International events

The sport has two premier international competitions, the Commonwealth Games and World Bowls Championships, which alternate every two years.

In 2023, Australia hosted the World Bowls Championships on the Gold Coast, the first instalment of the event since 2016.

The Australian Jackaroos had an outstanding event, finishing with five gold medals, two silver and three bronze.

They also took out the overall Para and Men’s trophies, and finished well clear atop the medal tally.

The next World Bowls Championships venue and dates are to be confirmed.

In 2022, the Jackaroos celebrated their most successful Commonwealth Games on international soil at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, claiming three gold medals and three silver.

In 2024, World Bowls launched the World Bowls Series, a system to allocate points from the peak bowls events in the world to develop world rankings. Australians Kelsey Cottrell and Aron Sherriff were named as the inaugural number one players in the world in June 2024.

Learn more about the World Bowls Series here.

For all other international queries, visit the World Bowls website.

See the sidebar to navigate through all International Events.