Grading Charts

Powerlifting Australia’s Gradings set the standard for rating performances and for qualifying for major events. Look at the charts below for the Totals required to achieve each Grade.

POWERLFTING – WOMEN
CLASS
EI
EII
A
B
C
D
43KG
N/A
215
195
175
155
130
48KG
260
235
215
190
165
140
53KG
280
255
230
205
180
155
58KG
302
280
250
225
195
165
64KG
327
305
275
245
215
185
72KG
360
335
305
270
235
205
84KG
395
375
340
300
265
225
100KG
420
390
350
315
275
235
100+KG
430
400
375
340
300
260
POWERLIFTING – MEN
CLASS
EI
EII
A
B
C
D
56KG
N/A
390
350
305
265
235
62KG
497
435
390
345
300
260
69KG
547
480
430
380
335
290
77KG
597
535
480
420
365
320
85KG
645
580
520
460
400
350
94KG
685
635
565
500
435
380
105KG
720
690
600
525
460
400
120KG
750
710
635
560
490
430
120+KG
795
740
660
585
515
450
BENCH PRESS – WOMEN
CLASS
EI
EII
A
B
C
D
43KG
N/A
60
52
40
35
25
48KG
72
65
55
45
37
30
53KG
77
70
62
50
45
35
58KG
85
75
67
55
50
40
64KG
92
82
75
62
55
45
72KG
100
87
80
65
60
47
84KG
107
95
85
75
65
52
100KG
115
105
92
80
67
55
100+KG
117
107
95
82
70
57
BENCH PRESS – MEN
CLASS
EI
EII
A
B
C
D
56KG
N/A
107
95
85
72
57
62KG
135
120
107
95
85
65
69KG
147
132
120
107
92
72
77KG
160
145
132
115
100
80
85KG
175
155
145
125
107
85
94KG
187
167
152
132
115
92
105KG
200
180
160
140
120
97
120KG
212
192
167
145
125
105
120+KG
225
200
175
152
132
107

Qualifying Standards

To be eligible to compete at National Championships or to be selected for teams to International Championships lifters must achieve certain Gradings in the calendar year of and prior to the Championships concerned. For international events lifters should also have competed and placed highly in the prior Australian Championships for their age group and discipline – see PA Regulations 5.1 – 5.12

As well, lifters must also have been PA members (and thus drug testable) for a minimum of 6 months (Open) or 3 months (Junior & Masters) prior to the Championships.

OpenJuniorSub-JuniorMasters
Australian ChampionshipsB GradeC GradeD GradeHave Lifted
Oceania & Asia Pacific ChampionshipsA GradeB GradeC GradeHave Lifted
World ChampionshipsElite IIA GradeB GradeHave Lifted

Grading / Qualifying Enquiry

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SBD
Oceania Powerlifting
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World Powerlifting
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