Track Rules

In order to ensure that the Northern Athletic Centre is a safe place for all users it is a condition of use that the following track usage rules are abided by at all times. Failure to comply with these rules may result in loss of access to the facility.

  • Fixed bookings take precedence over non fixed training sessions or similar
  • All athletes must have paid their track usage fee
  • Training should preferably be conducted in the outside lanes
  • No balls or other non-Track & Field athletics implements are permitted in the centre
  • Athletes must train under the direction of a financial Athletics Australia Accredited Coach
  • Track must be left clean and tidy at all times
  • Training and running events should be conducted in an anti-clockwise direction on the track
  • Additional (to the coach) adult supervision of all athletes aged U16 is compulsory
  • No running across lanes is permitted  
  • No Alcohol permitted
  • No Smoking permitted
  • No Aluminium Cans or Glass bottles/containers are permitted in the centre
  • Throws safety signs must be placed on the centre field during all throwing competitions.
  • No persons may cross the infield during competition with the exception of event referees and judges
  • No motor vehicles may be driven or parked on the track at any time. No vehicles are to enter the boundary fence without the permission of NTA
  • All training implements are to be returned to storage areas after use, and storage areas made secure
  • Any damage to the grounds or equipment must be reported
  • All junior athletes must be aware that senior athletes take priority during training sessions
  • All entry to, and exit from the venue is to be via the turnstile.
  • Athletes under 11 years old are restricted to training during the allocated times of Monday, Wednesday and Sunday 3:30pm – 5:00pm and a maximum of 2 sessions per week.

All athletes issued with a keyfob must abide by the following fob usage guidelines

  • Lost or damaged fobs will incur a $30 replacement fee
  • Users are responsible for ensuring that their fob is only used by themselves
  • Users are not permitted to “fob in” other users
  • Toilet doors are to be left locked after all training sessions.
  • Users must abide by the track usage etiquette and guidelines at all times
  • Fobs will be deactivated after 30th September until such time that track usage or registration fees are paid
  • Failure to abide by these guidelines will also result in your fob being deactivated and access for training forfeited for the remainder of the access period. All access attempts are logged