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More than 3,500 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 combined Junior and Open aged championships for able-bodied and para-athletes from 1st to 7th April, 2019.

Set to span an impressive eight days, the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships will be the largest annual athletics event in Australia and the Oceania-Pacific region in terms of sporting endeavour, participation, whole-of-sport engagement and celebration.

Combined Event Championships (U15-U18) will be held in Penguin, Tasmania on the 15th-17th March. Entries directly through Athletics Australia. Under 20 and Open Combined Event Championships will be held with the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney, 30th March - 7th April. 


Draft Timetable 

Selection Policy (JUNIORS)

To be eligible for selection athletes must be a current member of Queensland Athletics and a minimum of 12 years of age as at the 31 December 2019. Athletes are also required to compete in the Queensland Athletics Championships (7 - 10 March 2019), and at least one other QA competition during the 2018-19 QA Summer Series#

To qualify to compete in the Australian Athletics Championships athletes must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • Place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in: 
    • Queensland Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships (25 -28 October 2018)
    • Queensland Athletics Championships (7 - 10 March 2019)*

  • Place 1st or 2nd in:
    • Athletics North Queensland Track & Field Championships (21 - 23 September 2018)*^

  • Any athlete that achieves the entry standard is eligible for selection *pending nomination

Entry StandardsImportant Notes on Selection

# Athletes that live further than 200 km from the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, or who have extenuating circumstances, may apply to the Queensland Athletics CEO for an exception. Athletes registered with ANQ are not required to compete in the Queensland Junior Athletics Championships.

* Due to the year change athletes will compete up in the next age division – i.e. if athletes qualified in U15 they will compete in U16 at the Australian Junior Championships.

^eligibility restricted to registered ANQ athletes only

Nominations (JUNIORS)

If you believe you have qualified for the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships then we strongly encourage you to nominate for the Queensland Team.

There is no cost to nominate and it only takes a few minutes. Nominations close on 10th of March 2019

Queensland Athletics will notify nominees of the success of their nomination on a weekly basis. A Team List will also be updated on this page on a weekly basis. If your name does not appear on the team list and your nomination has been approved please contact the QA Office. 

Final team nominations list will be finalised on Monday 11th March following the close of nominations. 

Please note that athletes selected in the Queensland Team will not have their place in the team officially confirmed until the eligibility requirements have been met and team registration and payment has been completed by the due date.

Registration link will be emailed to confirmed Team on Monday, 11th March


Team Managers (JUNIORS)

To support the safe and effective function of the Queensland Team, Queensland Athletics is calling for applications from potential team managers. We are hoping to appoint up to 16 team managers for this Championships. 

Applications close on Friday 1st March, 2019.



Registration link will be emailed to confirmed Team on Monday, 11th March and will close at 9am Monday 18th of March 

Athletes whose nominations have been approved for the Queensland Team to compete at the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney must register and pay the Team Levy of $150. All approved nominations will appear on the team list. Only those who appear on the team list may register.

Athletes are not confirmed members of the team until they have completed this registration form.

The Team Levy includes:

- Team Selection
- Team Administration Costs
- Team Management Services; Queensland Athletics will be providing an experienced management team of managers to assist with athlete management throughout the championships
- Access to three physiotherapists

Event entry for these championships is $30 per event (*$30 per event additional charge for late entries)


Accommodation (JUNIORS)

Accommodation packages are available. The  package is for a minimum of 2 nights and costs $390 ($195 per each additional night).

Athletes are not required to stay with the Team.  Packages are only available for athletes under 18 years of age as at 2 April 2019, who are traveling to Sydney unaccompanied. The accommodation package includes accommodation (twin share), breakfast and transport between Sydney Airport, Team hotel and SOPAC. Athletes who choose to stay with the team must make arrangements to find transport to Sydney Airport and must also inform Queensland Athletics of their travel details in writing.

Please note that Queensland Athletics does NOT book flights for athletes. Athletes are required to book their own flights. Athletes are not required to stay in Sydney for the entire championships; athletes may stay in Sydney for their event competition days only if they choose.

To book accommodation with Team Management or to find out more, Email Us.

Important Dates

Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd September: ANQ Track & Field Championships

Thursday 25th - Sunday 28rd October: Queensland Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships 

Friday 1st March: Team Manager Applications Close

Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th March: Queensland Athletics Championships

Sunday 10th March: Athlete Nominations Close

Monday 11th March: Approved Nominations Team Named and Registrations Open

Friday 15th March: 9am Athlete Registrations close 

Wednesday 20th March: Final Date to Order Uniform (Juniors Only)

Monday 1st - Sunday 7th April: Australian Athletics Championships

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