The Office for Sport
The Office for Sport, within the Department of Health, coordinates the Australian Government’s involvement in major sporting events hosted by Australia. In 2015 Australia successfully hosted the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup 2015, the International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup 2015 (co-hosted with New Zealand) and the Netball World Cup 2015.
In coming years Australia also has the honour of hosting the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (co-hosted with Papua New Guinea and New Zealand), the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and the ICC World Twenty20 2020.
The Australian Government will play a key role in delivery of these events, capitalising on Australia's outstanding reputation for hosting major international sporting events.
The Office for Sport will coordinate across key stakeholders such as State and Territory governments, the governments of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea and work closely with the Organising Committees to implement operational support across a range of areas including security, immigration, customs, intellectual property, tourism, communications and legacy.
ICC World Twenty20 2020
After the successful staging of the ICC World Cup 2015, the International Cricket Council has awarded Australia the honour of hosting the seventh edition of the ICC World Twenty20 in 2020.
Twenty20 has proven to be extremely popular in Australia, with popular Men's and Women's domestic Twenty20 League and the success of the Australian team in the express format of the game. Given Australia's track record on home soil and charismatic support of the Australian public ICC World Twenty20 2020 will no doubt be an event not to be missed.
From the 27th October 2017 the best players from the best teams around the world will descend on Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea for the Rugby League World Cup.
14 teams will battle it out over 28 games in the quest for the ultimate prize in Rugby League - The Paul Barriere Trophy.
This Tournament will celebrate the diversity of cultures and countries playing and engaging with the game around the world.
For more information visit the RLWC 2017 website.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be held from 4 to 15 April 2018.
The Australian Government will support the Queensland Government, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association, the City of Gold Coast and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC), in the organisation and staging of this event through the provision of direct investment in permanent sports related infrastructure, critical operational assistance and develop lasting social, cultural and economic legacies.
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