Novice Program

Novice Program 2020 Information Booklet(1)The Canberra Bilby’s Triathlon Club offers a great introduction into the sport of triathlon through its annual Novice Program. The Bilby’s Novice Program has been running since 2000.  Since its inception, approximately 50-80 novices each year have become triathletes.  The novice program caters for all levels of abilities and goals, from people who have no idea about triathlons and may not have ridden a bike for 30 years, all the way through to people who are competitive runners, swimmers or cyclists looking for a new challenge.

The novice program is comprised of approximately 6-8 weeks of training sessions in running, swimming and cycling designed to increase your fitness and improve your performance. The program also provides information sessions on various aspects related to the sport of triathlon, and finishes with your first novice distance triathlon in November.

The program is open to all people over the age of 18.

The next program will be offered in October/November 2020. 
The program includes Annual Triathlon Australia Membership, Annual Club Membership, and 10 weeks of coached training.   

If you have any questions on the program, please email [email protected]

Registration for the 2020 program is now open!!

If you are not yet a member of a triathlon club, follow these steps to sign up and pay for Triathlon Australia and Bilbys membership :

  1. Go to the Triathlon Australia Annual Membership portal: 

  2. (If this link doesn’t work go to and select “Join Now”)

  3. Enter your email address

  4. Select Single Membership and enter your information

  5. Select membership;

    1. Adult

    2. Club 1- year

    3. ACT Membership

    4. Annual

    5. Canberra Bilbys Triathlon Club

    6. Novice Program Adult (or Adult if this option is not available)

  6. Complete your details.

  7. Pay $187 ($147 TA and $40 Bilbys membership) (note: the system imposes a 5% processing fee)

If you are already a member of a triathlon club, contact Triathlon ACT (Emily Stacey on [email protected] to sign up for the program (please also CC us on [email protected]).    

The remaining balance of $113 is payable via EFT prior to the program commencing:

Account name: Canberra Bilbys Triathlon Club

BSB: 062-900

Account no: 1010 0679

Reference: Surname Novice eg Fishpool Novice

Once you have registered we will contact you regarding preferred swim session times.

You will need to sign up and pay for the program before you attend any training sessions. 

Click here for the Novice Program 2020 Information Booklet