We are a non-profit association, the peak body and National Federation for the Winter Olympic Sport of biathlon, affiliated with the International Biathlon Union and the Australian Olympic Committee.
We started the sport of biathlon in Australia in the late 1970s, with our first-ever overseas team being all Men, as only men were allowed to participate in the sport in international competition. In Australia women have always been welcome to participate, and our highest-ever Olympic result was by a woman, Kerryn Rim.
Our sport has grown organically from our roots at the only biathlon range in Australia, the Hotham Biathlon Arena at Whiskey Flat, three kilometres east of Mount Hotham Alpine Village in Victoria, amongst the snowgums in the beautiful Australian Alps.
At Mount Hotham during winter, in addition to the formal Championship weekends, there are "Future Stars", high performance and masters camps, along with fun race events.
Off-snow, training happens year round. We have venues in Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga, Bairnsdale and NSW regions. Cross training includes replacing the skiing with running, mountain biking, hill bounding, rollerskiing or Skiking. We also see scooters in our summer and autumn biathlon events!
Want to learn more? Have a go at biathlon? Contact us on: australianbiathlon[at]gmail.com and we'll get back to you asap!