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More than 3,500 track and field athletes of all ages will compete in the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships, with the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre set to host the inaugural combined Junior and Open aged championships for able-bodied and para-athletes from 26 March to 2 April 2017.

Set to span an impressive eight days, the 2017 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.

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Registration link will be emailed to confirmed Team on Thursday, 2nd March and will close at 9am Wednesday, 8th March.

Athletes whose nominations have been approved for the Queensland Heat Team to compete at the 2017 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)



If you believe you have qualified for the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships then we strongly encourage you to nominate for the Queensland Heat Team.

There is no cost to nominate and it only takes a few minutes. Nominations close at 9:00am on Wednesday 1st March 2017.

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 Thursday 2nd March following the close of nominations. 

Please note that athletes selected in the Queensland Heat 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.

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Registration link will be emailed to confirmed Team on Thursday, 2nd March



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 2017, 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.

Selection Policy

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 2017. Athletes are also required to compete in the Queensland Junior Athletics Championships (23 - 26 February 2017), and at least one other QA competition during the 2016-2017 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 (20 -23 October 2016)
    • Queensland Junior Athletics Championships (23 - 26 February 2017)*

  • Place 1st or 2nd in:
    • Athletics North Queensland Track & Field Championships (23 - 25 September 2016)*^

  • 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

Team Managers

To support the safe and effective function of the Queensland Heat 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 9am Wednesday 1st of February 2017.


Important Dates

Friday 2nd September: Team Manager Applications Open

Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th September: ANQ Track & Field Championships

Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd October: Queensland Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships (Australian All Schools Selection Meet)

Wednesday 1st February: Team Manager Applications Close

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26 February: Queensland Junior Athletics Championships

Wednesday 1st March: 9am Athlete Nominations Close

Thursday 2nd March: Approved Nominations Team Named and Registrations Open

Wednesday 8th March: 9am Athlete Registrations Close

Friday 10th March: Final Team Announced

Saturday 11th March: Queensland Heat Team Pre-Departure Meeting (not compulsory). 12pm-1pm  

Monday 13th March: Final Date to Order Uniform

Sunday 26th March - Sunday 2nd April: Australian Junior Athletics Championships

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