Albury Wodonga | 20-27 January 2018
Are there quick steps to register for the 2018 Australian Deaf Games?
Yes. Follow these instructions:
1. Select Click here to Register
2. Select Entry Type
2.1 Under Full Entry, select one that suits you: Adult, Concession, Child.
2.2 If you are only attending the Opening/Closing ceremonies, select these.
3. Read the Terms & Conditions then tick the box next to "I have read and agreed with the above terms and conditions".
4. Select Next
5. Provide your personal information including an email address and a password
6. For althetes and officials, please select your sport from the Events category
6.1 Select Event Category - for example, Tennis
6.2 Select Event - for example, Men's Singles
6.3 After you have selected your sport, the sports fee will be detailed as shown below:
6.4 If you want to play another sport, select 'Add Event' again
6.5 When you are completed, select 'Next'
7. For spectators/visitors, select 'Add Event'
7.1 Select 'Event Category' then select 'Spectator'
7.2 Select 'Event' then select 'Spectator'
7.3 There will be no additional fees after selecting Spectator
7.4 When you are done, select 'Next'
8. The registration cart will show the total cost of your registeration. For example: Adult Early Bird and Sport - Tennis OR Adult Early Bird Concession and Spectator
8.1 Select Event to see the total fees.
9. Select Pay Now
9.1 To pay by credit card, type in your CC number, expiry date and CCV (this number is located on the back of your credit card)
9.2 If you want to save your payment details, select Yes please
9.3 If you want to use PayPal, click on the PayPal button
9.4 When you are done, select Submit
10. You have finished registering for the Games! You will receive a receipt with full information in an email that will be sent to you.
How is the sport fee decided?
The sports fee is based on the information from the previous ADG sport fee price; costs to organise the sport event such as ground / court hire fee, umpires, insurance, signage, medals, etc; and discussion with the National Deaf Sport Committee (eg; Deaf Netball Australia).
Can I pay the Sports Entry Fee for the sports events only and not the Games Registration Fee, which includes the opening and closing ceremonies?
No – you must pay the Games Registration Fee first before you register for the sports events.
Can I do my sports registration later after I have paid my Games Registration Fee?
Yes. You must register for team sports before 30 September and individual sports before 31 December 2017.
I am not able to register online because I do not have access to a computer and the Internet. Can I register another way?
Yes. You can fax or post your completed registration details to Deaf Sports Australia. Please find details of how to do this on the Australian Deaf Games website.
I am not able to register online because I do not have an online banking service to pay the fees. Can I pay my registration fee by cheque or cash?
Yes you can fax or post your completed registration details to Deaf Sports Australia and make your cheque payable to ‘Deaf Sports Australia’. Alternatively, send a money order or pay in cash if you visit the Deaf Sports Australia office.
Why is there a rule about hearing loss eligibility to participate in the 2018 Games?
Deaf Sports Australia started using a new hearing loss eligibility level at the 2012 ADG. After feedback from participants and members, this eligibility level remains and was used at the 2016 ADG. It will continue to be used for the 2018 ADG.
The hearing loss level is 40dB (decibel) or greater in the better ear, which is the same as having a moderate, severe or profound hearing loss.
All sport participants must declare that they have a hearing loss of 40dB or greater in their better ear when they register for a sports event and agree to the terms and conditions.
If you have any concerns about this rule, please contact the GOC.
You are welcome to send Deaf Sports Australia an audiogram to prove that you have a hearing loss of 40bB or more. This information will be confidential and not shared with anyone unless required for sport participation assessment.
What is the hearing loss threshold to participate in International Deaf events such as the Deaflympics, Asian Pacific Deaf Games and World Championships?
The International Sports Committee of the Deaf have a rule that any sports participants at Deaflympics and World Championships must have at least 55dB or greater in their better ear.
What is the policy about wearing hearing aids during sport events?
Each Sport Convenor will inform you of the rules about the use of hearing aids during a sport event. Please contact the State Team Manager or Sports Convenor for more information or check the Australian Deaf Games website.
Can I play more than one sport?
Yes – you can you but you will need to inform your State / Territory and also check the sport program.
Your Team Manager needs to check that there is no clash between the sports you wish to participate in.
Will I have to pay separate sports fees if I play more than one sport?
Yes – you will need to register and pay for each sport you wish to participate in.
Can I get a refund if I wish to cancel my general registration and sports registration?
Yes – you need to do this by 31st December 2017 and pay DSA a $22 administrative fee.
Where are the sport event locations?
See the link on the Games website - http://www.austdeafgames.org.au/sports-locations
Is there free transport available to each sport venue?
There will be a Games Community bus that will move from venue to venue at regular times. Please check the Games website for more details later this year.
Where is the Games Hub?
The Games Hub is at Albury Entertainment Centre - more details can be found on the Games website.
I need more information, who do I contact?
Contact Sherrie Beaver (Media & Communications Coordinator) at [email protected]