Breaking: Victorian govt axes Commonwealth Games 2026

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Edited by Travel Weekly


    Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria will not go ahead.

    The premier said the cost of hosting the games was not the $2.6 billion as budgeted, but expected to be $6-7 billion dollars at least.

    Andrews said the Commonwealth Games authority had been informed of the decision.

    The $2.6 billion allocated to cover the cost of the games remains unspent according to the premier.

    These funds will instead be allocated via a regional development and tourism fund also being announced on Tuesday.

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