Registrations for the 2019 Downer New Zealand Masters Games in Whanganui are NOW OPEN! (click here)

*Please note, if you are entering a Team Sport, you/your team manager must first create your team, using the ‘Create a Team’ option on the next page, and a Team PIN set.

Details for Team Managers can be changed anytime by contacting us. To update your entry, add another sport, or change your details, click here.

Entry Dates

Entries Open: Wednesday 8 August 2018 (8.00am NZT)

Early Bird Fees Finish: Wednesday 31 October 2018 (midnight NZT)

Standard Fees Finish: Wednesday 9 January 2019 (midnight NZT)

Entries Close: This is different for all sports. Please check your specific sport page for more information.

Age Eligibility

Please check your specific sport page for more information as age restrictions vary depending on the sport. All accreditation holders must be at least 18 years of age – supporters and non-playing officials included. If you wish to enter as a Non-Playing Official and are under the age of 18 years, please email whanganui@nzmg.com

Things You Should Know

  • Refund applications close on Monday 14 January at 5.00pm. *Refer to Refund T&Cs for further information.
  • All entries are to be completed via our online form – please note entry deadlines for each sport.
  • Payment must be made at the time of online registration with a credit/debit card (MasterCard and Visa only) or via Account2Account (select New Zealand banks) – credit card fees apply (1.50%)
  • You must collect your accreditation pass and sports programme in person before competing in your sport.
  • Before entering, please read the sports information for your chosen sport/s so you are aware of the general sports details including sport fee, competition dates and entry requirements.
  • Our Terms and Conditions must be read and accepted as part of the entry process, and our Privacy Policy is available here.


Sports Fees: Sports Fees are specific fees set by each sport to cover the costs of conducting their competition. Sports Fees are different for all sports. Please view your specific sport page for more information.

Competitor Games Fee: Early bird $65, Standard $95, Late $110 Applies to all participants who will be competing in a sport. You will only pay the Games Fee once, regardless of how many sports you are competing in. You may also enter one sport, and come back and add additional sports at any time, without penalty. Fee includes:

  • Option to compete in unlimited number of sports
  • Entry to exclusive Games Village and nightly entertainment
  • Official 2019 Accreditation Pass
  • Official 2019 Sports Bag
  • Souvenir Games Guide
  • Souvenir 30th Anniversary Photography

Supporter/Non-playing official Games Fee:  $45. Join in on the Games experience!

Non-playing officials, please note that you will not receive any team-related information from your sport. Please refer to your Team Manager if this is required.

Fee includes:

  • Entry to exclusive Games Village and nightly entertainment
  • Official 2019 Accreditation Pass
  • Official 2019 Sports Bag
  • Souvenir Games Guide
  • Please note: a Supporter Games Fee is not required to spectate at Games venues.
Payment:   Payment can be made via the registration portal once the registrations open. This year we are accepting Account-2-Account payments and the following cards.        
We strongly recommend you see our Terms & Conditions page for more information.

Check In Centre

Participants are required to show photo ID in order to receive their accreditation pass validating their entry into the Games Village and sport venues. All other package inclusions will be picked up at the Check In Centre also.

Where:  Whanganui War Memorial Centre, Watt Street, Whanganui 4500

Check in Times

Wednesday 30 January 12:00 noon – 6:00pm

Daily from Thursday 31 January 8:00am – 6:00pm

Late Night Friday 8 February 8:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday 9 February 8:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday 10 February 8:00am – 12:00pm