The Gold Coast’s location and natural environment are at the core of its success as a sport city. The city has grown into a hub of sporting excellence across high-performance training, international sport events, education, sport science, specialised clinicians, coaching staff, sport management and product manufacturing.

Further bolstering the Gold Coast as an emerging sport powerhouse is the growing number of high-profile sporting teams that choose to train on the Gold Coast, and the international sporting icons that have made it their base.

The City of Gold Coast offers a range of support to the sports industry that include financial incentives through The City’s Sport Attraction Program to encourage sport business to relocate to the Gold Coast, and to attract major sporting camps. The program also connects national and international sporting teams with the right facilities and accommodation for elite training camps.

Gold Coast has a proud history of hosting and promoting events. Major Events Gold Coast is the one stop shop for event organiser to help with organising successful sporting events.

The State and Australian government offer sport industry support, grants and funding that include opportunities for individuals and sporting organisations to receive funding through Queensland government and Sport Australia.