FIRSTTech_IconVert_RGBAges: 14-18 Years

2017 Events

  • Asia Pacific Invitational
    14, 15, & 16 July 2017
    Macquarie University
    *International Event by invitation only.
    Spectators welcome to attend!

  • 2017 Sydney Scrimmage
    Date TBA
    Macquarie University

  • 2017 Brisbane Scrimmage
    Date TBA
    Grace Lutheran

  • 2017 Australia National Tournament
    Date TBA
    Macquarie University



For ALL FIRST Australia events, each participant including students and coaches must download, complete & submit on tournament day:

In addition to the FIRST Consent form, all NSW FIRST Events participants including students and coaches must download, complete & submit on tournament day:

Registration 2016

2016 registration fees are $275 AUD per team which is payable to FIRST Australia.  When registering in the US FIRST System (final step), teams will pay $USD via credit card for the kit of parts & supplies and will be invoiced separately by FIRST Australia/Macquarie University for the registration fee.

For more information, contact us.



FIRST® Tech Challenge  is designed for high school students to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

Students get to:

  • Design, build, and program robots
  • Apply real-world maths and science concepts
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments
  • Compete for a spot in the World Championship
  • Qualify for over $13.5 million in international university scholarships

The FIRST® Tech Challenge season opens in September with the release of that year’s game, and teams then have until December to prepare before the Australian National FIRST® Tech Challenge tournament.  The best teams from the national tournament are then chosen to represent Australia at the FIRST World Championships in Saint Louis, USA.