Higher levels of competition are available when members from the many venues meet to contest medal events. They range from track and field championships to intervenue special events and cover the full range of athletic endeavours, sprints, distance races, hurdles, jumping, racewalking, throwing and multi events.
Medals are awarded for placings in the medal events and championships. Trophy glasses and certificates are awarded for good performances in handicap and age-graded events at the venues. There is also the opportunity to compete interstate at national championships and internationally at world championships. These carnivals are not restricted to elite athletes. The masters movement encourages participation by all members.