Woodchopping has been a part of the Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals from the beginning, 130 years ago.

The Sport of Woodchopping has its origins in the early days of Australia’s settlement when the skills developed with axe and saws were essential for the clearing of land and construction of dwellings.  Competitive contests developed as a matter of course between bushmen of colonial Australia.

Today, woodchopping contests require refined skills from highly trained athletes who complete in a number of competitive discipline.  These disciplines have evolved from essential skills of the bushmen.

For information on woodchopping at the carnivals please visit our events calendar.

Or click on one of the entry forms below to download and print to enter the woodchopping:




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