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Skate Australia is looking to foster the growth and development of skate groups and communities throughout Australia. The below outlines the step-by-step process for event organisers looking to have their events sanctioned by Skate Australia. This process has been developed to ensure event organisers meet the needs of the community and satisfy the following three pillars: Governance, Participation, and Pathways.

Why should I sanction my event?

  • Skate Australia is the Nationally Recognised Sport Organisation for Skateboarding. We are encouraging event organisers to be recognised by Skate Australia to improve their access to grants, safeguarding frameworks and pathways for talented skaters.

  • Insurance: Skate Australia can work with event organisers to absorb the risk of hosting events, by including the event under our Public Liability insurance, reducing significant costs for the host.

  • Connect events across the Country – Skate Australia will promote and connect skaters to events around the country through our social channels and our leader boards.

To register your event or enquire click here and fill out our short form: 

Key information that Skate Australia require:




















To register your event or enquire click here and fill out our short form: 


  • Incorporated Association information/ABN registration/Relevant Business details

  • Provision of Working with Children checks, or similar for each administrator

  • Proposed event / competition


  • In skating competitions where prize money is allocated, there is equal

prize money and investment for both Genders – outline your goals to achieving this


  • Details of proposed judging structure including relevant accreditation of current judges

Prize money

  • Provide details of potential competition structure – Park, Street, Vert, Bowl, age groups etc.

  • Anticipated participation numbers

  • Do you use World Skate regulations


  • List the current skate parks in use for competitions

  • Dates of proposed / scheduled competitions


  • Proposed process outlining participant, staff, and volunteer acknowledgement of National Integrity Framework, Skate Australia Policies and Regulations (link to SA website and a tick box acknowledging they understand they are bound by these policies)

Australian Skateboard League Event Sanctioning 2024

Australian Skate Park Leagues


The Skate Parks Leagues (SPL) bring communities together in a public space where they have the opportunity to feel connected, and celebrates the talents of local skate park users of all ages, genders and backgrounds together. 


The SPL is a grassroots event series with skateboarding, scooter and BMX divisions. It’s Australia’s biggest interconnected Action Sports League, with over 3000 members and 100 events nationwide. The SPL series encourages the positive skate park culture of support and inclusion in the skate competitions.

Competitors accumulate points through participating in multiple SPLs that form the League Ladders. The top 3 skateboarders from each state are  invited to compete in the Australian Skateboarding Leagues (ASL) in Melbourne each March.

More info about how to be involved in the SPL can be found here.

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Skateboarding as we know it, was created in the late 1940s or early 1950s when surfers in California wanted something to do when the waves were flat. Sets of skate wheels were attached to wooden boards and early skaters emulated surfing style and manouevers while they practised 'sidewalk surfing'.


Eventually skateboarding made its way to Australia and a range of styles of skateboarding are now practised both recreationally and competitively.



Street skateboarding focuses on flatground tricks, grinds, slides and aerials within urban environments and public spaces. To add variety and complexity, obstacles such as handrails, stairs, walls, bins, park benches, picnic tables and other street furniture may be traversed as part of a single trick or a seris of consecutive tricks known as a line.



Park skateboarding encompasses a variety of sub-styles for riding in purpose built skate parks. Tricks include rotations, hand plants, grinds, alley oops and grabs, making the most of skate park features including half pipes,  quarter pipes, vert ramps, bowls and pools.



Short for vertical skateboarding (or roller skating!), vert involves the skater transitioning from horizontal to vertical in order to perform tricks. Vert skaters start out in a horizontal position at the bottom of a vert ramp and gain speed as they push themselves from one side of the ramp to the other until they're performing tricks in the vertical position. The most impressive tricks involve aerial manoeuvres well above the ramp.  Australia has produced world champions in this discipline. 


Probably the earliest form of competitive skateboarding, freestyle mostly features technical flat ground tricks like wheelies, handstands, flips and spins, sometimes involving more than one skateboard. Fluidity and motion to music plays a big part in freestyle skating. 



Whether your thing is “surfing” the Esplanade, busting out massive slides, or nudging 100kph on Conrod Straight, longboarders are riding with the heart and soul of where skateboarding began.

Longboarding as a sport requires a couple of different skills to street and park skating, but the courage, commitment and stoke to be your best is the same. Longboards are a stable platform that handle all kinds of pavement, are easy to push, fun to slide, and very fast. Longboard racing requires race-grade safety gear such as leathers, full-face helmets and sliding gloves, but for a day surfing the Esplanade you’ll only need a helmet and a grin.


Downhill slide

Downhill slide involves making long powerslides at high speeds riding a long board. When longboarders have to make tight turns or slow down while going at high speed, they powerslide the board, sometimes using tweaks like dragging hands, knees and elbows. This activity develops critical skills used in downhill racing for managing speed when approaching corners, or for emergency stops.


Downhill racing

The Formula 1 of skateboarding, involving racing down hills such as mount Panorama at Bathurst, where speeds approaching 100kph are achieved.


Slalom racing

Dodging cones at speed in a head-to-head shoot-out, or finishing fastest with a clean run down a drainage ditch, where the winner is judged by stopwatch, or crosses the finish line first. This is the original skateboard competition, and anyone who can skate can race slalom.  The Australian National Slalom Championships takes place every March in Canberra.


Longboard dance

Longboard dancing is highly visual and creative. It combines the technicality of freestyle skating with the aesthetics, rhythm, and movements repertoire of dancing. In other words, dancing on a longboard is taking skateboarding into the territory of performing arts. At each run, the longboard dancer performs a choreography that may have been previously rehearsed or improvise with or without background music.

Skateboarding Victoria

Victorian Skateboard Association run local competitions, training and upload resources regularly for skaters. For more information, check out the website here 

All Aboard

Learn to skate beginner sessions are available through the YMCA program - All Aboard. Check out their facebook page, here for more information on where your closest learn to skate session is! 

Become a Coach

Keen to become an accredited skateboarding coach?  More details to come!

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