Racewalking Australia's  main "raison d'etre" has changed little since 1923.

The Amateur Walking Union of Australia was formed in 1923 to represent the interests of the the walking clubs from NSW, Victoria, SA and Queensland. This first body served the walking community of Australia well over the next 30 years and was the forerunner to what we now call Racewalking Australia.

In 1958, in the aftermath of the Melbourne Olympics, a new body was formed, namely the Australian Federation of Amateur Walking Clubs. The walking community within Australia had grown over the years and was time to form a Federation of all the major Race Walking Clubs of the States and Territories of Australia.

This Federation has traded continuously since 1958 and now trades under the name Racewalking Australia with a Business name of Australian Federation of Race Walking Clubs. So you will find that older pages on this website continue to refer to AFORWC or even to AFRWC but newer pages now refer to the Federation under its preferred trading name of Racewalking Australia.

raison d'etre

Racewalking Australia's  main "raison d'etre" has changed little since 1923.

It continues is to act as the parent body concerned with Race Walking in Australia and endeavours to guide and co-ordinate walking activities in Australia. To this end we;

  • organise seminars for our member clubs to share the skills and of competition in Australia and overseas;

  • hold regular Federation racewalking carnivals in which the clubs enter teams and contest Federation Title events;

  • provide expertise to Athletics Australia and the various athletics commissions in Australia.