Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Partnership
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Our world-first partnership will leave a lasting legacy

Our GC2018 partnership supported the development of important infrastructure, programs and initiatives, which will leave a truly remarkable legacy.

More than a celebration of sport

A $2 billion injection

A Griffith Institute for Tourism and Griffith Business School report modelling the economic impacts of GC2018, produced for the Office of the Commonwealth Games, predicts a $2 billion increase in Queensland Gross State Product. It predicts the Games will continue to have a positive impact on the local economy to 2028.


The campus is more accessible, thanks to the expanded light rail network connecting Griffith with the northern Gold Coast and rail network to Helensvale.

The GC2018 Village has been transformed into a residential and business hub in the centre of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct—an innovative development between Griffith University, Gold Coast University Hospital and the City of Gold Coast.

Commonwealth Sport University Network

In conjunction with the Commonwealth Games Federation, we formed the Commonwealth Sport University Network with the University of Ottawa (Canada), University of Toronto (Canada), University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and Strathclyde University (Scotland).

Advanced Design and Prototyping Institute

Griffith has committed to establishing an $80 million Advanced Design and Prototyping Institute, ADaPT, within the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct following the Games, leveraging our capabilities in health, 3D design and material sciences

Malaria vaccine

Through the Institute for Glycomics, Griffith is creating a unique legacy project that will have both local and international impact by tackling one of the world’s greatest health challenges—the eradication of malaria. Nearly half of the world’s population lives in malaria endemic areas worldwide, many of which are in Commonwealth nations.