Dates & Times

Friday 1 – Sunday 3 November 2024

  • Friday 1 & Saturday 2 November: 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday 3 November: 8:00am – 3:00pm
    • To be confirmed once competition draw has been finalised
Age Requirements
  • Age is determined as at 1 November 2024
  • Minimum age for competition is 30 years
  • Men’s
  • Women’s

Each competitor is required to pay the Games Fee once and then the Sport Fee for each sport in which they register. Non-Playing Officials are not required to pay the Sport Fee.

Sport Fee: 

  • $135 per player per team

Games Fee:

  • Competitor:
    Early bird $130 until 11:59pm AEST 31 May 2024
    Saver $145 (1 June – 31 August 2024)
    Standard $155 (from 1 September 2024)
  • Non-Playing Official: $90

Payment processing fee: 1.4% (incl GST)
Account2Account (select Australian banks – no fee)

Entries Close
  • Team entries close: Thursday 17 October 2024 (11:59pm AEST)
  • Individual entries into existing teams close: Monday 28 October 2024 (11:59pm AEST)

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (GCAC) is a state of the art facility that hosted the swimming and diving events during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. It offers fun, fitness and leisure for Gold Coasters seven days a week all year round.

Located at Southport’s Broadwater Parklands (main entrance at intersection of Nind Street and Marine Parade, Southport), the centre boasts six pools (heated to a minimum of 27 degrees Celsius all year round) including a 50 metre, 10 lane competition pool, an impressive dry land dive training facility, a fully equipped fitness centre, multi-function meeting rooms and access to Café Catalina.


Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
Marine Parade, Southport, 4215

Additional Information
  • Each team is required to have a team manager who will register your team via the team manager portal prior to any player registrations.
  • Once the team is created, team managers can register players via the team manager portal or individuals can register themselves via the Competitor Entry Form.
  • If you do not have a team and would like to register, please add yourself to our Draft team and the Sport Convenor will endeavor to place you in a team.
  • Men’s Draft – Team Pin: MWPD
    Women’s Draft – Team Pin: WWPD
  • Alternatively, if you would like to find your own team, please use our Sports Bulletin Board to advertise your availability or search for a team looking for players.
  • Team Managers can also use the Sports Bulletin Board to advertise for players or look for available individuals.
  • The competition will be played in a traditional 7-a-side format. All rules as per FINA.
  • All teams must have a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 15 players with only 13 permitted to play in a certain fixture.
  • Players aged 65 years or older, as of 1 November 2024 will be identified by a cap of a different colour than their own team caps or those of the opposition.
    • Each goal scored by this player/s counts as 2 goals.
  • A teams average age will be calculated by averaging the age of the youngest 10 players in the team.
  • The average age of the team will determine the teams handicap for each game in the Tournament.
Average AgeHandicap Goal Advantage
35 – 39+1
40 – 44+2
45 – 49+3
50 – 54+4
55 – 59+5
60 ++6
  • E.g. Team 1 has an average age of 42 and Team 2 has an average age of 52, therefore Team 2 would start the game with a 2-goal advantage.
  • Each team will have a minimum of five games over the three-day competition period.
  • Game format will be 2 x 8minute running halves with a 2-minute half time and approximately 10 minutes between games. This may change based on the number of team entries.
  • Match balls will be supplied by organisers. Teams are required to bring their own practice balls.
  • All teams must bring two sets of caps with the player number clearly visible on the caps.
  • It is a requirement that all coaches be suitably qualified and hold a minimum of a WPA Community Level Coach accreditation.
  • All teams must provide suitably qualified referees. A minimum of one (1) referee from the listen duty team is required to referee following their team’s scheduled match (or if listed for duty). Referees must hold a minimum WPA Community Level Referee accreditation.
  • All teams must provide suitably qualified table officials. A minimum of two (2) table officials from the listed duty team are required for duty following their team’s scheduled match (or if listed for duty). Table officials must hold the WPA Competition Official Accreditation through the Learning Pool.
  • In addition to players, teams may register “Non-Playing Officials” such as a manager, coach, physio, massage therapist etc.
  • There is no requirement for players competing in the Pan Pacific Masters Games to be registered with Water Polo Queensland, but they are required to be a registered member of a Water Polo Australia affiliated State. Participating Players will be covered through Water Polo Australia insurance program as part of their ‘Sport Fee’.
  • The competition is presented by Water Polo Queensland

Water Polo Enquiries
Water Polo Queensland
Phone: +61 7 3367 1661

Event Enquiries
Pan Pacific Masters Games
Phone: +61 7 5668 9888


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