The team events began at the Oceania Championships ©Ballarat Badminton

Hosts Australia began the men's team event at the Oceania Badminton Championships with a pair of victories.

They did not drop a match as they beat Fiji 5-0 and then New Caledonia by the same scoreline in Ballarat.

Five countries are contesting a round-robin tournament which has started at Ken Kay Badminton Stadium after the conclusion of the singles and doubles events yesterday.

The winning country will qualify for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thomas Cup, the men's world team competition.

New Zealand were also comfortable as they won their only match today, 5-0 against New Caledonia.

Singles and doubles gold medallist Abhinav Manota teamed-up with partner Oliver Leydon-Davis to secure one of the points for the Kiwis.

Tahiti also got off to a winning start with a 5-0 win over Fiji.

Australia's women won their first match ©Ballarat Badminton
Australia's women won their first match ©Ballarat Badminton

Four teams are contesting the women's event, with the winners qualifying for the BWF Uber Cup, the women's world team event.

Six-time and reigning singles champion Wendy Chen Hsuan-yu helped Australia to a comfortable 5-0 win over Tahiti, with women's doubles and mixed doubles winner Gronya Somerville also involved.

New Zealand beat New Caledonia 5-0 in the other match.

The team events continue tomorrow.