Gold Coast Hockey Centre
Speed, skill and grit will be put to the test when some of the world’s best hockey teams converge on the Gold Coast for GC2018.
Before you leave
It will be much faster to enter the venue. If necessary, make sure your bag will fit under your seat, as there are no cloakrooms in GC2018 venues.
Know your limits
You will pass through an airport style screening process as you enter the venue. Restrictions apply to certain items, such as water and sunscreen, so please check the Venue Entry Conditions and Prohibited & Restricted Items before you leave home.
Water: Commercially sealed water bottle up to 350ml. Only bring empty re-usable transparent plastic bottles (free water refill points are available in venue)
Sunscreen: Sunscreen bottles up to 250ml
Download the GC2018 App
The app includes all the information you’ll need to know for your event, in one place. You’ll find venue maps, fun facts and more.
Plan your journey
Use the GC2018 Journey Planner on the app and make sure you allow plenty of time for travel and entry, and your departure after the event.
Don’t miss a moment of the action. Entry gates will open up to 90 minutes before the beginning of each session.
Keep your ticket with you
Ensure you have the correct ticket for your session. It also entitles you to free public transport* to and from the event.
Getting there and back
GC2018 is the largest sporting event Australia has seen this decade, so make sure you allow plenty of time for travel, queuing at transport hubs and security checks.
There are many travel options to get you to and from the Gold Coast Hockey Centre and public transport is free with your ticket.*
The earlier you plan your journey, the more you’ll enjoy your Games experience. Use the GC2018 Journey Planner to get started.
If you’re travelling locally, walking or cycling will be the easiest way to get to the venue. Bike parking is available near the Gold Coast Hockey Centre.
Take the bus
Many bus routes, including 719, will run frequently during the Games and can take you close to the venue. A Games Shuttle will also take you close to the venue from Helensvale station. Route GC2018 will also take you close to the venue.
Catch the train
Catch the train to Helensvale station. From there, you can take a Games Shuttle close to the venue.
Ride the G:link
Walk, catch a bus or train to the G:link light rail, then get off at Gold Coast University Hospital station and take a Games Shuttle close to the venue.
Park 'n' Ride
Book a space at Millaroo Drive North Park ‘n’ Ride or Millaroo Drive South Park ‘n’ Ride for the duration of your session. From here, you can take a Games Shuttle close to the venue. Spaces are limited and you must book a spot.
Accessible shuttle buses will be available and Park ‘n’ Ride spaces can be booked via the GC2018 Journey Planner.
Hydration is important for both athletes and spectators, but make sure you know what bottles you can and can’t bring into the venue.
Stay sun safe
Gold Coast Hockey Centre is an outdoor venue, so consider sun protection. For more health advice, visit the Queensland Health website.
Get ready to cheer
As a spectator, you’re part of the Hockey action. Cheer on your favourite teams and celebrate from the stands.
Be a good sport
We’d love to see your photos - don’t forget to tag #GC2018! Filming and photography must be for personal, non-commercial purposes only and flash photography is prohibited during competition.
Settle in for the session
There are no pass outs during the session and smoking is not permitted in GC2018 venues. For full details on the conditions of entry, see the Venue Entry Conditions.
Make a day of it
There’s lots to do around Gold Coast Hockey Centre. Head to Festival 2018 in Broadbeach or Surfers Paradise or explore the cafés, bars and restaurants nearby.
- Played in more than 100 countries, hockey is considered among the most popular sports in the world. Participation numbers show that hockey is played by as many girls and women as by boys and men.
- The Australian women’s hockey team is called the Hockeyroos, and the men’s team is the Kookaburras.
- There are three ways to score a goal: field goal, penalty corner and penalty stroke.
- Since hockey made its Commonwealth Games debut in Kuala Lumpur in 1998, Australia has won nine out of the total of 10 men’s and women’s gold medals.
Did you know?
The Gold Coast Hockey Centre redevelopment project was a GC2018 legacy project, jointly funded by the Queensland Government, Australian Government and the City of Gold Coast.
GC2018 will be an inclusive celebration of our diverse Commonwealth, with benefits lasting beyond the Closing Ceremony. Be inspired to Share the Dream for a sustainable GC2018 by reducing your impact, choosing reusable options and recycling.