Updated 20, November, 2017.

The Commonwealth Games  2018 is a reality for Gold Coast locals who are busy preparing for the event, which arrives in the coming months and have generated a lot of buzz around GC2018 accommodation.

The jam-packed 11 days of sporting highlights, will run between 4 and 15 of April 2018 and will be a monumental occasion for the Gold Coast, when it hosts the XXI Commonwealth Games, the grandeur Commonwealth to date.

What is GC2018 Commonwealth Games?

The Commonwealth Games are the biggest multi-sport event, after the Olympics and are the only fully inclusive games, where all medals count toward the final rankings. More than 6,600 athletes and para-athletes will descend on the Gold Coast from the five continents and 70 different Commonwealth nations to compete in Olympic and traditional Commonwealth sports modalities.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games is the 21st edition of the games, and an event of such magnitude it is certain to attract thousands of international and national visitors to the already famous Queensland coast. The Gold Coast is the ultimate sporting destination, making the need to secure your Gold Coast 2018 accommodation a priority. If the procurement of fast-selling tickets is any indication, there’s no time to waste to find your GC2018 Accommodation for April 2018.

When and where can I buy GC 2018 tickets?

GC2018 Countdown Clock in Surfers Paradise

As the iconic Surfers Paradise GC2018 Countdown Clock broke the 1-year mark, the excitement of the games began and the anticipation built for available tickets. Early in May, the GC2018 committee conducted a computer-based ballot for those who subscribed and expressed interest in purchasing tickets for the games.

According to the Gold Coast Bulletin, more than 1.2 million applications for tickets were received for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 ticket sales ballot. The first-round of lucky recipients have been contacted to inform them of their successful purchase.

Do not despair, if you missed the ballot or were unable to receive your desired tickets. The GC2018 committee urges those interested in coming to the Gold Coast to attend the Games to pay close attention for the upcoming sale of the remaining tickets.

Are there Commonwealth Games 2018 tickets available?

As of 20 October, 2017, the organisation committee of GC2018 (GOLDOC) put the offer of tickets to a halt, announcing that they are working hard to conciliate and obtain an accurate and current status of tickets in order to enable a major (and probably final) release of new GC2018 tickets on 20th of November, including to those activities previous listed as SOLD OUT.  According to our source this is possible due to final information on the Commonwealth Games 2018 venues seating capacity and the return to the general ticket sales pool of tickets unsold from GC2018 partners and/or not claimed by sponsors.

Yes, as informed previously, the organisation committee of the games released today (20th of November) a new batch of tickets for all the modalities and ceremonies, including the grand opening and closing ceremony.

Another nice touch is the ability to add to your cart the official guide of the games for an extra $13.00 and free shipping via regular mail.

This comes as a pleasant surprise for those who did not manage to secure the tickets for their desired ceremony or sporting modality before, but hurry up, this new opportunity for GC2018 tickets and accommodation won’t last long.

Quickly update, we went to GC2018 website to acquire tickets and were unable to complete the purchase for the opening ceremony, with the website displaying the information that the amount of tickets were not available at the moment, even though selecting only one ticket, but other than that, our staff managed to secure tickets for the athletics final day, swimming and basketball without any hassle. 

Where should I stay during the Commonwealth Games?

The Games will create an exciting atmosphere, you will want to immerse yourself in. So why not extend your stay to truly experience everything the Gold Coast can offer.

The ideal accommodation will be the one that can comfortably shelter your group according to your style and budget, but also have in mind the location of the different venues and sports precincts where the activities will take place and find accommodation conveniently located close to the intended venues or with easy access to public transport. To help on this process we elaborated the following interactive Commonwealth Games 2018 sporting venues map across the Gold Coast and Brisbane, including information of which modalities would take part on each, .


Screenshot of the Holiday Holiday Commonwealth Games 2018 venues Interactive Map

Interactive map available at Holiday Holiday Commonwealth Games 2018 dedicated page

Having said that, one of the more convenient places to stay is Surfers Paradise, the ultimate central location to experience both the cities highlights and games offerings, with a grand and versatile range of Commonwealth Games Accommodation options to choose from.

GC2018 Accommodation at Surfers Paradise

Holiday Holiday offers accommodation on a wide range of private owned apartments on the best resorts in Surfers Paradise, like H-Residences above Hilton, Circle on Cavill, Soul apartments and Chevron Renaissance, including more than 80 self-contained apartments with different sizes, configurations and styles to cater to the traveller needs.

To demonstrate Holiday Holiday’s commitment to providing an unforgettable Gold Coast experience, we showcase below some options currently available to book, ideal for those attending the events and share the atmosphere and spirit the games will bring to the city:

Accommodation for the Commonwealth Games 2018

Holiday Apartment on level 19 of H-Residences. Address: 6 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Soul Level 09 Ocean View Apartment. Address: 14 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Last but not least, don’t forget to check Holiday Holiday accommodation Specials to obtain discount vouchers and promo codes, such as our current (as of 07/11/2017) 10% off on Accommodation during the Commonwealth Games.

Not sure about how to book online?? Call our friendly reservations team at 07 5554 3200 and get your accommodation and itinerary for the games sorted.

What events are on during the games?

The Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, the Swimming, Rugby Sevens, Beach Volleyball, and Athletics finals, were the most sought-after events during pre-sale. With a number of these events occurring at opposite ends of the games schedule, Gold Cost accommodation is expected to book out and reach full capacity. If you’re wondering which events are part of the Gold Coast, we have it covered.

Starting from the Opening Ceremony which will take place on 4 April 2018, at 6:00 pm to the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, 15 April 2018 at 6:30 pm, athletes will compete in more than 23 sport modalities, across the Gold Coast and in participating cities venues, including:

Athletics; Badminton; Basketball; Beach Volleyball; Boxing; Cycling: Mountain Bike, Road, and Track; Diving; Gymnastics Artistic; Gymnastics; Field Hockey; Shooting; Squash; Swimming; Table Tennis; Triathlon; Weightlifting; and Wrestling.

Where can I find more information about the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games?

Although it’s hard not to get carried away with the spirit of the games, our team at Holiday Holiday is committed to bringing our readers frequent updates on the Games Ticketing program. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with the 2018 Commonwealth Games latest updates and news on ticketing and accommodation deals.

Holiday Holiday is a GC2018 accommodation provider only. Commonwealth Games 2018 Tickets are available for purchase directly at GC2018 website and their authorised partners. Holiday Holiday is not a partner, official sponsor or affiliated in any way with Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC)