Getting Started

Non-members are welcome to join us in a jog or walk around the track and, if they wish, take part in events once or twice before deciding to join. If you have never competed before, you will find our informal style of competition a very easy way to learn without embarrassment. Our meetings usually comprise a sprint, a walk, a middle distance and a distance race. We also cater for field games at some venues. Men and women compete together in the majority of events. As a self-help organisation, all members take a turn in such things as judging, starting, writing results, suppers, etc.

Some venues organise special events, which usually include both athletic and social activities, and invite the other venues to participate with them in these inter-venue events. On a broader level, the masters come together for state, national and world athletic carnivals which offer great opportunities for travel and friendship combined with athletic endeavour. Further detail on venue activities is available. . . . >> more

Having joined, you are then a member of the Victorian Masters Athletic Club Incorporated and can attend any venue you wish and compete in any competitions that the venue or the club may run. You do not become a member of any specific venue, but a member of all venues.

If you wish to compete in Athletics Victoria competition on Saturdays, you can be registered with our club. Many of our members keep up their membership of an Athletics Victoria club or a professional league and also join the masters for additional activities.


For  new first time VMA members there is a special discounted membership  of $10.

THE VMA financial year is from 1/1/2024 to 31/12/2024.
Fees are due and payable prior to the start of the financial year.

From the 1st January 2024, renewing member fee is $45

Pricing and categories 

VMA offers a discount when two or more registering members reside at the same address. In this case, the first registering member should select the appropriate ‘First member…’ option from the selection below, and the remaining registering member should select the appropriate ‘Second member..’ option.
  Payment prior
to 1/1/24
Payment from 1/1/24
New member (1st time with club) $10 $10
Second year member with club (1st year in 2023) $20 $20
Individual renewing member $35 $45
First member of two residing at the same address $35 $45
Second member of two residing at the same address $20 $30
Life members Free Free
Renewing 80+ member (if a member for the previous 5 consecutive years) Free Free
Volunteer (non competing) Free Free
Associate member (Under 30) $10 $10
Make sure all compulsory fields are filled, denoted by a * (red asterisk)
Participant questions help VMA to better understand you and provide service to you.

If you wish to join by paper entry you can contact

Ewen Wilson
Phone: 0423 424 185

Race Entry Details

Competitors wishing to enter events conducted by Athletics Victoria, Australian Masters Athletics and other organisations need to follow the requirements as set out by the relevant body.
The VMA marathon is run in conjunction with the Melbourne Marathon. Enter the Melbourne Marathon and advise VMA Secretary of your race number.
The VMA half marathon is run in conjunction with the AV Half Marathon. Enter through the AV website.
Other events including Browne Shield are entered online. The relevant links are posted in Upcoming Events about 6 weeks before the event.
All events (except the marathon) require a sign in at least 30 minutes before starting time. State Masters Championships sign in at least 60 minutes before race starting time.

Race & Membership Fees

Race fees and entry dates vary with different events, please be careful to ensure that you obtain the correct details for the event that you want to participate in. To participate in VMA events you must be a financial member of Victorian Masters Athletics. For details of current fees please see above or ask your local Venue Manager. If you are unsure if you have paid your fees for the current year please contact the Club Registrar,

Ewen wilson
0423 424 185
for confirmation.

Medals and Random Prizes

In all events specified as VMA events medals will be awarded to the first 3 placegetters in each division for both men and women (CORRECT uniform is required).

Any queries about results or medals should be directed to the Club Captain.