It's about your example of determination, of strength, honour and friendship, or as the Aussies call it, Mateship. A core value that has the power to inspire the world"

Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex

Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation


Highlights of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018

A Lasting Legacy

Invictus Australia

Invictus Australia was created after the success of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 to carry on the legacy of the Games every day in local communities. Invictus Australia is the first legacy organisation to be officially licensed by the Invictus Games Foundation. They promote the physical, social and emotional benefits of sport, as well as shine a light on the unique needs of younger veterans and the challenges they face as they transition from military to civilian life.

Invictus Australia is owned and operated by Australian International Military Games, the not for profit responsible for organising Sydney 2018.

Invictus Games Sydney 2018

Behind The Games

Invictus Games Sydney 2018

It was ‘Game On Down Under’ when Australia welcomed competitors and their family and friends for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.

Sydney hosted 491 competitors and 1,000 family and friends from 18 nations from 20-27 October. The Games featured medal competition in 11 sports alongside Golf and Wheelchair Tennis with events held across Greater Sydney, including Sydney Olympic Park and Sydney Harbour.

Chairman of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, Lieutenant General Peter Leahy AC (Ret’d)

“The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 has been an excellent opportunity to shine a light on the healing power of sport and to demonstrate what is possible when you focus on ability”

The Numbers

491 Competitors; 13 venues; 105,000 Spectators; 1007 Family & Friends; 10,000 Students attended; 665 Media

Medal Sports

Archery, Athletics, Cycling, Indoor Rowing, JLR Driving Challenge, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Sailing, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby


18 countries took part in the Games: Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Iraq, Jordan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, UK, Ukraine and USA.


Cobber: an Australian Blue Heeler and an Assistance Dog!


20th - 27th October 2018

Memorable stories from Sydney 2018

I AM Cavell Simmonds

“The Games just make me feel alive,” said 67-year-old Cavell Simmonds, the Canadian woman who is inspiring other competitors.

Not only is the Invictus Games debutant the oldest competitor at Sydney 2018, but she has tackled almost the entire sporting program.

I AM Laurentiu Serban

Romania track competitor Laurentiu Serban is running on royalty – literally.

“His Royal Highness Prince [now King] Charles gave me this leg,” the 39-year-old said of the new carbon fibre running blade he acquired ahead of the Toronto Invictus Games 2017.

I AM Kelly Whittle

The New Zealand team co-captain Kelly Whittle is competing in four sports and is prepared to exhaust herself for the good of her sporting comrades – she did that on the battlefield as well.

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