About the Games

Created by the Confederation of Australian Sport in 1987, the Australian Masters Games is a week-long festival of sport that brings together weekend warriors from around Australia, and the world, to enjoy an extensive sport and social program in an exciting holiday destination.

The 19th Edition of the Australian Masters Games will be held in Adelaide from 7-14 October 2023.

Let's Xplore, Indulge, Xceed at the XIX Australian Masters Games 2023 in South Australia.

The Sport

The Australian Masters Games is one of Australia’s largest premier multisport festivals with an extensive sport program offering over 50 different sports. All the big ones – softball, baseball, athletics, lawn bowls, dragon boat… plus lots of other great sports to round out the program including ten pin bowling, darts, petanque and weightlifting to name just a few. There truly is something for everyone!

And the best news is, you don’t need to be a superstar to participate, with entry open to all who meet the minimum age criteria. In most sports, this is 30 years. Many Games participants enter multiple sports too, for extra bang for their buck.

The Social Program

At the conclusion of sporting events each day, it’s time to kick up your heels. ‘Let’s Play!’

The Games is renowned for its social program almost as much as the sport. The opportunity to explore your favourite and new hidden gem locations will combine with a jam-packed entertainment program. It will be epic.

(Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission)

The Destination

The Australian Masters Games is a truly national event, offering an exciting new location to explore each edition. In 2023, we return to the spiritual home of the Games, Adelaide, Australias’s festival city. If you haven’t visited for a while, you’ll be blown away by how much we have changed. And if you’ve never visited, there is no better time than October 2023!

Adelaide, South Australia (Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission)

Immerse yourself in the sport, connect with Games participants and discover all that South Australia has to offer. We cannot wait to welcome you to Adelaide in October 2023.

History of the Australian Masters Games

The Australian Masters Games is the original and the best masters event in Australia.

The Confederation of Australian Sport held the first Australian Masters Games in Tasmania in 1987 and set the stage for large multisport festivals for the masters age group (30 years and over) in Australia. This is the eighth time Adelaide has hosted the Australian Masters Games, and it promises to be spectacular. “Traditional Re-imagined. Let’s Play!”

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Year Edition Host City
2023 19th Adelaide
2022 18th Perth
2019 17th Adelaide
2017 16th Tasmania's North West
2015 15th Adelaide
2013 14th Geelong
2011 13th Adelaide
2009 12th Geelong
2007 11th Adelaide
2005 10th Adelaide
2003 9th Canberra
2001 8th Newcastle
1999 7th Adelaide
1997 6th Canberra
1995 5th Melbourne
1993 4th Perth
1991 3rd Brisbane
1989 2nd Adelaide
1987 1st Tasmania
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