The Opening Ceremony and Parade of Nations will take place at the Great Lawn, Broadwater Parklands. The venue is a stunning location, looking out over the Broadwater with Sea World in the background. View the Event Schedule for times.
Parade of Nations
All Athletes will be required to marshal within their National Federation between 4:30pm - 5:00pm. Meet at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (water side). You will then parade into the Opening Ceremony venue.
What is provided at the Official Welcome?
Each Age Group Athlete will receive 3 tokens. 1x food token & 2 x tokens to be used for beverages.
The food will include a grazing table of carbloading pasta dishes.
Food:1 token = 1 serving of food
Drinks: 1 token = 1 soft drink or water; 2 tokens = 1 alcoholic beverage (beer or wine)
*Must have photo ID with you to redeem tokens for alocholic beverages.
Onsite: Additional token purchase will be available at the entrance to the Function Venue onsite in the case you would like additional food or drinks.
Note: If an athlete is participating in both Sprint and Standard distance you will only receive I set of tokens as you received a discounted entry fee.
Sprint - Token available within your Race Kit when you Check-In on Wednesday 12 September.
Standard - You are required to collect your Welcome Function tokens prior to arriving at the Official Welcome.
Date: Wednesday 12 September
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Pick Up Location: Event Information Centre Mitchell Park, Broadwater Parklands, Southport.
Must have photo ID with you
Family & Spectator Token Purchase
Spectators will have the opportunity to purchase tokens for food and drinks tokens onsite at the entrance to the Great Lawn Venue.
1 x food token = $22
1 x drink token = $4 or 2 x tokens for alcoholic beverage = $8