The South Melbourne Athletic Club (SMAC) has a rich history dating back to 1929 across track and field events, road racing and cross country running.

Member benefits

  • 4 Team Relay races in Winter (XCR package)

  • 12 Track and Field meets in Summer (Summer Track & Field Package)

  • Expert coaching and guidance through our club network as well as access to SMAC coaches throughout the season.

  • SMAC meeting tent at every race, with bag storage and BYO refreshments and drinks after every race.

  • Social events throughout the year, including an end of year celebration for all members

  • Approved Facebook Group membership for up to the minute Club communication, event information and photos from the team.

  • Personal accident and insurance coverage through Athletics Victoria

  • Exclusive discounts and training access to Lakeside Stadium

  • Member offers and discounts

  • AV Member Card

  • Race bib

  • Member and Clubs portal access

  • Online entry

  • Discounted entry to various events

  • $50 timing Chip (free with AV membership & XCR entry for new members and XCR entrants)


Membership costs vary from approximately:

Junior Athletes $110
Senior Athletes $150

SUMMER PACKAGE, inclusive of all events
Junior Athletes $210
Senior Athletes $250


Visit the Athletics Victoria website or contact the club for more information.


To find out more, email us at or join today!


We’d love to have you on the team and racing with us this XCR season.


SMAC is recognised as one of the premier athletics clubs in Victoria. An affiliated member of both Athletics Victoria (AV) and Athletics Australia, the official governing state and national bodies for track and field and athletics, SMAC has a proven record of helping hundreds of athletes at all levels achieve their personal bests. While proudly boasting a number of incredible elite athletes under the red and white flag, SMAC prides itself in welcoming runners of all levels and abilities.

From April to September, we compete in AV’s XCR (cross country and road racing) series whilst, over the summer, our focus switches to the AV Shield (track and field) competition.

So, whether you’re looking for harder competition, technique improvement, a focus for your training, or simply to have fun with like-minded friends, you’ll love the atmosphere of SMAC. Our vibrant and inclusive community is testament to our camaraderie and the support of all our members and coaches. Whatever level you’re at, you will have fun achieving your personal best with SMAC.





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AV SHIELD (Summer) October – February
A range of other events are also available for registered athletes to compete in throughout Summer, including the Victorian Milers Meets

AV CROSS COUNTRY & ROAD (XCR) April – September