Withdrawal from Commonwealth Games 2026


We plan to determine the costs associated with securing, planning for and exiting from the 2026 Commonwealth Games and assess the quality of relevant advice to government.

Why this is important

The state has deployed substantial resources and taxpayer’s funds to bid for, develop and terminate Victoria's involvement in hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games (the Games). In addition, there may be residual financial exposures for the state arising from the termination.