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As Australia’s strategic high performance sport agency, the AIS is responsible and accountable for leading the delivery of Australia’s international sporting success. Since 1981, the AIS has been the cradle of Australia’s national sports system — one that is recognised the world over for its ability to identify, develop and produce world, Olympic and Paralympic champions.


What is Sport Australia?

Sport Australia is the operating brand name of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), a Commonwealth entity within the Australian Government’s Department of Health Portfolio.

Who we are?

The ASC was established in 1985 and operates under the Australian Sports Commission Act 1989. It is governed by a board of commissioners appointed by the Australian Government. The board determines the ASC’s overall direction, decides on actual allocation of resources and policy for delegated decisions, and is accountable to the Minister of Sport and to Parliament.

Under the name of Sport Australia, we are focused on getting more Australians participating and excelling in sport, by:

delivering key programs in line with the Australian Government’s sport policy objectives;

providing financial support and other assistance to national sporting organisations to deliver participation and high performance results and improve their capability, sustainability and effectiveness; and

building collaboration, alignment and effectiveness within the Australian sport sector.

Sport Australia is administered from Canberra at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Bruce campus. Other offices are located in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, as well as the AIS European Training Centre in Varese, Italy.