Road access restrictions
The City of the Gold Coast will be implementing temporary changes to the way some roads operate in order to ensure athletes, officials and spectators arrive at event venues safely and on time while keeping the City moving.
Temporary changes will include localised road closures, diversions and removal of on-street parking in some areas.
More information about traffic changes and parking restrictions can be found on the City of Gold Coast's Get Set for the Games website.
The Queensland Police Service and State and Federal Governments have an obligation to provide a safe and secure environment to host the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) and related events.
As with previous high profile events, the Australian Government has established air control measures to ensure an appropriate level of airspace security exists to support the event.
Relevant government agencies and regulators have reviewed the airspace requirements for GC2018. Aeronautical Information Publication Supplements (AIP SUP) are now available on the Airservices Australia website:
- AIP SUP H145/17: Gold Coast Airport Commonwealth Games 2018 Operational Arrangements
- AIP SUP H183/17: XXI Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, April 2-18 2018
- AIC H04/18: XXI Commonwealth Games Venues and Events, Airspace Restrictions for Remotely Piloted Aircraft, 25 March - 18 April 2018
Any restrictions or changes to airspace will be advised through a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) filed by the relevant aviation authority and published in March 2018.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has a range of information products to better advise you on aircraft and airspace restrictions. Visit CASA's droneflyer.com.au site and consider downloading their 'Can I fly there?' drone safety app. CASA also has Games-specific information about drone restrictions on their website.
To ensure the safety of competitors and spectators alike, some Gold Coast waterways, as prescribed by the Major Events (Gold Coast Commonwealth Games) Regulation 2017 may have restricted or no access during certain periods of the Games.
Some waterways fall within protective security zones (PSZs). As with land-based PSZs, police officers will be able to apply additional powers aimed at keeping the community safe. The community should be aware that when entering or inside a PSZ, police will have the ability to quickly and efficiently stop, search and detain people, vehicles, vessels and watercraft; enter and search places and premises; and give directions to all persons whether they are drivers, operators or riders as needed for the purpose of ensuring the safety and security of the community and the event.
These additional powers would apply only in the PSZs and will lapse one week after the Games conclude.