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Hosting an international event such as the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the diverse landscape of the Gold Coast to audiences around the world, from the pristine coastline to the spectacular hinterland.

To ensure the safety and security of athletes, officials, spectators and the community, there will be changes to the road network and waterways during GC2018. Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC), City of Gold Coast, Queensland Police Service and the Department of Transport and Main Roads are working together to ensure these world-class events can be carried out safely while minimising the inconvenience to local residents and businesses.

Changes to waterways – what you need to know

Want to know what pontoons, boat ramps and bridges will be affected? Read about the changes to the waterways here:

Get Set Gold Coast – Changes to waterways flyer 

This handy flyer includes information about pontoons, boat ramps, bridges, restrictions and travel information about the Major Event Area and the new Protective Security Zones.

Where do I get more information?

Get Set Gold Coast is a public awareness program aimed at assisting Gold Coast residents and businesses to prepare for temporary changes ahead for GC2018. Keep updated. Information and resources to help businesses and residents prepare for GC2018 are located on a dedicated website: