FAQs

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?

The official sport list and accompanying venues will be announced progressively in the coming months. Keep your eye out on the website, social media pages and sign up to our e-newsletter here.

When will registrations open?

Registration opening dates will be announced in the coming months. Keep your eye out on the 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

No.

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 entry fees are being established. Prices will be announced in the coming months. The fee will be made up of a Games Fee, Sport Fee and transaction fee which is explained below.

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 45 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 Party 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.

Where should I stay?

The 2021 AMG organising committee will appoint a travel and accommodation partner (to be announced shortly) who can assist with travel and accommodation options and packages for teams and individuals.

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/

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.

What are the quarantine restrictions when coming to Western Australia?

Please follow this link for government advice on quarantine when entering WA:

https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/exporting-animals/quarantine-frequently-asked-questions

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.

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