FAQs

About the Games

What are the dates of the event?

The Australian Masters Games which were due to be held from 9-16 October 2021 have been postponed until 23-30 April 2022.

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 2022 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. The final sports program will be confirmed closer to the event. 

How old do you have to be to compete in a Masters Games?

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 sport program page of the website, as sports are confirmed and details 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 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 for your sport. 

Sport

Do I have to be a registered member of a sporting club to participate in the Australian Masters Games?

No.

A small group of select sports 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 Australian Masters Games?

There are currently 51 sport on offer https://australianmastersgames.com/sports/, depending on capacity of the host location and around 8,000 competing and non-competing participants. 

Are participants covered for personal accident/injury during the event?

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. 

Some sports may offer optional personal insurance through their registration process. 

Where can I access results from the 17th Australian Masters Games in Adelaide in 2019?

Results from all sports at the 17AMG will be accessible via the individual sport specific pages.

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 (March 2022). 

When will sports and venues be announced?

The official sport list and accompanying venues will be announced in the coming months. Keep your eye out on the website and our social media pages and sign up to our e-news letter https://australianmastersgames.com/subscribe/. 

Games Entry Fees

How much are entry fees?

The 2021 Australian Masters Games 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 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 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 2022 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 too;  
  • Opening Ceremony entry 
  • Closing Ceremony entry 
  • Midweek Party entry 
  • Medals for place getters 
  • Participation certificate (on request) 

Registration

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 amg.rego@unisport.com.au.

 

What are the registration dates?

Gold Entry Period: 18 June 2021 – 30 April 2021

Early Bird Entry Period: 31 April 2021 – 30 July 2021

Standard Entry Period*: 31 July 2021 – 10 September 2021

*entry fees will increase to $145 and $135 respectively as at 31 July 2021

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 amg.rego@unisport.com.au. 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 amg.rego@unisport.com.au

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 AMG Registration Team. Please email amg.rego@unisport.com.au 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 amg.admin@unisport.com.au 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’. 

How do I register for doubles when my partner is not yet registered?

Please refer to the Doubles Guide for assistance

How do I create a team or enter in an existing team?

Please refer to the Team Registration Guide for assistance.

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

Travel & Accommodation

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 Australian Masters Games team is working on securing a rental car partner in due course. 

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 

What weather can I expect?

The weather in Perth during the month of April is generally mild and dry. Visitors to the City can expect a comfortable stay with fairly consistent temperatures and minimal rainfall. 

The average maximum daily April temperatures sit between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius. Whereas the average total rainfall during April in Perth is 47mm. 

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/

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 

  

COVID-19 Impacts

What happens if I am unable to enter Western Australia due to government issued travel restrictions?

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. Participants seeking refunds will be required to complete the withdrawal and refund request form and email to amg.rego@unisport.com.au by 5pm (AWST) Friday 8 October 2021. For more information, please refer to the 2021 AMG Cancellation and Refund Policy.

What happens if the 2021 AMG is cancelled due to the impacts of COVID-19 or government issued travel restrictions?

Should the 2021 AMG be cancelled due to the impacts of COVID-19 or government issued travel restrictions, a full refund will be granted and the administration fee waived. All refunds in the instance of event cancellation will be processed within 30 days of the event cancellation. For more information, please refer to the 2021 AMG Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Volunteer

How do I become a 2021 Australian Masters Games volunteer?

Volunteer applications are now closed. For more information about being a volunteer click here to read our Volunteer FAQs

If you are interested in being a volunteer for a specific sport at the AMG in 2022 please contact amg.volunteer@unisport.com.au  

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