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State Carnival Info. / 23rd - 25th March, 2018

The State Track & Field Championships are the culmination of the track & field competition season. This coming season the Championships will be held on Friday to Sunday, 23-25 March 2018 at  Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. (See Conditions of Entry to SOPAC). Athletes in the age groups U9 through to U17 are eligible for this event. Qualifying to State is via performances at each of the 8 Regionals.


The relevant links below will be added for you to view the program and list of events for the 2018 State Championships. These are in event/day/track order for ease of viewing/printing.  Please Note:  There will NOT be any printed programs for sale at any Little Athletics NSW event.  

List of events for the 2018 State Track & Field Championships, which shows day/call room time/start time for each event) is below:

The full program with names/heats will be posted at the LANSW State Championships website following the completion of all Regions.  Please also note the maps of the venue below, which shows where each event will be held.  

  • Friday - field events
  • Friday - track (main track)
  • Friday - track (warm up track)
  • Saturday - field events
  • Saturday - track (main track)
  • Saturday - track (warm up track)
  • Sunday - field events
  • Sunday - track (main track)
  • Sunday - track (warm up track)

For a map of the SOPAC Main Track, click HERE

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

Frequently Asked Questions in relation to the State Championships will be posted near the event.  This one is for 2016 but will give you an indication of what type of question will be covered.  Please ensure this is read prior to your arrival at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.  

Hart Sport merchandise will again be available for sale at State Championships.  Orders for bulk merchandise is by centre only.  So you don't miss out, put your order in with NDLAC - we will have order forms at the 2017 Region Championships. Click HERE to view the merchandise range for 2017.

Once qualifiers to State have been determined (following Regions), you will be able to click the link below to view the Little Athletics NSW State qualifiers for 2017.  Please note that the event number listed is NOT the event number in the State program.  Just look at the actual event name.  Congratulations to all athletes!

  • State Qualifiers 2016 - By centre  

  • State Qualifiers 2016 - By event  


  • 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.

  • Para Athletes who have entered directly to the State Champs will be added to the program once entries have closed and the relevant centres notified.

The State Track & Field Championships will have up to 24 competitors in every individual event.  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. (ie. Some events may have less than eight additional competitors).

Note 1: There are now qualifying standards for the 1500m Walk; the 3000m Run (as per Rules of Competition, Section D), and for High Jump (athletes must have cleared the state starting height for their relevant age group at region to progress.  The starting heights can be found in the Rules of Competition).  Athletes who cannot complete their events within these time/height limits at the regional carnivals, irrespective of placings (including auto qualifiers), will not be considered for progression to the State Track & Field Championships. 

LANSW State Team
At the completion of the State Track & Field Championships, a team of 26 x U13 athletes will be selected to compete in the Australian Little Athletics Championships.  3 Girls and 3 Boys in the U15 age group will also be selected, based on their performance at the 2017 State Multi-Event Championships.  

Each year the event is hosted by a different State/Territory Association. In 2018 the event will be conducted in QLD.  In 2018 the Australian Little Athletics Championships will be held over 2 days for the first time.

More information can be found HERE later in the year.