We would love you to join and compete for SUAC in summer 2018-19! There are 2 preferred registrations options depending on whether you are a track & field athlete OR whether you compete off the track in winter road & cross country races: 

  • 2018-19 Athletics NSW (Open or Junior) Athlete Membership for the period 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019 for both the ANSW Summer Track & Field AND 2019 Winter seasons (season registration 2018-19 now OPEN via methods below)


  • 2019 RunNSW / Waratah Run Series Membership for the period 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019 for the 2019 winter season ONLY (registration open from February 2019 for cross country, road & recreational run athletes only, excludes all Summer Athletics NSW Track & Field events)

We recommend almost every athlete select the Athletics NSW Athlete Membership (1st option) except distance athletes who have missed the Summer Track & Field season. We can also offer Youth (14 and under) & Community Athlete registration as well as Club Official registration. Scroll below FAQs on how to join!

Frequently asked questions (to assist new members)

Do I need to be a University of Sydney Student to join SUAC? Absolutely not, we’re open to all, including all levels and abilities!

Is there an age limit? We can register athletes from U14 to 100+. For Little Athletics NSW Dual Registration, read also the specific section at the bottom of this page.

What does registration mean? You must be registered to compete in Athletics NSW & Athletics Australia sanctioned events. Season competition can be found on the Athletics NSW website (there are also reciprocal arrangements with other States). Some events are free to enter, others are pay entry per event. SUAC covers race entry for NSW State Relays & Club Championships as well as all summer & winter relay races and enters as many teams as there are athletes willing to compete! You also get to be part of Australia’s first & finest athletics club and have a great time with a great bunch of people. And we organise lots of trips and run a heap of fantastic social events!

Does registration include training & coaching? No, this is entirely separate to registration but the Head Coach can offer sprints, middle distance & distance coaching for runners aged 16 and older committed to 2 or more training sessions per week. For details see Training

I only do fun runs, should I register? Yes you absolutely should! If you’re not keen on running on the track at all, the 2019 RunNSW / Waratah Run series registration provides discounted or free entry to RunNSW events and enables you to earn points for SUAC in the Winter Premiership as well as testing yourself against the rest of the State across all age groups! 

Should I register for the RunNSW / Waratah Run Series if I am a sprinter or compete in field events? No. You should register as a 2018-19 Athletics NSW Open or Junior Athlete. If it is Winter and you’ve missed the current Track & Field season, you should be winter training however and if you’re a Sydney Uni student, Australian University Games are in September so you will be on the track or field in no time!

Can I register for Summer Track & Field season only? No, the two options are 2018-19 Athletics NSW Athlete Membership (includes Summer & Winter seasons) OR 2019 RunNSW/Waratah Run Series (Winter) season only.

Does Sydney University have its own track? Sadly no despite the University being around since 1850 and as such we do not run our own track races however we are looking to put on a University of Sydney race and pre-event training sessions around campus soon! The closest public track is ES Marks Track (Anzac Parade, Moore Park) operated by Centennial Parklands.

How can I be part of the USYD Nationals Athletics team & do I need to be registered with SUAC? Keep an eye on the Contacts section for the 2019 team managers when Australian University Sport athletics moves to the end of the summer season. No you don’t need to be registered but registered athletes receive many benefits over those who aren’t. And you will be friends with your fellow athletes for life!

Why do the men wear all white & what’s with the tie? SUAC was founded in 1878, that’s almost 140 years of wearing the club uniform which has featured proudly around the world including IAAF Diamond League meets by Nick Hough & Jenny Blundell and has even made an appearance at the World Beer Mile Championships by World Championships representative Jack Colreavy.

How do I get my hands on a nifty club uniform? Singlets, training tops, crop tops, shorts and briefs can be purchased through the Registrar from the University of Sydney (by appointment only), at training or at some meets.

How do I apply for an Elite Athlete Program scholarship? Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness administers all aspects of the scholarship program, see

What ages are Junior, Youth & Open Athletes? Junior Athletes must be under 20 years of age as at 30 September 2019, Youth athletes must be 14 or under as at 30 September 2019 (if not a Dual Athlete). Open athletes are 20 or above as at 30 September 2019. There is no Junior or Youth option for Winter Series Membership which is Open age only.

What are 2018-19 registration fees? Open Athlete fees for are $240, Junior $215  & Youth $180. A Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness annual membership is required as well.

I’ve got it, now how do I register? We’re not on the ANSW membership registration portal so it’s a good question, see below. If you want to be informed when registrations are open, leave your details on our expression of interest form on our Contacts page.

3 Easy Ways To Register or Renew  (2018-19 registrations OPEN)

Option 1 

Pay season registration fees online (Athletics fees will display underneath fitness passes, no transaction fees applicable) via the Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness website at:

Once you have completed your purchase, contact the Registrar to arrange collection of numbers and organise a uniform or on 9351 8109. A SUSF membership is required which will be included in the online transaction if you do not have a current SUSF membership (see below).


Option 2

Email the Registrar (if new to SUAC) the following once registrations open:

  • Gender
  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Full address & postcode
  • Mobile
  • Email
  • Emergency contact name
  • Emergency contact number

The Registrar will then contact you with the payment instructions and where uniforms & numbers are available for collection. Feel free to call the Registrar on 02 9351 8109 during business hours.


Option 3

We do hold a Registration night in the week before round 1 of summer club competition each October at Sydney Uni as part of our social activities which we advertise on our facebook page and here when the date is finalised. The 2018-19 season registration night will take place on Monday 8 October 2018 between 4.30pm-7.30pm at the Royal Hotel, corner Codrington & Abercrombie Streets, Darlington (opposite the USYD Abercrombie Street Business School Building). Missed it? No problems, choose Option 1 or 2.


Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness Annual Membership

As a member of SUAC and/or to compete at Australian University Games you also need to be an annual member of Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness, our parent organisation, which is available online at or via the Registrar (will be automatically included as part of the online registration option). Annual Memberships are $60 Sydney Uni Students, $65 non-students, $20 U18. You also get access to Member rates to use any of SUSF’s health & fitness facilities.


Little Athletics NSW Dual Registration 

In 2016 Little Athletics NSW are offering automatic Dual Registration with senior Athletics NSW clubs at time of LANSW registration. This is a new initiative and is designed to make younger athletes more aware of senior athletics and provide a more visible pathway.

What do I need to know about selecting Sydney University Athletics Club? Please read the FAQs above as several are also relevant to Dual Registered athletes. Being a University club means we do not have any affiliation with Little Athletics clubs, nor do we have a  junior program like we do University Games or scholarship programs and nor do we run our own meets.

Do Dual Athletes have to compete or when can they?  They absolutely do not have to compete. It is entirely up to you as all Athletics NSW events are open to enter online (also on the day in non-Championships events). Some competitions will be age graded, others such as Allcomers meets are Open age so it is best to check the ANSW website. SUAC does not run its own meets but Dual Registered athletes have in the past competed at NSW Relay Championships in events where relay teams can be filled.  

I didn’t select a senior club at the time of LANSW registration for my child, what next? Please email the Registrar with the above athlete details as well as Little Athletics Club and number.

Athlete Responsibilities

Registered athletes are bound by Athletics NSW Terms & Conditions and Athletics NSW & SUSF Codes of Conduct which can be read below:

Health & safety policies can be found here

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