2018 Mackay City Auto Group NQ Games

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. Thank you to our major partners for the 2018 North Queensland Games, Mackay City Auto Group and Mackay Regional Council who have contributed significantly bringing the games to the Mackay region. Our project partners include Tourism Events Queensland, CQ University and Followmont Transport who have provided the necessary resources to ensure the games are enjoyed by everyone in our NQ communities.

Competitor Check-In: Games Hub

Date: Monday 30th April - Saturday 5th May 2018
Venue: BB Print Stadium 1st Floor, 2 Casey Ave, South Mackay
Time: 9:00am to 6:30pm

  • All competitors must check-in to receive their competitor pack.
  • Team Elite will be at the games hub for merchandise collection and onsite purchases.

Sport & Rec Conference (FREE entry)

Date: Friday 4th May 2018
Venue: CQUniversity Mackay City Campus, Bldg2 Theatrette, 92-92 Sydney St, Mackay
Time: 9:00am to 4:15pm (registration 8:30am)

Opening Ceremony (FREE entry)

Date: Friday 4th May 2018
Venue: Harrup Park Country Club, Juliet Street, Mackay
Time: 6:00pm

  • Athlete's March Past
  • Athlete's Oath
  • Lighting of the Games Cauldron
  • Brass Band and FREE Entertainment
  • Food Vans

Closing Ceremony (Invitation Only)

Date: Monday 7th May 2018
Venue: Harrup Park Country Club, Juliet Street, Mackay
Time: 1:00pm

  • Handing of the flag to Townsville City Council for the 2020 Games

The 2018 Mackay City Auto Group NQ Games is an event packed weekend and the best way to stay up to date is keep an eye on our Facebook page, web site  or contact our office.


Registrations are open.
Registrations close - This is different for all sports. Please check your specific sport page for closing dates.

Sports Fee – Sports fees are set by your sporting host to cover the cost of hosting their event and will differ for all sports.  Please check your specific sport page for sport fee and refund policy.

NQ Games Fee - $20.00 per athlete
- Option to compete in unlimited number of sports
- Competitor pack provided
- Free admission to sport & recreation conference and opening ceremony
- Refunds will incur a $10.00 administration fee

- All entries are to be completed online
- Payment must be made at the time of online registration with a transaction fee of 2.5%
- Please read the sports information prior to registering
- Terms and conditions can be viewed on registration

Should you wish to express your interest in volunteering at the 2018 NQ Games please email – admin@nqsports.com.au
Full name, email address, volunteer role/jsport you may be interested in.


  1. Click on SEE ALL 30 SPORTS button and select the sport you would like to participate in.
  2. Then click REGISTER NOW to complete your nomination.
Age Policy
Unless otherwise stated in the specific nomination information, age participation in the 2018 Mackay City Auto Group NQ Games will be as the first day of the games. Proof of age may be required.
All competitors will be required to register in the 2018 Mackay City Auto Group NQ Games via our website. One competitor pack per registration will be issued (not per sport). Competitor packs will be available for collection upon check-in at BB Print Stadium. Closing dates for individual sports vary.
Please check individual sport pages for close dates.  NOTE: Late nominations will only be accepted at the discretion of the Individual Sports Convenor.


Renae Kunst is an extremely proud North Queenslander born in Mackay and now living back in her hometown. Renae has fond memories of competing in the NQ Games as a Junior Netballer. Renae is the Australian Jillaroos Rugby league world cup winning Captain in 2017 and has been a member of both the Australian Jillaroos and QLD Maroons since 2007 with 3 world cups 2008, 2013 & 2017. The 2018 Mackay City Auto Group NQ Games is privileged having Renae as our Official Ambassador for the Games.


What's your next move?

(Free Entry & Lunch)

Date: Friday 4th May 2018
Venue: CQUniversity Mackay City Campus, Building 2 Theatrette 90-92 Sydney Street, Mackay
Time: 9:00am to 4:15pm

You'll have the opportunity to hear from industry experts on what's new in the sport and recreation field as well as future trends likely to impact the industry. Come along to find out how to:

  • develop winning team cultures and leaders
  • harness participation, engagement, diversity and
  • inclusion optimise the use of data.

Featuring a presentation targeted at the Sport and Recreation sector on what enables organisations, teams and individuals to excel, presented by Australian cricketing royalty,John Buchanan.




Team Elite is the official games merchandiser.

Click here to order merchandise online.

Merchandise ordered on line will be available for collection from the Games Hub at BB Print Stadium from Monday 30th April to Saturday 5th May 2018.

All merchandise will be available for purchase from the Games Hub at BB Print Stadium from Monday 30th April to Saturday 05th May 2018. The Team Elite will also be out and about at various sporting venues during the games.

Group Accommodation

Group Accommodation

Looking for Group Accommodation options?
Download Group Booking Form

Visit Mackay Region Tourism Website to find more information on accommodation in Mackay.

Register now to win!

Register now to win!

Register for the Mackay City Auto Group NQ Games now and you will go in the draw for a Tourism Whitsundays adventure holiday for two adults and two children. The prize includes a Great Barrier Reef Adventure with Cruise Whitsundays; a beachfront, two bedroom apartment at Rose Bay Resort - Bowen; two nights in a deluxe studio cabin at the BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort and a full day tour with Whitsunday Crocodile Safari!!!

Total value of the prize is $2224.

Prize will be drawn at the opening ceremony of the games on Friday, May 4.
All vouchers are valid until 31/3/2019 – subject to availability and block out dates apply. Terms and conditions for all of the above are included on vouchers.

About the NQ Games

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.

It's Our Games



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