GC2018 Volunteers



The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be held from the 4th to 15th of April 2018. This global sporting event will see approximately 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 countries compete over 11 days in 18 different sports. GC2018 will require the energy and enthusiasm of 15,000 volunteers to help deliver the games.



The Netball competition will be held across two locations on the Gold Coast. The preliminary rounds will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCE) from the 5th – 12th April 2018, with the semi-finals and medal matches to be played at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre (CSC) from the 14th – 15th April 2018.



GC2018 are now seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for outstanding individuals with sport specific knowledge and experience to fill the available volunteer’s roles and work across the netball competition. In addition to the days of competition, there will be volunteering opportunities at the designated training venue, commencing from 25th March 2018.

Sport Specific Volunteers (SSV’s) play a key role in the delivery of sport competitions at GC2018. As a SSV you will come into contact with athletes, team officials, technical officials and International Netball Federation representatives. You will also be working with, or come in contact with people from other Functional Areas (e.g. Venue Management, Security, Media, Transport, Spectator Services, Catering, Cleaning and Waste, Accreditation, etc.) who also make up the GC2018 workforce. All of you will be working together to assist in making the GC2018 games a successful event.



All SSVs appointed to work at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are required to meet the following pre-Games and Games Time requirements:

  • Be available to volunteer for a minimum period of 10 days between 25th March – 15th April 2018;
  • Attend and participate in any operational testing and readiness events prior to the games;
  • Attend the Volunteer Selection Centre and/or undertake a Volunteer induction;
  • Undergo role-specific training and venue specific training for relevant competition and training venue/s prior to commencing work as a volunteer;
  • Undergo and comply with a security background check;
  • Wear the allocated volunteer uniform and accreditation pass at all times when on-shift.



By completing the Expressions of interest (EOI’s) application you will be considered for pre-approval for a role within the Netball Competition. GOLDOC in conjunction with Netball Australia will make initial selections for the roles in January 2017. The first round of successful applicants will be notified at this time. GOLDOC will make the final appointments and notifications in mid-2017.

Applicants who miss out on an SSV role will have the opportunity to nominate themselves for a generalist volunteering position via www.gc2018.com/take-part/volunteering.

Please Note: All candidates who are interested in being considered for a SSV role must register to be a volunteer by completing the GC2018 Volunteer Registration process. This is an online process. The Volunteer Portal will be open from February 2017 for a period of 4 weeks.

GOLDOC will advise successful candidates of their appointment by issuing a formal Letter of Offer. Offers will be generated and issued via the GC2018 Volunteer Portal. All candidates will be appointed to a specific SSV role with an associated position description.

Further communications, including details of rosters, an invitation to collect a uniform and accreditation pass, and instructions on training will be sent to SSVs via the GC2018 Volunteer Portal.

Please note: volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of applying.



The table below summarizes what GOLDOC will and will not provide to GC2018 SSVs.

GOLDOC will provide the following to GC2018 SSVs: GOLDOC will not provide the following to GC2018 SSVs:
  • Free public transport within the metropolitan area of the Gold Coast
  • Meals at the venue on the days worked
  • A Gold Coast 2018 volunteer uniform
  • Training appropriate to the assigned role
  • Games Time roster
  • Financial or other support for travel to the Gold Coast
  • Visa support for overseas applicants
  • Accommodation
  • A certificate to support a request for leave from work
  • Any form of payment



The following roles are “General Roles” that will assist Competition Management with ensuring the games run smoothly.

  • Sport Information Centre Team Member
  • INF Liaison Officer
  • Sport Competition Team Member


The following roles are “Specialist Roles” that will require significant experience and proven expertise in the specified area.

  • Match Operations Supervisor
  • Field of Play Supervisor
  • Team Liaison Officer
  • Technical Official Liaison

Detailed role descriptions outlining prerequisites and previous experience are included in the Expression of Interest on-line link below.



Further Information will be disseminated as it comes to hand.


Please note: This is an expression of interest only, not a formal application as a Netball Sport Specific Volunteer (SSV) for GC2018. The official volunteer portal will open online in early February 2017 and close early March 2017. Exact dates will be confirmed by GOLDOC at a later date.


Any specific questions should be directed to:

Emma Lappin

Netball Manager – GOLDOC



Please only proceed to the Expression of Interest form if you have read all of the above.

Expression of Interests will close 5pm, Monday 9th January 2017