The Games

Compete on the Reef

The Great Barrier Reef Masters Games was first held in Cairns, Queensland in 2013, and has since been held every second year. The 2019 were our biggest and best yet, and we now look forward to the fifth installment to be held from 20 to 23 May 2021. Cairns is the ideal location to host the Games, being one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations with a myriad of local attractions, dining, adventure sports, reef activities and entertainment within close proximity to the city centre.

In 2019 2,000 masters-aged men and women from Australia, Oceania, USA, UK and South East Asia competed in 22 individual and team sports across the four days of competition with sports for all masters ages and interests.