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The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) delivers a number of programs in  partnership with National Sporting Organisations, State Institutes and Academies of Sport, Sate Departments of Sport and Recreation, just to name a few.

There are many opportunities  for careers in sport in Australia. This page includes information on current sporting employment opportunities which are not at the ASC.

Community Sport Coordinator - Swimming Australia


Swimming Australia Ltd (SAL) is the peak body for competitive swimming in Australia with its offices based in Canberra. Its key stakeholders are the State and Territory Swimming Associations, the Australian Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) and the Australian Swimmers’ Association.

SAL currently has approximately 1000 clubs and 80,000 registered members nationally. Its members include swimmers, officials, administrators, volunteers and parents of swimmers. SAL is responsible for the management and development of the sport from the national team at elite level through to ‘grass roots’ community level participation.

SAL revenue sources include funding from the Australian Government through the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and corporate partnership investment from sponsors such as The Australian Sports Commission, Speedo, Georgina Hope Swimmers Foundation, Ten Sport, Novotel and 2XU.

The organisation is structured across the operational areas of high performance, commercial, marketing and events, communication and community sport, strategic relations and corporate affairs, facilities and supporting corporate services including finance, information technology and human resources.

Position Summary:

This role focuses on assisting the General Manager, Community Sport & Stakeholder Relations in coordinating the delivery of the Community Sport Plan and the specific strategies and programs designed to increase participation and the reach of the sport.

More information about this role.

Application Process

Please submit an application cover letter indicating why you are applying for this role and demonstrating that you meet all the qualification requirements including a CV with 2 referees.

Please submit application to Swimming Australia by email

For enquiries contact:

Melissa Backhouse

General Manager, Community Sport and Stakeholder Relations

02 6219 5645

Applications close 5pm, Friday 3 October 2014

Late applications will not be considered

Hockey Australia

Competitions & Officiating Manager

Position Overview

The Competitions & Officiating Manager is responsible for leading, planning and managing the development and organisation of all Australian Championships and international competitions held in Australia as well as overseeing the coordination of all umpire and officiating appointments required to successfully deliver these competitions.

The position description for this role is available here.

Applicants are required to provide a covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) outlining their direct or indirect experience with the responsibilities detailed above. The covering letter is to be addressed to Mr Ben Hartung, General Manager – Hockey at Hockey Australia.

Applicants are required to submit a current Curriculum Vitae with the names and contact details for a minimum of two professional referees.

Applications are to be emailed to


More information on this role is available at Hockey Australia.


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