The sporting world continues to grapple with the reality of the coronavirus pandemic.  Powerlifting Australia is no exception and we have made major changes to the competition Calendar for the next few months.

There you’ll see that through to late May all local events have been cancelled and major events postponed.  The Sydney Open plus Pacific Invitational is […]

April 2nd, 2020|News|


World Powerlifting’s major events for 2020 have been released and Australia is in the thick of the action.
Fitness Show Sydney is the start with the Pacific Invitational featuring top lifters from Australia, Nauru, New Zealand, Canada and Germany at the International Convention Centre on May 1-3.
Next, the stakes are raised at Asia’s biggest trade show […]

February 3rd, 2020|News|


Once again, big crowds at FIBO for Powerlifting’s stars, this time in Melbourne, Australia. Two feature sessions saw age-group World Records fall at both ends of the spectrum. 57 years has not aged Femmy Ayegun, with great records in the Womens 53kg 55-59 years class, being 113/73/162/348. More of the same came from Masters Jane […]

January 5th, 2020|News|


The hallowed surrounds of Brisbane Broncos Leagues Club saw Australia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga fight out the Regions Championships. The late change of venue tempered especially Australian participation, but the host nation still came out on top, over New Zealand and Nauru.

In the Women’s lifting, all-time great Liz Craven was […]

January 1st, 2019|News|


The 2018 Nationals was once again held at Fitness Show Melbourne, with 70 top lifters invited to the fitness industry’s showcase in the southern city. Some stars were away at the Worlds in the USA but there was indisputable quality in every division here.

The Women’s started off with Wendy Chan as usual out on her […]

October 24th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|


Fifty local lifters in the China Open set the stage for the two sessions of elite international powerlifting in the Asia Pacific Open. There was a full house audience all the way through as 23 of the region’s best lifters competed in the intense atmosphere of 50,000 attendees amongst hundreds of loud all equipped stalls […]

September 5th, 2018|News|

Fitness Show Sydney

Over 100 lifters took part in the fitness industry’s big event of the year, Fitness Show Sydney at the premier international Convention Centre. In those salubrious surrounds mainland China made its debut on the World Powerlifting stage whilst powerhouse Nauru continued to produce record-setters and Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong also produced top performances. […]

June 4th, 2018|News|

World Para Powerlifting Championships

An Australian Team of 6 lifters and two officials travelled far afield to Mexico City for the 2017 Para Powerlifting World Championships.
The standard was sky high. Our top performer was Ben Wright, with 176kg placed him 11th in the tough 88kg class. Cris Ashcroft was also solid with 12th via 85kg and new find Kelly […]

December 18th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|


Tropical Singapore was the venue for the 2017 Oceania Championships, with Team Australia to the fore as ever. Our top performers were up there in World Record territory. Wendy Chan at 47kg set Junior records with 132.5kg Squat, 150kg Deadlift & 355.5kg Total. Then 59kg Joshua Luu set a World Junior Record Deadlift 241kg, whilst […]

December 15th, 2017|News|

Australian Championships at the Fitness Show Melbourne

Melbourne’s stellar Fitness Show was once again the scene for the Australian Open Championships. Australia’s best 90 lifters were invited to fight out the 15 Championship titles in front of 20,000 fitness professionals & fans and the result was no less than nine new Australian Total Records.

In the Women’s classes World’s silver medallist Liz […]

November 7th, 2017|News|