Through a National Sports Plan the Government seeks to understand Australia’s expectations of the sports sector, including our shared goals for high performance sport; sporting participation; cultural and public health outcomes and our willingness to pay for these services, opportunity and success.
The National Sports Plan consultation period is closed and it is expected that the plan will be released in early 2018. Further information can be found on the National Sports Plan website.
The National Sport and Active Recreation Policy Framework, endorsed by the Commonwealth and State and Territory Ministers for Sport and Recreation in February 2011, provides the basis for continued collaborative work between Governments and includes clarification around the role of each layer of Australian sport. The Framework provides a guide for the development and alignment of policies, strategies and programs for Governments, and defines priority areas for cooperation with underpinning objectives and measures. The Framework is currently under review.
Fitness Australia is the peak health and fitness industry association providing a range of support services and solutions to over 30,000 registered personal trainers, registered fitness instructors, fitness businesses and suppliers Australia-wide.
Parks and Leisure Australia is the peak industry association for professionals working in the Parks and Leisure sector in Australia, representing over 2500 members. Through a broad range of services they support members to provide opportunities that strengthen communities through good use of leisure time for the social, environmental, economic and physical wellbeing of all Australians.
The AusPlay Survey is a large scale national population tracking survey funded and led by the Australian Sports Commission that:
Data collection for AusPlay commenced on 22 October 2015. The latest data release was on 16 November 2017 reflecting data collected for the financial year 2016/17.
Top 15 activities for adults – 9 of top 15 involve active recreation
Walking (Recreational) 45.9%
Athletics, track and field (includes jogging and running)12.9%
Bush walking 5.9%
Australian football 4.3%