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About Us

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is a corporate Commonwealth entity within the Australian Government’s Department of Health portfolio. It was established on 13 September 1984 and operates under the Australian Sports Commission Act 1989 (the ASC Act) 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 operates strategic sports training facilities at Pizzy Park (Gold Coast) and at Varese in Italy and operates from leased premises in Melbourne and Sydney. Our headquarters are located at the AIS Campus in Canberra. The AIS Campus is a 65-hectare multipurpose facility with sporting, administration, commercial and residential functions.