Sport

Participating in sport and physical activity helps Australians to enjoy healthier, happier and more productive lives. It also helps to bring communities together and benefits the local economy. Find out what we’re doing to support community and elite sport in Australia.

Major sporting events

The Office for Sport coordinates the Australian Government’s involvement in the bidding and hosting of major sporting events.

Community sport

Community sport provides the opportunity for as many people as possible to participate in sport. We support community sport through grants and programs.

Elite and high-performance sport

Our champion athletes are role models and a major influence in our goal to be the world’s most active nation.

How we support sport

We work to maximise the health and economic benefits of sport in Australia. We also protect the integrity of sport, support elite athletes and help to bring major sporting events to Australia.

Upcoming major sporting events

Leading into the Brisbane 2032 Olympics and Paralympic Games, Australia is hosting a number of events. This green and gold decade of events provides an unprecedented opportunity to inspire the next generation as our athletes strive for excellence in their own backyard.

Upcoming major sporting events in Australia

Key strategy

Sport can help to strengthen communities, support local economies and improve the health of Australians. This plan aims to:

  • build a more active Australia
  • achieve sporting excellence
  • safeguard the integrity of sport
  • strengthen Australia’s sporting industry

Sport 2030: National Sport Plan

Did you know?

90%

of adults have an interest in sport

3 million

children take part in sport

128,000 jobs

supported by sport

Sports Industry Economic Analysis, Sport 2030

Resources

Sports Industry Economic Analysis

As a part of the national sport plan, Sport 2030, we commissioned a Sports Industry Economic Analysis. This report analyses the economic value of the sports industry in Australia in 2016–17 and identifies key areas for potential growth.

Read the report

Latest resources

Budget 2022–23: Growing female leadership in sport

A Budget 2022–23 fact sheet.

Budget 2022–⁠23: Enhancing Australians' health through sport

A Budget 2022–23 fact sheet.

Budget 2022–23: Investing in Health post-COVID

A Budget 2022–23 fact sheet.

Budget 2022–⁠23: Sporting Schools extension

A Budget 2022–23 fact sheet.

Return to Sport

Practical resources that focus on giving sporting organisations a roadmap for the safest return to sport at all levels.

Who we work with

  • Sport Integrity Australia

    Sport Integrity Australia brings together the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the National Integrity of Sport (NISU) and the national integrity programs of Sport Australia as one entity providing national coordination and streamlined support to sports.
  • Australian Sports Foundation (ASF)

    The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) aims to help Australians athletes, organisations and sporting clubs, from the grassroots level through to the elite, fundraise to achieve their sporting dreams.
  • Australian Sports Commission

    The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is a Commonwealth entity within the Australian Government’s Department of Health and Aged Care Portfolio.