Australia Day Honours – Heather Carr OAM
Since 1987 Heather has been dominating her age group in the walks  at the VMA, AMA and WMA levels establishing many records along the way. This along with her involvement in athletics administration and promotion has now been recognised  with Heather receiving  Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). 
Truly deserved recognition, which the whole VMA community congratulate her on.
image source:WMA -2019 awards

Australian Masters Athletics

  • Oceania Women’s Representative, World Masters Athletics Women’s Committee, since 2018.
  • Inductee, Hall of Fame, since 2015.
  • Flag Bearer, World Masters Championships, 1999, and 2013.
  • Competitor, since 1987.


Victorian Race Walking Club

  • Committee Member, since 2001.
  • Women’s Club Captain, current.
  • Club Uniforms Officer, 2006.
  • Assistant Secretary and Treasurer, 1998-1999.
  • Club Captain, 1990-1991.
  • Life Member, since 2017.
  • Member, since 1987.
  • Honouree, Perpetual Heather Carr Trophy, Masters Women 10km.

 Regional and club roles

  • Secretary, Southern Peninsula Masters Athletics, 1998-2021.
  • Committee Member, Victorian Masters Athletics, 2002-2004.
  • Member, Glenhuntly Athletic Club, since 2015.
  • Life Member, Rosebud Little Athletics, since 1993.
  • Past Member, Eaglehawk Athletic Club.

 Awards and Recognition include:

  • Walks Athlete of the Year, Australian Masters Athletics, 2009, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • World Masters Athletics Best Master of the Year, Racewalks Category, 2017, and 2019.
  • Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year, Australian Masters Athletics, 2010.
  • Various World Records, World Masters Championships, and Oceania Masters Championships.

Also refer to Glenhuntly website:  for their acknowledgement to Heather