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The Mr. Australia contest, now known as the Australian Championships, is a bodybuilding contest for men and women organised by NABBA/WFF Australia. It also incorporates fitness, figure, bikini and sports model competitions. Since 2007 the Australian Championships has included both NABBA bodybuilding classes for men and women and athletic bodybuilding classes under the World Fitness Federation (WFF). The contest is governed by NABBA/WFF Australia.
Since 2017, the Australian Championships have been held in Melbourne, Victoria.
The Australian Championships is the Australian National Qualifier for the National Amateur Body-Builders' Association Universe contest, held each year in England since 1950. It is also the qualifier for the World Fitness Federation World Championships, held in a different location each year.
Beginning in 1947, the Mr. Australia contest was staged haphazardly by various individual promoters. It did not become a regular annual event until 1958. The early contests were not officially associated with any bodybuilding organisation however promoters in each state or territory were mindful not to promote more than one Mr Australia nationally and so shared the contest between them.
The United Body-Builders of Australia (UBBA) was formed in 1982 and Billy Knight became its first Mr. Australia winner. The UBBA continued promoting the Mr. Australia title until 1987. Gary Lewer was the final UBBA Mr. Australia. Having been affiliated with NABBA International the UBBA became NABBA Australia in 1988 and has remained affiliated ever since.
Since 2007 NABBA Australia has also promoted athletic bodybuilding events through the WFF and in most cases the organisation is now referred to as NABBA/WFF Australia.
This is a list of Overall Amateur Mr Australia champions:
|PROFESSIONAL MR AUSTRALIA|
|Year||Professional Winner||State or Territory|
|2017||Barry Lawler||New South Wales|
|2018||Barry Lawler||New South Wales|
|2019||Shaun Mason||New South Wales|
Within Australia, competitions are governed in each separate state or territory by a state association, all affiliated to the national governing organisation.
|New South Wales||Paul Gallanos|
|Northern Territory||Oskar Sarkans|
|South Australia||Rob Strangis|
|Western Australia||Peta Baker|
- Bodybuilding in Australia
- National Amateur Body-Builders' Association
- NABBA World Championships
- World Fitness Federation
- List of professional bodybuilding competitions
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