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Assisting the Sport Sector

State and Territory Departments of Sport and Recreation (SDSR) provide the key connection between sports organisations and the disability sector. SDSRs have staff and resources to help develop pathways for people with disability to get involved in sport. This is achieved by creating and developing relationships between sports organisations and disability organisations, such as disability service providers.

This work is coordinated by SDSR staff in most states and territories other than Queensland where the work is coordinated by the Queensland Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association.

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Gold Coast 2018 is the 5th Commonwealth Games to be hosted by Australia.

Quick numbers

11.6 million Australian adults participate in sport or physical activity three or more times per week.
3.2 million Australian children participate in organised sport or physical activity outside of school.
$10 billion is spent annually by Australians on fees for participation in sport or physical activity.
17 million Australian adults participate in a sport or physical activity every year.