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Learn more about the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games and see your questions answered

Your Questions Answered

Updates and enquiries

  • You can register for updates on the Games, and stay tuned for volunteering opportunities, ticketing and cultural programs.

  • Stay up-to-date with all the latest news about the Games, and follow us on social media.

  • Fill out the Business and Community Organisations - Expression of Interest form. There's a lot of interest in the Games, so the team may take up to 15 business days to get back to you.

Timing and tickets

  • Tickets are not on sale yet, but you can sign up for updates on the Games, including when tickets will be released.

  • The dates for Victoria 2026 are 17-29 March 2026. We will continue to collaborate with other major events on the impacts and opportunities the Commonwealth Games may present for their planning.

  • Our team is working hard to develop a plan to engage schools and school communities to be a part of Victoria 2026.

    Stay up-to-date with all the latest news about the Games, and follow us on social media.

Jobs and volunteering

  • Thanks for your interest. As preparation for the Games get underway, jobs will be advertised as they become available.

  • That's great to hear! Sign up for updates on the Games, including when volunteering opportunities are available. There will be plenty of ways for you to get involved closer to the Games.

Media

  • Thanks for getting in touch. Contact our team at commonwealthgames@sport.vic.gov.au and they will be able to help with your query. Please include your name, organisation, medium (TV, radio, podcast, video, online etc) and your deadline.

Sports and events

  • The sports program has been finalised following an extensive expressions of interest process, and three sports will make their Commonwealth Games debut in 2026.

    Stay up-to-date with all the latest news about the Games, and follow us on social media.

  • Yes.

    The Queen's Baton Relay is a Commonwealth Games tradition that celebrates, embraces and connects communities across the Commonwealth, serving as the countdown to the Commonwealth Games.

    It's an epic journey across the world, with the Baton visiting all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, reaching Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

    The Baton itself holds a message from the head of the Commonwealth of Nations to its nations and athletes.

  • Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland and Shepparton will host sporting events – but many more cities will enjoy the benefits of the Games.

    Stay up-to-date with all the latest news about the Games, and follow us on social media.

  • We acknowledge the unique status and rights of Aboriginal Victorians.

    As we approach 2026, we are committed to listening, learning and engaging with communities.

    Traditional Owners will be consulted and will be closely involved in Games planning.

    We hope Victoria’s regional Games will be a celebration of the history and cultures of First PeoplesExternal Link , because these stories are part of the collective identity of Victoria.

About us

The 2026 Commonwealth Games is delivered by the Victoria 2026 Organising Committee, the Commonwealth Games Federation, Commonwealth Games Australia and the Host State, Victoria.

The Chair of the Victoria 2026 Organising Committee is Peggy O’Neal AO.

Peggy is the Chancellor of RMIT University. In 2013, she became the AFL’s first female club president, and served in that role when the Club won the 2017, 2019 and 2020 AFL premierships. Practicing law for 25 years, she has a lifetime of community, sporting and business achievements and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2019.

The CEO of the Victoria 2026 Organising Committee is Jeroen Weimar.

Jeroen most recently served as the operational leader of the state’s COVID-19 response from July 2020 to April 2022. He was previously CEO of VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria, and served as Chief Operating Officer of Transport for London in the lead up to London 2012 Olympic Games.

Serving on the Board of the Organising Committee are:

  • Peggy O’Neal AO
  • Dame Louise Martin
  • Katie Sadleir
  • Ben Houston
  • Craig Phillips AM
  • Lisa Gray
  • Belinda Duarte
  • Sharelle McMahon
  • Ameet Bains
  • Justin Madden AM

The Commonwealth Games Federation, and Commonwealth Games Australia, are two long-standing organisations who champion Commonwealth sport in this country and around the world.

The President of the Commonwealth Games Federation is Dame Louise Martin and its CEO is Katie Sadleir. The President of Commonwealth Games Australia is Ben Houston and its CEO is Craig Phillips AM.

The Minister for Commonwealth Games Delivery in the Victorian Government is Jacinta Allan. The Minister for Commonwealth Games Legacy in the Victorian Government is Shaun Leane.

Reviewed 03 November 2022

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