Event date: 22nd - 30th June 2019


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The Great Western Games is a multi sport event held biennially in north-west Queensland along the Overlander's Way between Charters Towers and Mount Isa.  

DATE : Held over 2 weekends from 22 to 30 June 2019. VENUES: Various locations from Charters Towers, Hughenden, Richmond, Julia Creek, Cloncurry and Mount Isa. SPORTS: Calling on Sporting Hosts 

The 2019 Glencore Great Western Games is taking shape with additional funding this year to promote the games, the region and encourage participation. Thank you to Glencore who have been long standing supporters of the games, Mount Isa City Council and to QDEP funding from Tourism Events Queensland for supporting what promises to be a games to remember.  

NQSF is calling on sporting associations along the Overlander’s Way from Charters Towers to Mount Isa to provide a range of sports that will inspire athletes from all over QLD to be involved. As a result your sport will receive maximum exposure throughout Northern & North Western Qld from the online strategy. The online registration facility is totally compatible with other registration systems and reduces the work involved with managing event registration.  

The NEW online format was successfully used for the 2018 NQ Games and will bring the 2019 Glencore Great Western Games into line with current event operation management.  

The 2019 Glencore Great Western Games provides an opportunity for athletes, officials and supporters to participate in this biennial event whilst taking in what Outback Queensland has to offer. 

Benefits of being a Sports Host

  • Online Registration System User Friendly / Compatible with existing systems / No extra paperwork / Automatic Collection of fees / Track competitors / No clean up / No extra work
  • The NQSF will assist with the setup of your event
  • Local Councils will assist where required to host an event in your region

How to become a sports host?

If your club or association would like to host a sport, here is what you need to do:  

1. Download Application Form (Interactive PDF) 2. Email completed form to admin@nqsports.com.au


FAQs for Potential Sport Hosts

Q) How much extra work is involved to host an event in the Glencore Great Western Games? A) The Games is customized to suit each sporting host’s situation. We can make your games as big or as small as you like and our team will work with your sporting organisation to ensure the load is kept to a minimum.  

Q) We have a small committee that has limited resources how can the NQSF help our sport host an event? A) Our team has helped many sporting associations host events in both the NQ Games and Western Games. We have a good understanding of what is necessary to get the best outcome for your event. We will work with your association with the setup and the promotion.  

Q) How do we get athletes from outside of the region to participate in our region? A) First and foremost we have to have a high quality inclusive competition. Secondly we have to support the competition with a promotional campaign that will maximize the exposure of the competition across a large footprint. The online registration system encourages athlete from other regions to participate in the games. The formula is effective and efficient.  

Q) What will our sporting association get from being involved in the Glencore Great Western Games? A) The 2019 online promotional campaign will reach approx. 90,000 people throughout Northern and North Western QLD. Main stream media campaign will focus on the local communities. The games will maximize the exposure of your association & event. The online registration system provides the user friendly platform for out of town athletes to participate and reduces the work load associated with registration and fee collection. The community awareness of your sport will be increased and assist with your associations development for future years.  

Q) What does the Glencore Great Western Games do for our community? A) The Glencore Great Western Games is heavily subsidized by Glencore, TEQ & Mount Isa City Council. Each registered competitor receives a competitor pack including Draw String Bag, Gym Towel & Hat. Each Sporting Host will have a customized landing page in conjunction with the online registration system. Each Sporting Host will be included in an extensive online social media & mainstream media campaign maximizing the exposure of the region.  

The Glencore Great Western Games is a unique multi sport event that encourages visitors to visit the region injecting economic benefits into the community offering opportunities for the sporting organisations to showcase their sport. The games adds appeal to the region with an increase in community pride. Everyone has a great time, it’s a great experience.  


Want to learn more?

email: admin@nqsports.com.au phone: 07 4724 2500