Frequently Asked Questions

What are the entry requirements?

In order to enter, a competitor must have attended an official WCA competition and achieved results under the qualification standard which can be found here. A list of all upcoming competitions around the world can be found here. Results must have been achieved before May 29, 2019 to be eligible to enter a particular event.


How do I get a Visa?

To enter Australia you must have a Visa (Unless you have a New Zealand Passport). Below are some options for Visas. Visitor (subclass 600)(Tourist stream) visa. Home Affairs - Electronic Travel Authority - ETA (subclass 601). Home Affairs - eVisitor (subclass 651)(Tourist Stream) visa. Home Affairs - Getting a Visa. Please note none of these Visas require an invitation letter from us and these are the cheapest options available. If you need assistance please contact us as soon as possible!


May the qualification requirements be changed?

The qualification requirements will not change.


Can I register for an event in which I am yet to qualify?

Yes you can! However, if you don’t meet the qualification standard before May 29, 2019 you will be removed from the event and be provided a full refund of your payment for that event. Base registration fees will not be refunded under any circumstances.


Can I change my registered events?

Yes, registered events can be changed before June 3, 2019. There may be fees associated with cancelling or adding events and once the cutoff date has passed no changes will be made under any circumstances.


I’ve registered but I can’t see my name on the list?

Registrations may take time to approve. If it has been longer than 48 hours since you have completed the registration process and paid the registration fee please email us at wc2019@speedcubing.org.au and we will do our best to assist you.


How can I help out at the competition?

Thanks for asking! The WCA World Championship is run on an entirely volunteer basis, and we will need a large team of staff! In order to apply to be a member of the staff team you will be required to have a valid WCA Account, however you do not need to compete in order to apply. Please note you should not apply if you do not have vast experience with helping out at competitions. The application process is outlined in the myWorlds section of the website. All staff applications will be reviewed by WCA delegates and the WC2019 Core Organisation Team and all approval decisions will be final. Approval as a staff member may take some time as we will review each application in depth and ask for feedback from your local Delegates. Please stay attentive to your emails throughout this as we may need to contact you with further questions that we may have. As a staff member you will receive certain benefits in consideration of your participation as a staff member, for example this will include free registration into the competition and other benefits to be announced closer to the date. You must register and then apply for staff and receive a refund once you have completed your assignments at the competition. Staff members will be required to put in a large amount of time helping with the running of the competition and will be expected to complete full days of work.


Can I bring any guests?

Yes, you can bring guests to this competition. Each competitor will be allowed up to 2 guests for the full 4 days at $10 AUD each. Further 4 day tickets can be purchased for $20 AUD for adults or $10 AUD for children, and one day passes will cost $10 AUD for adults and $5 AUD for children. Click here for more details.


Is the schedule finalised?

The current competition schedule is designed for 1000 competitors. Minor changes may need to be made to this schedule at a later date, dependent on the final number of registered competitors.


What is the Rubik's Nations Cup 2019 and how do I compete?

The Rubik's Nations Cup 2019 is an unofficial team event which debuted at the 2017 World Championship in Paris. The 2019 edition will take place on the Saturday evening of the competition. Details regarding format, rules, and registration will be announced at a later date.


When do I need to be at the competition?

You will need to be at the location of your event at least 30 minutes before it is scheduled to start. You can check the start times here. Furthermore, before the competition you must check in at the registration desk. Please allow up to 1 hour for this to be completed as the lines may be long during peak times.


How will I know when it’s my turn to compete?

Before the competition, you will be provided with an individual schedule which contains your competing groups and times. This information will also be available beforehand online if you log in via the myWorld application. Please aim to be at the room where you are competing at least 30 minutes before the start of your group and pay attention to the announcements in the venue. If you miss your group it is not possible for you to be changed under any circumstances.


Is there food at the competition?

There will be food at the competition. The convention centre will have open kiosks available to cover all your food needs. If you want to get out and about for food, Southbank is a short walk from the venue and houses some of the best restaurants with all variety of cuisines.


Where do I go if I need information at the competition?

There will be an information desk set up in the foyer where you will register on arrival. Our friendly staff will assist you with any questions you may have regarding the competition or what to do in the city when not competing. If you need information before the competition please email us at wc2019@speedcubing.org.au and our team will assist you as required.


Will it be possible to watch the competition online?

We intend to stream the competition live online to provide a great experience to those who will be unable to join us in the action. More details on this will come soon!



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