Yearly – membership for twelve (12) consecutive months, commencing at the date of payment of the applicable fee and expiring at the same date in the following year.
Monthly – membership for one (1) month (i.e. 1 time per year), commencing at the date of payment of the applicable fee and expiring at the same date in the following month. No records can be broken while on a monthly membership. (Non-lifter and Spotter and Loader monthly not available).
Upgrade: Monthly to Yearly membership – Prior to the expiration of a Monthly membership, a member may upgrade to a Yearly membership by paying the difference to make up the cost of an annual membership fee. An upgraded membership commences on the date of payment of the original Monthly membership fee and will expire on the same date in the following year.
Important Note: Monthly memberships can only be upgraded BEFORE the current period of membership expires. An application for any category of membership received after the expiration of a previous membership period will incur the full applicable fee.
Membership prices are:
$120 Open Lifter – 23 years of age and over as at 1 January in the calendar year
$75 Junior Lifter – Under 23 years of age as at 1 January in the calendar year
$50 Sub-Junior Lifter – Under 18 years of age as at 1 January in the calendar year
$50 Non-Lifter – Coaches, Technical Officials, Volunteers and Supporters
$75 Pensioner Lifter – Disability Support Pension with a valid Concession Card
$75 Para Powerlifter
$1 Non-Lifter Spotter and Loader
1 month (Trial Membership. 1 time per year)
$50 Open Lifter – 23 years of age and over as at 1 January in the calendar year
$30 Junior Lifter – Under 23 years of age as at 1 January in the calendar year
$20 Sub-Junior Lifter – Under 18 years of age as at 1 January in the calendar year
$20 Non-Lifter Coaches, Technical Officials, Volunteers and Supporters
$30 Pensioner Lifter – Disability Support Pension with a valid Concession Card
$30 Para Powerlifter
Upgrade – Month to Year
$70 Open Lifter – 23 years of age and over as at 1 January in the calendar year
$45 Junior Lifter – Under 23 years of age as at 1 January in the calendar year
$30 Sub-Junior Lifter – Under 18 years of age as at 1 January in the calendar year
$30 Non-Lifter Coaches, Technical Officials, Volunteers and Supporters
$45 Pensioner Lifter – Disability Support Pension with a valid Concession Card
$45 Para Powerlifter
How do I become a member?
Please click here for memberships.
How to obtain membership number?
Once we receive your completed application, we will review and assess it.
You should allow at least 7 -14 days for your application to be assessed.
Then our membership manager will send you an email to confirm your application with membership number.
Will the APU send an Australian team to the Worlds?
Yes, based off scores last year. Please click here for grading table.
Coaching – What are the requirements?
Please read APU Coach responsibility
Can I compete across different Federations?
Yes, however if you choose to compete in another Powerlifting Federation while also maintaining your APU membership, there may be some restrictions when it comes to being selected for international competitions.
For any member to be eligible to represent Australian Powerlifting Union Ltd as an athlete, coach or official in any International Powerlifting Federation International or Regional championship they must not be currently participating as a member, official, coach or athlete in any capacity and/or is in any business, professional or sport related agreement with a Powerlifting Organisation or an individual that is currently excluded, banned, suspended or in disrepute with the IPF.
Such person who wishes to represent Australian Powerlifting Union Ltd at any IPF International or regional event is required to disengage all activities with the Organisation that is currently excluded, banned, suspended or in disrepute with the IPF and resign at least 3 months prior to any International or Regional championship they wish to participate in and they must participate and meet the qualifying requirements in a qualifying event prior to selection in the National team. Evidence of resignation and/or permanent disengagement must be presented to the Australian Powerlifting Union Ltd. Board and it reserves the right to make a decision on the eligibility of the athlete to be accepted or rejected as a member and also accept or reject an athlete to represent Australian Powerlifting Union Ltd at any events.
As per IPF Constitution: 14.9 Participating in Non-IPF Competition
Any lifter, coach, referee or official who competes or participates in an international powerlifting or Bench Press competition not organised, sanctioned or approved by the IPF shall not be permitted to take part in any IPF international or regional competition for a period of 12 months from the date of that non-approved competition. 14.9.1 Notwithstanding article 14.9 the lifter, coach or official may participate in multi-sport international games, e.g. the Commonwealth Games, the University Games, or the Students’ international or regional multi-sport games that is not sanctioned by the IPF, however provided that there is not any athlete or other person participating in such games in any capacity who is serving his/her Ineligibility period for a doping offence.
As per IPF Constitution 14.10.6
An Athlete or official shall not participate in contests or competitions if there is any Athlete or official participating in any division, section or bodyweight class of that contest or competition who has been expelled or suspended from his or her international or national federation or who is serving the period of Ineligibility for a doping related offence.
If you are a member of another federation at the time of joining APU you are to provide details of your other affiliation on the membership application form.
If you join another federation while you are a member of APU you are to provide details of your affiliation to the board by emailing email@example.com .
Will there be competitions run all around Australia?
We will be running events in multiple locations however it does depend on resources and availability of volunteers and qualified personnel. We have secured competition venues already.
Will the APU send a team to the IPF International Events?
Yes. Please click here for more info.
What qualifying totals do I require for Championships?
Qualifying totals for events will be subjective the following conditions:
Ranking will be best total based of Previous World Championships or National Championships. One lifter will be selected in each weight division if two lifters can be selected without interfering with any other nominations, will be approved by the board.
Member must be registered for a minimum of 6 months prior to the championship.
The member is in good standing with APU