Indigenous Nationals

20-24 June


Due to COVID-19, Indigenous Nationals has been cancelled in 2020 and will be hosted by the Wollotuka Institute at The University of Newcastle in 2021.


In 2021, the competition will be held from 20-24 June, and will be contested in a mixed competition across four sports: touch football, basketball, netball, and volleyball. 

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Step 1: Contact your University Team Manager (UTM) to obtain your team code.

Step 2:  TBC

Cost: TBC*

Late registrations incur a $20 late fee per competitor before TBC.

*Inclusive of service fees - PayPal fee not included. 

About the event


National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games (NITESG) began in 1996 as a joint class project between 13 students enrolled in a Diploma of Aboriginal Studies (Community Recreation) at the then Wollotuka School for Aboriginal Studies, The University of Newcastle.


Now referred to Indigenous Nationals, the event is a week-long multisport competition for indigenous student-athletes. The annual event aims to bring together student-athletes from universities across Australia to compete in a variety of sports and ultimately crown one university team the champion of the games. Indigenous Nationals is an amazing environment to not only celebrate the rich sporting culture of indigenous Australia but to also acknowledge the heritage and history of the participating student-athletes. 

Eligibility to participate


Indigenous Nationals is open to both staff and currently enrolled students of UniSport Australia (UniSport) member universities.

In maintaining the integrity of the Indigenous Nationals as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander event and in keeping with the rules of engagement, confirmation of Aboriginality is required by each player participating in the competition. 

Indigenous Nationals - Eligibility of competitors guideline

Key information


Prepare yourself before you hit New Castle and make sure you know everything there is to know about Indigenous Nationals this year. 

Event handbook


Find out everything you need to know by downloading your handbook now.

Version: 21 June 2019

Draws and results


Click here for the 2019 draws and results. 

Travel and accommodation


Book your team's accommodation with Stay Oz.

Contact Brendon and the team today to find out more! 

Ph: 1800 059 830

Social program

UniSport supports the responsible consumption of alcohol and all components of the event are conducted in accordance with the UniSport guideline for use of alcohol. 

2020 event schedule 
postponed to 2021


Opening Ceremony
Details coming soon. 


Newcastle Number 1 Sports Grounds


Touch Football
Wallsend Touch Football Association 


Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium 


Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium
Closing ceremony
Details coming soon. 

*Competition schedule is subject to change without notice. Please check back regularly for updates. 

Competition guidelines and rules


UniSport Australia (UniSport) competitions are conducted under the official playing regulations of the relevant international or national sporting organisation.


Where required, UniSport guidelines will indicate any rule/regulation amendments specific to our competitions.