Sporting Events

Nothing beats the emotional rollercoaster of watching live sporting events. 

Here in Queensland you can be courtside, ringside, poolside or field-side to witness the world's best athletes and players. 


And there’s a blockbuster year ahead, as we welcome the world’s top tennis players for ATP Cup and Brisbane International; NRL’s best for the All-Stars, Magic Round

Brisbane and State of Origin; watch our cricketers take wickets at ICC T20 World Cup; and cheer on the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup.  


The Gold Coast will savour a splash of glam during Magic Millions, and then supercars will take over Surfers as the GC 600 returns.  


Great sport can be seen across our state. See what’s on below! 

Sports calendar

Our sports calendar kicks off with the Brisbane International in January and offers non-stop action through to the Australian PGA Championship in late November.

Rugby games

Queensland is home to the North Queensland Cowboys, Brisbane Broncos, Gold Coast Titans, and the Queensland Reds and we love our Rugby League and Rugby Union. Games are hosted across the state with the finals and cup matches held at the Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium, which is also home to the annual Brisbane Global Rugby Tens tournament.

Cricket matches

When it comes to cricket, the best of best descends on Queensland and grace the cricket grounds of The Gabba every year. And following close behind, is their army of supporters and fans who create an infectious atmosphere. If you've never been to the cricket before, grab a ticket and flaunt your best costume.

AFL

Queenslands first grade teams are the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast Suns. Games are hosted at The Gabba in Brisbane or at the Metricon Stadium or the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast. Catch the electric action and watch as the stadium comes to life with a roaring crowd.

Soccer

Home to the Brisbane Roar, you can catch home games at Suncorp Stadium and watch Queensland's best players take on national and international soccer teams.

Horse racing events

Watch thoroughbreds reach high speeds and back a winner at Queensland's most iconic horse racing events. Flaunt your race day outfit at the Brisbane Racing Carnival, witness horses race along the beach at The Magic Millions Carnival on the Gold Coast, or bring your craziest costume to the Birdsville Races in the Outback.

Featured events

Upcoming sporting events

Events
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Reef to Reef

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
6 – 9 August 2020
For four days in early August, Reef to Reef brings mountain biking goodness to the home of the one of the worlds most famed and fabled natural playgrounds. Around 200 kilometres of riding and 4000 metres of climbing on the kind of trails and scenery you normally only read or dream about.

IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
13 September 2020
Perfectly located in the heart of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach offers the perfect year-round climate and is an ideal location for Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast. It's the perfect location to incorporate a relaxing family vacation or just a great place to escape to.

Coolangatta Gold 2020

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
24 – 25 October 2020
The Coolangatta Gold is one of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. What began as the central theme for a motion picture over 30 years ago, has now commanded a place on Australia’s annual sports calendar.

Noosa Triathlon

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
28 – 29 October 2020
Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival returns on 28 October to 1 November 2020 with a jam-packed five days of festival fun for everyone! Set in the home of triathlon and the ultimate holiday destination, the Festival features 12 events from the world famous Noosa Triathlon to the GemLife Noosa Breakfast Fun Run.

Premier Invitational Soccer Tournament

Gold Coast,
Free Entry
4 – 11 July 2020
The Premier Invitational is Australia’s fastest growing youth football tournament. The tournament based on the Gold Coast will host over a 1,500 players with teams from Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Townsville Double-Header: Qantas Wallabies versus Fiji | Buildcorp Wallaroos versus Canada

North Ward, Townsville Area
From AU$15 - 150
18 July 2020
The Qantas Wallabies and Buildcorp Wallaroos will play an historic double-header at the brand new Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville, on Saturday 18 July. The match will be the first time in 17 years that Townsville has hosted international rugby and the first time that it will play host to a Qantas Wallabies Test.

McDonalds Townsville Running Festival

North Ward, Townsville Area
1 – 2 August 2020
In a setting that sees the sunrise over Magnetic Island, the majestic coral sea, the sunset behind the iconic granite of Castle hill, they have picture-perfect prime real estate to bring you a Running Festival that stands like no other.

The 2020 Virtual Mount Isa Mines Rodeo

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$40 - 600
6 – 9 August 2020
The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is where the romance of the Australian Outback meets the grit of a mining town, east meets west and man meets beast. In 2020, due to bio-security issues relating to COVID-19 they can't bring the famous Isa Rodeo in their normal format.

Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
6 – 13 August 2020
The Whitsunday Sailing Club is located in Airlie Beach, gateway to the Central Region of Queensland‘s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It is also the Gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and fast becoming known as one of the World’s premier sailing destinations.

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon

Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$15 - 145
14 – 16 August 2020
7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival is one of the most-loved running festivals in Australia.  Since its inception the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon has raised over one million dollars for charity and community groups.
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