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Listed below are the Queensland Athletics membership options available in the South Queensland region for the 2016-2017 registration year. North Queensland membership information is available at www.athleticsnorthqld.org.au

In most cases, members must also join a club affiliated with Queensland Athletics - refer to the Club Membership section below for details.

To make it easy for you to become a QA member and join a club at the same time, memberships for most clubs are taken online through the QA website. QA membership fees and club fees are packaged together into one simple online transaction.
 

If you have any questions about the membership options, or joining a club, please contact us.

2016-2017 Membership Options

South Queensland membership options for 2016-2017 are listed in the table below.  North Queensland membership information is available at www.athleticsnorthqld.org.au

Each membership option has different benefits, restrictions and competition entry fees that apply. Please review all of the information available below to assist in selecting the most suitable membership option for you.

Each option provides membership until 30 September 2017 and includes coverage for Personal Accident Insurance under the National Insurance Program.
 

WINTER SEASON  
March 2017 - September 2017

NOTE - Club membership fees are charged in addition to the QA membership fees listed above.

 

  • MINIMUM AGE for track and field competition is 12 years as at 31 December 2017 (born 2005 or before). Younger athletes may join as a Base Member for club training and for access to cross country competitions.
          
  • ENTRY FEES for QA competitions and Queensland Championships vary for each membership option. Refer to the Competition Entry Fees section below for further details.
     

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SUMMER SEASON
October 2016 - March 2017

NOTE - Club membership fees are charged in addition to the QA membership fees listed above.

 

  • MINIMUM AGE for track and field competition is 12 years as at 31 December 2017 (born 2005 or before). Younger athletes may join as a Base Member for club training and for access to cross country competitions.
     
  • DUAL MEMBERSHIP is available to current members of Little Athletics Queensland (LAQ) aged 12-14 years as at 31 December 2017 (born in 2005/2004/2003) and athletes in the LAQ U15 age group, Queensland Masters Athletics (QMA) and the Trail Running Association of Queensland (TRAQ). Refer to the Dual Membership section below for further details.
     
  • BASE MEMBERSHIP allows athletes to compete in a maximum of three QA track and field competitions during the summer season, including QA Shield Meets and Queensland Championships. Higher event entry fees also apply. BASE members are not eligible to compete at the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships.  Refer to the Base Membership section below for further details.
     
  • ENTRY FEES for QA competitions and Queensland Championships vary for each membership option. Refer to the Competition Entry Fees section below for further details.
     

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Club Membership

When you register as a PLATINUM, TRADITIONAL, DUAL or VOLUNTEER member you must also join an affiliated QA athletics club at the same time. The only exception is for BASE membership where athletes may register directly with Queensland Athletics.

Club membership fees are charged in addition to the QA membership fees listed in the table above

Club membership fees vary as do the services offered by each club. To make it easy for you to become a QA member and join a club at the same time, memberships for most clubs are taken online. QA membership fees and club fees are packaged together into one simple online transaction.

 

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COMPETITION ENTRY FEES

Entry fees for QA competitions and Queensland Championships vary for each membership option. Please refer to the tables below to assist in selecting the most suitable membership option for you.

 

 

 
NOTE – Refer to entry information for each competition for more information and entry conditions.

Dual Membership

The DUAL membership option provides a discounted full track and field membership with Queensland Athletics for current members of the following associations:

  • Little Athletics Queensland (LAQ)
    Athletes aged 12-14 years as at 31 December 2017 (born 2005/2004/2003) and athletes in the LAQ U15 age group. Little A's membership is verified at the time of registration with QA. 
  • Queensland Masters Athletics (QMA) 
  • Trail Running Association of Queensland (TRAQ)

A DUAL membership provides all of the benefits of a full TRADITIONAL membership for only half the price, saving a total of $55.

Please Note - Little A's, QMA and TRAQ athletes that don’t intend on competing more than three times during the QA summer season, or attending the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships, may still choose to register as a BASE member instead. Base members are eligible to compete, with no restrictions, in all club conducted competitions and all QA cross country and road events. Base membership is also a cost effective option for athletes that are looking to try a couple of QA Shield events or perhaps just compete at the Queensland Championships. 

Base Membership

The BASE membership is a low-cost option for casual QA competitors, athletes that train or compete at a club level only, and for new athletes that are unsure about committing to a full membership straight away. BASE members are able to participate with no restrictions in all:

  • Club training and activities
  • Club conducted competitions 
  • QA cross country and road events
  • School based competitions

BASE membership is also a suitable and cost effective option for Little A's, QMA and TRAQ that are looking to try a couple of QA competitions or perhaps just compete at the Queensland Championships. 

As the initial membership fee is so low, there are a couple of restrictions on BASE members as outlined below:

  • May compete in a maximum of three QA track and field competitions during the summer season, including QA Shield Meets and Queensland Championships. Higher event entry fees also apply  
  • Not eligible to compete at the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships (U14-Open).

 
Upgrades
BASE members will be able to upgrade to a full TRADITIONAL/PLATINUM membership at any stage during the summer season if they find that would like to compete in more QA competitions or continue on to the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships. Refer to the Upgrades section below for further details.

Bib Numbers

Every athlete that registers as a member of QA will be allocated 2017 bib numbers which are to be worn while competing at all QA events during year. Please discard all previous QA bib numbers you may have as you will only be permitted to wear your new 2017 bib numbers during the 2016-2017 year.

Bib numbers are available for collection at your first QA competition. Postage of bib numbers is only available upon request (see below).
 

Postage of Bib Numbers
Athletes who live outside of South-East Queensland, or who will not be competing regularly at QA events, may request to have their bib numbers posted to them as outlined below.

  • PLATINUM / TRADITIONAL / DUAL MEMBERS
    Cost:  Free
    If you do not intend to compete at a QA event within the next 14 days, please contact us to request postage of your bib numbers. Alternatively, simply collect your bib numbers at your first QA event.
     
  • BASE MEMBERS
    Cost:  $6.00
    If you do not intend to compete at a QA event within the next 14 days, please order and pay for postage through our online shop. Alternatively, simply collect your bib numbers for free at your first QA event.

  
Replacement Bib Numbers
If an athlete misplaces their bib numbers or forgets to bring them to a QA competition, replacement bib numbers must be purchased. Replacement bib numbers cost $5.00 when collected at a QA competition or $6.00 if postage is required. Please contact us to request replacement numbers, or simply purchase new numbers at your next QA event.

Upgrades & Club Transfers

Members may upgrade their QA membership type to a higher level at any time during the registration year via the following online form.

Upgrade Online

The cost to upgrade your membership will be the difference between the QA fee that you have already paid for your current membership and the QA fee for the new membership. Upgrade fees are listed below.


Base
Base
Base
Dual
Traditional





Dual
Traditional
Platinum
Platinum
Platinum

$ 45
$ 100
$ 210
$ 165
$ 110

Note - Members are not permitted to ‘down-grade’ their membership to a lower level or cancel their membership to receive a refund during the registration year.

  
Club Transfers
If you have already registered with a club for the 2016-2017 year and wish to transfer your membership to another club, please contact us.

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