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Date Saturday 25th August 2018
Venue Maleny Golf Course, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Age Groups Under 14, Under 16, Under 18, Under 20, Open
Multi-Class Age Groups Under 14, Under 16, Under 20
Individual Championship Yes
Teams Championship Yes

team selections

Please click below to view the Athletics NSW team list for the 2018 Australian Cross Country Championships.

All athletes who appear on this list will receive an email in the next 24 hours with details regarding registration, uniform purchase and further event information. This email will be sent to the address that was supplied within the nomination form. If your name appears on this list and you have NOT received an email by 5:00pm, Wednesday 18th July please contact

Thank you to all athletes who nominated for selection.

Important Information


All athletes wishing to be selected in the NSW team for the Australian Cross Country Championships will need to compete in the following event:

  • 2018 Athletics NSW Cross Country Championships - Saturday 23rd June, Nowra

Athletes will also need to compete in AT LEAST ONE of the following events from the Athletics NSW winter calendar:

  • Waratah Series St George Classic, Saturday 21st April, Ramsgate
  • Waratah Series Sydney 10 & Greater Bank Fun Run, Saturday 5th May, SOPAC
  • Waratah Series Relays, Saturday 26th May, Miranda Park
  • Waratah Series Short Course, Sunday 8th July, West Dapto

Athletics NSW will select both male and female athletes to compete in Under 14, Under 16, Under 18, Under 20 and Open age groups at these championships. 

Multi Class athletes will also be selected in Under 14, Under 16 and Under 20 age groups. 

Selections will be made up of a combination of automatic qualifiers from the NSW Cross Country Championships, and discretionary selections from other winter series events. Athletes seeking selection are strongly encouraged to compete in as many of the above listed events as possible to maximise their chance. 

eligibility criteria
  • Be a current member of Athletics NSW through one of its registered clubs
  • Be a minimum of 12 years of age as at 31 December 2018
  • Have competed at the Athletics NSW Cross Country Championships (23rd June, Nowra), and at least ONE other Athletics NSW Winter Series Event
  • Multi-class athletes must have at least a provisional classification and must have achieved the qualifying standard for their classification
selection Policy

Please click the below link to view the Athletics NSW Selection Policy for the 2018 Australian Cross Country Championships. 

Any athlete wishing to be selected in the Athletics NSW team for this event should ensure they read and understand this document in full prior to nominating.


All athletes wishing to be selected in the Athletics NSW team for the 2018 Australian Cross Country Championships must submit a nomination via the online portal. Nominations will open at 5:00pm, Friday 8th June and will close 9:00am, Tuesday 10th July. There is no cost to nominate during this period. 

All nominations must be submitted online, nominations will not be accepted in any other format. If you do not nominate, you cannot be selected. 

Please note that the nomination period has now closed for this event. Late nominations will be accepted for a $20 late fee until 5:00pm, Friday 13th July. Please follow the below link to complete a late nomination.

key dates

Thursday 7th June
Online nominations open
Saturday 23rd June
NSW Cross Country Championships, Nowra
Sunday 8th July
NSW Short Course Championships, West Dapto
Tuesday 10th July
Online Nominations Close 9:00am
Tuesday 10th July
Online LATE nominations open 5:00pm
Friday 13th July
Online LATE nominations close 5:00pm
Monday 16th July
Athletics NSW selection panel to meet
Tuesday 17th July
Athletics NSW team to be announced
Tuesday 24th July
Athletics NSW team registrations due
Saturday 25th August
Australian Cross Country Championships


If you have any questions regarding the Athletics NSW team for the 2018 Australian Cross Country Championships, please contact the ANSW office on (02) 9746 1122, or

frequently asked questions

I am not a member with an Athletics NSW club, can I still nominate for the Athletics NSW team?
If you are not a member, you can still nominate. However, if you are selected in the Athletics NSW team you will need to register with a club in order for your position in the team to be confirmed. 

If I place first, second or third at the NSW Cross Country Championships and achieve an automatic qualification, do I still need to nominate?
Yes, all athletes wishing to be selected MUST nominate, regardless of whether they have automatically qualified. If you do not nominate, you cannot be selected. 

If an athlete who is selected in the team declines their position, will the next athlete be offered that position?
If an athletes declines their offer and does not confirm their position in the ANSW team, we will offer their position to the next eligible athlete up until the deadline for registrations. After this time ANSW will use its discretion to replace any further withdrawals. 

Can I compete for both Athletics NSW and NSW School Sport?
No, unfortunately you will need to pick one team, but at the end of the day you will be representing NSW either way.

If I am selected, what do I wear?
All official representatives in the Athletics NSW team will be required to compete in the Athletics NSW state team uniform. More information about how to purchase a uniform will be sent to athletes who are selected in the team. 

So once I nominate, that's all I have to do?
Not quite. Athletes who are selected in the Athletics NSW team will be notified via email on Tuesday 17th July, and will be sent a link to complete their event registration. An athlete's place will not be confirmed within the team until this registration is complete. 

Is there a team levy and entry fees for this event?
Yes there will be an entry fee (set by Athletics Australia) and a team levy (set by Athletics NSW) to cover Administration costs, team management services etc.