2026 Commonwealth Games - Victoria

The XXIII (23rd) Commonwealth Games will be held in 2026 in regional Victoria. This will be the sixth Commonwealth Games to be hosted in Australia, and Melbourne will become the third city to host the Games twice, though most events will be held in regional Victoria and not the state capital Melbourne. Events will be held in Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland - though mostly in Geelong and Bendigo.

The event will run from March 17-29, 2026. The opening ceremony will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


A core group of 16 sports has been selected, more sports may be added later.


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