Hello Coaches!

The new FIRST Australia Dashboard is for all FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge teams, as well as volunteer registration.  FRC teams must register via the international FIRST Inspires portal.  For details, visit the (FRC) FIRST Robotics Competition (ages 14-18) program link under the “Programs” menu at the top of this page.

To create FIRST Australia Dashboard account, you will need the following:

  1.    School, Organisation or Business ABN (if applicable)
  2.    Credit or Debit Card to complete team registration**.
  3.    Shipping Address & Contact Details
  4.    Billing Address & Contact Details
  5.    Coach Details & Contact Information
  6.    Name of Each Team (if you do not have this, it can be updated at a later date)

**WA Teams FLL Teams – arenot be able to pay for registration via credit card as MQU weren’t able to generalise the shipping charges.  Please choose the invoice option when you create your account.  WA FTC Teams – Proceed with Credit Card payment for registration. 


Registration Steps

  1. Review  current Australian event calendar:
    Tabs by Program –  Click for Live Updates*
  2. Scroll down this page & locate the program logo for IMPORTANT specifics for team registration.
  3. Review the FAQ’s for known issues to reduce wait times for response to questions.
  4. Access the FIRST Australia DashboardCLICK HERE
  5.  Create & activate your account.
  6.  Create Team(s) & Assign to Event *if applicable

*Google Spreadsheet may not open on some school networks – use personal device to view.


FAQ’s & Other Known Issues:
  • Account Activation?
    Some school network firewalls have been quarantining the activation email required to create an account.  If you do not receive this email within 24 hours, please reach out to FIRST Australia.
  • Password Resets?
    Some school network firewalls have been quarantining the email required to reset password.  If you do not receive this email within 24 hours, please reach out to FIRST Australia.
  • Link to Dashboard Not Working? 
    Again, some school network firewalls block access to site. Please use an off-school network or personal device to register.
  • Shipments? 
    When your kit ships for FIRST LEGO League Programs, you will see a TNT consignment posted to your Dashboard. You will also be sent an email to the address on the account.
  • Changes to Registrations? 
    You may now make changes to registration via the FIRST Australia Dashboard (adding a team per the requirements, name changes, moving events).  Please note changes will only be allowed up to 2 weeks prior to the event for which you are registered – this includes TEAM NAME changes.  Organisers finalise details & begin printing up two weeks prior.  Changes made after this deadline are not guaranteed to be active at the event.
  • Explore & Discover Missing Kits?
    The number of kits you receive is directly related to the number of teams you CREATE in the dashboard.  The credit card portal for payment is an MQU finance entity not attached to the dashboard.  (i.e. if you create only one team, then pay externally for 10 kits – you will only receive one.)  The quantity of kit shipments from the warehouse correlates via the information you provide in the dashboard for registered teams (only registered teams may receive a kit.)
  • What is an FLL Classpack (also known as: why can’t I add a second team and why haven’t I received my Challenge kit)?
    This is an external program partnership between LEGO Education, Moore Educational &  Modern Teaching Aids.  If you are not participating in this program, do NOT check the box during registration because you will not be shipped a kit.  This particular type of registration is also limited to ONE TEAM per season.  If you are having issues adding a second team or you have not received a kit, it is because you have inadvertently checked this box.

Questions?  Contact first.australia@mq.edu.au


Ages 9 -16

  • Download & Read T’s & C’s 2020  (Terms & Conditions) BEFORE you continue with registration.  You will be asked to confirm that you read, understood & agree to the T’s & C’s at the end of the registration.
  • Engineering Notebooks, Team Meeting Guides & Thinkscape resources are available for download ONLY to registered teams via the FIRST Australia Dashboard.  Please log into the Dashboard to access the downloadable resources.
  • 2020 RePlay Challenge, Updates & Resources (Public Access):
    Click Here 
  • New Coach?  Join the FLL Australia Help Desk Google Group – CLICK HERE
Missing or Defective Kit Parts?
FIRST Australia do not have any replacement Dual Lock , mats or LEGO bits.  FIRST & LEGO have been made aware of an issue with the 3M Dual-Lock in the 2020 Challenge kit. As per previous years, affected Australian teams should do one of the following:
1) Contact LEGO Customer Service (CS) missing parts phone number at 1800 823 757 

OR –

2) Submit a request online.
Visit www.lego.com/en-us/service/replacementparts
  • Select “Broken Bricks” or “Missing Bricks”
  • Enter your age and country.
  • Enter 45813 as the Set Number.
  • Enter Part Details. NOTE: Dual Lock is not available as a particular piece number. You’ll have to click “I can’t find what I’m looking for” or “Email Us” to indicate the situation to LEGO support.
  • LEGO CS has a warehouse with 24/7 service and promise to deliver missing elements in no more than 5 working days from when the “order” is recorded by LEGO CS.

Ages 6-10

  • Expos:  Are not required for participation and may not be available in all areas.Engineering Notebooks, Team Meeting Guides & Thinkscape resources are available for download ONLY to registered teams via the FIRST Australia Dashboard.  Please log into the Dashboard to access the downloadable resources.
  • 2020 Playmakers Challenge, Updates & Resources (Public Access):
    Click Here

Ages 4-6

  • Register a Team:  To receive an kit.  This is a school, home or organisational only based activity in Australia.  There are no events to attend.
  • Engineering Notebooks, Team Meeting Guides & Thinkscape resources are available for download ONLY to registered teams via the FIRST Australia Dashboard.  Please log into the Dashboard to access the downloadable resources.

Ages 14-18

4 Qualifying Events will be held nationally in WA, SA, QLD & NSW.

Due to COVID-19, there is a possibility any or all events will be “remote” or a hybrid of “remote/in person” for 2020.  FIRST headquarters has built a remote platform for global competitions and further details will be posted as they come available.  Teams should be prepared for either scenario – but the season will run as scheduled.

  • To view dates, locations, contacts and details –  CLICK HERE and view FIRST Tech Challenge tab (Google doc).
  • All teams must register to compete in one qualifying event in order to qualify for the National Championship.

To Register:

  • Step One: CLICK HERE
    *First time teams only. If you already have a team number, skip to Step Two. 
    Register via the official FIRST FTC portal for a team number &  to place any PITSCO orders through the FIRST Storefront.
  • Step Two:  CLICK HERE
    Register for a qualifying event via the FIRST Australia Dashboard
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