Queensland to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

On 21 July 2021 the historic announcement was made after a vote by International Olympic Committee members at their 138th Olympic Committee Session in Tokyo.

Hosting the world’s greatest event will create a two-decade pipeline of opportunity for Queensland.

The Games will deliver economic and social benefits across the State with more than $8 billion in benefits predicted.

The Games will benefit communities, tourism operators, sporting organisations and local businesses.

They will connect communities, improve health and fitness levels, encourage more people to join their local sporting clubs as participants or volunteers and inspire a generation of children.

Olympic events and pre-Games training camps will be held across the state as Queensland’s shores are opened to new tourism, trade and investment opportunities around the world.

Find out more about the IOC announcement.

A Games for all of Queensland

Brisbane will become home to the Games for the XXXV Olympiad; it will be the third Australian city to host after Melbourne (1956) and Sydney (2000).

Find out about places you can visit in Queensland.

Brisbane 2032 Master Plan

The video below showcases the Brisbane 2032 Master Plan which features events being hosted across greater Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville and Cairns.

The Master Plan has been developed by Games partners including the state, federal and local governments.

World class venues and facilities will leave a legacy for Queensland long after the closing ceremony concludes.

The benefits

Research by KPMG predicts that hosting the 2032 Games will deliver $8.1 billion in benefits to Queensland including a $4.6 billion economic boost to tourism and trade and $3.5 billion in social improvements such as health, volunteering and community benefits.

The 2032 Games are also expected to support 91,600 full-time equivalent jobs in Queensland and 122,900 nationally.

Read the KPMG summary report.

The IOC ‘new norm’ policy means the Games will fit around Queensland, as 84% of venues are already built or will be temporary.

Some current venues like the Gabba will be refurbished to serve Queenslanders for generations to come while any new infrastructure will have long lasting community benefits.

The Games will be a partnership between all three levels of Government.

The global audience reach for the Games will be huge – about four times that of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Find out more about trade and investment opportunities in Queensland.

History of the Olympic submission

It all started in 2015 when the South East Queensland Council of Mayors initiated a bid to host the 2032 Games to accelerate infrastructure investment, boost jobs and attract tourism.

The Queensland Government established the 2032 Taskforce in July 2019 to determine the merits of hosting the Games and five months later all levels of government were united behind a collaborative effort to try to become the newest Olympic city.

The 2032 Taskforce worked alongside the Australian Olympic Committee, Paralympics Australia, other government agencies and the Future Host Commission to prepare the application.

In February 2021 Brisbane was granted ‘preferred host’ status, thus entering into targeted dialogue, and a final submission was made to the IOC in May 2021.

Read the final submission to the IOC.

The Future Host Commission recommended to the IOC Executive Board that Brisbane’s proposal be put to a vote, which was set down for 21 July 2021. The IOC members voted in favour of Brisbane being awarded hosting rights for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


South East Queensland Council of Mayors initiated a bid to host the 2032 Games.


The Queensland Government established the 2032 Taskforce.


Brisbane was granted ‘preferred host’ status.

21 July

The IOC members voted in favour of Brisbane being awarded hosting rights for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


The following videos were used as part of the Brisbane 2032 final presentation at the IOC Session in Tokyo.