Missed the deadline? Submit a late entry request!

Entries for the 2016 Australian Open have now closed.

Our team will now begin busily sorting through all of the entries and building the draw for the event, which will be released mid May.

If you missed out on submitting an entry prior to the deadline, you may still be able to participate in the event by submitting a late entry request. Please note that the following terms apply on this process:

  • Late entries will only be accepted to replace the withdrawal of an existing entrant within a given discipline.
  • Late entry request will be processed strictly on a first come, first served basis.
  • There is no guarantee that putting your entry request on this list will result in an entry into the event.
  • Entrants will not be required to submit any initial payment when submitting a late entry request.
  • Should your request be successful and a spot becomes available, a Bowls Australia staff member will contact you to confirm that you would like to proceed with the entry and to process the payment of the late entry.
  • Late entry requests for pairs and fours disciplines must submit a full team.
To submit a late entry request, please click here and follow the steps.

Manual entry forms

For players who don't want to enter online, the following manual entry forms can be downloaded and either posted, emailed or faxed back to Bowls Australia. Please note the entry conditions on the forms, and that entries are not confirmed until the receipt of written confirmation from Bowls Australia.

Click here to download the singles manual entry form.

Click here to download the pairs manual entry form.

Click here to download the fours manual entry form.

Submit your entry to one of the following:

Australian Open
PO Box 52
Northcote VIC 3070

Attention: Australian Open
Bowls Australia

Attention: Australian Open
Bowls Australia
+61 (3) 9495 0194 

Looking for a Team or Player?

Have you entered the Singles at the Australian Open but looking for other bowlers to complete a team? Do you have the majority of your team sorted but are looking for one more bowler to fill your team?

Head over to our Facebook page and register your interest with other bowlers looking for team mates! We have had many successful teams created through this method and you never know, you may come out of it with new friends, great experiences and some prize money (or all of the above!).

Check it out here!

Who can enter

• Open to all registered bowlers. No qualification rounds necessary - sectional rounds will be played in all disciplines to determine the players/teams who qualify for the knockout rounds. 

• International bowlers welcomed and encouraged to attend.

• All players are guaranteed at least two, and most likely three fixtures within the sectional rounds of each discipline!


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