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Competition Qualification

All RoboCup Junior Victoria (RCJV) competitions (including the Australian Open) are open entry, meaning any teams can enter any and all competitions, without prior experience or finals placement in a previous competition. Whilst we do strongly encourage teams to attend Regional Competitions to gain experience, this is in no way required for entry into the State and/or Australian Open.

Entry Volume Management
Challenges/Divisions listed for all competitions will run subject to a minimum of five entries in that challenge/division. In the event of less than five entries, or for other operational and/or management reasons, divisions may be merged and combined. Conversely, in the event there are too many entries for a particular competition, or challenge/division at a competition (as dictated by event, challenge/division and/or venue capacity and/or health and saftey requirements), organisations with the most entries may be asked to select their teams best prepared for competition to attend the event. This is most likely to occur at the Victorian State event. Mentors from any organisations affected will be contacted after close of entries.

Entry Fees
Entry fee amounts for each competition are stated below. Due to the continued growth of RoboCup Junior (Australia) Inc., from 2018, GST is payable on entry fees and invoices will be reflective of this. As most organisations, including Schools, can claim back GST paid on goods and services, this change will have zero net effect on most participants. Please note there has been a very small increase in entry fees to assist in covering increased event costs.

Rule Modifications
Please see the RCJV Soccer and RCJV Rescue pages (links to the left) for important information relevant to Regional and State events in Victoria. The information on these pages does not apply to the Australian Open event.

Miscellaneous
Important documents including the mandatory Participation Deed and Mentor Declaration (all events) and The University of Melbourne Audio/Video/Photograph Release (Victorian State event and Australian Open event) can be found at the bottom of this page. Please note that it is not permissible for forms to be altered in any way. Mentors are reminded that it is their responsibility to ensure the saftey of their students, themselves, anybody associated with them and any associated property at any and all events (including but not limited to competitions and workshops) and complete/implement any risk assessments or child safe policies that might be required. Please note that The University of Melbourne Audio/Video/Photograph Release forms will be securely held by RoboCup Junior Victoria and information on these forms only accessed if a need arises. 

Contact Details

General and Beginners Enquiries: Evan Bailey (State Chair & Rescue Co-Coordinator), Email: evan@baileyfinance.com.au (preferred), Mobile: 0467675869 (email enquiries are preferred, and you will likely receceive a reply message faster than a return phone call due to Evan's work and travel commitments)
Event Enquiries: See contact information below for the relevant event
OnStage Enquries: Katrina Watson (OnStage Co-Coordinator), Email: kwatson@huntingtower.vic.edu.au or Emma Bebe (OnStage Co-Coordinator), Email: emmabebe@gmail.com
Rescue Enquiries: David Ebert (Rescue Co-Coordinator), Email: ebert.david.l@edumail.vic.gov.au or Evan Bailey (State Chair & Rescue Co-Coordinator), Email: evan@baileyfinance.com.au
Soccer Enquiries: Brian Thomas (Deputy Chair, Treasurer & Soccer Co-Coordinator) Email: b.thomas@ccg.vic.edu.au, or Dan Sriratana (Soccer Co-Coordinator), Email: dan@3dsignsolutions.com.au
Registration System and Invoicing Enquiries:
 Andrew Cook (Registration and Online Systems Coordinator), Email: 71andrew.c@gmail.com
Workshop, Training and Professional Development Enquiries:
 Traceye Rapinett (Workshops, Training and Professional Development Coordinator), Email: trapinett@stpaulsags.vic.edu.au
Risk, Compliance, Health and Saftey Enquiries:
 Brian Thomas (Deputy Chair, Treasurer & Soccer Co-Coordinator) Email: b.thomas@ccg.vic.edu.au

Workshops and Professional Development

Information regarding workshop and professional development sessions can be found at: http://www.robocupjunior.org.au/workshops. Please scroll down to the 'Victoria' heading.

Horsham Regional Competition

Date: Friday 31st May, 2019
Venue: Holy Trinity Lutheran College, 25 Trinity Drive, Hosham
Entry Fee: $30 per team including GST
Registrations Open: Friday 1st March, 2019
Last Day to Register: Tuesday 28th May, 2019
Registration Link: https://enter.rcjonline.org.au
Enquiries to: Adam Engert, adam.engert@htlc.vic.edu.au
Available Divisions:

  • Simon Simon Soccer
  • Riley Rover Rescue
  • Other challenges/divisions may be available upon request, please email the enquiry email address

All students attending must be registered
Mentors must be in receipt of Participation Deeds prior to registering students for the event, and submit these for all registered students on the event day
All mentors must submit a Mentor Declaration on the event day

Ballarat Regional Competition

Date: Friday 26th July, 2019
Venue: Earth Ed, at Mt Clear College, Olympic Avenue, Mount Clear
Entry Fee: $30 per team including GST
Registrations Open: Friday 1st March, 2019
Last Day to Register: Tuesday 23rd July, 2019
Registration Link: https://enter.rcjonline.org.au
Enquiries to: Brian Thomas, b.thomas@ccg.vic.edu.au
Available Divisions:

  • Mixed OnStage Performance
  • Riley Rover Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Primary Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Secondary Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Simple Simon Soccer
  • Standard League Soccer
  • Other challenges/divisions may be available upon request, please email the enquiry email address

All students attending must be registered
Mentors must be in receipt of Participation Deeds prior to registering students for the event, and submit these for all registered students on the event day
All mentors must submit a Mentor Declaration on the event day

Geelong Regional Competition

Date: Friday 7th June, 2019
Venue: Christian College Geelong, Highton Campus
Entry Fee: $30 per team including GST
Registrations Open: Friday 1st March, 2019
Last Day to Register: Tuesday 4th June, 2019
Registration Link: https://enter.rcjonline.org.au
Enquiries to: Brian Thomas, b.thomas@ccg.vic.edu.au
Available Divisions:

  • Novice OnStage Performance
  • Experienced OnStage Performance
  • Riley Rover Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Primary Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Secondary Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Simple Simon Soccer
  • Standard League Soccer

All students attending must be registered
Mentors must be in receipt of Participation Deeds prior to registering students for the event, and submit these for all registered students on the event day
All mentors must submit a Mentor Declaration on the event day

Warragul Regional Competition

Date: Saturday 15th June, 2019
Doors Open: 10:00am (TBC, registered mentors will receive finalised timings following close of registrations)
Event Begins: 11:00am (TBC, registered mentors will receive finalised timings following close of registrations)
Event Concludes: 3:00pm (TBC, registered mentors will receive finalised timings following close of registrations)
Venue: St Paul's Anglican Grammar School, Warragul
Entry Fee: $30 per team including GST
Registrations Open: Friday 1st March, 2019
Last Day to Register: Tuesday 11th June, 2019
Registration Link: https://enter.rcjonline.org.au
Enquiries to: Traceye Rapinett, trapinett@stpaulsags.vic.edu.au
Available Divisions:

  • Riley Rover Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Primary Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Secondary Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Open Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Mixed OnStage Performance
  • Soccer divisions subject to interest - please email the above enquiries address to register your interest.

All students attending must be registered
Mentors must be in receipt of Participation Deeds prior to registering students for the event, and submit these for all registered students on the event day
All mentors must submit a Mentor Declaration on the event day

Melbourne Regional Competition (OnStage & Soccer)

Date: Saturday 27th July, 2019
Doors Open: 9:00am (TBC, registered mentors will receive finalised timings following close of registrations)
Event Begins: 10:00am (TBC, registered mentors will receive finalised timings following close of registrations)
Event Concludes: 3:30pm (TBC, registered mentors will receive finalised timings following close of registrations)
Venue: Sacre Coeur, 172 Burke Rd, Glen Iris
Entry Fee: $30 per team including GST
Registrations Open: Friday 1st March, 2019
Last Day to Register: Friday 19th July, 2019
Registration Link: https://enter.rcjonline.org.au
Enquiries to: Evan Bailey, evan@baileyfinance.com.au
Available Divisions:

  • Novice OnStage Performance
  • Experienced OnStage Performance
  • Simple Simon Soccer
  • Standard League Soccer
  • Lightweight Soccer
  • Open Soccer

All students attending must be registered
Mentors must be in receipt of Participation Deeds prior to registering students for the event, and submit these for all registered students on the event day
All mentors must submit a Mentor Declaration on the event day

Melbourne Regional Competition (Rescue)

Date: Saturday 3rd August, 2019
Doors Open: 8:30am (TBC, registered mentors will receive finalised timings following close of registrations)
Event Begins: 10:00am (TBC, registered mentors will receive finalised timings following close of registrations)
Event Concludes: 3:30pm (TBC, registered mentors will receive finalised timings following close of registrations)
Venue: St Michael's Grammar School, 25 Chapel Street, St Kilda
Entry Fee: $30 per team including GST
Registrations Open: Friday 1st March, 2019
Last Day to Register: Friday 26th July, 2019
Registration Link: https://enter.rcjonline.org.au
Enquiries to: Evan Bailey, evan@baileyfinance.com.au
Available Divisions:

  • Riley Rover Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Primary Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Secondary Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Open Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Rescue Maze

All students attending must be registered
Mentors must be in receipt of Participation Deeds prior to registering students for the event, and submit these for all registered students on the event day
All mentors must submit a Mentor Declaration on the event day

Victorian State Competition

Date: Friday 30th August 2019
Doors Open: 8:30am (TBC, registered mentors will receive finalised timings following close of registrations)
Event Begins: 10:00am (TBC, registered mentors will receive finalised timings following close of registrations)
Event Concludes: 3:30pm (TBC, registered mentors will receive finalised timings following close of registrations)
Venue: Town Square Pavillion, Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale 3032 (enter via Gate 5 on Langs Road)
Entry Fee: $70 per team including GST
Registrations Open: Friday 1st March, 2019
Last Day to Register: Tuesday 20th August, 2019
Registration Link: https://enter.rcjonline.org.au
Enquiries to: Evan Bailey, evan@baileyfinance.com.au
Available Divisions:

  • Novice OnStage Performance
  • Experienced OnStage Performance
  • Riley Rover Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Primary Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Secondary Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Open Rescue (Victorian Rules)
  • Rescue Maze
  • Simple Simon Soccer
  • Standard League Soccer
  • Lightweight Soccer
  • Open Soccer

All students attending must be registered
Mentors must be in receipt of Participation Deeds prior to registering students for the event, and submit these for all registered students on the event day
Mentors must submit The University of Melbourne Audio/Video/Photograph Releases for all registered students on the event day
Please note that The University of Melbourne Audio/Video/Photograph Release forms will be securely held by RoboCup Junior Victoria and information on these forms only accessed and provided to The University of Melbourne if a need arises

All mentors must submit a Mentor Declaration on the event day

There is some useful transporation information on the page for the Australian Open (https://robocupjunior.org.au/national), which will generally also apply to the Victorian State due to both being at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Australian Open

Date: Friday 11th - Sunday 13th October 2019
Timings: Please see main page at www.robocupjunior.org.au/national for the event outline
Venue: Victoria Pavilion, Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale 3032 (enter via Gate 5 on Langs Road)
Entry Fee: $110 including GST
Registrations Open: Friday 1st March, 2019
Last Day to Register: Tuesday 1st October, 2019
Registration Link: https://enter.rcjonline.org.au
Enquiries to: Evan Bailey, evan@baileyfinance.com.au
Available Divisions:

  • Novice OnStage Performance
  • Experienced OnStage Performance
  • Primary Rescue Line
  • Secondary Rescue Line
  • Open Rescue Line
  • Open Rescue Maze
  • Standard League Soccer
  • Lightweight Soccer
  • Open Soccer

All students attending must be registered
Mentors must be in receipt of Participation Deeds prior to registering students for the event, and submit these for all registered students on the event day
Mentors must submit The University of Melbourne Audio/Video/Photograph Releases for all registered students on the event day
Please note that The University of Melbourne Audio/Video/Photograph Release forms will be securely held by RoboCup Junior Victoria and information on these forms only accessed and provided to The University of Melbourne if a need arises

All mentors must submit a Mentor Declaration on the event day