State Track and Field Championships

The State Track & Field Championships are the culmination of the track & field competition season.  Next year the  Championships will be held on – 18/19 March 2023 at  SOPAC (Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre). (See Conditions of Entry to SOPAC). Athletes in the age groups U9 through to U17 progress through to this event after qualifying from their Regional Championships.

As usual, all the following links will be updated for 2022 when they are available.



STATE MERCHANDISE – Proudly supplied by RHSports

State t-shirt – Purchases – TBA


Please click on the links below to view the centre duty roster for both Saturday, 19 March and Sunday, 20 March 2022.

  • Saturday – centre duties
  • Sunday – centre duties


Relevant documents relating to the State Track & Field Championships will be linked below.  Please note these are last years times as a guide. We will update at a later date.

Please Note:  There will be NO printed programs for sale at any Little Athletics NSW event.


As per Rules of Competition, the Jury of Appeal will consist of 3 people, taken from the following:

  • Cheryl Webb (Competition Manager)
  • Carnival Manager
  • Track Referee
  • Field Referee
  • Rebecca Shaw (Chief Executive Officer)
  • Board Director

Maps of the venue showing event areas will be linked below.

For a map of the SOPAC Main Track, click HERE.

For a map of the SOPAC Warm Up Track, click HERE.

Our Frequently Asked Questions document should answer any queries that you may have in relation to the McDonalds State Track & Field Championships. Please read through this document prior to arriving at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.


Once all regions have been completed, the qualifiers to the McDonalds State Track & Field Championships will be posted.


  1. 1st placed relay teams from each of the 8 Regions automatically progress to the State Champs. They are not included in the qualifiers by centre above, but will be in the finalised full program.
  2. The McDonalds State Track & Field Championships will have up to 24 competitors in every individual event.
  3. The 24 competitors have been determined as follows:

Automatic Qualifiers (up to 16 competitors across the eight Regions)

  • First and second place from each of the eight Regions (see Note 1 below regarding qualifying times/performances)

Additional Performance Based Qualifiers

  • Up to eight additional competitors from across all Regions.

To determine the additional performance based qualifiers, all athletes (from finals) after the automatic qualifiers, across all Regions, will be collated and the best eight determined. Where there were equal performances for the 8th position, all athletes on that equal performance will be excluded (i.e. Some events may have less than eight additional competitors).

Note 1: There are qualifying standards for the 1500m Walk; the 3000m run (as per Rules of Competition) and for High Jump (athletes must have cleared the State Championships starting height for their relevant age group, at their Region Championships to progress). The starting heights can be found in the Rules of Competition. Athletes who cannot achieve the required time/height at the Region Championships, irrespective of placings (including auto qualifiers), will not be considered for progression to the State Track & Field Championships.


At the completion of the McDonalds State Track & Field Championships, a team of 40 x U13 athletes will be selected to compete in the Australian Little Athletics Championships.

Three girls and three boys in the U15 age group will also represent NSW at the Australian Little Athletics Championships, with their selection based on their performances at the 2022/23 State Combined Carnival.

Multi Class athletes will also be selected. These details are to be finalised and communicated soon.

Each year the Australian Little Athletics Championships is hosted by a different State/Territory Association. 2023 – TBA

More information can be found HERE.