How old do you have to be to compete in a Masters Games?
The minimum age for most sports is 30 years of age however some of the sports, like Gymnastics, the minimum age for participation is 20 years of age. Check the minimum age for your sport on the sport program page of the website, as sports are confirmed and details published. There is no maximum age limit. As long as you meet the minimum age required for for chosen sport/s you are eligible to participate.
Do I have to qualify to compete in the Australian Masters Games?
The Australian Masters Games is a mass participation event, open to anyone who meets the age requirements of their sport of choice. It does not impose qualifying standards and welcomes participants from all over the world. The only criteria to compete in the Australian Masters Games is you must meet the age criteria.
Do I have to be a registered member of a sporting club to participate in the Australian Masters Games?
Generally, regardless of background or ability or sporting affiliation, anyone and everyone is welcome to compete in the Australian Masters Games. A small group of select sports may require you to be a member of the national, state, and/or affiliated body for insurance purposes.
How many sports are involved in the Australian Masters Games?
Between 50 and 60 sports, depending on capacity of the host location.
How many participants are involved in the Games?
There will be over 10,000 participants in the Games across the different sports, and social programs.
What is the difference between a Social Pass and a Non Playing Official?
A Non Playing Official is anyone involved in a role that directly assists competitor participation, and includes team manager/s, coach/s, trainer/s, mechanic/s etc.
A Social Pass applies to anyone not participating in sport events, but who would like to participate in the Games social program and attend the exclsuive Games ceremonies and events.
The previous 'Accompanying Persons' entry category is no longer applicable, and has now been absorbed into the Social Pass category for better value.
What is the difference between the Games entry fee and the sport entry fee, and where does this money go?
The Australian Masters Games is managed by a not for profit entity via a joint venture partnership between the owners, Confederation of Australian Sport and Australian University Sport.
The Games entry fee is the same for all participants and is set by the Australian Masters Games organising committee. This Games fee component is directed towards the operational costs of staging the event, to ensure a well conducted event for all competitors. This includes the overall Games costs such as the entertainment hub and social program, ceremonies, and centralised services such as accreditation, staffing, first aid, etc.
The sport entry fee is paid by all participants in addition to the Games entry fee, but differs by sport and/or event, depending on what you are entering. This fee is set by the sport organiser, and goes towards the costs of conducting the individual sport competition, including venue hire, equipment and timing costs, etc.
What is included in my entry fee?
The entry inclusions for 2015 are still being finalised.
By way of example, the entry inclusions for the 2013 event were:
NOTE – Personal accident/injury insurance coverage is the responsibility of each individual competitor. AMG strongly encourages each participant to investigate their own requirements and needs to ensure they have adequate cover in place should an accident or injury occur during the Games.
As an international participant, how and which visa do I apply for?
There are many visa options available. As an athlete or visitor to the Games, you are able to apply for a tourist visa. However this will all depend on your true reason for visiting Australia. For general information on applying for visas - click here.
How many volunteers are involved in the Games?
Up to 2000 volunteers (1500 sport and 500 general volunteers).