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Event overview

The North Queensland Games are the largest, regularly run, multi-sport event in regional Australia. The inaugural North Queensland Games were held in Townsville at Easter in 1984 and are now staged every two years on a rotational basis between regions centered around the cities of Mackay, Townsville, and Cairns.

The 2018 NQ Games will be held in the Mackay region 5-7 May 2018. To date there are over 30 sports and an estimated 3,900 competitors expected to participate in Mackay and the surrounding Isaac and Whitsunday regions. The NQ Games will attract a number of athletes from all over Queensland and interstate injecting community and economic benefits into the region. 

The NQ Games is run by the North Queensland Sports Foundation. You can find further information about the NQ Games by clicking here.


Dates & Times

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2018
Saturday 5th - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 6th - 8:00am to 2:30pm

Age Requirements

4 years to Masters


Grounds Levy $5.00 Per athlete
1500m Feature $5.00
4-6yrs $7.50 (up to 6 events)
7-9yrs $10.00 (up to 8 events)
10yrs to Open/Masters # $5.00 per event
Throw Pentathlon # $5.00
plus Games Registration Fee - $20.00

Entries Close

26th April 2018 @ 11.00pm


Mackay State High School Sports Field
via English Street or Penn Street

Official and Volunteer Registration

Athletics North Queensland is calling for assistance with a range of volunteer jobs for the upcoming NQ Games. We are in desperate need for volunteers to ensure that all events run smoothly.

Officials and Volunteers Wanted

Confirmed Event Entries

Confirmed Event Entries



To register, Competitors must following the following instructions:

1. Register at and pay $20 Games registration fee.

2. You must then complete the event registration on the link you will receive in a confirmation email.


56er's Olympic Torchbearers Club 1500m 

$2,000 PURSE


  1. Winner - $600 plus Trophy & name added to perpetual shield
  2. Second - $300
  3. Third - $100 plus medallions for both Men's and Women's Races.
    contact us

    Have a question? Contact us below:

    Robyn Potts - ANQ or 
    James Grech - Mackay Athletics Club

    : 0419 091 210