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

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Australian Open Bowls

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
13 – 26 June 2020
After moving to the sunny Gold Coast in 2015, the Australian Open has become a true festival of bowls, with 14 days of action played across the 15 host clubs on the Gold Coast. Over 2,000 bowlers from across Australia, and indeed the world are expected to attend again, with entry being completely open to any registered bowler!

Hamilton Island Endurance Series - Great Whitehaven Beach Run

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$100 - 100
28 June 2020
Pristine white beaches. Crystal clear waters. A breathtaking mountainous interior. Hamilton Island is best known as a place to relax. But it is also the perfect place to push yourself in paradise. The Hamilton Island Endurance series spans five endurance events from May through to November each year.

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.

World Bowls Championships 2020

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
23 May – 7 June 2020
Queensland’s Gold Coast continues to entrench itself as the home of Bowls in Australia, with the 2020 World Championships to be held at three Gold Coast clubs. Broadbeach Bowls Club, Musgrave Hill Bowls Club and Club Helensvale will host the two-week long tournament, with over 240 bowlers expected to take part in one of the pinnacle international events in the sport.

McDonald's Brisbane Marathon Festival Virtual Run

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$15 - 135
6 – 7 June 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government restrictions placed on mass gatherings, the McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival is now a virtual run. They’re excited to bring this fresh new alternative to their runners in a time when keeping active is so important!

Mackay Marina Run

Mackay Harbour, Mackay Area
From AU$20 - 220
7 June 2020
Mackay is a booming Queensland Region and the BMA Mackay Marina Run is the signature running event for the exciting and expanding city of Mackay. The event showcases the spectacular features of the tropical coastal city and celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community.

Holden Women's State of Origin 2020

Bokarina, Sunshine Coast Area
19 June 2020
The Holden Women's State of Origin clash moves to the Sunshine Coast in 2020! The Harvey Norman NSW Women's team take on the Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons on Friday June 19 at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
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