England's James Wilby and Aimee Willmott, however, ensured that Australia would not bag all the spoils as they won the men's 200m breaststroke and the women's 400m individual medley in fingertip finishes.
Gillian Backhouse will replace Charlotte McShane in the only change to the four-person Australian team which won the world championship previous year in Hamburg.
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The Aussies picked up three gold medals further north in Brisbane at the Anna Meares Velodrome, winning the men's 4,000 team pursuit in a world-record time and also capturing the women's team pursuit and team sprint.
India collected its first gold medal when Chanu Saikhom Mirabai won the women's 48-kilogram competition in a games record.
The girls deliver huge ride but come up just short against Australia.
Cate said she said the home-crowd support lifted the hot favourites.
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Cate Campbell swam a blistering last leg in her return to competitive swimming after taking a year off after the Olympics - she clocked 51.00 seconds for her 100m.
"Pretty cool that I won the first gold medal of these games", she said.
"It's a failing on the team's part, it's a failing on my part as the director of the programme and I can guarantee you that no other bike is going to go onto the track with a set-up that's not confirmed to the regulations".
"We went out there and gave it our best and super stoked to be on the podium".
"I thought, "someone must be doing something special here" and I thought we were being caught, but it was us breaking the world record".
The team of Alex Manly, Annette Edmondson, Amy Cure and Ashlee Ankudinoff overlapped New Zealand.