MARCH 16th, 17th & 18th, 2018

IFBB Amateur Bodybuilding

Once again, Arnold Sports Festival Australia hosted Australia’s biggest IFBB Amateur Bodybuilding event.

Inspection Report

It is highly recommended that all athletes read the Inspection Report before registering, all details of the event are set out in the inspection report. If you require further information please Contact Us.

All weight classes please note: If for example you intend to compete in the u/80kg division and you weigh in at 80.1kg, you will be in the u/90kg category. There are no allowances if you don’t make weight! Give yourself ample opportunity to make adjustments to ensure you’re ready to weigh in.

Competition Schedule

IFBB Amateur Schedule

Athlete Registration

International competitors 

Australian competitors (LATE FEES APPLY AFTER MARCH 10th) 


Women’s Divisions: 

  • Bikini Junior 
  • Bikini Masters 
  • Bikini Novice (Height classes may apply) 
  • Bikini Open (Height classes may apply) 
  • Figure Masters 
  • Figure Novice (Height classes may apply) 
  • Figure Open (Height classes may apply) 
  • Fitness Open 
  • Physique Open (Height classes may apply)

Men’s Divisions:

  • Men’s Physique Novice (Height classes may apply) 
  • Men’s Physique Open (Height classes may apply) 
  • Men’s Classic Bodybuilding 1 
  • Men’s Classic Bodybuilding 2 
  • Men’s Classic Bodybuilding 3 
  • Men’s Junior Bodybuilding (16 to 23)
  • Men’s Masters (over 40) 
  • Men’s Novice (Weight classes may apply) 
  • Men’s Open Under 65kg 
  • Men’s Open Under 70kg 
  • Men’s Open Under 80kg 
  • Men’s Open Under 90kg 
  • Men’s Open Under 100kg 
  • Men’s Open Over 100kg

Photography & Videos 

Please follow this link to book your Official Amateur Bodybuilding Photography & Videos 

Tanning/Hair and Make-up

Our official tanners are ProTan Australia. They are the only Tanning company allowed backstage. Please click here to book your tan, hair and make-up.

Amateur Food Menu

The Radisson Hotel is proving an athlete’s menu available with everything you need, including clean and salt-free contest food which is very affordable. Both room service and dine-in services are available. Please see the menu here: Arnold Classic Amateur Menu.

Athlete Accommodation

All amateur bodybuilding athletes can get discounted accommodation the Oaks on William ($215 per night, fully self contained apt) 

by calling or emailing directly to:

Jordan Gamble

Reservations Group Coordinator

Phone: +61 7 3246 1604


Hotel location: 167-175 Franklin street, Melbourne, VIC 3000.  2017 Arnold Sports Festival Australia special rates: Double  $145.00, Twin  $135.00, Family  $165.00, Family Ensuite $220.00. Dorm rooms are available for groups at a cost of $58.00 per person per night – 4,6,8,10,12 & 16 bed rooms available. Bookings must be made by the 3rd of March to receive the special rate. Contact: Michelle Tedesco on +61 3 9329 4012. Phone calls are mandatory, if unreachable contact via email: If emailing please include in the subject line: “Arnold Sports Festival Australia Accommodation” and Michelle will contact you back.

Venue details

Please see our About Us page for all information on the venue and ticketing for friends and family who want to watch you compete.

Gold Sponsors

Massive Joes
Rule 1 Protein

Silver Sponsors