Updated July 10th, 2019

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Our sport deals with females (individuals) who have vastly different genetic makeup, competition ambition and potential for muscular development. Hence the sport offers a range of divisions as our diagram illustrates. Although genetics and goal setting will determine ultimately what division a female competitor wants - you can imagine with more training and dieting, over time, a competitor could develop along this ‘sliding scale’ of division objectives. 


ICN Australia has several Major Divisions, which in turn may be broken down into several classes. This page is a general overview, for a far more in depth description click on the division of your choice below or on the main menu on the left hand side of this page. Please note that division names and guidelines may differ in countries outside Australia. Promoters in their soul discretion select which divisions and sub-divisions they schedule for their respective events.

Bikini/Beachbody   Fitness Model   Figure (International)   Ms Figure   Bodybuilding   Mr Physique

* Divisions are not offered at every show - please check the Entry & Event Information. For more information and images of different divisions, please visit ourJudging Guidelinespage.




Bikini Model

A softer, beach-body compared to the Fitness Model Class. Competitors should not have a 6 pack abs. Judged just in bikini.

Bikini Divisions*
First Timers, Novice, Momma, Momma Novice, 21, 30Plus, O/35, 40Plus, Open

Fitness Model

Aim to have 6 pack abs. A full description is available on the Judges Guidelines page.

Fitness Divisions*
First Timers, Novice, Momma, Momma First Timer, 21, 30Plus, 35Plus, 40Plus, Open

Figure International

Judging based on the Symmetry round only. Emphasis is on balance and stage presentation.

Figure International Divisions*
40Plus, Open, U/164cm, 164 & Over, Novice


Judged along the lines of bodybuilding but figure competitors should have less bulk.

Figure Divisions*
First Timers, Under 157.5cm, 157.6 to 165cm, Over 165cm, Novice, Momma, 21, 30Plus, 40Plus, 40Plus First Timer, 50Plus, 60Plus, U/47Kg, U/52K, U/57Kg, O/57Kg, Open


Competitors should have the most bulk and muscularity of any of the female divisions, be well defined and toned.

Bodybuilding Divisions*




Fitness Model

Male fitness models have the same ideals as their female counterparts - to present themselves professionally on stage as a model.

Fitness Model Divisions*
Youth Fitness U/16, 30Plus, First Timers, Novice, Open


Judges look for fit and athletic contestants who display the proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition.

Physique Divisions*
30Plus, First Timers, Masters, Novice, Open


Competitors should have the most bulk and muscularity of any of the male divisions, be well defined and toned.

Bodybuilding Divisions*
First Timers, Novice, Teenage, Junior, 40Plus, 50Plus, Open, 50+, 60+, 70+, 80+, 72.1 to 77Kg, 72+ Kg, 75+ Kg, 77.1+ Kg, Novice Rising Star, Rookie Junior, Rookie 40Plus, Rookie Open, Rookie O/75Kg, Rookie Teenage, Rookie U/75Kg



Simply divide equally by number of entries according to height.

First Timer

First Timer means you have never competed before in any federation. First Timer means this is your first contest. You can enter multiple First Timer divisions in your first contest. Note: First Timer does not mean this is your first time in the division – so do not enter a First Timer division if you have competed previously.


Novice is your first year of competing in a specific division. This means enter your first contest between January 1 and June 30 your Novice status continues until December 31. (Novice for Season A and B). Enter your first contest between July 1 and December 31 your Novice status continues until June 30 the following year. (Novice for Season B and A).


You must have had children, we may split the division by time since birth of last child, as in less than 2 years, 2-5 year's, 5+ year's at the discretion of the promoter.


Teenage is 19 and under on January 1st. Check entry form.


Junior is 21 and under on January 1st. Check entry form.


There are many Master divisions a promoter may offer, 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+ and even 80+. Master divisions take your age on the day of contest. Check entry form.


Entry is eligible only to competitors who have not ever placed Top 3 in the Open Class of the division they are entering (and also not placed Top 3 in Intermediate in the past). Not everyone is ready to do an Open Division especially after just doing Novice, So this a good stepping stone. Intermediate is not divided into Height Classes. To enter a Height Class in your division you will still have to enter the Open.


Open is the highest level of any particular Division where the best of the best is determined.

The ICN in Australia has a minimum age requirement of 15 years for any competitor. Click here to see the comprehensive Judging Guidelines for each division.

ICN Australia advises that every competitor should understand that the judges guidelines are updated regularly and that website visitors should refresh their cache to make sure they are seeing the most up-to-date version of the page. Rule changes are recorded on the official Rules and Regulations page 'Rules and Regulations' for the latest rule modifications.