Upcoming major sporting events in Australia

Leading into the Olympic and Paralympic Games Brisbane 2032, Australia is hosting a number of events. This green and gold decade of events provides an unprecedented opportunity to inspire the next generation as our athletes strive for excellence in their own backyard.


2025 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

Penrith will welcome the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships 25 years after it last hosted the event. This event occurs every year, except during a Summer Olympics year. Follow the world’s best male and female canoeists as they compete in various events over 6 days.

When: 1 October to 6 October 2025
Where: Penrith, New South Wales

Find out more: 2025 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships


2026 BMX World Championships 

Brisbane will welcome over 3,000 of the world’s best BMX riders for the UCI BMX World Championships. Competition for male and female elite and junior events will run over 9 days. The event will be at Australia’s only Olympic standard BMX Supercross track, the Sleeman Sports Complex. The annual event was last held in Australia when Adelaide hosted in 2009.

Where: Brisbane, Queensland


2027 Rugby World Cup

Rugby’s pinnacle event — the Rugby World Cup — is returning to Australia in 2027. 40 years on from the inaugural tournament in 1987 Australia will host for the third time. Follow along as 20 of the world’s best men’s rugby nations compete for the world title.

Find out more: 2027 Rugby World Cup

2027 Netball World Cup

Sydney will host the 2027 Netball World Cup for the third time. The tournament brings together the world's best female netballers every 4 years for competition over 10 days. Teams from 16 nations will compete to decide who takes home the championship crown.

Where: Sydney, New South Wales

Find out more: 2027 Netball World Cup


2028 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

Australia and New Zealand will co-host the T20 Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2028. Follow along as 16 of the world's best men's cricket teams compete in 20 over cricket for the title. This is the first T20 World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, after successfully co-hosting 50 over tournaments in the past.


2029 Rugby World Cup

Australia will host the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2029 for the first time. The tournament, held every 4 years, will showcase 12 of the world’s best female rugby nations as they compete for the championship crown.

Find out more: 2029 Rugby World Cup

2029 World Masters Games

Perth will welcome athletes from all over the globe for the World Masters Games in 2029. The 12-day, multi-sport event held every 4 years is open to amateur athletes aged over 35 years old. It will be the fourth time an Australian city has hosted the event.

Where: Perth, Western Australia


Olympic and Paralympic Games Brisbane 2032  

On 21 July 2021 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) elected Brisbane host of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Brisbane 2032. This result will see Australia host the Olympic Games for the third time and the Paralympic Games for the second time. This event brings together thousands of athletes from over 200 nations around the world.

Where: Brisbane, Queensland

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