast Cycle Centre – open between 4pm and 10pm for bookings

Numbers of participants for indoor courts and outdoor fields are aligned with State Government COVID-19 restrictions outlined in the documents below:

Indoor sports group – Industry COVID safe plan
Outdoor team sports – Industry COVID safe plan
Field team sports – Industry COVID safe plan

Contact the individual centres for further information.

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Community grants

The City of Gold Coast's Community Grants Program provides financial assistance to community organisations that seek to deliver projects with a whole of city focus, are in the public interest and benefit the residents of the Gold Coast.

Due to a change of policy, some programs under the new Community Grants Policy are now being offered twice a year, with Round 2 opening in January 2021.

Past grant recipients include community organisations that deliver sports, music, environmental, social, indigenous, seniors, youth and community-focussed outcomes.

Applications for the Community Grants Program are now open and will close on 31 August. There will be a second round of some grants programs opening in January 2021 – stay tuned via the link below.

For more information and to apply visit our Community grants page.

Where projects have a divisional or local focus, applications should be submitted to the Discretionary Grants Program which will be accepting applications from 17 August to 11 September 2020.

Contact us for further information at Community Venues and Services Branch on 07 5581 8161 or email

Booking information

Find out about the City's recent changes to major sporting venues bookings.

Major Sporting Venues booking office hours
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm
Phone: 07 5581 7082
For after-hours enquiries, please email

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Aquatic centres

City of Gold Coast operates eight aquatic centres across the city. The centres vary in size and facilities but combined they offer the community a large range of aquatic activities from toddler swimming lessons to squad training for the elite athlete.

Outdoor sporting venues

City of Gold Coast has over 400 outdoor sport and recreational facilities across the Gold Coast. To find an outdoor sport and recreational facility, please use our Park Finder.

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