World Athletics Certified Facilities

World Athletics certifies facilities as either Class 1 or Class 2 based on the level of independent testing of the facility and whether the manufacturer’s surface is one endorsed by World Athletics.

World Athletics Class 1 Facility

A Class 1 facility is the premier standard of athletics venues in the world and is required to host major global events. These facilities require detailed testing on site by an independent accredited testing lab in order to achieve their certification.

World Athletics Class 2 Facility

A Class 2 facility is does not require the on site testing required for a Class 1 track, but must be manufactured using a World Athletics certified product.

Both Class 1 and Class 2 track certifications require a fee to be paid to World Athletics of approximately US$30,000. As a World Athletics certification is of limited utility, except for hosting significant international meets, there are many tracks that do not have this certification.

Of the one-hundred synthetic tracks in Australia, there are five Class 1 facilities and forty-five Class 2 facilities.

Class 1 Certified Facilities

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    WA Athletics Stadium

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    Lakeside Stadium

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    Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre

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    Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre – State Athletics Facility

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    Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre – Main Stadium

Class 2 Certified Facilities


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    AC Robertson Athletics Track

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    AIS Track and Field Centre

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    Arafura Stadium

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    Ballam Park Athletics Track

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    Barden Park Athletics Centre of Excellence

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    Barlow Park

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    Bill Sewart Athletics Track

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    Bridge Road Athletics Track

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    Bunbury Regional Athletics Arena

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    Bundaberg Super Park

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    Campbelltown Athletics Centre

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    Casey Fields Regional Athletics Centre

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    Domain Athletic Centre

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    Duncan Mackinnon Reserve

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    Ern Clark Athletics Centre

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    ES Marks Athletics Field

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    Fearnley Dawes Athletic Track

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    Gold Coast Performance Centre

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    Hagenauer Reserve

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    Harold Corr Oval

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    Hensley Athletics Field

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    Hunter Sports Centre

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    John Landy Athletics Field

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    Keilor Park Recreation Reserve

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    Kerryn McCann Athletic Centre

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    Knox Park Athletics Centre

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    Latrobe University Bendigo Athletics Complex

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    Les O’Brien Athletics Complex

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    Mackay Aquatic & Recreation Complex

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    Maitland Regional Athletics Centre

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    Meadowglen International Athletics Stadium

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    Mingara Regional Athletics Centre

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    Moonee Valley Athletics Centre

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    Morrison Reserve Regional Athletics Facility

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    Newport Park Athletics Track

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    Northern Athletic Centre

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    Penguin Athletic Track

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    SA Athletics Stadium

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    Sheldon College

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    Somerset Sports Precinct Athletics Track

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    Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre – Warm Up Track

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    Tamworth Regional Athletics Centre

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    The Crest

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    The Ridge Athletics Track

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    Townsville Sports Reserve