Commonwealth Games 2026
In 2026, the spotlight will shine on some of the oldest living cultures in the world – those of the Gunaikurnai, Dja Dja Wurrung, Wadawurrung and Yorta Yorta First Nations – as part of the Commonwealth Games being held across Victoria.
These are the first First Nation co-hosted Games to be held across multiple regional centres, and will take place for 12 days from 17th to 29th March 2026.
Hosting one of Regional Hubs in Gippsland presents a unique opportunity to promote Gunaikurnai culture and Country, create jobs and offer economic growth for our community.
GLaWAC is working with the State, local government, and stakeholders to showcase Gunaikurnai culture for the delivery of the games and legacy for the future.
The Gippsland Village will be developed and constracted in English Street Morwell. The Village will provide a mix of permanent and temporary accommodation facilities to house 1,000 athletes and teams.
Are you an Gunaikurnai athlete? Or an Aboriginal artist or business owner that can offer services or products? Maybe you’re a community member who wants your voice to help inform how Gunaikurnai participate and guide outcomes for everyone.
GLaWAC are looking for community to get involved, now and all the way through to 2026. If that sounds like you, give GLaWAC a call on 5152 5100 to register your interest.
Check out this behind the scenes footage of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony
And keep your eyes peeled for a couple of cameo’s from Aunty Lena Morris and Alfie Hudson, both of whom proudly represented the Gunaikurnai community at the closing ceremony in 2022 (footage courtesy of Channel 7).