Take a peek inside the Commonwealth Games Village ahead of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Emily Biviano will deliver the first instalment in the City of Gold Coast Libraries Inside Scoop Series.
Emily Biviano will deliver the first instalment in the City of Gold Coast Libraries Inside Scoop Series.

A unique insight into what athletes can anticipate on arrival at the Commonwealth Games Village next year will be presented to a Gold Coast audience by Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Village Operations Assistant, Emily Biviano, on Wednesday (Oct 4).

“I am hoping to take the audience on a journey as if they were an athlete or someone working in the Commonwealth Games Village,” Emily says.

“It will be an exclusive event with information that we don’t generally get to tell the public — fun facts, videos, photos. This is an opportunity for the Gold Coast community to get excited about GC2018 and also to inform them about the Village and the awesome legacy it will leave behind.”


Emily will deliver the first of seven exclusive events hosted by City of Gold Coast Libraries taking a public audience behind the scenes of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Her presentation, titled ‘A Day in the Life of the Commonwealth Games Village’, is the first in the 2018 Inside Scoop series.

“Following my internship at GC2018, I was offered a full-time job in the Village Operations team and it has been the most amazing experience,” Emily says.

“To be a born and bred Gold Coaster and working on the biggest event that Australia will see this decade has given me skills and experience that I would not have been able to achieve anywhere else — including the classroom.

“I could never have imagined working at the Games straight out of university, let alone delivering a presentation about the Commonwealth Games Village to the public.”

Emily studied a double degree at Griffith Business School before the unique internship with GOLDOC propelled her into the thick of the Games and a once-off presentation at the Robina Library and Community Centre on Wednesday next from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

The monthly events will also deliver expert insights into how GOLDOC is gearing up for the world’s media, what makes the Gold Coast a great host city and the architecture behind Games venues.