XIX Paralympic Games
Interim emblem for election as host city.
Host cityBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
Opening24 August
Closing5 September
TBD 2036 →
← TBD 2030
TBD 2034 →
2032 Summer Olympics

The 2032 Summer Paralympics, officially the 19th Summer Paralympic Games and commonly known as Brisbane 2032 (Turrbal: Meeanjin 2032), are an upcoming major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee scheduled to be held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from 24 August to 5 September 2032.[1]

It will be the second time that Australia will host the Summer Paralympics, following Sydney 2000.


Main article: Bids for the 2032 Summer Olympics

As per the agreement between the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee in 2001, a city which wins the Olympic Games host bid will also stage the Paralympic Games.


Brisbane Organising Committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games was established by the Queensland Government to plan, organise and deliver the Olympic and Paralympic Games in accordance with the host contract".[2]

In November 2022, advocates including Paralympian Karni Liddell raised concerns about Brisbane's preparedness to host the Paralympics in 2032, citing many instances where there was a lack of appropriate accessibility for people with disabilities throughout the city.[3] Liddell implored Games organisers to consult the disability sector to enable the city to become fully accessible to those disabilities.[3] Youngcare Connect manager Shane Jamieson also accused the city of being "completely ill-prepared" to host the Paralympics, stating that future development prior to 2032 would rely on consultation with people with disabilities.[3] Queensland Human Rights Commissioner Scott McDougall said that Queensland was still lagging behind in relation to making public transport fully accessible to those with a disability, with 40% of railway stations in South East Queensland still only accessible by stairs.[3]

The Games

New sports

In 2021, International Rugby League (IRL) declared an intent to campaign for the inclusion of rugby league in the 2032 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, focusing on wheelchair rugby league for the Paralympics and league nines for the Olympics.[4]


Main article: Venues of the 2032 Summer Olympics and Paralympics

See also


  1. ^ "Brisbane to host 2032 Olympics, Paralympics". nationalpost. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games Arrangements Act 2021". Queensland Legislation. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d Rosel, Rachael; Poulson, Jill; Kidd-Fraser, Andrew (16 November 2022). "Paralympian Karni Liddell says Brisbane's lack of accessibility hasn't changed in 30 years". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 16 November 2022.
  4. ^ "'Olympics a priority': Rugby league aiming for Brisbane 2032 Games". National Rugby League. 23 July 2021. Retrieved 25 July 2021.
Preceded byLos Angeles 2028 Summer ParalympicsBrisbane XVIIV Paralympic Summer Games (2032) Succeeded byTBD 2036