19th Maccabiah Games - Costs & Fundraising

How much does it cost to attend the Maccabiah Games?

The cost of attending the Maccabiah Games in 2013 are approximately $11,000 AUD per athlete, however there are numerous ways of significantly reducing this figure via individual and team-based fundraising activities.

Breakdown of Costs

Below is a breakdown of the estimated costs per athlete for participating in the 2013 Maccabiah Games:

Maccabiah Participation Fee (set by Maccabi World Union and dependent upon the strength of the $A) $3,700
Airfares & Taxes & Insurance $3,300
Uniforms & Souvenirs $400
Pre / Post Camps & Functions $1,250
Administration $750
MAI Fee $100
Medical $345
Communications & Transport $100
Management $962.50
Security $50
Media $100

Note: It must be noted that Team Management expects to now charge a maximum of around $10,500 per athlete to compete at these Games, subject to the Australian Dollar.

Are there any additional costs?

Additional costs you might be responsible for contributing toward covering include team costs such as playing strips, training camps prior to departure, coaches’ costs etc. Again, these are things that can be fundraised for in the lead-up to the Games, mostly on a team/squad basis. 

What is the payment schedule?

Due Date
Nomination Fee 30 June 2012 $1,000
Instalment 1 30 November 2012 tba
Instalment 2 28 February 2013 tba
Final 30 April 2013 Balance due less fundraising amounts raised


Nomination Fee

There is a $1,000 nomination fee (incorporating a 2% ($20) non refundable merchant fee for credit card transactions) required with your registration.

The nomination fee acts like a 'deposit', with the overall balance subsequently reducing by this $1,000 for those athletes who are selected. 

Is the nomination fee refundable?

In the event of one of the following your nomination fee (less the $20 merchant fee if you paid by credit card) is refundable:

  • your sport does not end up being competed at the Games or Australia withdraws its nomination into that sport;
  • you withdraw your nomination prior to selection;
  • you are not selected; or
  • where there are qualifying times or standards and you fail to make these prior to required date.

Are there ways to reduce the cost through fundraising?

Yes! Each team and each individual, under the guidance of their Section Manager, will have many options for fundraising and offsetting of costs. Some of these options include:

  • Australian Sports Foundation
  • Australian Team Handbook Advertising
  • Salary Sacrifice
  • General Fundraising

Click here for more information about the above. 

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