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Major sporting venues

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts

The health and wellbeing of the Gold Coast community, our customers and City employees is our first priority.

The City is receiving advice from the Federal Government and Queensland Health on a daily basis to inform our response to the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the city.

At this time all City major sporting venues are closed to the public.

With the recent announcements from the Queensland Government, there will be a staged approach to easing of restrictions.

The following sporting venues have reopened for specific activities, subject to availability:

  • Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre - open for court-based sports during set times. Shoot around hours have now been extended from 8am to 9pm
  • Coomera Indoor Sports Centre - open for gymnastics leased space only
  • Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium - open for squash and court-based sports bookings
  • Gold Coast Sports Precinct - open between 4pm and 10pm for bookings
  • Gold Coast Cycle Centre - open between 4pm and 10pm for bookings

Numbers of participants for indoor courts and outdoor fields are aligned with State Government COVID-19 restrictions outlined in the documents below:

Indoor sports group - Industry COVID safe plan
Outdoor team sports - Industry COVID safe plan
Field team sports - Industry COVID safe plan
Stage 3 ingress and egress plan (PDF 981kb)

Contact the individual centres for further information.

We are carefully planning our approach as we need to ensure we can continue to meet social distancing and hygiene requirements to keep our staff and community safe.

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The impacts of COVID-19 has affected many of our local organisations and sporting groups. In response to this, the Mayor has recently announced grant funding packages be made available to these community groups to support them through their financial recovery.

Please note that Major Sports Venues has been identified as an eligible venue to apply for the COVID-19 Community Organisation Recovery Grants program under the venue hire fee support (City Major Venues and Aquatic Centre hirers only) stream.

Please see below eligibility criteria relating to City Major Venues and Aquatic Centres:

Eligible activity for major venues and aquatic hirers

Activities that may be supported under this program:

Fees associated with hiring City's major venues and aquatic centres.
Note: eligible funding will equate to approximately 10% of annual venue hire fees

Minimum grant amount $500 per project
Maximum grant amount $20,000 per project
Additional supporting information required

Organisation must:
- be able to demonstrate the existence of a refund process for their members
- be an existing hirer of City Major Venues and Aquatics
- be able to demonstrate lost income streams as a result of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Community Organisation Recovery Grants program is now open, and closes 31 July 2020. Please visit the City's webpage dedicated to grants, COVID-19 Grants which includes FAQs and guidelines for the program.

To apply for the grant, visit the COVID-19 Community Organisation Recovery Grant webpage.

For further information please contact Community Venues and Services Branch on 07 5581 8161 or email

Find out about the City's recent changes to major sporting venues bookings.

Major Sporting Venues booking office hours
Monday to Friday, 8am - 4.30pm
Phone: 07 5581 7082
For after-hours enquiries, please email

Our city has been gifted with a multitude of state-of-the-art sporting venues as a legacy of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games; each facility has its own unique benefits. Find out which venue is best suited for your sporting event or activity, whether it's for a regular time slot each week or a major event on a special date.

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View from spectator seats over table tennis competition

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre

World-class competition and training facilities capable of hosting international events.

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre
Wide angle lens view of indoor courts

Coomera Indoor Sports Centre

A multi-purpose facility that accommodates a range of elite and community indoor sports.

Coomera Indoor Sports Centre
Looking up through a basketball hoop

Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium

With a flexible design, this venue is regularly used for a wide range of sporting activities.

Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium
Basketball players on the basketball court

Runaway Bay Indoor Stadium

A multipurpose facility catering for a range of activities from soccer and basketball to roller derby and trade shows.

Runaway Bay Indoor Stadium
Aerial view of the precinct

Gold Coast Sports Precinct

Gold Coast Sports Precinct holds multiple sporting fields suitable for elite and community use.

Gold Coast Sports Precinct
Cyclists racing on the outdoor track

Gold Coast Cycle Centre

Gold Coast Cycle Centre is available for hire by cycling clubs, event promoters and the casual rider.

Gold Coast Cycle Centre

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Aquatic centres

City of Gold Coast operates eight aquatic centres across the city. The centres vary in size and facilities but combined they offer the community a large range of aquatic activities from toddler swimming lessons to squad training for the elite athlete.

Outdoor sporting venues

City of Gold Coast has over 400 outdoor sport and recreational facilities across the Gold Coast. To find an outdoor sport and recreational facility, please use our Park Finder.

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