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Event overview

The 2017 Oceania Area Championships will be held from 29th June - 1st July 2017 at ANZ Stadium, Suva, Fiji.

Athletics North Queensland in conjunction with Athletics Australia sees the Oceania Area Championships as an opportunity to expose athletes who may not otherwise get an opportunity to participate in international competition.

his will be a wholly self-funded Team (travel, accommodation, levies and team uniform together with all other associated expenses)

selection policy
 Only those athletes who qualify according to below eligible for selection in the Team:
  • Be a citizen of Australia
  • Have a valid Passport (passports need to have at least 6 months before the expiry date to be allowed to travel)
  • Either have their normal place of residence (defined as being a place where an athlete is resident and/or educated) in an “athletically remote area” of Australia (defined as a being a place more than 300km from any major city at which track and field competition is held on a regular basis i.e. basically weekly or fortnightly during the track season) or “Northern Australia” (defined as comprising the Northern Territory, parts of Western Australia and North Queensland, north of 26th parallel south latitude).
  • Be a registered member of Athletics Australia through an affiliated club
  • Remain in ‘good standing’ with Athletics Australia and at all times comply with Athletics Australia Code of Conduct and otherwise conduct themselves in a way that does not bring their sport or the national team into disrepute.
  • Perform a qualifying performance between the 24 September 2016 - Tuesday 4th April, 2017

In addition to the above, athletes that are competing in the U18 age group must be born 2000/01 


If you believe you have qualified for the 2017 Oceania Area Championships then we strongly encourage you to nominate for the Regional Australia Team.

There is no cost to nominate and it only takes a few minutes. Nominations close at 11:59pm (AEST) Tuesday 4th April 2017.

Final team will be announced on Monday 10th April following the close of nominations. 

Please note that athletes selected in the Regional Australia 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.



It is compulsory that all athletes that are part of the Regional Australia Team have to stay at the team accommodation for the duration of the Championships. 

Accommodation will be in the Athletes Village at the University of the South Pacific (USP) – Next to ANZ Stadium

team managers

To support the safe and effective function of the Regional Australia Team, Athletics North Queensland is calling for applications from potential team managers. 

  • Assistant Team Manager (2) 
  • Team Coach (2)

Applications close 11:59pm AEST Tuesday 4th April 2017.

important dates

Monday 23rd January: Team Manager Applications Open

Monday 23rd January: Athlete Nominations Open 

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26 February: Queensland Athletics Championships

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

Monday 3rd April: Team Manager Applications Close 

Tuesday 4th April: Athlete Nominations Close

Monday 10th April: Final Team Announced

Monday 10th April: Team Managers Announced

Monday 24th April: Athlete Registrations Close



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