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Facilities & Equipment

The Technical Section of the IAAF Home Page has significant detail on certification of equipment, athletics tracks and facilities.

This includes:

 - IAAF Track & Field Facilities Manual; this publication is the most comprehensive document for designing and constructing an athletic facility

 - Details about approved athletic facilities and how to get a track certified

 - Details about approved equipment and how to get equipment certified

Click here to access the IAAF website

Athletics Australia Papers

The Athletics Australia Facilities and Equipment Committee periodically produces papers on the design & construction of athletics facilities, and the maintenance and use of equipment.

  • General Facility Brief - This outline brief may be used as a starting point for the group designated to advise consultants on the design of new athletics facilities. The facility envisaged here is a major facility with an extensive grandstand.  However, it can be adapted for lesser facilities.


The Athletics Australia Facilities and Equipment Commission can provide advice on the the design of athletic facilities, or the equipment required to conduct an athletics competition.

If the information you are looking for is not available in the documentation on this page, or you are looking for advice, please email and your query will be disseminated to the most appropriate person.

Athletics Australia
Athletics House
Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive
Albert Park  VIC 3206

P +61 3 8646 4550
F +61 3 8646 4560