Biathlon NSW is the official branch of the National Federation, Australian Biathlon.
It is through our National Federation that members are able to access the benefits of affiliation with the International Biathlon Union (IBU), the international peak body of the sport. Athlete pathways to the highest level of the sport are only via IBU competition.
As well, our athletes are able to access participation in the Winter Olympics, through our affiliation with the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) .
We are the sole pathway to representing Australia in Biathlon.
How To Become A Member of Australian Biathlon NSW
Australian Biathlon is sporting club that involves firearms and safety is our utmost priority.
Contact our Executive Officer on to enquire about membership.
SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT for Australian Biathlon and all its branches and affiliates.
We're able to use these logos as a result of our National Federation's affiliation with these peak bodies of sport in Australia and Internationally. No other organization in Australia is permitted this honour and priviledge.
The benefits of membership
As Biathlon in NSW is a branch, all members of Australian Biathlon in NSW are automatically members and can participate in all our training and events.
Member benefits include:
subsidised weekly coaching in both Roller Skiing and Target Shooting
intensive dryland weekend camps conducted by specialist guest coaches
access to expensive biathlon equipment
access to participation at selection and non-selection competitions at Australia's only Biathlon range at the Mt Hotham Biathlon Arena
invitation to participate at significantly subsidised camps on-snow at Mt Hotham as well as at our European camps
invitation to participate at all our Biathlon centres in NSW, Victoria and ACT
access to IBU provided camps in Europe and Oceania
You MUST be a MEMBER of Australian Biathlon should you wish to:
Participate or race overseas in any biathlon event, whether at any local races or National or regional races whether as coach, official or athlete. You will require a letter of endorsement from the National Federation, Australian Biathlon and we will need to have evidenced your performance at local races prior to vouching
Participate at any IBU event whether as athlete, coach or official. Australian Biathlon is the ONLY Australian member Federation affiliated with the IBU
Participate at any Australian Biathlon event at Australia's only Biathlon Range at Mt Hotham, or any event of an affiliate or branch of Australian Biathlon.
Use any equipment the asset of Australian Biathlon or its affiliates.
Remember, if you wish to race overseas, you must first compete in Australia at a selection race conducted by Australian Biathlon. You must check the current Australian Biathlon Selection Policy to determine if you qualify. Our International Federation and fellow National Federations expect Australia to send over only athletes of an adequate level of ability. There are no exceptions.
The National Federation, Australian Biathlon appoints coaches for all International events. Should you qualify to represent Australia, the coach will be one appointed by Australian Federation.