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.

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Upcoming sporting events

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Gold Coast Marathon

Southport, Gold Coast Area
30 June – 1 July 2018
Celebrate the special fortieth edition of the Gold Coast Marathon and run for the good times on Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The world class international marathon will attract 25,000 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.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Vs North Queensland Cowboys

Parramatta Park, Cairns Area
From AU$12.00 - 79.00
1 July 2018
NRL Kick Off: 4.10pm Be there when the South Sydney Rabbitohs return to Cairns for the sixth consecutive year to take on the North Queensland Cowboys in what promises to be an unmissable Sunday afternoon NRL match-up.

Supercars Watpac Townsville 400

Townsville, Townsville Area
6 – 8 July 2018
At the halfway point in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, the racing is sure to be fierce when the spectacular Supercars race through the streets of Townsville once again at the Watpac Townsville 400, 6 to 8 July 2018.

Velothon Sunshine Coast

Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Area
12 – 15 July 2018
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 Rotary Rodeo

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$40 - 500.00
9 August 2018
Join them for their sixtieth Rodeo , the Diamond Jubilee in 2018 from August 9 to 12. 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 2018

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Area
26 August 2018
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.

Supercars Vodafone Gold Coast 600

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
19 – 21 October 2018
Get ready to party in the fast lane! The Vodafone Gold Coast 600, 19 to 21 October, is a street festival of world-class motorsport and entertainment. It’s a fun-fuelled weekend, bringing edge-of-your-seat Supercars action to Queensland’s party destination.

Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
31 October – 4 November 2018
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 International

Tennyson, Brisbane Area
From AU$21.00 - 210.00
30 December 2018 – 6 January 2019
Brisbane International presented by Suncorp has established itself as a highlight of Queensland's summer events calendar. Queensland tennis fans experience first-hand, the excitement as some of the biggest names in world tennis descend on Queensland Tennis Centre, turning on eight days of heart-stopping action and entertainment.

Brisbane Day-Night Test: Australia vs 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 Day-Night Test this summer at the Gabba against Sri Lanka! Make a long weekend of it on Australia Day to support the Aussies.
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