The 2020 NQ Games will be hosted in Townsville by the Townsville City Council from  10 – 13 April.

The North Queensland Sports Foundation (NQSF) was formed in 1983 and delivered the inaugural North Queensland (NQ) Games in Townsville in 1984. The biennial event is shared between Townsville, Cairns and Mackay. It is the largest run multi-sport event in regional Australia. The 2020 NQ Games will play host to over 3,600 athletes from 30+sports.

Date: 10th - 13th April 2020
Venues: Townsville & Surrounding Regions
Sports: Calling on all Sporting Associations to Host in the 2020 Townsville NQ Games


Sporting associations across the Townsville, Burdekin, Charters Towers, Hinchinbrook and Palm Island are invited to host competitions in Townsville as part of the 2020 NQ Games. The event will provide opportunities:

  • for our NQ Games Corporate Partners to maximize their exposure in North Queensland;
  • for sporting associations to showcase their sports; and
  • for Townsville to promote the region.


Sport Host Session

Session #1

📍Townsville Stadium, Murray Lyons Crescent, Annandale

📅 Tuesday 27th August 2019

⏲️ 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Session #2

📍 Room 5, Reid Park, Boundary Street, South Townsville

📅 Thursday 5th September 2019

⏲️ 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Information will include:

  • Format of the 2020 Townsville NQ Games
  • Sporting Host guidelines
  • Sporting Host expectations
  • Logistics & Lead up (medals / competitor packs)
  • NQ Games Launch
  • Online Registration System
  • Opening & Closing Ceremony
  • Promotion & Marketing
  • Q & A

The 2020 NQ Games calls on the support of the Townsville, Burdekin, Hinchinbrook, Charters Towers and Palm Island sporting community. This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of Australia's largest regional multi-sport event.

The North Queensland Sports Foundation and Townsville City Council invite sporting clubs and associations interested in hosting an event within the 2020 NQ Games to a Sports Host Information Session.


Download the 2020 NQ Games PDF below to learn more about potential exposure & reach, merchandise & partnership opportunities.  


For more information contact: Stephen Farrell 0419 681 053  or



Watch the 2018 Mackay City Auto Group NQ Games Highlight Video below.


2020 NQ Games Partners

Fostering & Strengthening Active Participation in North Queensland.

Contact Details

Phone:07 4724 2500

Townsville Sports House
Office 4
Redpath Street
North Ward Q 4810

PO Box 347
Belgian Gardens Q 4810