The Athletic year runs from January to December each year but our training and competition at the track starts in March each year and runs until September.

Start date for 2020 season will be Tuesday 25 March (to be confirmed)

DAC (Darwin Athletics Club) members have unlimited access to the Athletics Track (Arafura Stadium) any time of the year. There are also competitions organised by Athletics NT that are held from October to March the following year (check Athletics NT website for details).

AWD  (Athletes with a Disability) program starts on Monday at 5pm – start date for 2020 still to be confirmed


Registration covers NT Athletics fees (including track fees), coaching, insurance, hire of venue (including lights and shed hire), equipment, trophies and medals, registration number, and Club Presentation event held at the end of the season.

A large chunk of members fees gets paid to our state peak body (Athletics NT) and much of that is passed on to Athletics Australia and includes corporate insurance cover.

All members of DAC are automatically members of Athletics NT and Athletics Australia. They will also send emails to members, but you can unsubscribe from these at any time.

Registration is valid for period 1 January to 31 December each year.

Registration link:  New Registration System coming soon!!

Conditions of Registration

Please read the following information carefully prior to registering your child/children.

By registering your child/children/yourself with our Club, you acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. Your child/children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on each competition and training night.
  2. During the season, parents/carers will be asked to assist in the running of the club by performing the following tasks as needed:
    • Canteen duties
    • BBQ duties
    • Age marshalling
    • Field & Track officiating
    • Setting up and packing up of equipment

Please speak with one of our committee members should you have any questions in relation to the above, or send us an email


Athletes are expected to wear the correct uniform and footwear on competition nights. The uniform involves:

  • a club singlet and /or crop top
  • black shorts
  • competitors are expected to have their registration number attached to their singlet or crop top
  • spikes may be worn from the age of 11 (or turning 11 during the current year)

Registration Fees

Registration fee includes track & insurance fees paid to Athletics NT. Uniform is not included in registration fee.


Registration fees for 2020 are:

Registration fee (per athlete)Fee
Tiny Tots (5 years and under)$150
Junior athletes (6 to 8 years)$175
Junior athletes (9 to 17 years)$200
Athletes with a Disability (AWD) – all ages$ 60
Senior athletes (18 to 59 years)$200
Senior athletes (60+ years)$150

Uniform costs

Club Singlets$45
Club Crop Tops$45

Age Groups for 2020

Age groups for 2020 as shown in the table below:

Year20032004 2005200620072008 2009
Age group from
Jan to Dec
Age group from
Jan to Dec