Sporting Events

Get involved with chanting, war cries and cheering at blockbuster sporting events in Queensland. From Cricket to the Rugby League World Cup and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, you can be courtside, ringside, poolside or field-side watching the world's best athletes and players.

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

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Supercars Vodafone Gold Coast 600

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
25 – 27 October 2019
Get ready to party in the fast lane when the Virgin Australia Supercars Championships returns to the Gold Coast. Surfers Paradise will host Round 13 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and the second leg of the PIRTEK Enduro Cup, 25 to 27 October.

Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
30 October – 3 November 2019
Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival is a five-day hallmark event, based in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and includes a stacked line-up of events for all ages and abilities. The schedule includes a Breakfast Fun Run and a Run Swim Run event.

Brisbane Domain Test: Australia versus Pakistan

Woolloongabba, Brisbane Area
From AU$10 - 150
21 – 25 November 2019
The first Domain Test of the Summer returns to The Gabba. Come along to watch the rivalry between Australia and Pakistan. Get your family and friends together, head to the Gabba, and soak up the atmosphere.

Brisbane UCI Tissot Track World Cup 2019

Chandler, Brisbane Area
13 – 15 December 2019
Cycling Australia in partnership with the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane City Council via Brisbane Marketing is excited to announce the world-class Anna Meares Velodrome will be hosting round five of the 2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup Series from December 13 to 15.

Australian PGA Championship

Benowa, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25.00 - 25.00
19 – 22 December 2019
Australia’s most energetic golf tournament, the Australian PGA Championship is back at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 19 to 22 December 2019. A stellar list of Australian and international players from all over the globe are expected to compete for the Joe Kirkwood Cup.

Brisbane International

Tennyson, Brisbane Area
From AU$5 - 200
6 – 12 January 2020
In 2020, the Brisbane International, now a women's only tournament, joins the men's ATP Cup in bringing 10 days of electric tennis action to the Queensland Tennis Centre. Headlined by Brisbane's own world No.

The Star Gold Coast Millions Raceday 2020

Bundall, Gold Coast Area
11 January 2020
The spectacular history of the The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday is well documented. The jewel in the crown of the Gold Coast and indeed Queensland, this is the event which defines all that is great about being Australian.

Brisbane Cycling Festival 2020

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
12 March – 5 April 2020
Gear up for 2020! Get ready for the ride of your life when the Brisbane Cycling Festival rolls back into Brisbane for 2020! The festival will get you psyched up with professional, junior, recreation and mass participation events at the celebrated Anna Meares Velodrome and other venues throughout Brisbane.

Tour de Brisbane

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
5 April 2020
The Tour de Brisbane is set to showcase Brisbane as an international cycling destination to anyone on a bike, from elite riders, to weekend warriors, to families and kids. The event is headlined by the UCI Gran Fondo World Series which is part of the internationally sanctioned series held all over the world.

Runaway Noosa Marathon

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
23 May 2020
Runaway Noosa Marathon will be as much about achieving your running goals as it is escaping to a weekend filled with sunshine and good times. Running social with a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap on road course that starts and finishes in the heart of Noosa township so you’re never far from fellow runners, supporters and the on-course entertainment.
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