2018 Games: Here’s how you can star in the opening and closing ceremonies!

THOUSANDS of everyday Gold Coasters have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of history and star in the opening and closing ceremonies of next year’s 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Up to 4,000 volunteer cast members representing the breadth and diversity of the Gold Coast community are needed to perform alongside established and celebrated professional artists.

A global audience of 1.5 billion people is expected to tune in to watch the Opening and Closing ceremonies live on TV.


GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie AC said today’s announcement was an exciting opportunity for locals to experience one of the most thrilling aspects of the Games.

“The Opening and Closing Ceremonies represent an extraordinary occasion for thousands of local people to be a part of GC2018,” said Mr Beattie.

“To perform in such a high profile event is something they will remember forever.”

Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Kate Jones said the opportunity to be part of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies is something that comes along once-in-a-lifetime.

“It’s a great opportunity to get behind one of the greatest success stories for the Gold Coast.

“It will be a game changer and a rolled gold opportunity to showcase all that is great about the Gold Coast.

“With a global TV audience of 1.5 billion watching the Opening and Closing ceremonies, that level of exposure is priceless.

“One of the best ways to show the world what the Gold Coast has to offer is through one of our best assets – our people.”

GOLDOC CEO, Mark Peters spoke about the significance of the Ceremonies for the Gold Coast community.

“The world will be watching us during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, so we are inviting proud Gold Coast residents who are passionate about representing their community and showing the rest of Australia and the Commonwealth what we are made of, to give it a go and submit an application,” Mr Peters said.

Do you want to join the cast but don’t have any experience under your belt? No problem. Just a bucket load of enthusiasm and a passion to represent the heart and soul of the Gold Coast is all you need.

Applications to be part of the volunteer performance cast for both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, opened this morning. They’ll close at midnight on Sunday 3 September, with auditions tipped to commence in October.

Click here to apply!