Gold Coast 2018 have revealed ticket prices for the Commonwealth Games ©Getty Images

More than half of the Gold Coast 2018 tickets will be priced below AUD$40 (£24/$30/€27) after organisers revealed their pricing for the Commonwealth Games.

Gold Coast 2018 have claimed spectators can look forward to "inclusive, accessible and affordable" ticket prices, with the ticket request phase set to be launched in April.

Athletics is among the headline prices announced with tickets set to start at AUD$20 (£12/$15/€14) for adults, with swimming set to begin at AUD$40 (£24/$30/€27).

Track cycling tickets will cost from AUD$50 (£30/$38/€34) for adults, while both rugby sevens and beach volleyball are both priced at AUD$30 (£18/$23/€20).

Children’s tickets are available for those under the age of 16 and are half the price of adult tickets.

This includes the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, which have been priced as AUD$100 (£61/$76/€68) and AUD$70 (£42/$53/€48) respectively for adults.

"The Queensland Government is firmly committed to ensuring Gold Coast 2018 is affordable and accessible for everyone," said Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland.

"That’s why adult tickets to high profile events like athletics start from as low as AUD$20 (£12/$15/€14) with half price children’s tickets available from AUD$10 (£6/$8/€7).

"Gold Coast 2018 will be affordable for families and that means more people can share in what is sure to be a terrific experience.

"The action has a strong focus on the Gold Coast but it’s important to remember that some events will be hosted in Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville.

"This means the benefits and excitement of the Games are sure to spread far and wide."

TIckets for swimming at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast will be available from only $40 ©Getty Images
TIckets for swimming at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast will be available from only $40 ©Getty Images

The ticket price includes all fees and free public transport on event days within the South East Queensland TransLink transport network, as well as the Cairns TransLink and Townsville qconnect bus networks.

Tickets are available for people with accessibility requirements at all events, with Gold Coast 2018 having affiliated themselves to the Queensland Companion Card programme, proving accessible seating with a complimentary companion ticket.

Infants under the age of two are granted free entry, provided they do not occupy a seat.

Gold Coast 2018 claim they expect 1.5 million spectators to watch action during the 11-day Games, which are due to take place from April 4 to 15.

"Gold Coast 2018 has worked with the industry and partners to deliver a world-class ticketing programme," said Gold Coast 2018 chairman Peter Beattie,

"We want passionate fans in every seat, so the ticket prices are inclusive, accessible and affordable to make it easy for everyone to enjoy the Games.

"Gold Coast 2018 is about the future generation and we want as many children as possible to experience the Commonwealth Games."

The Games will feature 18 sports and the largest-ever integrated Para-sport programme, with 6,600 athletes from 70 nations and territories due to take part.

More ticketing details can be found here.