Para Physical Bowls Classification/Open Training Day

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UPDATE: ALL classification spots have been filled! However any B5/8 para bowler is welcome to join us for an exclusive training session. Sign up below.

Are you a para bowler looking be get classified, or a B5/8 bowler looking to better your game?

Bowls Victoria is currently calling for expressions of interest from bowlers seeking classification to play in future para bowls events. The classification day will be held at Dandenong Club in Melbourne’s South East from 9:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday the 8th of July, 2023.

The Sunday will also act as an open day for all B5/8 para bowlers to receive exclusive high quality coaching and expert advice with State Coach Ian Ewing and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Josh Thornton in attendance. So get down to Dandenong Club!

Please fill out the online registration form to acknowledge your attendance.

Are you coming to get classified?

To be eligible to compete in para bowls events, players must first receive a classification to be eligible to enter competitions such as the Integrated Pairs, Para Disabilities State Championships and Bowlers with a Physical Disability Squad events. You may also have the opportunity to represent Victoria at the Multi-Bowls Nationals.

The two-step process to become classified is as follows:

  1. Before your classification day, have your doctor complete the Certificate of Diagnosis form and bring it along to a classification day.
  2. An official classifier will assess your physical impairment as relevant to the requirements for playing bowls. You must bring the bowls and any equipment you use to assist during your game; e.g. walking stick, wheelchair etc.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Campbell Hymans at Bowls Victoria at

Venue information

P: (03) 9792 1963
1579 Heatherton Rd, Dandenong North VIC 3175

Bowls Victoria provides opportunities for people of all abilities to participate in our sport; this includes making our sport more accessible to people with a disability.