The rules for competition in Powerlifting Australia are as per the IPF Technical Rules, with some minor variations established in the PA Regulations 4.7 (e.g. 1 hour weigh-in & 15 minutes between groups at local contests, lifters max. arm length rather than completely straight).

IPF Rulebook

Apparel for competition is further specified by the IPF Approved List; this applies to all levels of competition, International, National and local.

2017 IPF Approved List