Games Eligibility

Eligible agencies include Police and Law Enforcement Agencies and Emergency Service Agencies (Including Volunteers and Retirees). Eligibility to participate in the AP&ES Games is at the discretion of the Australia & New Zealand Police Games Federation (ANZPGF). Other Emergency Service agencies can make an application to the ANZPGF Eligibility Sub-Committee for consideration. The ANZPGF reserves the right to refuse entries from any individual or agency.

Eligible competitors are either full time or part time employees (sworn and unsworn), registered volunteers or retired personnel from eligible agencies from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. Competitors must be 18 years or over at the time of the Games.


  • State Police Services

  • National Police Services

  • Customs Services / Border Force

  • Protective Services

  • Corrections / Prison Services

  • Defence (Military Police / Fire / Ambulance)

  • Crime Commission

  • Sheriff’s Office

  • Environment / Resources / Primary Industries / Parks Services

  • Air Marshalls / Aviation Security


  • National / State / City Fire Services

  • Country / Rural Fire Services

  • National / State Ambulance Services

  • St John Ambulance

  • Royal Life Saving Society Organisations

  • State Emergency Service

  • Coast Guard

  • Royal Flying Doctor

  • National / State Search and Rescue Services

  • Nurses (currently employed in Accident & Emergency)

  • Crime Stoppers

  • Surf Life Saving

Please note the above lists are not exclusive if you wish to be considered for eligibility, please email

Retired employees and separated employees with 10 or more years of service from any of the above listed eligible agencies are invited to compete and must provide proof of such service.

Competitors with disabilities, are eligible to apply, however we request you contact the Games Management Team at to facilitate individual competition registration.

Proof of employment or volunteer registration will be required when registering for the Games.

Eligibility does not include family members.

ANZPGF - Eligibility Policy Final 2016.pdf



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