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2018 Australian Schools Triathlon Festival


Welcome to the Australian Schools Triathlon Festival (ASTF) for 2018! This is an exciting multi-sport initiative presented by School Sport Australia (SSA) in collaboration with Triathlon Australia. The ASTF is scheduled for 25 - 27 April 2017 in Penrith NSW. The later date is mainly due to a very busy Australian sports calendar that culminates with the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The ASTF is an outstanding opportunity for secondary school students from all over Australia to be part of this national multi-sport festival aimed specially at students.

In order to bring triathlon to all students, Triathlon Australia and School Sport Australia has created multi-tiered events program. It combines the SSA Triathlon Championships and Australian Schools Open Triathlon Competition. In addition to traditional individual triathlon competition, the ASTF programme will include Triathlon Mixed Relay and Aquathlon. We follow the trends of modern triathlon – multisport culture and opening new opportunity for students to participate in this dynamic sport on a variety of levels.

For students to compete in the School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships they must be selected into their respective state school sport teams.


Australian Schools Open Triathlon Events

This event is open to any secondary school students, aged 13 and above, who wish to represent their school or just come and participate at the Australian Schools Triathlon Festival.  Students have the choice of competing in different formats of the sport during the festival.

Australian Schools Open Aquathlon (Swim/Run)  

Date: 25 – 27 April 2018 (exact date TBC)

Cost: $30

Australian Schools Open Triathlon (Non-Drafting)

Date: 25 – 27 April 2018 (exact date TBC)

Cost: $78

Australian Schools Open Triathlon Mixed Relay (Non-Drafting)

Date: 25 – 27 April 2018 (exact date TBC)

Cost: 4 x $37

Additional information for Triathlon Mixed Relay

Triathlon Mixed Relay format comprises of two men and two women. Each athlete completes a ‘super-sprint’ triathlon of swimming, biking and running, before tagging off to their next team mate. It’s non-stop action from the very beginning, and the pace is relentless.

Schools may enter multiple teams in each category (junior/intermediate/senior) and also can combine their teams with other schools.

Only one person must enter the relay team into the registration portal. Please have all student's details (DOB, contact number, etc) prior to commencing the registration process.

* Each of the aforementioned open events will include a wave for students with a disability!


Athletes can entry more events and take advantage of our entry fee bundles.

Bundle A – Individual Event + any other : $99

Bundle B – all 3 Events: $125


School Sport Australia Triathlon Championship Events

This event is for students selected in their respective State School Sport Triathlon Team only.

2018 SSA Triathlon Championships (Draft Legal)

Date: 25 – 27 April 2018 (exact date TBC)


2018 SSA Triathlon Mixed Relay Championships (Draft Legal)

Date: 25 – 27 April 2018 (exact date TBC)

Age Categories

Junior: 13 - 14 years old

Intermediate: 15 - 16 years old

Senior: 17 and above

* Categories are specified by the age on the day of the event


Detailed Schedule of Events


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