Novice State Carnival

Replacing the Novice State Championships, the all-new Novice State Carnival will welcome many more novice bowlers in May 2024, across multiple events.

Novice bowlers from across the state will gather in the Eastern Ranges playing area to compete in the new format Novice State Carnival from May 10th to May 13th, 2024.

The Mulgrave Country Club will be the Carnival’s ‘Hub Venue’, hosting all the finals. Supporting host clubs are Glen Waverley, Burden Park, Narre Warren, Berwick, Dandenong Club & Brighton Bowling Club.  

The 2024 event is open to any bowler who became affiliated with a bowling club (nation-wide) after May 1st, 2021 (inclusive). This new eligibility period is an extension on the previous 2-year window, and will enable more entrants to participate in what is expected to become a popular event on the bowls calendar.

The Carnival includes both Men’s and Women’s Singles and Open Pairs formats, rather than Singles only.

Finals will be live streamed on Monday, 13th May, 2024.

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How to find your entry in Bowlslink:

Click into your event in Bowlslink (you can use buttons below, or search via your Bowlslink profile), eg; Women’s Singles. Click ‘Entries’. If using a desktop PC/laptop, use the Ctrl/Command + F to find your name. If using a phone/tablet, scroll through to find your name. Click the name/s to see your section number & venue.

Sectional & Knockout draws – important information

The below knockout documents outlines venues and knockout round game times. While your first round matches currently appear in Bowlslink, you MUST refer to the information contained in the below documents to determine your knockout match times. Once Sectional play is complete, knockout information will be available in Bowslink that evening. Please note, due to the high number of entries, additional host clubs have been added, and some entrants will be required to play the 7.00pm timeslot, while others will have a Bye. You will need your Section Number from Bowslink to use these documents.

View Excel Version of all three events.



  • All Sectional play will be 3 x rounds.
  • Singles are Sections of 3, with 2 x games played, and 1 x game marked. First to 21.
  • Pairs are Sectons of 4, playing every round. 3-bowl pairs, 15 ends.


Men’s Singles$1000$400$150$80
Women’s Singles$1000$400$150$80
Open Pairs$1000$400$150$80


The Carnival will be hosted at clubs throughout the Eastern Ranges Playing area,
with Mulgrave CC the Hub Club and entertainment precinct.

Mulgrave Country Club
469 Wellington Rd, Mulgrave, VIC 3170.
P: (03) 9582 4600

Burden Park Bowling Club
880-924, Entrance/off Heatherton Rd, Springvale South, VIC 3172.
P: (03) 9546 8851

Glen Waverley Bowls Club
690 Waverley Rd, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150.
P: (03) 9561 3227

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

Narre Warren Bowls Club
1 Magid Dr, Narre Warren, VIC 3805.
P: (03) 9704 9702

Berwick Bowling Club
Edwin Flack Reserve Manuka Road Berwick, VIC 3806.
P: (03) 9707 1524

Brighton Bowling Club
Dendy Park, Breen Drive Brighton East, VIC 3187.
P: (03) 8520 9669


If you need any assistance, please call our Events line on  (03) 9861 7100 (Ext 1) or email