Date: 3- 6 May 2024
Venues: Cairns & Surrounding Regions
Sports: 30 sports

The 2024 North Queensland Games is an exciting and vibrant sporting event that brings together athletes and sports enthusiasts from across the region. With Cairns as its host city, this edition of the North Queensland Games promises to be an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators alike.

At its core, the North Queensland Games celebrates the spirit of competition, sportsmanship, and community. It serves as a platform for both aspiring and accomplished athletes to showcase their skills and passion in a friendly and inclusive environment. The event aims to foster a love for sports, promote active living, and provide opportunities for athletes of all ages and abilities to participate and excel.

With a diverse range of 30 sports, there is something for everyone at the 2024 North Queensland Games. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting out on your sporting journey, you’ll find a sport that captures your interest and challenges you to push your limits. From traditional favorites like athletics, swimming, and football to niche sports like archery, fencing, and dragon boating, the games offer a wide array of options to cater to various interests and skill levels.

The 2024 North Queensland Games is expected to attract around 3,000 competitors from across the region. These participants will not only compete for medals and personal achievements but also forge new friendships, build connections, and create lasting memories. The games provide a unique opportunity for athletes to interact with fellow competitors, coaches, and sports enthusiasts, fostering a sense of camaraderie and community spirit.

As an event focused on grassroots participation, the North Queensland Games emphasizes the values of fair play, inclusivity, and sportsmanship. It encourages athletes to give their best, challenge themselves, and support one another in the spirit of healthy competition. The games also provide a platform for local clubs, organisations, and businesses to get involved, showcase their offerings, and contribute to the sporting landscape of North Queensland.

We invite you to be a part of the 2024 North Queensland Games in Cairns, whether as a competitor, spectator, volunteer, or sponsor. Join us as we celebrate the power of sports, the beauty of Cairns, and the joy of grassroots sporting events. Together, let’s create an unforgettable experience and make the 2024 North Queensland Games a resounding success!



The NQ Games are held every 2 years and shared between Townsville, Cairns and Mackay. The Games are considered the largest regularly run multi-sport event in regional Australia and provides a unique platform for North Queenslanders. Sport is the fabric which connects our communities and provides social and economic benefits to the region. The 2024 NQ Games is expected to include an estimated over 30 sports and 3,000 participants injecting in excess of $3million into the community. 

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