Where to Start

Athletics Victoria provides an inclusive, streamlined competition program that creates opportunities for para-athletes at the club to state level and, a pathway to the national competition.

Those athletes wishing to compete in para-athlete categories are required to have an eligible classification under the rules of Athletics Australia. For further information contact Athletics Australia via classification@athletics.org.au

Athletics Victoria, with support from Athletics Australia, is able to provide equipment for athletes who would normally not have the access or facilities to try a sport or discipline. For further information contact Athletics Australia via classification@athletics.org.au

Membership Options

To compete in AV recognised competition you must register as an Athlete with a Club and Athletics Victoria.

Competition Opportunities

State Competition

Athletics Victoria offers a range of opportunities for para-athletes. Through our grassroots competition AVSL, XCR and State Championships competition is available across our summer and winter programs.

National Championships

In Australia there are various national championships available to para-athletes;

Australian All Schools Athletics ChampionshipsThe national championships for school students are conducted annually in December. This is an individual championship event where athletes represent their state member association. Athletes do not need to be a member of Athletics Victoria to attend.
Australian Junior ChampionshipsThe national championships for all registered members under the age of 20 across Australia. This event occurs annually in March/April following on from each Member Associations state junior championships event.
Australian Open ChampionshipsThe Australian Open Championships are run and conducted annually in March/April by Athletics Australia. It is the final event of the Australian track & field season. The event is conducted as an open age event and entries are taken directly through Athletics Australia.

National Para-Competition Structure

National and State Para Championship Competition Age Groups:

U15, U17, U20 & Open

Extra Support

Additional AA Updates