1 September, 2021

Gold Coast to host Eurovision – Australia Decides in 2022

Eurovision – Australia Decides

Major Events Gold Coast is thrilled to announce its partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and Blink TV will see Eurovision – Australia Decides return to the Gold Coast in February 2022.

Set to be presented at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event will showcase the best of Australian music and talent, right in the heart of Australia’s favourite playground as they compete for their shot to represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Italy.

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is the Gold Coast’s premier event venue, featuring state-of-the-art architecture, award-winning facilities, first-class service and exquisite culinary catering. As Australia’s largest regional convention Centre, this venue is highly acclaimed for hosting renowned national and international conferences, exhibitions, concerts, sporting events, offering an array of flexible function rooms and event spaces.

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre


Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said:

“Hosting Eurovision – Australia Decides on the Gold Coast is a wonderful opportunity to show Australia and the world our world-class event hosting capabilities in one of our most spectacular tourism destinations. We’ve previously seen avid Eurovision fans flock to the Gold Coast for this event and we look forward to welcoming them again in February 2022.”

Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate said:

“If there is one event that shouts ‘Gold Coast’ it is Eurovision – Australia Decides. Like Eurovision, we are bold, unapologetic and famous for fun. I am delighted that Eurovision – Australia Decides is back and look forward to the best musical talent taking to the stage at our exhibition centre. My message is: go big!”

With Australians having the power to choose who will represent the nation in Italy, the winner will be revealed during the Live TV Final Broadcast exclusively on SBS, Saturday 26 February.

Gaining national exposure, the event will deliver significant economic injection to the local tourism industry while showcasing the Gold Coast as the Ultimate Stage for major events.

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