Australian Masters Games Opening Ceremony

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In 2017 the 16th edition of the Australian Masters Games will be hosted in Tasmania’s North West from Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th October. Over 5,000 athletes from across Australia will converge on the North West for the week-long event. 

The general public are invited to help us kick off the Games on Saturday 21st October at Roundhouse Park in Devonport from 5pm. Enjoy the best food and wine the region has to offer, cheer on the athletes and celebrate the biggest sporting event the coast has ever seen. 

Over 30 food and beverage vendors will feature at the event providing everything from mexican, tacos, burgers, dumplings, cheese platters, dessrts plus all the best craft beer, wine and cider from the Coast and across Tasmania.

Entertainment set times are:

Main Stage

5:00-6:00 Australian Navy Band 

6:00-6:37 Athlete march & Official welcome

6:37-7:07 Australian Navy Band 

7:30-8:30 Kitty Martini & the Tom Collins Trio

9:00-10:00 Pete Cornelius & the Devilles

 Acoustic Stage

5:00-6:00 Chris Meek

6:00-6:37 Athlete March & Official welcome

6:37-7:30 Neil Gibson

7:45-8:40 Sailors & Sirens

9:00-10:00 Fanny Lumsden 

Tasting Trail Stage

5:30 Tastings commence

6:45 Jimmy Wong - Oysters / BBQ lamb rack

7:30 Tracey Martin - Petuna cooking demo

8:00 Jimmy Wong - Whisky profiterole

8:30 Southern Wild - Cocktail flaring

This event is FREE to enter and strictly no BYO will be allowed.

Bag checks and security wanding will be conducted as you pass through the entrance.

The Games will officially be opened by the Premier of Tasmania, The Honorable Will Hodgman MP.


Participants and volunteers are invited to meet outside the Elimata Hotel (15 Victoria Parade, Devonport TAS) for pre-drinks and the official opening of the Games before the athlete’s march at 5:45pm down Victoria Parade to the heart of the Opening Ceremony event at Roundhouse Park. Athletes will be sorted into sports and will be led by local school children who have painted a special flag for their designated sport.


The event site at Roundhouse Park will be open to the community from 5pm. Community members are invited to relax, enjoy a drink and prepare for the athletes march at 6pm. Community members are encouraged to line Formby road within the event site to cheer on the athletes as they march into the event site.

Some seating will be provided however you may bring chairs and picnic rugs to sit on.

The event is family friendly and limited children's activities will be provided.

For information on public parking available in Devonport please see Council's interactive parking map.


There will be some impact to the community due to road closures during the event.

Best Street 'Pay as you Leave' Car Park

Closed from 5pm Friday 20 Oct - 1am Sunday 2 Oct

Formby road between Best and Oldaker streets

Closed from 8am, Saturday 21 Oct - 1am, Sunday 22 Oct

Rooke st between Best and Oldaker streets

Victoria Parade between Lower Madden and Oldaker streets

Oldaker street between North Fenton and Rooke streets

Best Street between Edward Street and Formby Rd (Eastbound lane only)

Closed from 2pm, Saturday 21 Oct - 1am, Sunday 22 Oct 


The Australian Masters Games is a biennial sporting event that is regarded as one of the premier and largest participation sporting events on the Australian sporting landscape. In 2017 the 16th edition of the Games will be hosted in Tasmania from Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th October.

It is expected over 5,000 participants will compete across over 40 different sports.

The Australian Masters Games provide an occasion to:

  • make the wider community aware of the benefits of sport;
  • encourage and engage the masters sport demographic in ongoing activity that is beneficial to their long term health and wellbeing;
  • encourage a positive active lifestyle in the community that is balanced with social outcome and opportunities;
  • reaffirm with all levels of sports administration the importance of mature-aged sports people who are seeking opportunities to participate; and
  • demonstrate the myriad of attractions of sport: skill, achievement, competition, social interaction, and satisfaction.

The sports

The event is open to anyone. The only criteria to compete in the Australian Masters Games is that you must meet the minimum age requirement, which in most sports is 30+ years. It does not impose qualifying standards and welcomes participants from all over the world.

The Australian Masters Games offer participants a wide range of different sports, from softball to athletics to dragon boat to boxing.

This variety of sports on offer provides the opportunity for participants to try a new sport, compete in multiple sports during the week and register as an individual or in a team.

For a list of the sports confirmed to date in the 16th Australian Masters Games please visit the Australian Masters Games website.



  • Saturday, 21 October 2017 | 05:00 PM - Saturday, 21 October 2017 | 10:30 PM


Roundhouse Park, 2/6 Formby Rd, Devonport 7310  View Map

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