Representing Arborists in Queensland & Nth NSW
Sponsored by Husqvarna
The 2023 QAA Amateur Open will be held on Saturday 18 March. You can find further details about the event below. 
When: Saturday 18 March 2023
Where: Teralba Park, 120 Pullen Road, Everton Park

Park map

Timetable (times may be subject to change)

Gear Check and Registration:


Competition Start:




What to bring: 

  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat (for when you’re not competing)
  • Climbing gear
  • Snacks (lunch will be provided for competitors)


Limited street parking is available along Pullen Road. Alternatively, there is parking within the park itself (entry via Osborne Road). Please note the park car parking area is located a short distance from the actual event location so we recommend bringing something to help transport your gear if needed.   


  • Aerial Rescue
  • Ascent
  • Belayed Speed Climb
  • Throwline
  • Work Climb

Competition rules:

The 2023 QAA Amateur Open will run using the new 2022-2024 ITCC Rule Book, which came into effect at the ITCC 2022. All competitors should familiarize themselves with the new rule book prior to the Amateur Open. You can view a copy here

Gear check:
Ensuring all competitors are using equipment that is safe is the first task of all our tree climbing competitions. If you’re new to tree climbing competitions, or would just like a refresher, the ISA have a complimentary Gear Check Video that covers how to properly conduct a gear check for a Tree Climbing Competition (TCC).
The video, which looks at a range of topics relating to proper equipment, maintenance and safety, can be found here. Alternatively, check out the documents below:
Events such as the Amateur Open don’t happen without a multitude of amazing volunteers. We are looking for people to help with set up, and as judges and tree technicians. 
If you aren’t competing this year but still want to be part of this amazing event, volunteering is a great option. To find out more and to register your interest click here.  
Individual Event Sponsors:
Is your business or organization looking to get your brand in front of professional arborists in a fun and relaxed environment?
Individual sponsor opportunities are available for the 2023 QAA Amateur Open. Sponsors can either supply goods for both male and female, or donate money that the QAA will spend on purchasing prizes to fill out the remainder of the prizes.
Individual events available for sponsorship are:
  • Best Amateur Climber of the Competition
  • Work Climb (Male and Female – Amateur Class and 1 x Pro Class) 
  • Aerial Rescue (Male and Female – Amateur Class and 1 x Pro Class)
  • Ascent Event (Male and Female – Amateur Class and 1 x Pro Class)
  • Belayed Speed Climb (Male and Female – Amateur Class and 1 x Pro Class)
  • Throwline (Male and Female – Amateur Class and 1 x Pro Class)

To find out more, email or call us on 07 3821 1488. 

Alternatively, you can fill in the Trade Sponsorship Form and return it to the QAA Office.