Date         3- 6 May 2024
Venues   Cairns & Surrounding Regions
Sports     25+ 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 25+ 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 favourites such as athletics, boxing, swimming and netball to niche sports such as pickleball, skate boarding and wakeboarding, 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. 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, ‘It’s Our 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, ‘It’s Our 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 two years and shared between Townsville, Cairns and Mackay. The Games are considered the largest regularly run multi-sport event in regional Australia and has provided a unique platform for North Queenslanders over the past 40 years. 

Sport is the fabric which connects our communities and provides social and economic benefits to the region. The 2024 NQ Games ‘It’s Our Games’ is expected to include an estimated 25+ sports and 3,000 participants injecting in excess of $3million into the community. 

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