The 17th Pacific Games, also known as 2023 Pacific Games and SOL2023, was hosted by Solomon Islands from Sunday 19 November – Saturday 2 December 2023.
“For every four years the Pacific comes together in friendship to celebrate the Pacific Games, a multi-sport event that is by its very design of and for the Pacific. A celebration of sport and culture in common bonds acquired through a shared physical geography and community,” the Pacific Games Council said.
Alternating between different countries of the Pacific Region, Solomon Islands hosted the Games in its capital city Honiara. 5,000 participants (including athletes, technical officials and support staff) from 24 countries competed in 24 sports. It marked the second time in the history of Solomon Islands to host the Games, with its first experience in 1981 hosting the Mini Pacific Games.
Team Australia was represented by 70 athletes across eight sports.