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2018 Australian Open Championships

The 2018 Australian Open Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games Nomination Trial will be held at Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, Queensland from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th February 2018. Please see below for more information pertaining to these championships.




In order to be eligible to compete at the 2018 Australian Open Championships you must:

  • Be a registered member with Athletics NSW
  • Have achieved the applicable entry standards and submitted your registration by 9:00pm, Sunday 28th January 2018.

           a) Placing 1, 2 or 3 at NSW Open Championships (2nd - 4th February 2018)

           b) Qualified in accordance with the applicable Entry Standards which can be viewed via the link above


  • Be a minimum of 12 years of age as at 31 December 2018
  • Have competed at least once in a competition sanctioned and conducted by a member association (unless an exemption has been granted)

All qualification performances must have been achieved at a National Permit Meet, or International Permit Meet. 

NOTE: U23 Standards only apply to athletes born in 1996, 1997 and 1998


Please note the following key dates:

Sunday 28th January 2018
Entries close on the NSW registration portal at 9:00pm. 

February 2nd - 4th 2018
NSW Open Championships

All registrations to compete at the Australian Open Championships must be completed by the cut-off at 9:00pm on Sunday 28th January. The only exceptions to this will be athletes who place 1st, 2nd or 3rd at the NSW Open Championships (2-4 Feb) and have not yet qualified by achieving the entry standard. These athletes will need to complete registration prior to 11:59pm, Sunday 4th February 2018. 

Please note that all registrations must be verifiable. You will need to provide details of your qualification performance (time / distance), venue and date of performance. Please ensure these are accurate as any invalid registrations will not be accepted. 

All entries have now closed

Please note that the Athletics Australia entry rules state that only 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at NSW Open Championships will automatically be accepted after the close of registration on the 28th of January. Any other athletes who achieve the qualification standards will not have guaranteed acceptance into the field, may not be printed in the official program or obtain a name bib. These entries will also incur an additional $30.00 late fee. 

Key Dates

Sunday 28th January
Registrations close 9:00pm
Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th February
NSW Open Championships
Sunday 4th February
Rego for NSW Opens qualifiers close 11:59pm
Monday 5th February
Final team list posted on ANSW website
Wednesday 15th - Sunday 18th February
Australian Open Championships, Gold Coast, QLD