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Pre-event Training (PET)

Pre event training, team England at the velodrome

Sporting venues across the state are excited about welcoming teams to Queensland in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Accessible by four international airports, Queensland is Australia’s premier holiday and lifestyle destination. As well as many excellent sporting facilities, Queensland offers a variety of relaxing, fun and adventurous activities for team-building opportunities or pure relaxation following a tough training session.

With an enviable climate and world-class training facilities, there is no better place to train, play and stay than Queensland, Australia.

If you would like to know more about the opportunities available for your team in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games please refer to the region specific guides or contact us.

A number of countries and/or teams have confirmed training camps in Queensland in the lead up to GC2018, with more anticipated in the coming months.

Team/Country Pre-event training location
Team England Brisbane
Swimming Canada Gold Coast
Boxing Canada Toowoomba
Welsh Swimming Sunshine Coast
Welsh Athletics Sunshine Coast
Team Isle of Man Sunshine Coast
Team Niue Sunshine Coast
Team Scotland Sunshine Coast


Delivery Agencies


The Office of the Commonwealth Games and Embracing 2018 Working Groups are working actively to attract Commonwealth Games teams to base themselves in Queensland in the lead up to GC2018. 

  • The Gold Coast and Queensland are tourism destinations of choice.
  • GC2018 inspires Australians to become healthier and happier through an active lifestyle and physical activity.
  • GC2018 showcases legacy opportunities for future host cities