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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is responsible for planning and delivering the transport operations for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, in partnership with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and the City of Gold Coast.

With thousands of athletes, officials, volunteers, workforce and around 1.2 million ticketed spectators expected to attend events, a successful transport operation is critical to the success of the Games.

Visit the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games website for more information.

Park ‘n’ ride locations

Thirteen temporary park 'n' rides are being established across the Gold Coast, Logan and Brisbane, providing parking and transport services for ticketed spectators and accredited workforce travelling to the GC2018 venues. 

These park 'n' rides will provide free parking and transport services for ticketed spectators travelling to GC2018 venues, most will need to be pre-booked.

More information about Games time park 'n' ride site operations will be available in early 2018.

Minor works will be undertaken to transform the sites into temporary park 'n' rides that will provide a transport service during GC2018. To minimise impacts to the community, works will occur over three stages - improvement works, pre-Games works and post-Games works.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will notify affected residents and businesses about the timing and specific works to be undertaken at each site before work starts via a range of communication and engagement activities. 

Where will the park ‘n’ rides be located?

Site names Venues serviced Available to Vehicle capacity
Beenleigh High Park 'n' Ride All Gold Coast venues (by train with a connection to public transport) Spectators and workforce* 900
Betty Diamond Park 'n' Ride Coolangatta Beachfront Pre-booked ticketed spectators only** 400
Boowaggan Park 'n' Ride Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre
Broadbeach Lawn Bowls
Pre-booked ticketed spectators only** 600
Damian Leeding Park 'n' Ride Oxenford Studios Pre-booked ticketed spectators only** 1,000
Firth Park Park 'n' Ride Robina Stadium Pre-booked ticketed spectators only** 600
Merrimac Park 'n' Ride Broadbeach Lawn Bowls Pre-booked ticketed spectators only** 100
Millaroo Drive North Park 'n' Ride Gold Coast Hockey Centre
Carrara Precinct
Pre-booked ticketed spectators only** 2,100
Millaroo Drive South Park 'n' Ride Gold Coast Hockey Centre Pre-booked ticketed spectators only** 500
Parkwood Park 'n' Ride Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
Triathlon
Pre-booked ticketed spectators only** 800
Sleeman Centre Park ‘n’ Ride Queensland State Velodrome Belmont Shooting Complex   Pre-booked ticketed spectators only **  
Varsity Lakes Park 'n' Ride All Gold Coast venues (by train with a connection to public transport) Spectators and workforce* 1,000
Yatala Park 'n' Ride Carrara Stadium Pre-booked ticketed spectators only** 1,700

*Spectators and workforce: The park 'n' ride is available to anyone attending a GC2018 venue or festival hub including the GC2018 workforce.

**Pre-booked ticketed spectators only: The park 'n' ride needs to be pre-booked for the venue and session time that you have ticket/s for.

Another park 'n' ride at Helensvale is being assessed.

Keeping informed

Email: GC2018Engagement@tmr.qld.gov.au

You can also sign-up now for updates and the latest information about temporary changes associated with the Games. 

Queens Baton Relay – route announcement

What is the Queen’s Baton Relay?

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come. 

The relay is the longest continual promotion of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). It provides an organic global reach for GC2018 across the 288-day international sector and the 100-day domestic sector throughout Australia.

The baton will arrive in Queensland on Saturday 3 March 2018 and make its way across the state to reach the Gold Coast on Sunday 1 April 2018. The route is now available – find out when the Baton will be in your area!

How will the Queen’s Baton Relay affect me?

Due to the nature of the relay, some roads and public transport services will be impacted while the baton visits your area. 

More detailed information about how this may affect you will be available from early 2018, however examples of temporary interruptions include:

  • rolling road closures 
  • traffic congestion
  • property access restrictions
  • bus service disruptions.

While every effort will be made to minimise disruption or delays, we appreciate your patience during this once in a lifetime event.

For more information

Detailed information will be available in early 2018 at Get set for the games website

Transport Operations Plan

Delivering transport for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games is a significant task and requires careful planning and smart investment. 

The GC2018 Transport Operations Plan sets out how athletes and officials, spectators, workforce and volunteers, and up to 3,500 accredited media can get to their events safely and on time, while keeping the Gold Coast and event cities of Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns moving.

The plan has been jointly developed by the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, the Department of Transport and Main Roads and the City of Gold Coast.

The GC2018 transport partners consulted key stakeholders throughout the development of the plan which was released for public comment on 30 November 2016 until 28 February 2017. 

The Transport Operations Plan takes into account forecast travel requirements, the competition program, previous feedback from key industry stakeholders and learnings from major events on the Gold Coast and in other event cities.

Detailed transport operational planning for the Games will continue until April 2018.

GC2018 Transport Operations Plan

 

Last updated
21 November 2017