About Oztag

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What is Oztag?

Oztag is a fast paced exciting sport that can be enjoyed by male, female and mixed teams of all athletic abilities from the ages of 6 – 60. Oztag competitions are currently run in midweek after school/work in both summer and winter. Many friends, family and work colleagues form teams primarily for fun and fitness. The attraction of Oztag is that there is no training; no volunteer duties and team coaches aren’t required for seasonal games.

How do you play?

The objective of the game is to score tries. Defenders prevent this by tagging the ball carrier (removing the tag from the shorts). Players must wear official ‘OZTAG shorts’ with a Velcro patch on each side and a ‘tag’ is supplied (a strip of cloth is attached to the Velcro).

Is Oztag a contact sport?

No. Tagging instead of tackling is great for players of all skill levels, size and weight to compete evenly. To clarify the contact rule: an attacker cannot run straight at a defender, it is their responsibility to run at gaps. A defender cannot impede the progress of an attacker, so if you try to get a tag and bump the attacker you may well be penalised. The rule is whoever initiates contact will be penalised.

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Upcoming Events

Oztag also offers involvement at a representative or elite level – State Cup and National championships in a range of age divisions.

Junior divisions from under 8 to 16, and adult divisions in Men, Women & Mixed Open. Men’s divisions like over 30, 35, 40, 45 & 50 have become very popular at Representative level. Internationally, Australia is leading the way, but countries like New Zealand and Pacific Islands, Ireland, United Kingdom, South Africa, US and Japan are all at various developmental stages in the form of Rugby Tag or Rugby League tag.

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2025 QLD OZTAG ALL SCHOOLS

July 25, 2025 @ 8:00 am - July 27, 2025 @ 5:00 pm
31 Sportsmans Parade
Bokarina, QLD 4575 Australia

2025 QLD SUPER SERIES

June 13, 2025 @ 8:00 am - June 15, 2025 @ 5:00 pm
31 Sportsmans Parade
Bokarina, QLD 4575 Australia

2025 QLD OZTAG SENIOR STATE CUP

March 7, 2025 @ 8:00 am - March 9, 2025 @ 5:00 pm
31 Sportsmans Parade
Bokarina, QLD 4575 Australia