2019 Victorian 5000m Championships

General Information

The Victorian 5000m Championships is highly popular event on the Athletics Victoria calendar and is often the breeding ground for some of Victoria’s strongest middle distance athletes.

Date: Thursday 14 November

Location: Hagenauer Reserve, 15 Barwon St, Box Hill North VIC 3129 (Google Maps)

Entries Close: 5:00pm Friday 8th November – No late or on the day entries will be accepted.

Please Note: Athletes must be a member of Athletics Victoria or their state/national association in order to compete at State Championship events. Any athletes that enter and do not meet this criteria will be asked to become a member of their state association otherwise they may not be able to compete.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at summer@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4526/8646 4512 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries and emails received after the closing date will not be accepted.

NOTE: Please be aware that following the closure of entries, AV will publish a provisional timetable with allocated provisional times.

Athletics Victoria Contact Information

For any other information or queries in regards to the 2019 Victorian 5000m Championships please contact AV via competitions@athsvic.org.au.


Entry fees will only be refunded if a cancellation is received in writing to competitions@athsvic.org.au  prior to entries closing. Any refunds after this time will be processed only if the written notification is accompanied with a medical certificate before the first day of competition.

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming events

Track Relays – Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill

Saturday 23rd of November 2019

Zatopek:10 – Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill

Saturday 14th of December 2019

More information to come soon. Stay tuned to the AV website.



Coming Soon


Check in opens at 5pm. All athletes are required to check in 1 hour prior to their event to receive bib numbers (invitational athletes).

Athlete check-in will be located under the main grandstand. Please note if you do not check in by this time you will be scratched from your race.

Any invitational/interstate/international athletes will be required to collect their bib numbers when they check in.

If you believe you will be running late for your Check-In time, please call Athletics Victoria on the following number 0447 202 160.

Calls will not be accepted after your check-in time has closed.

Call Room

Please note there will be no Call Room for this event – all athletes are required to marshal at the start line 15mins prior to the start of their race to receive their hip number.

Lap Scorers

All athletes are required to provide their own lap scorer for this event. Lap scorers can be a friend, parent, partner or fellow athlete not competing in the same race.


All athletes competing at the 2019 Victorian 5000m Championships must compete in correct club uniform with their current official bib number. For those athletes who are competing as invitational athletes from interstate/international clubs please wear your club uniform and Athletics Victoria will provide you with a bib number.


At Hagenauer Reserve spikes must not exceed 7mm for track events. Conical, Pyramid and Christmas tree (compression tier) spikes are permitted. Needle or pin spikes are not permitted.

Venue Information

First Aid

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the event.

Toilet facilities

There are toilet facilities open at Hagenauer Reserve.

Car Parking

Car parking is available around Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill.

Looking after Hagenauer Reserve

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Hagenauer Reserve.

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Take home all rubbish so that we leave the venue as we found it.
  • Do not litter any rubbish. Please use bins provided.
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state.

AVSL – After Round 3 Recap


Essendon continue to lead the charge with a huge 131,158 points scored up to round 3 and 10 ladder points sending them 7 points clear in the Premier League. Essendon have started off strong with 10 points across all three rounds and already setting the scoring benchmark for other clubs.

The big news comes out of the Western A’s camp with a huge shift in league position. 8th after round 1, Western A’s have stormed up the table into 5th and now in a great position to battle for Playoffs.

Division 2

Division 2 is proving to be a real ding dong battle between five clubs. Only six points separate from 1st to 5th. A slow start from Doncaster has seen them move from 4th place into the top spot with Mornington Peninsula falling from 2nd down to 4th.

In the battle for Div 2 survival Bendigo Harriers continue to improve on their first-round performance and are now in relegation playoff position. They will be looking to maximise points in round 4 to capitalise on Frankston’s poor showing in round 3.

This division is shaping up nicely and with all clubs yet to play their powerplay, this could be an interesting race to Christmas to see who puts themselves into contention for Premier league qualification.

Division 3

The big mover in Division 3 this week comes from Collingwood however to most people’s surprise, they are on the slide down the table! The Harriers have fallen out of promotion contention dropping to 4th position on the table. Rumours are circulating out of the Melbourne Uni camp that they are lining up a big few rounds to move up the ladder and push Collingwood even further down.

Ballarat Harriers strategically lined this round up as their big opportunity to play their powerplay and capitalise on double points. They succeeded and now lead the way in Division 3 with a whopping 40 points. Will Ballarat continue to score maximum points, or will the others catch up. We are all watching to see what happens next!

Division 4

An interesting move in round 1 saw Brunswick play their powerplay early. Unfortunately for them it did not pay off, only scoring 14 points rather than the 20 anticipated.

Knock Knock……..Who’s there!??…… Its Wyndham with their bright new orange uniform and they are on the charge. Only two points separate 1st and 2nd and looking at the performances, Brunswick will need a big showing on Relays round to stem off the challenge from old yellow zone foes Wyndham.

Division 5

The early signs show that this year we will see a round by round battle between Dandenong-Springvale and Williamstown. Already after three rounds the lead has changed hands with Dandenong-Springvale now sitting top by 1 point.

Ivanhoe moved up the ladder overtaking South Melbourne in round 3, they will now start eyeing off the promotion playoff position that Maccabi currently hold.

Relay Round – AVSL Round 4

Score big for your club while preparing for the State Relay Championships!

Relay Team Check-In

Team Managers are to check in the total number of relay teams on the day 1 HOUR prior to the provisional start time (both pre-entered & entries on the day).

Teams are then to provide names as per previous AVSL rounds via the relay team form that can be downloaded HERE.

Relay Rules

8x100m & 4x800m Walk Rules

Click HERE to view the rules for the new relay events we will be holding in Round 4.

Relay Round Athlete Scoring Rules

Athletes may only participate in ONE relay of the same event and compete in a maximum of FIVE events across the day (limited to four field events as per other AVSL Rounds). Athletes can compete in a gendered 4x100m Relay and in the 8x100m Relay, but cannot compete in two 4x100m Relay events.

Example: An athlete can compete in 3 Relay events and 2 Field Events and score points for all five events in that round of AVSL.

If an athlete competes in more than 5 relay events, the lowest scoring relay event that the athlete competed in will be made non-scoring.

Men & Women Relays

These relays will be scored as male or female relays only. If a female athlete is entered to fill a men’s team, the female athlete will not be allowed to then compete in the female team of the same relay distance.

Mixed Relays

Mixed relays include an even number of males and females. Points are only awarded to teams with a mix of 50% male and 50% female. Teams with more males or more females may enter; however, they will be noted as an Invitational team and will not score points.

AV encourages clubs to enter the mixed team relays as they can: foster greater engagement between athletes; be used as a recruitment tool to engage different types of members; and reward clubs that champion gender equity through their membership base.

Entry Information

How to be eligible to score points

Athletes must have either purchased an AVSL Package or an Individual Round 4 Entry PRIOR to 11:59am (Midday) Wednesday 6th November.

Athletes who attend on the day can purchase a trial athlete entry to compete but the relay team that they participate in will be a non-scoring as per all AVSL rounds.

Athletes who do not have an AVSL Package will be able to purchase an individual round entry via the portal once entries open on Wednesday 30th October at 2pm.

Entering Relay Teams

We are asking all clubs to enter their team numbers on the portal by 11:59am (Midday) Wednesday 6th November to allow us to timetable the day. Clubs will be able to add or scratch teams on the day where required, but we are asking for approximate team numbers in advance. Clubs may enter as many teams as they wish in each relay event, but athletes can only compete ONCE in the same relay distance.

Clubs will be expected to sign in their teams on the day while also providing their relay team sheets in line with all AVSL rounds.

Entering Field Events

Athletes will be able to enter the field events as per previous AVSL rounds on the AV Portal.

Please note: We will begin reviewing athletes that enter field events and do not compete. Athletes who consistently take field positions and do not compete will be warned that further instances, without exceptional circumstances, may see their ability to pre-enter field events revoked.

2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships (Weekend 2)

General Information

The 2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships will see two weekends of Track and Field events for Secondary School students.  It is the perfect way for students to take part in interschool sport and compete against the very best.

Participating athletes have the opportunity to qualify for the 2019 Australian All Schools Track & Field Championships.

Weekend 2: Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd November 2019

Entries Close: Monday 21st October 11:59am (Midday)

Location: Tom Kelly Athletics Track, 125A George Street, Doncaster East

Athlete Cost: $20 per event

Please note: Due to the size of this event, and the resurfacing works at Lakeside, the Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships have been split over two weekends.

How To Enter

Entries close strictly at 11:59am, Monday 21st October 2019 – to avoid disappointment, enter before this deadline.  Late or on the day entries will not be accepted.

If you are experiencing any issues entering the event, please contact Athletics Victoria prior to the closing date either via email: summer@athsvic.org.au or via phone to the Competitions Department on 03 8646 4512 or 03 8646 4526.  Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries after the closing date.

Step 1

Click the ENTER NOW button on this page

Step 2

Log onto your portal using your username and password.

If you have forgotten your username and password, or if you would like to register to compete at the 2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships (Weekend 2), please call Athletics Victoria and request the Membership Team on 03 8646 4500. 

Step 3

Once you’ve logged into your portal, proceed to the Events tab and click into it.  Locate the event called 2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships (Weekend 2), then click the Register button.  When the drop-down menu appears click on Register as Individual.

Step 4

This will direct you to a new page which shows all the events you can enter.  You will need to select your age group form the drop down menu under Age Division and then click register next to each of the events you wish to enter. You will notice a pop up saying that your order has been successfully added to your cart. Your cart is in the top left of your portal.

Once you have entered all your events, click on your cart and it will show you all the orders you have created.  Once satisfied with your entries, proceed to the check out and follow the payment options. This will then take you through to the payment screen.

Stay tuned for more AV emails as there will be information sent to you regarding the event, what you need to prepare and what to do on the day.

Click here for How to Guide to enter

Competition Information

Competition Rules

Rules of Competitions for the 2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships can be found here


The Draft timetable for the 2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships (Weekend 2) can be found here.

Note: the featured timetable is a ‘DRAFT’ and for reference only. Due to the complexity of scheduling both track and field events, once entries close a revised ‘PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE’ will be published. The ‘Provisional Timetable’ should be used over and above the ‘Draft’ version. Athletics Victoria will notify all entrants via email and social media of changes to the timetable before the event commences. It is the responsibility of athletes, parents or coaches to check the timetable online 24 hours before competition, if you are unsure of the most up to date timetable, please do not hesitate to contact Athletics Victoria on 03 86464500.

Athlete Check In

Athletes must check-in at least 60 minutes prior to their event in the Athlete TIC area. Athletes who do not check-in will be scratched from that event. Pole Vault athletes must check-in 90 minutes prior to the first scheduled round.

Note: if you are running late for Athlete Check-In for any reason and wish to contact a member of the Athletics Victoria staff on the day please contact 0447 202 160.

Insufficient athlete check-in will result in:

  1. Where Heats, Semis and Finals have been scheduled in the timetable – if insufficient athletes report to the TIC by the required time for Heats requiring progression to Semi-Final, then the Semi-Finals shall be cancelled with the heats run at the HEAT TIME.
  2. Where Heats, Semis and Finals or Heat and Finals only have been scheduled in the timetable – if insufficient athletes report to the TIC for the need to conduct Heats or Semi-Finals, then only the athletes who reported and signed in will progress to the Final. The Final will be held at the HEAT TIME.

Call Room

All athletes must report to the Call Room prior to any event in which they compete (Heats, Semi-Finals and Finals) at the times specified below.  Athletes must be dressed in their competition uniform and ready to compete.

Any athlete who does not report to Call Room will be disqualified. In the case of a clash of events, please fill out a Clash of Events form which can be found in the Call Room.

Athletes will be marshalled and their competition uniforms, bib number(s), hip numbers (if applicable), shoes and other equipment will be checked to ensure they comply with competition rules.  Athletes are not allowed to leave the Call Room once they have checked in; until a Marshal accompanies athletes to the start line. Any athlete who does not proceed to the start of the event with the Marshal will not be allowed to compete.

Call Room Times

Event Time Event Time
Pole Vault 70 mins Hurdles & Steeplechase 35 mins
High Jump & all throws 45 mins All other track events 25 mins
Long & Triple Jump 35 mins

Multi-Class Events

Para athletes will compete together in the same event, these athletes have been separated into the U16, U18 & U20 age groups.  Medals will be presented in those genders and age groups throughout the weekend.

Note: Australian All Schools Championships only have events for the U16 & U18 age groups for Para athletes. Only U16 & U18 age group participants will be eligible for the Victorian Team.

Field Attempts

U14 – U20 Age Groups: Three (3) attempts, with the top eight (8) to then get one (1) more attempt.

Note: in the event of a tie in the High Jump and Pole Vault events, a jump off will be used to determine placing’s if athletes are still tied after a count back.

Nationals Selection



Perth, Western Australia

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th December, 2019 (Team will travel Thursday 5th December)

The Victorian team will be selected based upon results from the Victorian All Schools Championships. As such, participants who do not compete at these championships will be ineligible for selection to the Victorian team.

  • Athletes placing first and second in U14*, U15, 16, U17 & U18 Age group will be automatically selected
  • Two Para-athletes will be selected per event in the U16 & U18 age groups. The best performed athletes as per the Athletics Australia MDS Tables will be selected. These athletes must appear on the AA Classification master list.

*U14 athletes MUST be born in 2006 or 2007 to be selected.  The 3000m, 2000m steeplechase and 200m hurdles are NOT offered at the Australian All Schools Championships for the U14 age group.

This trip includes compulsory team travel.  Further information regarding flights, accommodation and costing will be released shortly.

Venue Information

First Aid

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day.  They will be in the pavilion at the western (100m start) end of the facility

Toilet Facilities

There are toilet facilities open around the Tom Kelly Athletics Track.

Car Parking

Car parking is available around the Tom Kelly Athletics Track.

Looking After Tom Kelly Athletics Track

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at the Tom Kelly Athletics Track.  Please ensure you:

  • Park only in designate parking bays
  • Leave the venue as you found it – clean and tidy
  • Do not litter, and use the bins provided
  • Inform athletes to leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state

Please note that dogs are not allowed inside the venue.

Vic All Schools Weekend 1

2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships (Weekend 1)

Click here to visit the event page for the 2019 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships (Weekend 1)

  • Date: Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th October 2019
  • Entries Close: Monday 14th October 11:59am (Midday)

Walk Judging Seminar

Athletics Australia, Athletics Victoria and the Victorian Race Walking Club will be conducting a Walk Judging Seminar on Saturday 30th November 2019.

The Seminar is open to those interested in becoming Walk Judges and for existing Judges to upgrade.

Tea and coffee will be provided but lunch will be at the officials own expense. There are no walks at shield this day and we will be live streaming to interstate judges.


Saturday 30th November

1.00 pm                    Registration

1.30 pm                    General seminar for level 1-3 and anyone who wishes to attend (Held by Bob Cruise and Zoe Eastwood-Bryson)

3.30 pm                    Afternoon Tea

4.00 pm                    Exams (Bring a laptop)

Sunday 1st December

7.00am (Start)        Australian 50km Walks Championships – Fawkner Park