Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nitro Athletics Melbourne?

Nitro Athletics Melbourne is a high energy, teambased competition that will see the stars of Australian and international athletics compete across three nights of blockbuster entertainment.

Nitro Athletics Melbourne is a competition that will stimulate the senses, highly entertain audiences and provide a level of competitiveness that not only delivers a commercially successful sports entertainment product for athletics, but creates a buzz around the sport and helps revolutionise the way fans look at athletics.

When will Nitro Athletics Melbourne be held? 

Saturday, 4 February

Thursday, 9 February

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Where will Nitro Athletics Melbourne be held?

With the support of Visit Victoria, Nitro Athletics Melbourne in 2017 will be held at Lakeside Stadium.

What athletes will compete at Nitro Athletics Melbourne?

Usain Bolt has been confirmed as the headline act for Nitro Athletics Melbourne in 2017. He will be joined by a host of Australian and international athletes, with details to be provided soon.

What teams will compete at Nitro Athletics Melbourne?

There will be six Nitro Athletics teams in Melbourne in 2017. Each will have a captain and be made up of 24 athletes (12 women and 12 men). Teams confirmed are the Bolt All Stars, Australia, England, New Zealand, Japan and China.

Where can I buy tickets for Nitro Athletics Melbourne?

Tickets for Nitro Athletics Melbourne are available now from Ticketmaster. Access through nitroathletics.com.au and the Ticketmaster website.

Where can I watch Nitro Athletics Melbourne?

Nitro Athletics Melbourne will be broadcast live and exclusively by the Seven Network on each competition night.

Who is organising Nitro Athletics?

Nitro Athletics is a property of Athletics Australia. Nitro Athletics Melbourne has a team of specialised staff and draws upon the expertise of Athletics Australia and agencies with skillsets including event presentation, media and public relations management, marketing and logistics.

What opportunities are there for athletes to become involved in Nitro Athletics Melbourne?

There will be six teams competing as part of Nitro Athletics Melbourne, with these teams to feature 12 men and 12 women competing in an event mix of power, endurance, technique and teamwork disciplines across sprints, distance, relay, field and paraathletics events. The teams for 2017 are currently being finalised and competing athletes will be announced in the lead up to the competition. Opportunities for athletes to compete in future events can be made in consultation directly with Athletics Australia.

What opportunities are there for me to officiate at Nitro Athletics Melbourne?

Australian athletics is fortunate to draw upon the expertise of some of the best officials in the world, and Australian Athletics Officials will play an integral role in delivery of Nitro Athletics Melbourne. Nitro Athletics Melbourne, in consultation with Athletics Australia, will be seeking expressions of interest to officiate at Nitro Athletics Melbourne events in the coming weeks, with the database of Australian Athletics Officials to be advised directly via email when this process commences.

For more information, please contact the Events & Logistics Manager at Athletics Australia. Email: officials@athletics.org.au

What opportunities are there for me to volunteer at Nitro Athletics Melbourne?

To register your interest to volunteer with Nitro Athletics Melbourne, click here

What events will be held as part of Nitro Athletics Melbourne?

Nitro Athletics Melbourne will be like no athletics events you’ve seen before and will not just feature championship and traditional athletics events. The timetable will include a mix of power, endurance, technique and teamwork disciplines across sprints, distance, relay, field and paraathletics events. Don’t miss out on your chance to get up close to the action. For more information, click here.

What is the gala dinner?

The Nitro Athletics Gala Dinner is your chance to rub shoulders with superstar track and field athletes from around the world who will be competing in Nitro Athletics.  With a theme of ‘All That Glitters Is Gold’ and featuring Usain Bolt, this is the precursor to the inaugural Nitro Athletics series in Melbourne.

When is the gala dinner?

The gala dinner will be held on Thursday 2nd February, 2017 at Palladium at Crown, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, VIC.

How do I buy tickets to the gala dinner?

To book now head to our Gala Dinner page for more information on tickets and pricing.