Classification is a way of grouping athletes of a similar impairment or disability for the purpose of competition. Classification exists to create a “fair” competition amongst athletes of different disabilities.

Classification is only required by those Little Athletes wanting to compete at a championship level. It is not required to participate at a centre level.

Each classification is organised through different organisations. See the below listing and links.

For further information about classification, visit the Athletics Australia website. The information portal is for anyone with questions about classification & people wanting to be classified. Here you will also find the Classification Masterlist. This Masterlist shows all athletes who have been classified to compete at a Region, State, National & an International level of competition.

Classification Guidelines for Multi-Class Athletes 

Athletics Australia Classification Information Sheet

Upcoming Classification Days in NSW (physical impairment only)

Please go to the Athletics Australia website for the classification calendar or to apply for a provisional classification.