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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 8-10 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 race.

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

The program includes Annual Triathlon Australia Membership, Annual Club Membership, and 9 weeks of coached training.   

We are delighted to announce that our novice program is running for 10 weeks from 17 January 2022!


This year's program will include 10 weeks of coached sessions from 17 January 2022, building up to the first triathlon on 20 March.


Please tell your friends, colleagues, family to spread the word. 


Information Booklet - Summary 2022

Here is the detailed Novice Program Summer 2022 Information Booklet





How to sign up

To sign up to the Bilbys novice program, do the following:

  1. Join the Bilbys through Triathlon Australia

    • Go to and follow the steps

    • Select Canberra Bilbys Triathlon Club as your club and choose either standard (recommended) or premium membership.

    • Record your Triathlon Australia membership number (TA XXXXX)

  2. Fill out the survey here to give us some more information

  3. Transfer the remainder of the program fee ($260) to the Bilbys club account:

    • Account number: 10100679

    • BSB: 062-900

    • Reference – your first initial, last name, and ‘Novice’, e.g. JWalshe Novice

If you are already a Triathlon Australia member skip step 1.

Please refer to the pdf for detailed sign up instructions:



For more information email [email protected]