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Athletics for the outback

Athletics for the Outback

Athletics Australia's Athletics For The Outback reaches Indigenous Australians in towns and municipalities throughout Australia via a combination of activities including in-school coaching clinics, recreational running events and leadership and education initiatives.

The program aims to provide equitable opportunities for Indigenous Australians of all ages and abilities to participate in, and celebrate athletics in community. 

Athletics For The Outback acknowledges the traditional custodians of all the communities in which we serve. We pay our respects to all Indigenous elders, both past and present.


Athletics Australia and the University of Melbourne have today begun to accept applications for the upcoming 2017 Raise the Bar Academy, to be held on the university’s campus from 16 -20 January 2017.

Now in its third year, the Raise the Bar Academy is open to indigenous students entering Year 11 or 12, with the aim of supporting those who are interested in pursuing tertiary education and a career in the sports industry.

The free program consists of a five-day summer residence camp at the University of Melbourne. Participants will get to train with some of Australia’s best athletes, develop new skills in athletics coaching, connect directly with sports industry professionals and learn about how they can access the University of Melbourne’s Indigenous pathways.

The Raise the Bar Academy will welcome up to 35 participants.


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

P +61 3 8646 4550 
F +61 3 8646 4560