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 biannually. The next games will be the fourth installment and will be held from 23 to 26 May 2019. 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.

2,000 masters-aged men and women from Australia, Oceania and South East Asia are anticipated to compete in over 20 individual and team sports across the four days of competition with sports for all masters ages and interests.

The highly anticipated social program will again be held over three fantastic nights at The Jack in the CBD, with themed parties every night, and The Australian INXS Show headlining our closing party! For full social program information click here.


Congratulations to Bill Blaikie who won our trip for 2 to Moore Reef thanks to Sunlover Reef Cruises, including a 10 minute scenic helicopter ride with Nautilus Aviation. Bill simply registered for the 2019 Great Barrier Reef Masters Games before the end of 2018.