2021 Australian Open - Adelaide - Adelaide Showgrounds - 8th to 10th October

2021 Australian Open

We are excited to announce that the Australian Open will be in Adelaide for 2021! 

Details will be released on this page as they become available. Please scroll down to see these details.


The Australian Open is coming back to Adelaide for the first time since 2015 and will be held this year at the Adelaide Showgrounds.

RoboCup Junior South Australia is looking forward to welcoming everybody back to the 'Festival State' for this captivating event!

This event counts as qualification for the 2021 RoboCup Junior International Competition

All event participants will be required to attend on both the Saturday and Sunday. An optional practice, early registration and particpant setup session will be on the Friday afternoon. All information relevant to the event will be perodically posted on this page.

Date: 8th - 10th of October, 2021
Venue: Goyder South Pavilion at The Adelaide Showgrounds, Goodwood Rd, Goodwood 5034 
Entry Fee: $110 per team including GST
Last Day to Register: Monday 28th September, 2020
Registration Link: tbc

Contact Details:

General & Schedule (All Challenges) Enquiries: Simon Coad, State Chair RoboCup Junior South Australia & 2020 Australian Open Event Coordinator, coady09@hotmail.com

OnStage Rules Enquiries: Simon Coad, OnStage Coordintor, RoboCup Junior Australia, coady09@hotmail.com
Rescue Rules Enquiries: Karen Binns, Rescue Coordinator, RoboCup Junior Australia, Karen.Binns@sgcs.nsw.edu.au
Soccer Rule Enquiries: Shane Singlehurst, Soccer Coordinator, RoboCup Junior Australia, shane.singlehurst@gmail.com

OnStage Local Conditions Enquiries: Simon Coad, Email: coady09@hotmail.com
Rescue Local Conditions Enquiries: 
Michael Russo, Email: michael.russo@flinders.edu.au
Soccer Local Conditions Enquiries: S
hane Singlehurst, Email: shane.singlehurst@gmail.com

Available Divisions:

  • Novice OnStage Performance
  • Experiened OnStage Performance
  • Primary Rescue Line
  • Secondary Rescue Line
  • Open Rescue Line
  • Open Rescue Maze
  • Standard League Soccer
  • Lightweight Soccer
  • Open Soccer

All students attending must be registered
Mentors must be in receipt of Participation Deeds prior to registering students for the event, and submit these for all regisered students on the event day
All mentors must submit a Mentor Declaration on the event day

Local Conditions

The OnStage floor will be an approx 3mx3m offwhite vinyl mat, with the approx 2mx2m area marked as per the OnStage Rules. 

Team Seating
Teams will share a standard 1.8m trestle table between two. At least two seats and one power outlet will be provided for each team at their shared table. 

Call for Volunteers: 
We welcome anybody to volunteer, and no experience is required. Please register to volunteer at TBC 

Attendance Cost Assistance: 
Mentors are encouraged to be on the lookout for grant opportuinities to help cover event attendance costs. If brought to the attention of RCJA, these will be posted on our Facebook page.

Venue Access:
Venue access details will be made available closer to the event date.


Public Transport:

Adelaide Airport has direct flights from all Australian capitals and many overseas cities. If travelling long distances or less regularly flown routes, it is strongly advised to arrive on the Friday prior to event, and depart on the Monday after the event. If departing on the Sunday, regardless of your destination it is advised to book flights departing no earlier than 8pm and to plan to head directly from the venue to Adelaide Airport. 

Allow approximately 20 minutes to travel from the airport to the competition venue.


Who Can Attend:

  • All Primary and Secondary School age students are welcome to form teams and enter. No qualification or RoboCup Junior experience is required.
  • Parents, Grandparents, Friends, Teachers, Mentors and anybody else is welcome to attend the event in spectator or mentor capacity. Entry for spectators is free.

What to Bring:

  • All teams must ensure they have functional laptops loaded with their robot programs and related programming software. Please ensure laptops are able to function outside of your school's network environment. Wi-Fi/Internet access will not be available. Please be especially cautious if you are planning to bring a Chromebook, or store your programs and other files using cloud storage platform such as OneDrive, Dropbox or Google Drive!
  • Robots, Robot Chargers/Spare Batteries and Spare Parts.

Schedule (Friday) (TBC):

  • 3pm to 6pm - Team registration, practice and setup

Schedule (Saturday) (TBC):

  • 8:15am - Doors opening
  • 8:45am to 9:30am - Compulsory Volunteer Briefings
  • 9:45am to 10:15am - Event Opening
  • 10:30am - Competition Start
  • 5:00pm - Competition Finish
  • 5:00pm to 7:00pm - Provisional Time for RoboCup Junior (Australia) Inc. Annual General Meeting

Schedule (Sunday) (TBC):

  • 8:15am - Doors opening
  • 10:00am - Competition Start
  • 4:00pm - Competition Finish
  • 4:45pm to 5:30pm - Awards and Event Closing

Other Information:

  • All electronic devices being brought into the venue to be connected to power must have a current 'test and tag' tag attached. Onsite testing and tagging will be available on the Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  There will be a charge of $2 per item for this service, and it is highly recommended to have this completed at home to avoid delays entering the venue. Inspections will be undertaken of devices in use and any found not to comply will be taken for tagging without notice. Devices taken for tagging will not be returned until the appropriate fees have been paid.
  • Food and Drink will be available for purchase on the day. Venue operator rules suggest it is not appropriate to bring outside food and drink in to the venue. 
  • Where required, logbooks, programs, music and other data required can be uploaded from the 'Edit my Entries' page on the registration system at tbc
  • As per the rules of each challenge, teams are limited to a maximum of five students.
  • Detailed schedules will be distributed to the mentors of all registered teams prior to the event.
  • Payment is via EFT or Credit Card via Paypal. Cash and cheque payments will not be accepted. Organisations with long payment schedules are strongly advised to register and download your invoice early, or make payment using Credit Card.
  • Internet access will not be available at the venue. Please ensure your programs and other important files are available offline. This is particularly important  to consider if your data is stored in OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox or you use a Chromebook. 

2019 Australian Open Results

Congratulations to all students who participated in the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Showground's Victoria Pavilion in Melbourne, October 2019. A big thanks to all the mentors, parents, siblings and friends who attended, and especially to all who volunteered to ensure the smooth running of the event.


Novice OnStage

Scotch Oakburn College - The Greatest Show

Runner Up
Kimberly Park State School - Pickles

Third Place
Hamilton South Public School - Lightning Bolts

Melbourne School of Engineering Dean's Award
Telopea Park School - Mysterious Fifth Space Turtle

Robogals Award
Capalaba State College - Capalaba Dragons

Experienced OnStage

Mullion Creek PS - Ready Steady Ride

Runner Up
Somerville House - Around the World

Third Place
Somerville House - Greek Gods

Melbourne School of Engineering Dean's Award
Home Education Network Canberra and Southern Tablelands - Jaberwockey

Robogals Award
Trinity College Blakeview - Caramello Koalas


Primary Rescue Line

Preliminary Rounds Results Table

Gendal Primary School - Spernova

Runner Up
St Francis Xavier College - DJG

Third Place
Megaminds - Megaminds

Melbourne School of Engineering Dean's Award
Glendal Primary School - Terminal Hyperbots

Robogals Award
Yarralumla Primary School - Yarralumla

Secondary Rescue Line

Preliminary Rounds Results Table

Glen Eira College - Pashmam

Runner Up
Glen Waverley Secondary College - FBI Open Up

Third Place
Brisbane Boys College - Syntax Error

Melbourne School of Engineering Dean's Award
St Michael's Grammar School - Gavvvinne

Robogals Award
Somerville House - UVQ

Open Rescue Line

Preliminary Rounds Results Table

St Aloysius College - Tankbot

Runner Up
Box Hill High School - Pi in Disguise

Third Place
iBot - Incredible Spacedragon

Melbourne School of Engineering Dean's Award
Fort Street High School - DuctApe

Robogals Award
St George Christian School - Maybe We Can Do It

Open Rescue Maze

Sacred Heart College - Terminally Confused

Runner Up
Sacred Heart College - Robo-Sapiens

Third Place
Fort Street High School - Escape

Melbourne School of Engineering Dean's Award
Sandringham College - Hope

Robogals Award
Forst Street High School - Escape


Standard League Soccer

Group 1 Round Robin Results
Group 2 Round Robin Results
Group 3 Round Robin Results
Group 4 Round Robin Results
Group 5 Round Robin Results

S-Kids - S-Kids

Runner Up
Sacred Heart College - Flying Gorilla

Third Place
Melbourne High School - Team Amaizeing

Melbourne School of Engineering Dean's Award
Northern Beaches Christian School - Delta Squad

Robogals Award
Glen Waverley Secondary College - GWSC

Lightweight Soccer

Group 6 Round Robin Results

Brisbane Boys' College - Gamma

Runner Up
Brisbane Boys' College - Morph

Third Place
Brisbane Boys' College - Polarity

Melbourne School of Engineering Dean's Award
Brisbane Boys' College - Gamma

Robogals Award
Somerville House - TBA



Open Soccer

Group 7 Round Robin Results

Brisbane Boys' College - Omicron

Runner Up
Brisbane Boys' College - J-Tec

Third Place
Merewether High School - Inevitable

Melbourne School of Engineering Dean's Award
Independant - Holonomic