4 – 5 May 2018 -
The North Queensland Games is the largest multi-sport event in regional Australia. The NQ Games is held bi annually and shared between Mackay, Townsville and Cairns. The 2018 NQ Games will be staged in Mackay and will be the 17th games since 1984. They anticipate 30 plus sports and 3,000 plus competitors to be involved in the Mackay City Auto Group NQ Games.
The games will attract athletes, supporters and officials from northern and western Queensland along with a number of athletes from interstate who will travel to the Mackay, Whitsundays and Isaac regions to participate. This will inject much needed economic and community benefits into the regions.
The Mackay Regional Council is the 2018 games host and in conjunction with the Whitsunday and Isaac Regional Councils will provide the facilities to stage the games. The NQSF is a not for profit organisation assigned by the LGA's in NQ to deliver the NQ Games, Great Western Games, NQ Sportstar Awards and Junior Bursaries. They have developed a unique community focused platform over a 33 year period.