It is the first time the women's competition will be held at a Commonwealth Games.

It has been a great start to the season for Australia having not dropped a game since the Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai back in December 2017 before the Sydney event saw the side not concede a single point.

With the Rugby Sevens not beginning until the last three days of the Games, the team opted to spend the past week away from the athlete's village on the Gold Coast and head to the Sunshine Coast.

"We had a good break and then we came to the Gold Coast for some training, did the opening ceremony and then went up to Caloundra for a week-long camp," assistant coach Dale Roberson said. 

"The team drove back today to the athletes' village with an activation session planned for tomorrow and then we start playing on Friday and the players are jumping out of their skin," he added.

Up at the Sunshine Coast, the team played a match against a local men's team and also had a community session with a number of young children coming along.

"We also did some skills and drills with the players and it was an opportunity for some photos and signatures and general promotion of the game of rugby sevens," Roberson said.

Australia begin their Commonwealth Games campaign on Friday against Wales in Pool B