The Gold Coast Public Health Unit has published a summary report relating to the planning and response to the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The introduction to this report reads:

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) was held on the 4th to 15th April 2018 and was the largest sporting event in Australia this decade. Around 6,600 athletes and team
officials from 70 member counties and territories participated across 18 sports and 7 parasport events held on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns.

Public health commenced planning for the GC2018 in 2015 with the establishment of the GC2018 Public Health Coordination Group (GC2018 PHCG) that reported to the GC2018
Medical Executive Steering Committee Co-Chaired by GOLDOC and Queensland Health.

The aim of the GC2018 PHCG was to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of the community at the GC2018 through minimising the risk of illness and harm arising from
communicable diseases, food safety, water quality and environmental health hazards.

To deliver on this the Gold Coast Public Health Unit (GCPHU) implemented a risk based environmental health compliance program, enhanced communicable disease surveillance
system and incident response framework in collaboration with key partners at the local, state and national levels.

The full report can be found here.


Gold Coast Public Health Unit. (2019). Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Summary Report. Retrieved from