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No. of Athletes

  • Sydney - 464
  • Perth - 869
  • Brisbane - 1583
  • Melbourne - 4500
  • Gold Coast - 6600

Participating Nations

  • Sydney - 15
  • Perth - 35
  • Brisbane - 46
  • Melbourne - 71
  • gold Coast - 70

Events

  • Sydney - 71
  • Perth - 104
  • Brisbane - 141
  • Melbourne - 245
  • Gold Coast 275

Sports

  • Sydney - 8
  • Perth - 10
  • Brisbane - 12
  • Melbourne - 17
  • Gold Coast - 18

Male Events

  • Sydney - 55
  • Perth - 75
  • Brisbane - 104
  • Melbourne - 129
  • Gold Coast - 137

Female Events

  • Sydney - 16
  • Perth - 22
  • Brisbane - 37
  • Melbourne - 116
  • Gold Coast - 137

Memorable Results

  • Sydney -  Decima Norman – 5 x Gold Track and Field
  • Perth -  Dawn Fraser – 4 x Gold Swimming
  • Brisbane - Neil Brooks – 3 x Gold Swimming Lisa Curry – 3 x Gold and 1 x Bronze Swimming Robert de Castella – Gold in the Marathon
  • Melbourne - Kerry McCann – Gold in the Marathon, regaining Commonwealth Champion from 2002 Leisel Jones – 3 x Gold and 1 x Silver in Swimming

Para-sport Integration

  • Sydney - N/A
  • Perth -  9 nations, 93 athletes, 88 events and 14 sports (separate event, known as British Commonwealth Paraplegic Games)
  • Brisbane - N/A
  • Melbourne - 25 nations, 189 athletes, 12 events and 4 sports
  • Gold Coast - TBC nations, 300 athletes, 38 events and 7 sports*

*expected numbers

Did You Know

  • In 1938, the Games in Sydney were known as the the British Empire Games
  • In 1962, the Games in Brisbane were known as British Empire and Commonwealth Games
  • Australia is the only country to host basketball at a Commonwealth Games (Melbourne 2006 and Gold Coast 2018)
  • Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Diving, Lawn Bowls, Swimming and Wrestling are sports that have appeared at every Commonwealth Games held in Australia