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April 4 to 15 2018

Oxenford Studios

It’s known for its thrilling entertainment, but at GC2018 Oxenford Studios will put on a new kind of show. Expect dramatic scenes, loud cheers and unexpected twists and turns. This is Boxing, Squash and Table Tennis at Oxenford Studios.

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Where

Entertainment Road, Oxenford QLD 4210

Before you leave

  • Avoid Bags

    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

    and 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.

  • Arrive early

    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 Oxenford Studios 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.

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  • Get active

    If you’re travelling locally, walking or cycling will be the easiest way to get to the venue. Bike parking is available near Oxenford Studios.
  • Take the bus

    Many bus routes, including TX7, will run frequently during the Games and can 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 or catch a bus to the G:link light rail, then get off at Helensvale station and catch a Games Shuttle.
  • Park 'n' Ride

    Book a space at Damian Leeding 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 transport

    Accessible shuttle buses will be available and Park ‘n’ Ride spaces can be booked via the GC2018 Journey Planner.

*Free public transport will be available for ticketed spectators travelling to and from competition venues on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane on the South East Queensland TransLink public transport network. Just show your GC2018 ticket upon boarding. Free travel will terminate at 3am the day after your event and is not available on the AirTrain service.

Five-star tips

  • Keep hydrated

    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

    Oxenford Studios is an indoor venue with outdoor features, so consider sun protection. For more health advice, visit the Queensland Health website.
  • Be a good sport

    We’d love to see your photos - don’t forget to tag #GC2018! Please ensure your mobile phone is on silent. Filming and photography must be for personal, non-commercial purposes only and flash photography is prohibited during competition.

  • Stay focused

    Because three different sports are hosted at the venue, take note of messages and directional information as you enter and leave the venue.
  • Get energised

    Bring your energy! As a spectator, you’re part of the action, so be ready for loud cheering and support.
  • 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 Oxenford Studios. Head to Festival 2018 in Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach or check out the theme parks or explore the beautiful hinterland.

Fast facts

  • The weight of boxing gloves varies depending on the event. 10oz gloves are used in the men’s 46kg – 69kg weight categories and women’s categories. Men in the 69kg – 91+kg categories use 12oz gloves.
  • Squash is played by more than 25 million people. There are nearly 50,000 courts in 185 countries all over the world.
  • Developed in England in the 19th century, the English upper classes play Table Tennis using books as nets, champagne corks as balls and cigar box lids as rackets.

Did you know?

Sound Stage 9 is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. It was enabled by Village Roadshow and the Queensland Government entering into a partnership that simultaneously delivered a Games venue and provided a major drawcard for film productions. 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.