National Championships – 7th – 10th June 2024



Athlete Nominations

Nominations are now sought from interested athletes to compete at the 2024 National Championships and need to be completed online by no later than midnight Wednesday 24 April 2024

  • Junior Competitors must have achieved a minimum of Junior Orange Belt. 
  • Senior Competitors (including Cadets and older) must have achieved a minimum of Senior Green belt. Competitors may be asked to provide proof of Grade before being allowed to compete.

**Athlete Eligibility**

To be eligible to compete in the National Championships, a competitor must be an Australian resident who resides in Australia and has permission to remain permanently, either because they are:

1. an Australian

2. the holder of a permanent residency visa; or

3. a protected Special Category Visa holder.

Additionally, persons who have resided continuously in Australia for a minimum of 12 months immediately preceding the championships and have initiated, or their parent(s) have initiated the process of gaining Australian citizenship or permanent residency, as evidenced by documentation from the relevant Australian authorities are eligible to compete in the National Championships.

Any competitor failing to meet the above criteria shall be ineligible to participate in the national championships.


$80 Entry Fee Per Division plus $100 NSW State Team Training Fees*.  

LATE FEE OF $100 shall be added to any entries after the 24th April 2024 deadline

Tournament Entry and NSW Team Training Fees are required to be paid at the time of registration.

Nominations and Payments will not be accepted at the Training Camp(s).

*State Team Training Fee includes Personalised NSW Team Training Shirt, back patches, attendance at NSW Training Camp, weekly State Team Training sessions and contributes towards volunteer Team Manager and Coaching costs.

No Tournament Entry or Training Fee Refunds will be given after 28th April 2024.

Local Sporting Champions Grant – Judo NSW encourages eligible Judoka to apply for this grant.

The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

Grants are open NOW until 30th April 2024 – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

If successful, applicants will receive $500-$750 towards the cost of attending their championships.

  • Base Grant: $500
  • Applicants travelling 800km – 1999km to their nominated championships: + $100
  • Applicants travelling internationally or greater than 2000km to their nominated championships: + $200
  • Applicants residing in a rural electorate: + $50

Selection Criteria

Click Here for NSW State Team Selection Criteria

Click Here for NSW Kata State Team Selection Criteria

Final State Team assessment and selection will be based on State Team Training participation (both sessions attended and athlete training session performance).  This assessment and selection will be completed by the State Coaching Team.

Athletes who have not met the Selection Criteria and still wish to enter must seek an exemption in writing from the NSW State Coaching Team by emailing [email protected] with any relevant supporting evidence.

Extra Division Entries

If you are competing in multiple categories please then ensure that you select the extra entries from the Extra Divisions section.

Note – you must enter for your primary Age Category (eg Cadet, Junior, Veterans) prior to entering any Extra Divisions.

Existing Medical Conditions

Junior Athletes are requested to disclose any relevant medical conditions or illnesses (including but not limited to asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, allergies etc.).

To disclose a relevant medical conditions or illnesses you will need to download and complete the Judo NSW Medical Form – click here and then scan and email to [email protected].

Athlete Image Upload

All nominating athletes are required to provide a new digital image (jpeg format) of themselves.

**The image requirements are passport style (ie head and shoulders only) max 1Mb file size.**

The file name needs to be: FIRST NAME-FAMILY NAME-NSW & MEMBERSHIP NUMBER – eg “Bob-Jones-NSW32345.jpg”.

This image is required for identification purposes at the 2024 National Championships.


Training Program and Annual Camp

The Junior and Senior Annual Training Camp will be conducted on 27th & 28th April at the Judo NSW Training Centre, 1 Jamieson St, Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park (click here for site map).

Training Program – Click Here for State Team Training Schedule

Attendance at these training camps is a mandatory requirement for ALL Seniors and Juniors for inclusion in the 2023 NSW State Team.

The camp is also open to non-members and Interstate athletes. The cost of the camp for non-State Team members is $60.

The Kata Team will conduct a State Kata Training Camp on 19th, 20th & 21st April at the Judo NSW Training Centre, 1 Jamieson St, Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park (click here for site map).

Kata Training Program – Click Here for State Kata Team Training Schedule

Participation at this Camp is compulsory for all State Kata Team Members.

The camp is also open to Kata enthusiasts and interstate Kata competitors. The cost of the camp for non-State Team members is $60. 

These training programs are subject to change.


Non State Team Members and Interstate athletes can also register before midnight Wednesday 24th April to participate at either the Kata Training Camp (19-21 April) or Junior and Senior Training Camp (27 -28 April).

The cost of the camp for non-State Team members and Interstate athletes is $60 for 2 days and $40 for 1 day. 

Interstate athletes should contact Judo NSW prior to registering for the camp(s).

Final acceptance of athletes to participate in the Training Camp will be made by the NSW State Coaches prior to the start of the camp.

Attendance at weekly State Training Sessions of non State Team Members and Interstate Visitors is at the discrection of the NSW State Coach Lead.


All Team Apparel and Merchandise is to be purchased online through Nelson Teamwear –

Mandatory Apparel requirements;

  • Personalised Judo NSW State Team T-Shirt – ORDERED AND SUPPLIED BY JUDO NSW (Do not order your own unless you want more than one)
  • Hoodie – To be purchased online by athlete ($60) if you dont already own one.

Judo NSW branded items can be ordered through the portal no later than 28th April 2024. No changes can be made to orders after this date.

All team members are expected to wear Judo NSW team uniform including the ‘Hoodie’ & personalised T-Shirt during the 2024 National Championships.

Athletes participating in the Team ‘Walk-on’ & Opening Ceremony should wear the ‘hoodie’, personalised t/shirt and white judogi pants.


The national JA Sports Director has announced the following competition schedule (click here)for the 2024 Nationals to be held at the Gold Coast Sports & Leisure Centre, Carrara, QLD 4211