The NSIC was 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 is located on the ground floor of the Corporate Services Building (No.17 on AIS Map ) on the AIS Bruce campus in Canberra.
Primary clients of the NSIC include:
- ASC staff
- AIS athletes, coaches and scientists
- State institutes and academies of sport
- National sports organisations and peak sport bodies
- Commonwealth, state and territory government agencies