List of Australian athletics champions (men)

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The Australian Athletics Championships have been conducted since 1890. [1] The most successful athlete at the Championships has been thrower Warwick Selvey who won 19 championships events. [2] Below is a list of Australian champions in athletics by event. [1] [3] Through 1965, the distances run were in Imperial units (yards). 1966 saw a wholesale conversion to metric units.


100 metres

Note: 100 yards until 1966

200 metres

Note: 220 yards until 1966

400 metres

Note: 440 yards until 1966

800 metres

Note: 880 yards until 1966

1500 metres

Note: The mile run was held from 1930 until 1965, then was replaced by 1500. An additional mile championship returned between 1987 and 1993 (except 1990).

Mile run
1500 metres

5000 metres

Note: 3 miles until 1966

10,000 metres

Note: 6 miles until 1966


110 metres hurdles

Note: 120 yard hurdles until 1966

400 metres hurdles

Note: 440 yard hurdles until 1966

3000 metres steeplechase

20 kilometre road walk

50 kilometres race walk

Pole vault

High jump

Long jump

Triple jump

Shot put


Hammer throw



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