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An Overview

This page is the home for Para-athletics in Australia it contains all relevant information regarding classification, competition, and beginning and progressing your journey in Para-athletics.

Athletics Australia manages the National Classification Structure for Para-athletics and partners with four National Sports Organisations in delivering classification. In total there are five impairment groups recognised nationally. All athletes that appear on the Athletics Australia Classification Masterlist are able to compete in School Sport, Little Athletics and Athletics Australia Para-athletics.

Start your Journey

There are a range of disability groups eligible to compete within the Australian athletics system as an athlete with a disability. These disability groups are separated into varying classifications to ensure fair competition. Each disability group has a set of minimal disability criteria that an athlete must meet in order to be eligible to compete as an athlete with a disability. Athletes must undergo specific Athlete Evaluation or Eligibility processes to obtain a classification. Please click on the links below for more information on classification.

Join the fun

Athletics Australia endorses an all-inclusive competition calendar. All events run by Athletics Australia and its Member Associations cater for para-athletics athletes. The following information and links provide information for athlete to compete in para-athletics in Australia. Athletics Australia has a fully inclusive competition pathway for Para-athletes, including the Australian All Schools (secondary schools natonals) Austrlaian Junior Championships and Australian Open Championships. School Sport Australia and Little Athletics Australia also offer athletics opportunities for Para-athletes.

Athletics Australia
Athletics House 
Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive 
Albert Park  VIC 3206  

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