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2019 Australian Athletics Championships

For the second time, more than 3500 track and field athletes of all ages will compete in the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships, with the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre set to host the Junior and Open Championships for able-bodied and para-athletes from 1st April to 7 April 2019. 

Set to span an impressive eight days, the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships will be the largest annual athletics event in Australia and Oceania- Pacific region and will bring together participants from all ages in the pursuit of personal bests and national championship medals. 

In addition to the track and field action a number of Coaching and Officiating Seminars, Community and Corporate events will be held as part of the Championships.

Date: Monday 1 April - Sunday 7 April 2019
Location: Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre, NSW

Download the Draft Timetable

Please note there is no team travel or accommodation for the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships. Athletes are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.


Athletics WA is seeking Expressions of Interest for three key roles in managing the WA State Team, in addition to Relay Coaches. Please visit the link below for further information and to apply. All applications must be received by Athletics WA by 9pm Sunday 3rd of February 2019. For any queries please contact

Team Manager Application​


The following entry guidelines are applicable to all WA athletes nominating for the Western Australian State Team to compete at the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships.



To qualify for the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships:

  • Any athlete that placed in the first three at the 2018 WA State All Schools Championships will automatically qualify (regardless of age group changes)
  • Any athlete that places in the first three at the WA State Championships (to be held 15 – 17 February 2019) will automatically qualify
  • Any athlete that achieves the entry standard as set out by Athletics Australia’s Entry Standards within the qualifying period will automatically qualify. 
    • An athlete must achieve the standard with the correct implement weight or hurdle height
    • Performances can be achieved at all Strive events and approved events held by State member associations.
    • The maximum wind reading for performances to be valid is 2m/s (Open & U23) and 4m/s (U14-U20)
    • Athletes 12 or 13 years of age are not permitted to enter the steeplechase



Under 14 - must be born in 2006 or 2007

Under 15 - must be born in 2005 or later

Under 16 - must be born in 2004 or later

Under 17 - must be born in 2003 or later

Under 18 - must be born in 2002 or later

Under 20 - must be born in 2000 or later

Under 23 - must be born in 1997, 1998 and 1999 only

Para-athlete age groups will be U16 and U20


Please note: Athletes MUST turn 12 in the year of competition in order to compete in these Championships.


Entries will be facilitate through the Athletics WA website and will open shortly and close at 9:00pm on Sunday 3 March 2019.


The Athlete Levy for all members of the WA State Team is $95.00, which includes team management and administration, access to the physiotherapy and massage services during the Championships and relay team management. 


The Athletics Australia entry fee for the Championships is $50.00, plus $30.00 per event. Athletics WA will submit all entries and payments to Athletics Australia.


Athletes will have the option to order/purchase a AAC 2019 special edition Team WA t-shirt when entering.



Last updated: 24 January 2019