Southern Gold Coast Welcomes Commonwealth Games

Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2018

As the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games comes to town from 4 - 15 April, the Southern Gold Coast will play host to numerous events in some of the Gold Coast’s most picturesque settings; Coolangatta and Currumbin.


Coolangatta will be transformed into a Beach Volleyball hub during the Games, with the Commonwealth’s best athletes competing on our beachfront stage.

With all eyes on Coolangatta for the Beach Volleyball events, everyone can enjoy the free Coolangatta Beach Volleyball courts, located directly in front of The Strand during the Games with the Community Beach Volleyball Program.

From 9:00am to 5:00pm from Friday 6 – Sunday 15 April, the courts will be set up for free public access. Simply sign in at the Volleyball Queensland Tent, get a ball and play! Free Come and Try coaching sessions will also be held from 9am – 10am and 2pm – 3pm daily, giving locals and visitors of all ages the opportunity to try the sport, learn some new skills from the experienced coaches and showcase Coolangatta’s beachside beauty.

For more details about the Coolangatta precinct including road closures, parking and events, visit


Channel 7's Sunrise hosted their weather crosses throughout the morning of Sunday 8 April live from Pacific Parade in Currumbin for the Race Walk event.

The local community can still experience the Games action for free at the Individual Time Trial Cycling on Tuesday 10 and Cycling Road Race on Saturday 14 April 2018.

Winders Park will also host a range of fun and free activities and entertainment throughout the Games as part of Festival 2018 and Bleach* Festival program.

More details about local road closures, parking and what’s on can be found online at

Images: Gold Coast Skydive's Archie Jamieson skydives into the Coolangatta Beach Volleyball event (above) and Currumbin beachfront in the golden spotlight during Sunday's Race Walk (credit: Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games).  

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