Commonwealth Games ticket requests open Monday

Date published: 21 April 2017

Ticket requests for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will open this Monday and will include the basketball preliminary matches to be held in Townsville from 5-10 April 2018.

In order to make it fair for everyone, there will be a ticket request phase that runs from 12 noon on Monday, 24 April through to 11:59pm on Monday, 22 May, to provide fans with the best chance of securing tickets.

To be in the running for tickets, hopeful spectators will need to create an account at and then select the sport sessions of their choice.

Successful applicants will be notified in late June to allow for requests to be checked and validated, at which time an email will be sent to provide further information before any payment is taken.

Townsville Deputy Mayor Cr Les Walker said the city was very excited to host a series of basketball matches at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre as one of only three cities outside of the Gold Coast to host GC2018 events.

“Townsville will be a part of the largest sports competition schedule in Commonwealth Games history, hosting basketball preliminary and qualifying finals,” Cr Walker said.

“This will be a fantastic opportunity for residents to be a part of the Commonwealth Games next April.

“It’s also a great way to shine the spotlight on our city during this beautiful time of year, it puts Townsville on the international stage, helping to promote Townsville as a tourism and event destination.

“I encourage residents to request tickets during this four-week period, to have a chance to be a part of history,” he said.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) CEO Mark Peters said a total of 278 competition sessions were on offer across the Games andGC2018 presented spectators with a wide variety of sports, venues and experiences to choose from.

“We have ensured the ticket request process is as simple as possible and have included a lot of helpful advice on our website to assist people with submitting their requests.

“And the best thing of all, is that ticket prices are affordable for people of all ages, with adult basketball tickets starting from as low as $30 and half price children’s tickets from $15,” Mr Peters said.

Key Information:

* Ticket prices for the Townsville basketball matcheswill be $30 for adults and $15 for children.

* Ticket price includes two matches per session, all fees and transport on qconnect bus services.

* Any sessions that have more ticket requests than there is availability will have tickets awarded via a fair and equal draw. The fair and equal draw is made by computer and processed randomly and KPMG is assisting in reviewing controls in relation this process.

* For more information about GC2018 visit