It’s been a long 35 years since Matilda the 13.5m winking kangaroo was the star of the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. But the games have rolled around to Queensland once again and this time the Gold Coast is the home city.
Last week the official beginning of the one year to go countdown began with trade, tourism and investment minister, Steven Ciobo announcing the exciting moment.
“With one year to go there is a sharpened focus on preparing our athletes to be at their best and I wish all participants and officials, event organisers and the 15,000 volunteers all the best for a great games,” minister Ciobo said.
As well as more than 100,000 visitors that are expected to visit the Gold Coast for the Games, another 1.5 billion will tune in worldwide.
With the launch of the official one year countdown also comes the release of up-to-date ticket pricing.