About the Games

The 40th year of the NQ Games will be held in Cairns from 3 – 6 May 2024. Each sport will run on their own schedule. 

Horse Sports will run their competition 1 – 2 June 2024

Gymnastics  will run their Competition 1 – 2 June 2024

The NQ Games is a imitative by and is a key program of the North Queensland Sports Foundation. The 2024 NQ Games is proudly supported by the Queensland Government, Cairns Regional Council and Tourism and Events Queensland. 

Sports will hold their competition in various venues within the Cairns region.

Click here to view the current sport information. 

Check the minimum age for your sport on the sport page of the website, as sports are confirmed and details published. 

Yes, absolutely. Please be mindful that each sport will run their own schedule not in consultation with other sports. It is the competitors responsibility to enter into sports to check they are not running at the same day and time. 

You can register for the games through our website

If you having trouble registering please download our cheat sheet to help assist you. 



Fixtures and draws for the NQ Games will be anncounced 2 weeks in advance of the start of the event. However some sports may release their draw later.  Any specific questions can be directed to thew sports host. We will place the draw annoucements on our Sports Page ( Link)

There is a sport fee specific to each genre of sport, prices may vary please check the sports pageThe NQ Games registration fees is $33 (Inc GST) and paid once per competitor. 

Included in your NQ Games Register fee is a competitor kit comprising of : 

  • Official NQ Games Accreditation Pass 
  •  NQ Games kit bag 
  • NQ games water bottle
  • NQ Games Gym Towel 
  • Complimentary sponsor items, discount vouchers, tourist information, transport information
Also includes 
  • Opening Ceremony 
  • Competitors March in 

We welcome new sports to be involved in the NQ Games, please contact the NQSF if you know of a club that would like to take on the responsibility of a sports host.  For more information please click here.

Jessica Griffin
0472 559 829

Yes absolutely, as long as you meet the age criteria for your sport and Australian/Queensland government traveler entry requirements, we welcome participants from all over the world!

No, however some sports may require you to become a member of the national, state, and/or affiliated body or purchase an event membership for insurance purposes.

There are no qualifying times or standards to compete. If you love your sport then these games are for you! The only criteria to compete is meeting the minimum age requirement for your sport which can be found on the sports page. 


Some sports also have a “more players” option where you can enter and pay for your chosen sport and the Sport Convenor will allocate you another player. 

Some sports also have a ‘Find Team’ option where you can enter and pay for your chosen sport and the Sport Convenor will place you with a team.

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