Arnold Amateur 2020 – Arnold Sports Festival Australia
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Arnold Amateur 2020

The BIGGEST Amateur Bodybuilding event in Australia!

Open to Australian and International competitors worldwide, the Arnold Amateur Australia will return in 2020, offering Pro Cards to overall winners of each open division!
Australian Athletes must qualify at ANY State Qualifying competition. All competitors will qualify, regardless of placing. For qualifiers, visit

International Athletes can apply directly  without needing to qualify. We accept all athletes from any federation. Come and be a part of Australia’s BEST amateur event!

Divisions and Classes

Figure: Masters (O/40), Novice, Open
Women’s Fitness
Women’s Physique
Bikini: Junior (U/23), Masters (O/35), Novice, Open

Bodybuilding: Junior (U/23), Masters, (O/40) Novice, U/70kg, U/80kg, U/90kg, U/100kg, O/100kg
Classic Physique: Novice, Open
Men’s Physique: Novice, Open

Extra height classes or age groups may be added depending on registrations.

More information and rules:

Competitor Information

Athlete Check-In (all competitors)
Thursday 19th March 2020
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
12pm – 4pm

Competition Days
Friday 20th March 2020, from 10am: All Female Divisions, including Overall Pro Card Winners.
Saturday 21st March 2020, from 10am: Men’s Bodybuilding Divisions
Sunday 22nd March 2020, form 10am: Men’s Bodybuilding Top 6 Finals, Men’s Physique, Men’s Classic Physique and all men’s Overall Pro Card Winners

Only competitors competing in the OPEN and WEIGHT CLASS divisions get a chance to compete for a Pro Card in the overall divisions.


Athlete Services

Book a package with Pro Tan, our official tanning sponsors. Note that no other tanning will be allowed backstage.

Book your stage photos, studio shots and montages from our official photography team lead by Gary Phillips.

Book your Makeup and Hair with industry leading team Tegan Woodford Creative in our backstage beauty studio!

Athlete Accomodation

Quest Apartments Southbank
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Quest Apartments Docklands
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Quest Apartments New Quay
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Clarion Suites
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