Brisbane becomes an Olympic city

The Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games proposal involved cooperation from all levels of government.

Council has been a partner in the Brisbane 2032 proposal, starting in 2015 when the Council of Mayors (SEQ) agreed to investigate the opportunity as part of our long-term infrastructure planning.

We now have several years to get ready for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and we remain committed to sustainable long-term outcomes, which will benefit Brisbane.

2015: Council of Mayors South East Queensland begin to investigate the opportunity, as part of long-term infrastructure planning and economic development for our region. 

February 2021: The IOC grants Brisbane ‘preferred host’ status.

10 June 2021: The Future Host Commission (FHC) recommends Brisbane as its preferred candidate to host the 2032 Games.

21 July 2021: IOC members vote, and Brisbane is announced as the host city of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

How we got there

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner talks about Brisbane City Council’s journey to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the economic, community and sporting legacy of this history-making milestone.

You can also watch this video on Council's YouTube channel

Last updated: 31 May 2022

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