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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Australian PGA Championship

Benowa, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25.00 - 25.00
29 November – 2 December 2018
Australia’s most energetic golf tournament, the Australian PGA Championship is back at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 29 November to 2 December 2018. 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$25.00 - 210.00
30 – 31 December 2018
The Brisbane International has established itself as a highlight of Queensland's summer events calendar, and launches the global year in sport. Queensland tennis fans have the unique chance to experience the action close-up as the biggest names in world tennis play at the Queensland Tennis Centre, turning on eight days of heart-stopping action and entertainment.

The Star Gold Coast Millions Raceday 2019

Bundall, Gold Coast Area
12 January 2019
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 Domain Day-Night Test: Australia versus Sri Lanka

Woolloongabba, Brisbane Area
From AU$10 - 113
24 – 28 January 2019
After the success of the first Brisbane Day-Night Test in 2016 you don't want to miss being at the only Domain Day-Night Test this summer at The Gabba against Sri Lanka! Make a long weekend of it on Australia Day to support the Aussies.

Supercars Watpac Townsville 400

Townsville, Townsville Area
1 – 31 July 2019
The racing is sure to be fierce when the spectacular Supercars race through the streets of Townsville once again at the Watpac Townsville 400, July 2019. Don’t miss the fastest and loudest weekend in North Queensland!

Gold Coast Marathon

Southport, Gold Coast Area
6 – 7 July 2019
Run for the good times at the 41st Gold Coast Marathon on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2019 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The world class international marathon will attract 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities from over 50 countries across eight races including the Gold Coast Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15 kilometre, Southern Cross University 10 kilometre Run, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run, Garmin 4 kilometre Junior Dash and Garmin 2 kilometre Junior Dash.

Velothon Sunshine Coast

Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Area
19 – 21 July 2019
Welcome to the ultimate winter cycling escape, bringing together a stunning riding location, dream riding conditions and a world class rider experience on and off the bike. Velothon Sunshine Coast is a Gran Fondo style, mass participation cycling event in and around the renowned hinterland and coastal roads of the Sunshine Coast.

The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$40 - 600
9 – 11 August 2019
Join them for their 60th year, as part of the diamond jubilee celebrations in 2019 from August 9 to 11. The Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo is where the romance of the Australian Outback meets the grit of a mining town, east meets west and man meets beast.

Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast 2019

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
8 September 2019
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.

Noosa Summer Swim Festival

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
From AU$19.50 - 59.50
2 – 3 February 2019
The Noosa Summer Swim is a bucket list event for any keen ocean swimmer. In 2019, the festival offers a range of distances for every ability, from junior events to a five kilometre marathon distance where seasoned swimmers can push their limits.
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