What are the dates of the event?
Saturday 9 – Saturday 16 October 2021
Where is the event?
Perth, Western Australia
Who runs the Australian Masters Games?
The Australian Masters Games is owned by and is a key program of the Confederation of Australian Sport’s (CAS) ‘Sport for All’ platform. The 2021 AMG is proudly supported by the Western Australian Government through Tourism Western Australia and is managed by UniSport Australia Limited (UniSport) under the direction of CAS.
When will sports and venues be announced?
Click here to view the current sport information. Our team is still working on adding new sports to this list and confirming sport information with the relevant providers.
When will registrations open?
The first release of sports will open on Monday 18 January, with more to be added following this date. To keep up to date with announcements follow our website, media pages and sign-up to our e-news here.
How old do you have to be to compete in a Masters Games?
The 2021 AMG defer to the National Sporting Organisations in regard to sport specific age requirements, including minimum age and age as at date.
Check the minimum age for your sport on the individual sport specific page of the website, as sports are confirmed and details are published.
Where there aren’t specific Masters Rules the default minimum age for the event is 30 years of age as at 31 December 2021. For some sports (e.g. swimming and gymnastics) the minimum age will be lower.
There is no maximum age limit.
Do I have to qualify to compete in the 2021 Australian Masters Games (2021 AMG)?
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 AMG is you must meet the age criteria for your sport.
Do I have to be a registered member of a sporting club to participate in the 2021 AMG
A small group of select specialist sports (e.g. powerlifting) may require you to become a member of the national, state, and/or affiliated body or purchase an event membership for insurance purposes.
How many sports and participants will be involved in the 2021 AMG?
There will be approximately 50 sports, depending on capacity of the host location and around 8,000 competing and non-competing participants.
How much are entry fees?
The 2021 AMG fee is made up of a Games Fee ($115 or $105 for participants aged 70+), Sport Fee (outlined on each specific sport page) and transaction fee which is explained below.
*Please note the Games Fee will increase to $145 and $135 (70+) respectively as at 31 July 2021 at the end of the early bird registration period.*
What is the difference between the Games entry fee and the sport entry fee, and where does this money go?
The Games entry fee is the same for all participants and is set by the 2021 AMG 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 Games Village 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 and differs by sport and/or event. 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 2021 are still being finalised.
By way of example, the entry inclusions for the 2019 event were:
- Official Games Accreditation Pass
- Games kit bag
- Games participant drink bottle
- Complimentary sponsor items, tourist information, transport information
- Access to over 50 national standard, professionally organised sport competitions (remember, once you have paid your Games entry fee you can elect to play in as many sports as you like with only the additional sport fee payable)
- Provision of a volunteer workforce to assist and support the delivery of the Games and associated special events
- Sports medicine services at venues
- Exclusive participant only access to the Games Village venue
- Exclusive entertainment at the Games Village, including but not limited to:
- Opening Ceremony entry
- Closing Ceremony entry
- Midweek Function entry
- Medals for placegetters
- Participation certificate (on request)
Are participants covered for personal accident/injury during the event?
Personal accident/injury insurance coverage is the responsibility of each individual participant. The 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.
Some sports may offer optional personal insurance through their registration process.
What do I need to do to travel to WA, or how do I know IF I can?
Everyone who travels to WA will need to fill in a G2G Pass. The information on this, as well as the latest details on the controlled borders is available on www.wa.gov.au
Where should I stay?
Visit our travel page for more information regarding our travel partner All Sports Travel and how they can assist you in planning your trip to Western Australia.
Where can I hire a car?
The 2021 AMG organising committee is working on securing a rental car partner, to be announced in due course.
What weather can I expect?
The weather in Perth during the month of October is generally mild and dry. Visitors to the city can expect a comfortable stay with fairly consistent temperatures and minimal rainfall.
The average daily October temperatures sit between 11 and 24 degrees Celsius. Whereas the average total rainfall during October in Perth is 38.8mm.
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. Our international policy will be published and available on our website in due course.
Please note that Australia’s international borders are currently closed due to COVID-19. For further information regarding borders reopening please visit https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/
Will I receive a refund on my Games entry fee and sport fee if the 2021 Australian Masters Games are cancelled?
Should the 2021 Australian Masters Games be cancelled due to the impacts of COVID-19 or government issued travel restrictions, a full refund will be granted. All refunds in the instance of event cancellation will be processed within 30 days of the event cancellation. Click here for the full Cancellation and Refund policy.
Will I receive a refund on my Games entry fee and sport fee if travel restrictions prevent me from travelling to Western Australia for the 2021 Australian Masters Games?
All requests for refund due to Government issued travel restrictions will be granted and a full refund will be issued and the administration fee waived. All refunds in this instance will be processed within 30 days of the request. Click here for the full Cancellation and Refund policy.
I'm concerned about border closures. Do you have any advice about flexible travel arrangements?
The best people to talk to about your travel arrangements would be the companies you have booked with – the airlines, accommodation or car hire provider for example. They will be able to talk to you about any cancellation policy they may have. The latest information on controlled border arrangements can be found on www.wa.gov.au
What are the quarantine restrictions when coming to Western Australia?
Please follow this link for government advice on quarantine when entering WA:
How do I become a 2021 AMG volunteer?
Those that are interested in volunteering for the 2021 AMG are encouraged to register their interest here.
The volunteer application process will begin in early 2021.
Where can I access results from the 17th AMG in Adelaide in 2019?
Results from all sports at the 17AMG wil be accessible via the individual sport specific pages as soon as these are published.
When will fixtures/draws for my sport be announced?
Fixtures and draws for most sports will be published around one month prior to the start of the event.
How can I enter the Games
The primary way to enter is via our online registration system. You can access the 2021 Australian Masters Games registration system by clicking here.
If you do not have a computer or require further assistance, please contact our registration team on +61 8 6146 3250 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I login to my existing account?
If you have previously participated in the Australian Masters Games (Geelong 2013, Adelaide 2011/2015/2019 and/or Tasmania 2017) you should already have an account with us. In order to login to your account, simply enter the email address and password used when you last registered.
If you have changed your email address since last participating, please email your new address to email@example.com. Our registrations team will update this on the system for you.
Important Note: Please do not continue to create a new account if the system identifies that you already have an existing account. If you are unsure what to do, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I change or reset my password?
If you can’t log into the registration system and need to reset your password click the “Forgot your password?” link on the Login or Create Account page.
If you simply wish to update your password, you can do this via the MyMastersGames portal.
Please Note: your password will need to be at least 6 characters in length and contain at least one upper case letter and one number. Your new password will not save if it does not meet these criteria.
What are the payment options available to me through the registration system?
Payment method for online entries is through Paypal and Paypal express checkout using credit or debit card (Visa/Mastercard). If you do not have a credit or debit card, Australia Post provides a prepaid card service. Please visit your nearest Post Office or the Australia Post website for further details.
Can I make changes to my registration?
Yes, however the changes that can be made by participants themselves are limited.
Participants have the ability to update personal information and/or register into additional sports/events via the MyMastersGames portal.
All other changes, including withdrawing from a sport, swapping events, changing from one division to another, and/or updating race information (e.g. time/distance) will need to be made by the 2021 AMG Registration Team. Please email email@example.com detailing your request.
What is the difference between a Supporter 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 Supporter applies to anyone not participating in sport events, but who would like to participate in the Games social program and attend the exclusive Games ceremonies and events.
Can I enter more than one person at a time?
Each participant must complete their own online registration. At the end of the registration process you can select to “add another person”, however this functionality is available to new registrations only (i.e. the person you are trying to register does not have an existing account with AMG). You can add as many people as you wish, making sure that all entry details are correct before proceeding to the checkout. Please make sure that you carefully check the summary page before making your payment.
If the person you are trying to register already has an existing account and/or shares the same email address you will need to complete the registration process separately (i.e. register and make payment for the first participant, then register and make payment for the second participant). The benefit of registering separately is that the system will automatically pre-populate the participant’s pre-existing details.
I am no longer able to attend the 2021 Australian Masters Games. How do I withdraw from the event?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org notifying us of your withdrawal.
Can I get a refund?
Request for refund may be considered at the discretion of the Organiser. For further information please refer to our Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Can I transfer my registration fees to another person?
Yes. For further information please refer to our Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Please note the registration transfer close date: Friday 10 September 2021
Where can I find a copy of my confirmation email and/or payment invoice?
Participants can access a copy of their confirmation email and/or payment via the MyMastersGames portal. To view or print your confirmation email please select ‘My Registrations’. To view or print your invoice receipt please select ‘Invoice History’.
Can I still register without a team?
Yes, you are still able to register for any team event in the Australian Masters Games. When registering, at the team selection phase, select “I’m not part of a team, please place me in a team.” The Sport Convenor will endeavour to find you a suitable team.
If you would like to find a team in advance you can look on our Bulletin Board.
Can I register for a doubles or triples event without a partner/s?
Yes, you are still able to register for any team event in the Australian Masters Games. When registering, at the event selection phase, select “I don’t have a partner” for doubles/triples events. The Sport Convenor will endeavour to find you a suitable partner.
If you would like to find a partner in advance you can look on our Bulletin Board.