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.
"In training I've been hitting it every time so I just need to think about what I changed in competition compared to training. and believe in myself".
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Gold medalists Ashlee Ankudinoff, Amy Cure, Annette Edmondson and Alexandra Manly of Australia celebrate during the medal ceremony for the Women's 4000m Team Pursuit Gold Final during the Cycling on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Anna Meares Velodrome on April 5, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.
"It was beyond my wildest dreams", Cate Campbell said.
England lost the chance at another gold medal world champion swimmer Ben Proud was disqualified after winning his first heat in the 50-meter butterfly.
"It's nice to have a medal but I want gold".
Meanwhile, the women's team will race for the gold medal in their event, after qualifying as the second fastest team.
"I couldn't have asked for three better teammates who were riding with me but also Bec Wiasak and Georgia Baker who pushed us all the way and are a part of it as much as we are".
The pair combined with McCulloch bursting out of the blocks as starter and Morton bringing them home on the second lap to beat New Zealand in Games record time of 32.488secs in their team sprint final.
"Pretty cool that I won the first gold medal of these games", she said.
"We've both got awesome form at the moment which is a credit to our coaches and I think this crowd is pushing us over the line as well".
On the opening night of the track cycling events, the men's triumph came soon after their female compatriots smashed New Zealand in the gold medal decider in the same event.