Nominations for events outside of Australia and International events held in Australia are generally called for to close 3 months before the event for interested fencers.

The Athlete Agreements that are signed by each Australian Fencing Team (AFT) member indicates the events that the member is automatically nominated for. These automatic nominations have generally been the Asian Zone Championships and World Fencing Championships in the AFT member's AFT age category i.e. Open AFT members are automatically nominated to Open Asian Zone Championships, and Open World Fencing Championships, for their AFT weapon category.

It is recognised that some AFT members may be eligible for additional age based events that are not the categories that they are members of the AFT, in these situations, the AFT member will need to nominate for these additional events if they wish to be considered for selection.  AFS members also need to nominate for events.