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Yes. Follow these instructions:

  1. Click this link – https://austdeafgames.org.au/registration
  2. Personal details
    1. Make sure you keep your email address and password you used for this registration for next time.
  3. Select Registration Package
  4. Sport Entry Registration
    1. Select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ for Sport competition participation.
    2. If you select ‘Yes’, you will see more detail about sport competition selection.

    3. Select ‘Number of Sport Competition to Register’
      1. For example, you want to play in 3 sports, type in 3.
    4. Type in your name ‘Athlete’s Full Name’.
    5. Select ‘Sport’ and sport events (eg. Basketball – see below).

    6. Select other ‘Sports’ if you wish.

  5. Select ‘Terms and Conditions for Sport Participants’

    Note: This is compulsory to select. They include:

    – If an injury or illness occurs, you agree to medical assistance from the Games team
    – Performance enhancing drugs are banned
    – You accept the risks participating in the Games and indemnify the Games Organisers from any liability should you be injured
    – No assistive hearing devices can be worn during competition
    – You confirm you have a hearing loss greater than 40dB in both ears

  6. Additional Information
    1. We want to learn more about you – select the categories that best fit you.
  7. Terms and Conditions

    Select that you have read the ‘Terms and Conditions’ for all people who have registered.

  8. Payment

    Follow the details for making a credit card payment.

  9. Click Submit

    Your registration has been completed. You will receive an email with all the details of your registration.

    You may return to your registration details if you wish to change any information such as contact details, sport participation, etc.

  10. You will receive a receipt with full information in an email sent to you.
  11. Registration for Sports participation will be available later in 2021. We will notify you when available.

Yes. We will keep your registration details and payment, and it will apply for the 2024 Games.

You are able to change or add to your sport registration plan or details when the 2024 sport program becomes available.

Yes you can email or post your completed registration details to Deaf Sports Australia and make your cheque payable to ‘Deaf Sports Australia’. Or -send a money order Or cash

Yes. Due to our decision to move the 2022 Games to January 2024, we have decided to waive the normal administrative fee ($22.00). This means you will get a full refund.

You have until April 14th 2022, to seek a full refund. Any requests for refunds after April 16th 2022, will  incur a $22 administrative fee.

The sports fee is based on the information from the previous ADG sport fee price; costs to organise the sport event such as ground / court hire fee, umpires, insurance, signage, medals, etc; and discussion with the National Deaf Sport Organisation (eg; Deaf Netball Australia).
Yes – you will need to register and pay for each sport you wish to participate in.

Please read the registration terms and conditions; there is a basic insurance coverage that is included in your sport fee but it is your responsibility to ensure that you are adequately covered – the insurance policy can be found on the ADG website – www.austdeafgames.org.au

Deaf Sports Australia started using a new hearing loss eligibility level at the 2012 ADG. After feedback from participants and members, this eligibility level remains and has been used at the 2016 and 2018 ADG’s.

The hearing loss level is 40dB (decibel) or greater in the better ear, which is the same as having a moderate, severe or profound hearing loss.

All sport participants must declare that they have a hearing loss of 40dB or greater in their better ear when they register for a sports event and agree to the terms and conditions. If you have any concerns about this rule, please contact the GOC.

You are welcome to send Deaf Sports Australia an audiogram to prove that you have a hearing loss of 40bB or more. This information will be confidential and not shared with anyone unless required for sport participation assessment.

The International Sports Committee of the Deaf have a rule that any sports participants at Deaflympics and World Championships must have at least 55dB or greater in their better ear.

Each Sport Convenor will inform you of the rules about the use of hearing aids during a sport event. Please contact the State Team Manager or Sports Convenor for more information or check the Australian Deaf Games website.

Yes – you can you but you will need to inform your State / Territory and also check the sport program. Team Manager to check that there is no clash between the sports you wish to participate in.

You need to contact your State Territory Deaf Sport Organisation. See the link for the contact list. https://austdeafgames.org.au/state-territory-team-representation/

Team registrations close on 13 October 2023 and individual registrations close on 17 November 2023

See the link on the Games website – www.austdeafgames.org.au/sports-locations – the sports are located throughout the Cities of Lake Macquarie and Newcastle

No – it is the responsibility of the individual or the team manager or the State manager to organize the accommodation. The Games website provides links to the two cities tourism sites – www.austdeafgames.org.au. The GOC does however recommend the following venues – Quest Apartments – King Street Newcastle, Novotel – Newcastle and Mercure – Charlestown, Club Macquarie and Adamstown Elizabeth Motor Inn.

There will be a Games Community bus that will move from venue to venue at regular times. Please check the Games website http://www.austdeafgames.org.au for more details later this year.

After due deliberation and feedback shuttles will not be provided

The Games Hub is at the NEX Entertainment Centre, King Street, Newcastle – please see http://www.austdeafgames.org.au for more information

The NEX Entertainment Centre, King Street, Newcastle in January 2024.

At the Lake Macquarie Speers Point Multi Arts Pavilon.

Yes – an extensive program will be finalised by the end of 2023 – please see the Games website – www.austdeafgames.org.au


Day passes tickets will be available from the Games Hub at the NEX (Convention Centre) 309 King Street Newcastle West NSW 2302 from Friday 12th January 2024.

Ceremony tickets will be available from the Games Hub at the NEX (Convention Centre) 309 King Street Newcastle West NSW 2302 from Friday 12th January 2024. Please note number of seats available will depend on the final Games registration numbers with full games registration receiving priority for seating Further information will be available in early January 2024.