Australia Day Contest


9:00 am - 9:00 pm


Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea

Event Type


Note times above are Eastern Summer Time (Sydney). See below for times in UTC.

Contest Manager

  • Trent Sampson VK4TS
  • Alan Shannon VK4SN

Contest Introduction

This trial contest is to encourage Amateur Radio promotional Activity in Australia New Zealand and Papua New Guinea and is designed to encourage friendly participation and help improve the operating skills of participants. It is held on the Australia Day Public Holiday that being the 26th January.

Aim Of The Contest

Amateurs in VK, ZL and P2 will endeavour to contact other amateurs in VK, ZL and P2.

  • VK, ZL, and P2 mean any station operating within Australia, New Zealand or Papua New Guinea and their external territories.
  • Points are only awarded for valid contacts between VK, ZL and P2 stations

Contest Date & Times

Australia Day, January 26th Every year 22:00 UTC 25th January to 1000 UTC 26th January.
(Gives all VK call areas a full 12 hours of AX prefix use at the same time.)

More information including contest rules at the WIA: <>