It’s known for its thrilling entertainment, but at GC2018 Oxenford Studios will put on a new kind of show. Expect dramatic scenes, loud cheers and unexpected twists and turns. This is Boxing, Squash and Table Tennis at Oxenford Studios.
Before you leave
Avoid BagsIt 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 AppThe 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.
Arrive earlyDon’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 Oxenford Studios 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.
Get activeIf you’re travelling locally, walking or cycling will be the easiest way to get to the venue. Bike parking is available near Oxenford Studios.
Take the busMany bus routes, including TX7, will run frequently during the Games and can take you close to the venue.
Catch the trainCatch the train to Helensvale station. From there, you can take a Games Shuttle close to the venue.
Ride the G:linkWalk or catch a bus to the G:link light rail, then get off at Helensvale station and catch a Games Shuttle.
Park 'n' RideBook a space at Damian Leeding Park ‘n’ Ride for the duration of your session. From here, you can take a Games Shuttle close to the venue. Spaces are limited and you must book a spot.
Accessible shuttle buses will be available and Park ‘n’ Ride spaces can be booked via the GC2018 Journey Planner.
Keep hydratedHydration is important for both athletes and spectators, but make sure you know what bottles you can and can’t bring into the venue.
Stay sun safeOxenford Studios is an indoor venue with outdoor features, so consider sun protection. For more health advice, visit the Queensland Health website.
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.
Stay focusedBecause three different sports are hosted at the venue, take note of messages and directional information as you enter and leave the venue.
Get energisedBring your energy! As a spectator, you’re part of the action, so be ready for loud cheering and support.
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 itThere’s lots to do around Oxenford Studios. Head to Festival 2018 in Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach or check out the theme parks or explore the beautiful hinterland.
- The weight of boxing gloves varies depending on the event. 10oz gloves are used in the men’s 46kg – 69kg weight categories and women’s categories. Men in the 69kg – 91+kg categories use 12oz gloves.
- Squash is played by more than 25 million people. There are nearly 50,000 courts in 185 countries all over the world.
- Developed in England in the 19th century, the English upper classes play Table Tennis using books as nets, champagne corks as balls and cigar box lids as rackets.