The Australia Government is committed to supporting sport in Australia from grassroots to elite; increasing participation in physical and recreational activities to promote physical and mental health; staging world class major sporting events; and utilising sport as a vehicle to address disadvantage and social inclusion challenges.

This commitment encourages greater participation in sport by all Australians and contributes to a competitive and clean Australian sports sector, based on the pursuit of excellence, integrity and leadership.

Sports Diplomacy 2030 – Australia’s New Sports Diplomacy Strategy

Following the expiry of the Australian Sports Diplomacy Strategy 2015-18, a world first, the Office for Sport and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in consultation with the Australian sports industry, developed the new sports diplomacy strategy – Sports Diplomacy 2030.

Sports Diplomacy 2030 was launched on 1 February 2019 by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, the Minister for Sport, Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie, and the Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Anne Ruston.

For more information visit the Sports Diplomacy 2030 page

Sport 2030 – National Sport Plan

The Australian Government has a clear and bold vision for sport in Australia — to ensure we are the world’s most active and healthy sporting nation, known for our integrity and sporting success.

Sport 2030 has four key priority areas which will, when fully implemented, create a platform for sporting success through to 2030 and beyond.

The priorities are:
Build a more active Australia - More Australians, more active, more often;
Achieving sporting excellence - National pride, inspiration and motivation through international sporting success;
Safeguarding the integrity of sport - A fair, safe and strong sport sector free from corruption; and
Strengthening Australia’s sport industry - A thriving Australian sport and recreation industry.

Sport 2030 brings together the knowledge and insight of many people from across the sporting sector and the general public who provided submissions, attended consultation sessions and contributed ideas.

In Sport 2030, the Government committed to review the Sporting Schools Program to ensure it is continuing to be the most effective Commonwealth measure for delivering sports in both primary and secondary schools. In September 2019 the Department engaged Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to conduct the review. In March 2020 the final report was provided to the Department.

Sporting Schools Program Evaluation - Final report (PDF 5.0 MB)
Sporting Schools Program Evaluation - Final report (Word 5.0 MB)

For more information, visit the Sport 2030 - National Sport Plan website