Griffith University and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Partnership
The Griffith University and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Official Partnership is a collaboration between Griffith and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC). The Official Partnership offers Griffith students, staff, graduates and community unique opportunities to benefit from and contribute to this once in a generation event.
Supporting elite athletes to achieve sporting and academic excellence
This exciting collaboration between the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Organising Corporation and other members of the GC2018 Sponsor Family creates unique opportunities and benefits for our students, staff, graduates and community in the lead up to and throughout GC2018.
GC2018 and Griffith University
Griffith University was created to be different. Given our history with the Commonwealth Games it’s only fitting to be the first University to partner with a Commonwealth Games.
Creative arts partner
Griffith University is the official Creative Arts Partner of GC2018. Griffith’s extensive expertise and resources in creative arts will be utilised across the official Creative Arts program of GC2018.
In the lead up to and during GC2018, our new and existing facilities will be utilised by the Australian and visiting GC2018 teams along with officials, delegates and organisers.
We are committed to staff and student research projects for all aspects of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Areas of research include; legacy, sustainability, health, science and tourism.
Queen's baton relay
Griffith University will play a special part in the Queen’s Baton Relay which has been a tradition of the Commonwealth Games since 1958. The Baton, containing a message from the Queen, will be carried through the 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, making its way through Queensland, Australia and arriving on the Gold Coast for the Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.