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Who we are

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is the Australian Government agency responsible for supporting and investing in sport and physical activity at all levels.

The ASC was established in 1985 and operates under the Australian Sports Commission Act 1989 and is governed by a Board of Commissioners appointed by the Minister for Sport. The Board determines the ASC’s overall direction, decides on allocation of resources and policy for delegated decisions, and is accountable to the Minister for Sport.

The ASC unites two entities: Sport Australia – responsible for driving the broader sport sector including participation, physical activity and industry growth and the Australian Institute of Sport – leading our high performance sport system.