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Play. Sport. Australia.

Play.Sport.Australia. is the game plan to get more Australians, particularly young Australians, playing sport more often – at school or with mates at their local club.

We want to:

  • make Australian sport stronger – by getting more people playing sport
  • see more sports thriving so it’s easier for Australians to choose the sports they love. Find out more

Get active today! Find a sport that reignites your sporting passion. Check out the Australian Sports Directory for more information.


In this video, we asked kids to share their memorable sporting moments. And if you think the likes of Tim Cahill or Caitlin Bassett are their heroes…think again.

Stick With It

In these videos, two of Australia’s leading sporting captains, netball’s Laura Geitz and rugby union’s Stephen Moore, urge teenagers to keep playing sport rather than dropout.

Laura Geitz

Stephen Moore

Kid's Self-belief

Watch this video of Australian kids talking about sport, designed to encourage all of us to find our self-belief, and participate in organised sport.

No Time for Never

Ever felt too old to play sport? Ever thought that you've been away from the game for too long? Well, there's no time for never as this video shows.

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Did you know?

Gold Coast 2018 is the 5th Commonwealth Games to be hosted by Australia.

Quick numbers

11.6 million Australian adults participate in sport or physical activity three or more times per week.
3.2 million Australian children participate in organised sport or physical activity outside of school.
$10 billion is spent annually by Australians on fees for participation in sport or physical activity.
17 million Australian adults participate in a sport or physical activity every year.
650 thousand Australians either coach, teach or instruct sport.