Commonwealth Games Update

Update on traffic conditions during Weeks 9 and 10 in Term 1.

On Monday, the Commonwealth Games Unit met with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) to discuss traffic modelling during Week 9 and 10.

We were pleased to hear that Week 9 is expected to be as per normal traffic conditions and Week 10 will see an increase only around Commonwealth Games venues as some road closures are enforced.

Additionally we were delighted to hear from DTMR that the M1 is expected to be as per normal conditions during these two weeks

DTMR in partnership with GOLDOC and City of Gold Coast established the Get Set for the Games team to support local businesses and the community prepare for the Games. Get Set for the Games message is: Reduce (any unnecessary travel), Re-time (your journey) Re-route (your travel to avoid congested roads) and, Re-mode (your travel method if possible).


Get Set for the Games Workshops

The Get Set for the Games team is offering free workshops for businesses wanting to understand how they can plan ahead for the Games. The workshops are tailored to your local area and offer practical advice and support to keep your business moving. The workshops will be held for business located in Burleigh and West Burleigh, Currumbin and Coolangatta, Coomera and Oxenford, Broadbeach, Nerang, Robina, Labrador and Southport, and Surfers Paradise. 

Register for a workshop here -


Interactive map

On Sunday night the Get Set for the Games website launched an interactive map with expected hot spots (per hour, per day) during the GC2018 period. Click on the link:


  1. Pick your date 
  2. Add your address 
  3. Scan through the hours to see changes to the road network and expected hot spots

Light rail will run nonstop during GC2018

The Gold Coast's light rail network will operate 24 hours a day, every day during the GC2018, to ensure demand for services is met during the event.

Currently 14 trams are being used for standard peak periods and this will increase to up to 17 trams during the GC2018.