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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Playing host to the primary rounds of the Netball competition, and the finals of the Men’s and Women’s Basketball competitions, GCCEC will be a hotspot of sporting brilliance throughout the Games.
Start Date:

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

End Date:

Saturday, 15 April 2017


Surrounded by pristine beaches, vibrant nightlife, dining and world-class shopping, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is in the centre of the GC2018 action. Playing host to the primary rounds of the Netball competition, and the finals of the Men’s and Women’s Basketball competitions, GCCEC will be a hotspot of sporting brilliance throughout the Games.

For more information on GCCEC, head to the GC2018 website:



It’s fast. It’s loud. It captivates the crowd.

Netball is a high-paced sport where split second decisions can be the difference between winning and losing.

On court, two teams of seven players contest exciting, fast and skillful matches, with the result based on goals – the team that can score the most.

It’s hard enough passing the ball from player to player within three seconds, as relentless defenders try to intercept.

It’s another challenge shooting for goal into a 3.05m high ring without the added pressure of that three seconds and the crowd going wild.

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and Coomera Indoor Sports Centre will be the venues for a suspenseful all-female competition at GC2018.

Fans will generate a thrilling atmosphere as 12 of the world’s best national teams vie for Commonwealth rule.

For more information on the Netball competition, head to the GC2018 website:



Individual athleticism and skill, combined with teamwork and tactics will have Basketball crowds cheering and chanting all over Queensland.

With four captivating quarters of end-to end action each match, spectators will witness sporting entertainment like nothing else.

The men’s and women’s Basketball competition will be staged at magnificent indoor arenas in Cairns, Townsville and the Gold Coast, enabling fans far and wide to experience Basketball at its best.

Each competing nation will be represented by up to 12 players rotating in this on-court battle for Commonwealth supremacy.

Amongst them will be some of the world’s best players ready to display their talents defending, rebounding, dribbling, dunking, shooting and scoring.

For more information on the Basketball competition, head to the GC2018 website:


What Our Clients Say

I have conducted two major formal dinners at GCCEC for approx 700 people each time, the more recent of these being held in March 2015. I am completely satisfied with all aspects of working with GCCEC and their performance in presenting our function. They were completely professional and were willing to do things exactly the way I wanted them done, even meeting some unusual requirements. When I requested to make layout changes only hours before the dinner the request was accommodated immediately and with professional ease. The dinner was an alternate drop three course full service meal with drinks package, and it was without a doubt the best formal dinner I have ever attended. I have managed many similar dinners in the past but this dinner achieved by far the best result, it was the easiest to organise and to then manage on the night. Our GCCEC functions manager was a competent and willing professional who achieved an absolutely flawless event. I am still trying to understand how the catering staff were able to prepare almost 700 perfectly cooked and presented meals and get them to the tables whilst still hot. An excellent event perfectly presented by cheerful and competent professional staff.

Bruce Schmidtchen
Chairman, 5RAR Assoc Inc 50th Anniversary Reunion Committee

We have held our major event, the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF), at the GCCEC on six occasions since it opened in 2004. Through holding our event at the GCCEC we have established a terrific relationship with the venue. Each and every staff member works tirelessly to ensure that our event is run to the highest calibre. Any task, no matter how little or large is undertaken to ensure our expectations are met and our event is delivered successfully.

AIST Events Team

It’s the small things that make such a big difference. My organisation has held its conference annually at GCCEC since 2008, during which I’ve experienced unparalleled service. I continue to be amazed by the dedication, friendliness and professionalism of all staff – be it sales and event management to back of house and floor staff. They know my event inside and out, making the experience seamless. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every conference I’ve held here!

Marika MacKenzie
Communications Manager, Optometry Queensland Northern Territory

You guys did it again! It is such a pleasure to work with a dedicated, proactive and friendly team. Your can-do attitude, your attention to detail and your willingness to try something new all help to make our lives easier and to keep our event fresh and interesting. Once again, the food was superb and the level of service provided by everyone at the centre was exceptional.

Julie Hood
Director Events Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association

There is no doubt that next time we need to be ‘creative’ on the Gold Coast; the GCCEC is the only venue we’d choose. No matter how difficult or unusual our demands prior to the event, nothing proved impossible for you and during the conference your professionalism and attention to detail ensured that everything ran without a hitch enabling us to focus properly on the job in hand. Last, but not least, the catering was superb!

Greg O’Neil
General Manager - Rural Merchandise CRT Rural Supplies