Australia Day Carnival – 2018 Hawker International Softball Centre




Softball ACT is excited for the upcoming 2018 Australia Day Carnival to be held at the Hawker International Softball Centre during the Australia Day long weekend.

Please see below all FAQ’s for the carnival. If you have any further issues or enquiries, please email the Australia Day Carnival Committee.


What are the divisions?

Teams are welcome to register in the following divisions

Mixed Divisions Female Divisions Male Divisions
Teeball (U11) U13 U13
U15 U15
U17 / 19 U17 / 19


What are the age cut-offs?

A player must be of the age of their division or younger by 31 December 2017.  So for example, an u13 Girls player must be 13 or younger by 31 December 2017.


Are there skill divisions?

There are no set skill divisions prior to the start of play.  If there are sufficient teams in the competition, they will be split into Cup and Plate divisions after Day One.  This will be clearly marked in the draw, to be released early January 2018.


What does it cost?

The costs for the 2018 Australia Day Carnival are $550 per team. 


How to register?

Follow this link to register your team!

Registered teams will be set up as clubs in SportsTG prior to the start of the tournament, and each team representative will be asked to permit players/teams into those clubs.


What are the requirements for umpires?

All teams must bring at least one umpire who holds Level 1 accreditation or higher under the National Umpiring Code.  This umpire must be nominated when the team registers.  Teams are encouraged to bring a second umpire, who is preferably but need not be levelled – a discount to team entry will be provided if a second umpire is attached to the team!


Where can we find detail on the rules of the Carnival?

Rules will be released for comment in late November / early December 2017.  This will include dimensions of the playing field.

2018 – Australia Day Carnival HANDBOOK

2018 – Australia Day Carnival RULES