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 in Australia

Leading into the Olympic and Paralympic Games Brisbane 2032, 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.

See upcoming major sporting events

National Sport Strategy

The Office for Sport is currently developing a new National Sport Strategy. The new strategy will replace Sport 2030 and set a shared vision and priorities for sport in Australia. It will align and leverage key Australian Government sport strategies and plans, as well as state, territory and other sector leaders’ plans.

Public consultation on the new strategy, formerly called the National Sport Plan, has now closed. The consultation was open from 10 November 2023 to 7 December 2023. Findings from the consultation will inform the development of the strategy ahead of formal government consideration.

Visit the consultation hub to learn more

Did you know?


of adults have an interest in sport

3 million

children take part in sport

128,000 jobs

supported by sport

COVID Safe Sport

Get practical resources for sporting organisations to host competitions and programs in a way that's safe, responsible and low risk.

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