Newsletter 2020-11

2021 Australian Open

Archery Australia are pleased to announce that the 2021 Australian Open will be hosted at Sydney Olympic Park Archers (SOPA) on the 19-21st February 2021.

We would like to thank SOPA for hosting the event and look forward to a successful tournament.

Registration to the event can be found by – Clicking Here


2021 Anti-Doping Policy

Please be advised that Archery Australia’s Anti-Doping Policy is changing from 1 January 2021. Archery Australia has adopted the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy which was developed by Sport Integrity Australia to reflect the changes to the World Anti-Doping Code and Australian legislation.

The policy can be found on the Sport Integrity Australia website – Click Here

All members of Archery Australia are bound by the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy. This includes athletes, support personnel and employees whose employment contracts enables this.

It is important that all members including athletes and support personnel have a strong understanding of their obligations under the new policy. Changes include a new anti-doping rule violation of retaliation, a category of athletes that is lower-level and flexibility related to sanctioning for certain levels of athletes/participants.


For further information:

Anti-Doping Fact Sheet – Click Here

Sport Integrity Website – Click Here


COVID Update

Archery Australia is monitoring the situation in NSW closely and will be working with Archery NSW and State and Federal Agencies regarding archery activity within NSW.

Our focus will always be keeping members safe and that will determine our actions and decisions and we ask all members to follow all local and federal government advice over the Christmas period.

All National Competitions will be closely monitored in conjunction with the host club, organisning committee, RGB and State and Federal Government agencies.


2021 National Calendar

Date Event Location
19-21st February Australian Open Sydney Olympic Park Archers, NSW
26-28th March National Para Championships Mt.Petrie Bowmen, QLD
15-20th April National Youth Championships Burnie Bowmen, TAS
10-11 July National Indoor Championships Various
27th September – 2nd October National Championships Burnie Bowmen, TAS
November (TBC) National Crossbow Championships Barossa Bowmen, SA


Archery Australia would like to wish all our members and partners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!