Anna Meares Velodrome
Outside, it’s an idyllic paradise of bushland and greenery. Inside, it’s a fiery colosseum where there are no second chances. This is GC2018 Track Cycling at the Anna Meares Velodrome.
Before you leave
It will be much faster to enter the venue. If necessary, make sure your bag will fit under your seat, as there are no cloakrooms in GC2018 venues.
Know your limits
You will pass through an airport style screening process as you enter the venue. Restrictions apply to certain items, such as water and sunscreen, so please check the Venue Entry Conditions and Prohibited & Restricted Items before you leave home.
Water: Commercially sealed water bottle up to 350ml. Only bring empty re-usable transparent plastic bottles (free water refill points are available in venue)
Sunscreen: Sunscreen bottles up to 250ml
Download the GC2018 App
The app includes all the information you’ll need to know for your event, in one place. You’ll find venue maps, fun facts and more.
Plan your journey
Use the GC2018 Journey Planner on the app and make sure you allow plenty of time for travel and entry, and your departure after the event.
Don’t miss a moment of the action. Entry gates will open up to 90 minutes before the beginning of each session.
Keep your ticket with you
Ensure you have the correct ticket for your session. It also entitles you to free public transport* to and from the event.
Getting there and back
GC2018 is the largest sporting event Australia has seen this decade, so make sure you allow plenty of time for travel, queuing at transport hubs and security checks.
There are many travel options to get you to and from the Anna Meares Velodrome. Walking and cycling could be the best option, and public transport is free with your ticket.* The earlier you plan your journey, the more you’ll enjoy your Games experience. Use the GC2018 Journey Planner to get started.
If you’re travelling locally, walking or cycling may be the easiest way to get to the venue. Bike parking will be available near the Anna Meares Velodrome.
Take the bus
Bus routes 250 and 270 can take you from eastern suburbs to the venue, and high frequency route 222 will take you from Brisbane city to Carindale station, where you can take a Games Shuttle close to the venue.
Catch the train
Catch the train to South Bank or Roma Street stations, where you can transfer to high frequency route 222 to Carindale station, where you can take a Games Shuttle close to the venue.
Park 'n' walk
Book a space at Sleeman Centre Park ‘n’ Walk for the duration of your session. From here, you can walk to the venue. Spaces are limited and you must book a spot.
Accessible shuttle buses and Park ‘n’ Walk spaces can be booked via the Games Journey Planner.
Get ready to feel the heat
The best conditions for track cycling are hot and humid, so prepare to feel the heat, as fans are not permitted to be used during some of the events.
Stay sun safe
Anna Meares Velodrome is an indoor venue with outdoor features, so think sun protection. For more health advice, visit the Queensland Health website.
Hydration is important for both athletes and spectators, but make sure you know what bottles you can and can’t bring into the venue.
Be a good sport
We’d love to see your photos - don’t forget to tag #GC2018! Please ensure your mobile phone is on silent. Filming and photography must be for personal, non-commercial purposes only and flash photography is prohibited during competition.
Settle in for the session
There are no pass outs during the session and smoking is not permitted in GC2018 venues. For full details on the conditions of entry, see the Venue Entry Conditions.
Make a day of it
Head to Festival 2018 in Brisbane or explore the city and its surrounds.
- On the track, cyclists can reach speeds in excess of 70km/hour.
- The banking on the GC2018 velodrome track is 43.9 degrees at its steepest and 12 degrees along the straights.
- Australia’s most successful track cyclist is Anna Meares. She has won eight Commonwealth Games medals – five of them gold - and is the most decorated female track cyclist of all time. It’s no wonder this very venue bears her name!
Did you know?
The new Anna Meares Velodrome is a GC2018 legacy project, jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian Governments. It was also where cycling took place in the Brisbane 1982 Commonwealth Games.
GC2018 will be an inclusive celebration of our diverse Commonwealth, with benefits lasting beyond the Closing Ceremony. Be inspired to Share the Dream for a sustainable GC2018 by reducing your impact, choosing reusable options and recycling.