Beach 5s Australia

Mendi Beach - The Strand, Townsville
~ Fri 18, Sat 19 and Sun 20 November 2022 ~
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Beach Rugby Australia Beach 5s is a 5 aside sand-based competition based on modified rules of Rugby Union, Rugby League and Touch Football, with no line-outs, scrums or conversions. It’s the game you know – but not as you know it!

Register an Premier 5s or Social team or come and cheer from the sidelines (free entry for spectators). Fun for all ages, from U12 Juniors to Men’s and Women’s.

Alongside our Amabassadors, Lote Tuqiri and the ever popular, Johnathan Thurston, we will be bring you the following Event days:
Masters / Defence on Friday 18 November,
Seniors and All Stars on Saturday 19 November, and
Juniors on Sunday 20 November

Winners of Seniors categories receive FREE Team Entry to another Beach 5s event of their choice

Team Categories and Entry Fees:

  • Premier Beach 5s Men’s $500 per team 
  • Premier Beach 5s Women’s $500 per team 
  • Masters (Men only, 30 years plus)
  • Social Men’s Beach 5s $500 / Colts Beach 5s (U21) $350
  • Youth Beach 5s boys & girls (U12s, U13s, U14s, U15s, U16s, U17s & U18s) $280

Plus winners of Seniors categories receive FREE Team Entry to another Beach 5s event of their choice.

To secure your team’s spot in our event, the team registration must be completed via Rugby Xplorer and a deposit must be paid as part of the registration process at that time.  There will be a final instalment to be paid closer to the date of the event.  All registrations will be managed via the Rugby Xplorer system, so no deposit, no entry.

Deposits are as follows:

· Premier Beach 5s Open Men $200 ·  Premier Beach 5s Open Women $200
· Social Men/Masters Beach 5s $150 · Youth U12s to U18s boys & girls Beach 5s $100
· Colts Beach 5s (U21s) $150

*Full refunds will be provided should there be any reason that this event may not be able to run, or postponed. The event organiser reserves the right to amalgamate divisions, within safety regulations, as entries or cancellations dictate.


Registration will be opening soon.  We look forward to catching up with you all on the beach in November.

Don’t miss out!  Registration is limited and we sell out fast!

Stirling Hinchliffe
Minister for Tourism and Minister for Sport

A Message from Tourism and Sport Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe MP

After a hugely successful debut in 2020, it’s fantastic to see the Northern Australian Beach 5s Rugby Championship make a triumphant return in 2021 to The Strand.

Townsville loves its footy and the beach, which is what makes the Northern Australian Beach 5s Rugby Championship a perfect pairing in North Queensland.  Based on modified rules of League, Union and Touch, without lineouts, scrums or conversions – the Beach 5s is a fast-paced test of stamina, tactical know-how and ball handling skills.

Over two days, five-a-side teams will do battle on the beach at The Strand with matchups from under 12 juniors to women’s and men’s competitions.

The Palaszczuk Government and Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Events Program are proud supporters of Townsville’s 2021 Northern Australian Beach 5s Rugby Championship.

Destination events like the Northern Australian Beach 5s Rugby Championship bring new visitors to the North who spend with local tourist businesses and support local jobs.

Whether you’re on a team or a spectator on the sand, make the most of your stay in Townsville by taking time out to explore and be amazed by North Queensland.

There’s so much to see and do in Townsville and the North just one trip is never enough.


Any enquiries to Event Manager: Mel Manley via mel@beachrugbyaustralia.com.au
Event Director: Peter Hickey via peter@beachrugbyaustralia.com.au