Saturday mornings are for the 2023/24 Little Athletics season and online registrations are open!

WHEN do we meet: Saturday mornings
– u6-u17 (born 2007-2018) 14 October 2023 to 23 March 2024, arrive 8:00am
– Tiny Tots (born 2019 & 2020) 28 October 2023 to 2 December 2023, arrive 9:15am
WHERE do we meet: Wright Park, Old Sydney Road, Queanbeyan

We are currently in the 2023/2024 season, which runs in Term 4 of 2023 and continues through Term 1 of 2024, observing the NSW/ACT January school holidays.  The event dates will be in the calendar page. Athletes registered for 2023/24 season can compete in cross country events in term 3 2024.

Please note, that for this season (2023/20224), all athletes in the U6 to U17 age groups will commence with set up at 8.00am every Saturday. Events will start as soon as set up is complete.

Register here

WHEN can you collect registration packs: Thursday 12 October 5pm til 6pm, Saturday 14 and 21 October 11am (or as soon as the equipment is packed away)
WHERE can you collect registration packs: Wright Park  

Tiny Tots (6 week program)

Do you have a child born in 2019 or 2020? You might like to consider our Tiny Tots program. We ran our first Tiny Tots program in 2019 – it was well received and we’ve offered the program ever since. The 2023/24 season 6-week program will run on Saturday mornings, from 28 October to 2 December, arriving at 9.15am (start activities at 9.30am) to approx. 10.30am

Senior athletes

Athletics does not finish once you reach u17s. For those intested in continuing with athletics, you can register with Queanbeyan Athletics and compete with the team at the regular Athletics ACT meets.

Active Kids voucher

We are an approved provider for the NSW Government Active Kids Voucher. Please add the voucher during the registration process – when chosing payment you can add the Active Kids voucher prior to finalising payment.


QLAC is a totally voluntary organisation. We cannot operate without the assistance of parents each week fulfilling the many and varied duties required. These include setting up for the meet; managing an age group; recording results; working in the canteen; to name just a few. Whatever your experience, don’t feel scared about putting your hand up and ‘giving it a go’. Have a look at parent volunteer and how to help. There is plenty of information available across our website to help understand different roles.
Important links can be found here.

Family, Fun and Fitness

Queanbeyan Little Athletics Centre (QLAC), also known as Queanbeyan Lightning, is  for:

Family – Parents assisting with activities. There’s more information about being a parent volunteer, how to help and get involved. AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP OUR CLUB ALIVE!
Fun – Emphasis is on individual improvement rather than winning, so we talk Personal Bests for everyone.
Fitness – Athletes are involved in a range of activities to improve their fitness.

QLAC is affiliated with Little Athletics ACT (LAACT). This means that QLAC athletes can compete against other clubs in the ACT region at major events to gain more experience or just to meet up with other athletes. LAACT publishes a regional calendar .

Last season QLAC  had more than 200 Little Athletes at Wright Park, many Personal Bests (PBs), parent helpers (essential) and a number of club records broken. We look forward to seeing everyone back for the new season.

You can use the below chart to check what age group your Little Athlete is in this season.

2023-24 age group calculator

And during the season we will publish meet photos to our Facebook page – follow us there!

Financing our operations

QLAC is committed to keeping registration fees and uniform costs as low as possible so that all children can take part. To achieve this aim, parents run a canteen and fundraisers to support the costs of affiliation (about 3/4 of each registration payment goes on affiliation).


Life Members Robyn Murphy, Sam Greenland.

Committee page

(Password protected) Here

Our sponsors

QLAC has a number of sponsors who have supported us over the years. Several local businesses have offered us sponsorship through reduced costs, funds and direct assistance. We thank them all for their ongoing support and ask that you consider them for business.