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National Sport Information Centre

National Sport Information Centre (NSIC)
NSIC - keep up to date with the latest news and events in sport

The National Sport Information Centre (NSIC), is Australia's premier sports information services provider.

The NSIC is located on the ground floor of the Corporate Services Building (No.17), on the AIS Bruce campus in Canberra - please see AIS Map.

Open to the public:

  • 8:30am to 5:00pm - Monday to Friday
  • Closed weekends and Public Holidays in the ACT
  • Other times by appointment - 24/7 access is available to Australian national sports organisation staff

Online access to the NSIC's information and research resources is provided through the Clearinghouse for Sport (Clearinghouse), an Australian sport sector information and knowledge sharing initiative.

About the NSIC

The NSIC was first established in 1982 as the 'AIS Information Centre', and later became the 'National Sport Information Centre' in 1989 when the AIS amalgamated with the ASC.

The NSIC plays an important role in supporting the work of Australia's leading sports practitioners including coaches, athletes, sports administrators, policy makers, researchers, physical activity educators, sports scientists and medical staff. 

The NSIC also provides a range of expanded services and resources to Australia‚Äôs national elite level athletes, including past AIS scholarship holders.

Primary stakeholders of the NSIC include:

  • Australian Sports Commission, Australian Institute of Sport
  • State institutes and academies of sport
  • National sports organisations and peak sport bodies
  • Commonwealth, state and territory, and local government agencies

The NSIC's friendly and professional staff are on hand to help ensure you make the most of your time within the Centre.

Visitors are welcome to browse the NSIC's library collections and utilise our audio-visual and information technology facilities while being immersed in a dynamic sports environment.

The NSIC is a leading member of the Australian Sport Information Network (AUSPIN) and International Association for Sport Information (IASI).

The National Sport Information Centre houses Australia's premier sports collection. The collection was started in 1982, and has limited historical information before this date.

Library Collection

Subject areas covered:

  • basic to highly advanced training and coaching approaches for major sports played in Australia
  • personal physical activity and fitness training - stretching, flexibility, strength training
  • sports science and sports medicine disciplines - psychology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, injuries and injury prevention 
  • sports administration and management - marketing, sponsorship, governance, club management, law and legislation
  • special populations and groups - women, children, indigenous, disability, culturally and linguistically diverse
  • major sporting events - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games
  • Australian sports policy - a record of the Australian Government's investment in sport
  • sports competition results, records and statistics

Information resources managed:

  • 16,000 books - available on inter-library loan from local or university libraries
  • 5,000 videos - available on inter-library loan from local or university libraries 
  • 300 current journal titles - major Australian and International sports journals are collected
  • all leading sport research literature databases including those with fulltext 
  • Annual Reports from National Sports Organisations are collected where available and can be accessed online through the Australian Sport Publications Archive on the Clearinghouse for Sport website
  • 4,000 permanently archived electronic documents published in Australia can be accessed online through the Australian Sport Publications Archive on the Clearinghouse for Sport website
  • archive collection of all Australian Sports Commission and Australian Institute of Sport published resources
  • archive collection of posters

The NSIC adds its collection holdings to the National Library of Australia collection record.

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