An action-packed programme of sports, which includes an integrated 3×3 Basketball and 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball competition, has been unveiled as the Commonwealth’s best athletes prepare to compete across regional Victoria in just over three years.
The Commonwealth Games Federation, the Andrews Labor Government and Commonwealth Games Australia is today unveiling the full Sport Program for the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games, featuring 20 sports and 26 disciplines, including nine fully integrated Para sports.
Golf, 3×3 Basketball, 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball, Coastal Rowing, Shooting, Shooting Para Sport, BMX Racing, Mountain Bike Cross Country, Track Cycling and Para Cycling Track have been added to the already impressive sports line-up, while Coastal Rowing, Golf, and BMX will make a Commonwealth Games debut.
Commonwealth Games Federation President, Dame Louise Martin, said:
“We are thrilled to confirm the Sport Program for the 2026 Commonwealth Games, with the additional sports proposed by Victoria 2026 completing an exciting and diverse line-up.
“The Games are set to be competitive and action-packed, featuring an extensive, fully integrated Para Sport Program, the debuts of Coastal Rowing, Golf and BMX, the return of Shooting and the scintillating 3×3 Basketball.
“The Program is rooted in the CGF’s 2026-30 Strategic Roadmap, which provides hosts with greater flexibility to propose new sports, especially ones with specific local relevance that will enhance cultural showcasing and increase community engagement.”
Minister for Commonwealth Games Delivery, Jacinta Allan, said:
“Victoria 2026 will deliver a world-class Commonwealth Games for all Victorians and showcasing all our state has to offer.’’
IWBF President, Ulf Mehrens, said:
“After the success of the integrated 3×3 programme at Birmingham 2022, we are delighted to be added to the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games sport programme along with the 3×3 running game. The combination of 3×3 basketball and 3×3 wheelchair basketball played in parallel at the same venue, offers a truly unique, all-inclusive approach. It is also a milestone in the development of 3×3 in wheelchair basketball as we continue to focus on the growth of this discipline and the exciting opportunities it offers.”
For more information about the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games, visit vic.gov.au/victoria2026
FULL LIST OF SPORTS
- Aquatics (Swimming, Para Swimming & Diving)
- Athletics & Para Athletics
- 3×3 Basketball, 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball
- Beach Volleyball
- Coastal Rowing
- Cricket T20 (Women’s)
- Cycling (BMX)
- Cycling (Mountain Bike)
- Cycling (Road)
- Cycling (Track & Para Track)
- Gymnastics (Artistic)
- Lawn Bowls & Para Lawn Bowls
- Rugby Sevens
- Shooting & Shooting Para Sport
- Table Tennis & Para Table Tennis
- Triathlon & Para Triathlon
- Weightlifting & Para Powerlifting