This page gives relevant information regarding classification, competition, and beginning and progressing your journey in Para-athletics.
Athletics Australia manages the National Classification Structure for Para-athletics and partners with four National Sports Organisations in delivering classification. In total there are five impairment groups recognised nationally. All athletes that appear on the Athletics Australia Classification Masterlist are able to compete in School Sport, Little Athletics and Athletics Australia Para-athletics.
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There are a range of disability groups eligible to compete within the Australian athletics system as an athlete with a disability. These disability groups are separated into varying classifications to ensure fair competition. Each disability group has a set of minimal disability criteria that an athlete must meet in order to be eligible to compete as an athlete with a disability. Athletes must undergo specific Athlete Evaluation or Eligibility processes to obtain a classification