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The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is the Australian Government body responsible for the delivery of funding and development of Australian sport.

The ASC supports a wide range of programs designed to develop sporting excellence and increase participation and achievement by all Australians.

  • The ASC allocates the majority of its funding through National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) and National Sporting Organisations for people with Disability (NSODs). In order for an NSO or NSOD to receive funding, the organisation must be recognised as the pre-eminent organisation responsible for the development of the sport within Australia by the ASC. See related links below for further information on ASC recognition.

  • The ASC partners with state and territory departments of sport and recreation to develop and deliver programs and services to build the sustainability, capability and capacity of the sport industry in Australia.

  • The ASC has a number of programs where funding is provided to individual sportspeople.

  • There are also a number of other sources of funding that may be of use for sporting organisations.

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Did you know?

Australia's most successful Olympic event is the Men's 1500m Freestyle.

Quick numbers

233 thousand people have so far completed the ASC online coaching course.
35 thousand kilometres were swum by Petria Thomas while at the AIS.
38 thousand people have so far completed the ASC online officiating course.
0.5 million people visit the AIS each year.