This section of the Athletics Australia website has information pertaining to competing at events hosted on international soil. You will find details about how you apply for an International Competition Permit as required under IAAF Rule 4 (and where you should apply), as well as details on travel insurance.
For more information, please contact the Athletics Australia High Performance Department on (03) 8646 4550.
Under Athletics Australia's insurance policy, nominated athletes are covered for travel insurance while travelling overseas. Cover under this policy applies whilst an insured person is engaged in a journey (to and from nominated competitions) undertaken on Athletics Australia's approval, including any incidental private travel that occurs within a one week period after the competition or approved training program finishes.
Cover under this policy applies to those athletes who have been selected to represent their country by Athletics Australia, or for those athletes vying for selection into international competition and travelling with the approval of Athletics Australia's Director of High Performance. Athletes are covered from the time their journey begins until one week following the completion of the competition.
HOW TO GET TRAVEL INSURANCE
- If you are a member of an official Athletics Australia Team you automatically are covered for travel insurance. If you are not following a set team itinerary you need to provide the Head Coach with your competition schedule and any changes to this schedule as they arise. You must be currently registered with a Member Association and be in good standing (i.e. do not owe the association money, are not under suspension for any reason etc). Until this is done the insurance policy does not cover you.
- If you are vying for selection into international competition and travelling with the approval of Athletics Australia's High Performance department you must apply to the High Performance Director with your competition schedule along with your training location information to confirm or otherwise approve any travel insurance covered by the Athletics Australia policy. You must also have an international competition permit from Athletics Australia. This requires you to be currently registered with a Member Association and be in good standing (i.e. do not owe the association money, are not under suspension for any reason etc).
To view and download the Travel Insurance Claim Form, please click here.