At Little Athletics, our emphasis is on Family, Fun & Fitness. Children can join with any level of skill or fitness. Children are given plenty of encouragement to achieve personal bests (PB’s), giving each and every child the opportunity to continue to improve and earn bronze, silver and gold medals throughout the season.

If you are uncertain whether your little person will like Little Aths, you are welcome to two free trial sessions on any competition day (excluding special registration events – see the Calendar). We do recommend to register online first, just don’t pay until you’ve completed your free try-outs. Contact one of the club registrar of how best to organise this.
Other than trials, you cannot compete until you are registered and financial.

Is my child eligible?
Little Athletics is open to any boy or girl five or older (check the Age-Group Ready-Reckoner. Your child must be five or older before they can participate.

  • U6-U7 athletes compete in the On-track program from 8:30am-9:30am (Saturday sessions)
  • U8-U16 athletes complete in the Competition program from 8:30am – 11.30pm (Saturday sessions and some Friday evenings due to coinciding events)

Which club should I join?

There are 4 clubs at the Doncaster Centre and schools in the area are allocated to these clubs. We do encourage families towards the clubs associated with their school, however you are free to choose any club because of family or friends etc.
Find your school in the table below, or get in touch with the centre to work out which club will be best for you.

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How do I register?

Registration is currently open via the LAVic website, as described below. All new registrations must provide evidence of “Proof of age” such as a birth certificate, passport etc as detailed on the LAVic website.

Returning Athletes

You will have recently received an email with your child’s username and password from Little Athletics Victoria (if you have not received this email contact your club registrar).

  1. Go to the LAVic membership page and click on the “Returning Member” button.
  2. Click on Renew registration and login with the username and password to complete your registration.
  3. Follow the prompts and pay online as per previous seasons to LAVic.  Your child will receive their bib once they are financial and active.  No need to come to registration day, unless you try out an event, buy uniforms or have any questions.

New Athletes

  1. Go to the LAVic membership page and click on the “New Member” button.
  2. Choose Next Step Find a Centre
  3. Search for and choose Doncaster Little Athletics Centre
  4. Click Register Now
  5. Under Join New Members click CLICK HERE
    At this point you can choose two options:

    Option A: Trial Athlete Offer (2 free weeks as a trial member)
    – Click Register for a trial. read the next page and then click ‘Register for Trial Athlete Offer‘ and complete your details.
    – You will receive an email from LAVic.  Please print out your trial patch contained in the email and bring it with you.

    Option B:  Register as a full member
    – Click Register Now read the page and completing the forms.
    – Select Doncaster Little Athletics Centre, follow the prompts to complete your registration.

  6. Come to Registration Day or your club desk with your Proof-of-Payment and some Proof-of-Age for your child.

Parent Support Program

It is a condition of registration that parents perform their rostered duty.

Please read the Parent’s Charter before registering your child (part of registering online is by accepting and agreeing to the charter).

DLAC has no paid staff – everything depends upon the efforts of volunteers to prepare and run the events and pack-up afterwards. A competition day at Little Athletics isn’t only about the kids. All the events our children take part in are run by parents whose children are also participating. The kids enjoy it and their parents get to have fun, too.

The Duty roster gives parents a chance to have fun being involved with the athletes, cheering them on and guiding them. Kids get a kick from having their parents officially measuring their throw, run or jump and most people find it’s more fun to occasionally have a hand in their children’s events than just watching.

So there is a Duty Roster. It’s not optional!

If you have difficulty being available for duty please don’t hesitate to speak to your Club’s Parent-Organiser or President. As we’re all volunteers we understand that everyone has constraints to work around.

Each Club rosters parents to help run the On-Track and Competition events that they are responsible for. The details of the roster depend upon each Club and the event. The tasks don’t require any prior Athletics experience – this handbook describes each event & how you can help (it also gives hints about becoming a qualified official, but that’s entirely up to you).

If someone else will be bringing your child on a day you’re rostered for duty (and you haven’t made other arrangements with your club’s organiser) that’s ok – we’re happy for that person to fill-in in your stead.

Note: for insurance reasons, the person performing the duty must be either a parent/guardian on the athlete’s registration, or must provide their name on-the-day for our Centre records.

What are the 2023/24 registration fees?

The registration fee for U6 – U7 athletes is $150

The registration fee for U8 – U17 athletes is $190

Athletes are also required to wear a club / centre uniform. (approx $40 – $70). The registration fee does not include uniform costs.

The registration fee includes the Doncaster coaching program and Special Event days at Doncaster (Open-Day, Multi-event, Handicap Day, Centre-Championships & Doncaster Cross-Country) as well as Region Relay competition.

Region and State Track&Field, State Multi-Event and State Cross-Country now require separate online registration and payment, they are not included in the Doncaster registration fee. These are optional events and require separate registration and payment as they occur.

External programs such as Junior Development Squad (JDS) and the Crystal Creek Camp are also not included.

If you are having difficulty paying these fees, please don’t hesitate to speak to your Club President regarding payment options.

Little Athletics Victoria – Code of Conduct

Little Athletics Victoria expects all members to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Appropriate action may be taken in the case of any breaches of the Code of Conduct. Little Athletics Victoria will ensure that all athletes, coaches, spectators, parents, officials and administrators are not prone to sexual abuse, neglect, physical abuse or emotional abuse. They will ensure that all persons are included, protected and not discriminated against in any manner.

Little Athletics Victoria is registered as an Incorporated Association as protection for its Centres, Committees and its Members.

The LAVic Code of Conduct is available here.

Officiating Booklet

Please read the Officiating Booklet.