CAPO Powerlifting Australia Pty Ltd is a registered company that aims to promote the sport of powerlifting in a safe and friendly environment. Within that safe environment, every CAPO Powerlifting Australia participant has the best chance to enjoy the sport. We provide opportunities for all athletes, of all genders to excel in powerlifting. In doing so we build on good lifters, good citizens and good communities in which Powerlifting is a social asset.

We are the Australian affiliate of the World Powerlifting Congress (WPC) and Global Powerlifting Alliance (GPA).

Through our affiliations we can cater for RAW, RAW+ and EQUIPPED powerlifting.

CAPO is the most prolific Powerlifting federation in Australia. We hold 30+ years of Australian records.


World Powerlifting Congress (WPC)

46 Countries - 3 Lifts - 1 Goal

A Lifter's Organisation

Established by Ernie Frantz in 1986. The World Powerlifting Congress consists of 46 countries worldwide that participate in annual World Championships. We provide competitive and outstanding Powerlifting meets, and are successfully known as “a lifter’s organization”. We pride ourselves on the fact that the vast majority of our officials are active lifters who appreciate fair and consistent judging. The WPC supports the interest of the lifter with constant review of the rules.

Download the WPC rule book

WPC Executives


Kieran Kidder


Mike Sweeney


Amy Jackson

Global Powerlifting Alliance (GPA)

Global Powerlifting Alliance

The Future of Powerlifting Now

The Global Powerlifting Alliance is dedicated to provide a format for powerlifting without supportive equipment. To provide a standard for record keeping and fair and equal judging among member nations. The word "Powerlifting" suggests physical strength of the athletes unassisted by supportive equipment, other than that required for safety.

"Raw Powerlifting"

Click here for the GPA rule book

GPA Executives


L. B. Baker

Recording Secretary

Dana Tripp

The Global Powerlifting Alliance, Inc. "GPA" is incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia USA.

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