30 March 2023

Commonwealth Games 2026 – On your marks

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Now is the time for businesses to step up to the starting block and get on your marks for the Commonwealth Games.

Did you know?

ICN Gateway Commonwealth Games Gateway page is live


The ICN Gateway Commonwealth Games page is now live to support supply chain register their interest.

By registering, ICN Victoria will share your capability with the companies responsible for Commonwealth Games activities.

At this point there are no specific packages listed, register to keep updated. Either in one of the regions detailed OR if you are working in more than one region, for the multi-region work package.

Industry briefings and specific supply chain opportunities will be released through ICN Gateway Commonwealth Games pages.

If you do not have a ICN Gateway profile set up, a sub link is contained within the above page allowing you to create one. Subscription levels provide you with more marketing options.

It is also important to ensure that you have your ICN Gateway notifications turned on and your capability and experience clearly detailed. This is for the estimated $3B of opportunities for Commonwealth Games and also the $253B of opportunities shared by ICN Victoria over the last year. Project specific pages and supplier questionnaires to register for will be released as activity progresses.

Also reach out to ICN Victoria to support you on Local Jobs First and Social Procurement Framework requirements.

On your marks:

  1. Register your profile on ICN Gateway portal CLICK HERE
  2. Stay updated on opportunities and events by turning on alerts.
  3. Register for specific project opportunities and events, as released.


Goods and Services Procurement Pipeline has been released

The pipeline represents major opportunities for businesses big and small, all pitching together to deliver the biggest event regional Victoria has ever seen.

In total, more than 1,200 future procurement activities have been identified by Games organisers, ranging from transport and catering to gold medals and golf balls.

These are just some of the goods and services procurement opportunities that will go to market over the next three years.


  • Mascot program
  • Baton design and manufacture
  • Telecommunications services
  • IT security services
  • Festival production team
  • Uniforms supplier


  • Festival site operations
  • Delivery of ceremonies
  • Ticketing supplier
  • Medal design and manufacture
  • Venue audio-visual systems
  • Security services
  • Catering services
  • Waste management
  • Furniture, fittings and equipment for venues and villages
  • Water infrastructure
  • Sporting equipment (various)


  • Sport facility flooring and surfaces
  • Landscaping
  • Fire safety
  • Physiotherapy services
  • Mobility aids
  • Medical services and devices
  • Medical testing

On your marks:

  1. Register your profile on the Buying for Victoria supplier portal at www.tenders.vic.gov.au
  2. Stay updated with the Buying for Victoria portal once you have registered. This is where forward notices, expressions of interest and invitations to supply will be released.


Venue and Village Construction Pipeline is underway

The Victorian Government is embarking on a significant pipeline of construction works to build Games villages and competition venues and ensure they continue being used by the community for generations.

  • Games Village in Geelong
  • Games Village in Morwell
  • Games Village in Ballarat
  • Games Village in Bendigo
  • Key capital works for other competition venues
  • A new aquatics centre in Armstrong Creek
  • A new multi-purpose centre in Waurn Ponds
  • Major redevelopment of Eureka Stadium

The Games villages will help deliver a legacy of affordable and social housing, and the new venues in Armstrong Creek and Waurn Ponds – which will host competition events for swimming, para-swimming, diving, weightlifting, para-powerlifting and artistic gymnastics – will be converted to community use following the Games

On your marks:

  1. Register your profile on the Buying for Victoria supplier portal at www.tenders.vic.gov.au
  2. Stay updated with the Buying for Victoria portal once you have registered. This is where forward notices, expressions of interest and invitations to supply will be released.


Commonwealth Games partners are assisting

Peak body partners will help Commonwealth Games identify and match businesses and assist in identifying current regional, First Nations, and socially diverse businesses who could respond to supply opportunities.

Partners include:

On your marks:

  1. Connect and engage with peak body partners.


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