Spectators can look forward to inclusive, accessible and affordable ticket prices for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games following the announcement of ticket pricing today.
Up to 1.5 million spectators are expected to enjoy more than 11 unforgettable days of world class sporting competition from April 4-15, 2018.
Adult tickets to high profile events such as athletics will start from as low as $20 and half price children’s tickets will be available from $10.
The ticket price includes all ticket fees and free public transport on event day within the South East Queensland TransLink public transport network, the Cairns TransLink bus network and on the Townsville qconnect bus network when a valid event ticket is presented.
Tickets for people with accessibility requirements will be available for all events.
As GC2018 is affiliated to the Queensland Companion Card program, accessible seating will be provided with a complimentary companion ticket.
Tickets will initially be made available to the public via a Ticket Request phase which starts in April 2017. The Ticket Request phase will allow people to request tickets in a fair and equitable manner.
Other highlights of the GC2018 Ticket Pricing Program include:
- 80 per cent of all tickets will be priced $80 or below
- Over 55 per cent of all tickets will be priced $40 or below
- Opening Ceremony tickets will be available from $100 for adults and $50 for children
- Closing Ceremony tickets from $70 for adults and $35 for children
- Athletics tickets will be available from $20 for adults and $10 for children
- Rugby 7s tickets will be available from $30 for adults and $15 for children
- Beach Volleyball tickets from $30 for adults and $15 for children
- Swimming tickets from $40 for adults and $20 for children
- Track Cycling tickets from $50 for adults and $25 for children
- Children’s tickets will be available for people aged 16 and under
- Infants under 2 years are granted free entry to all events providing they do not occupy a seat.
GC2018 will feature 18 sports, including the first ever presentation of Beach Volleyball at a Commonwealth Games, and the largest integrated para-sport program ever.
The Gold Coast will welcome 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories across the Commonwealth – representing more than one third of the world’s population.
Premier of Queensland the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP:
“The Queensland Government is firmly committed to ensuring GC2018 is affordable and accessible for everyone.
“That’s why adult tickets to high profile events like athletics start from as low as $20 with half price children’s tickets available from $10.
“GC2018 will be affordable for families and that means more people can share in what is sure to be a terrific experience.
“The action has a strong focus on the Gold Coast but it’s important to remember that some events will be hosted in Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville. This means the benefits and excitement of the Games are sure to spread far and wide.”
Minister for the Commonwealth Games the Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe MP:
“GC2018 will be one of the biggest events ever staged in Queensland so it’s important that families and people of all ages are given the best opportunity to experience the excitement of the Commonwealth Games.
“Families will have access to half price children’s tickets and adult tickets have been made affordable right across the board in order to encourage involvement from people of all ages in our community.”
GOLDOC Chairman Peter Beattie AC:
“GOLDOC has worked with the industry and partners to deliver a world-class ticketing program.
“We want passionate fans in every seat, so the ticket prices are inclusive, accessible and affordable to make it easy for everyone to enjoy the Games.
“GC2018 is about the future generation and we want as many children as possible to experience the Commonwealth Games.”
GOLDOC CEO Mark Peters:
“Having already announced the four free events for GC2018, we are proud to reveal these affordable ticket prices.
“It’s fantastic that a family can purchase four tickets to attend a preliminary session of the athletics for as little as $60 and a finals session that includes the 100m for $180.
“In total, fans will have the opportunity to witness 280 sport sessions and more than 1000 hours of world class sporting competition over the course of the 11 days.
Australian dual Olympic and Commonwealth Games swimmer and Gold Coast resident Samantha Riley:
“As a mother of three young boys, I understand how important affordability is for major events like GC2018 and I’m sure families will be really pleased by these ticket prices.
“I know that half price children’s tickets will be well received and as a family we are really looking forward to attending the swimming at the new Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.”
The Parenthood Executive Director Jo Briskey:
“We are pleased that children in particular have been a key consideration for GOLDOC and today’s announcement that infants under 2 years of age will be granted free entry will be welcomed by families.”
COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans:
“We have been in discussions with GOLDOC about ticket pricing throughout this process and we are particularly pleased that tickets are competitively priced for people of all ages, and that the ticket includes free public transport.
“We see that as being a real benefit for older spectators wishing to attend events throughout the 11 days of GC2018.”