Sport 2030 – Setting up Australian sport for a prosperous future

The vision for Australian sport in 2030

(Extract taken from document)
Australia is the world’s most active, healthy sporting nation, known for its integrity and excellence. Fourteen million Australians participate in sport annually, 1.8 million volunteer 158 million hours each year, and 220,000 are employed across the sector, helping to generate approximately 3 per cent of their national GDP.

Sport is big business — and a good investment. It provides an estimated $83 billion in combined economic, health and educational benefits each year, with a return on investment of $7 for every dollar spent. Sport 2030 will provide significant benefits to Australians of all ages. By 2030, the goal is that:

  • We have a diverse and inclusive sport and physical activity sector that supports
    more Australians to be more active more often, creating a stronger and healthier
    Australia where as many people as possible see and feel the benefits of sport and
    physical activity through every stage of their lives;
  • Future generations will be more physically active and better prepared with the skills and knowledge to live healthy, active lives;
  • Sport and physical activity organisations are connected into other sectors such as health, education and infrastructure; to tackle challenges such as physical inactivity and leverage sport for social benefits;
  • Barriers will be reduced, allowing greater access to sporting facilities and infrastructure for all Australians no matter where they live;
  • Our high-performance system will be focused around sports, teams and athletes and ensuring they have world-leading technology, practices, systems and people to enable them to achieve lasting podium success;
  • There will be greater collaboration across the sport sector and with partner organisations, including various levels of Government. The best governance  systems will better position our sports for a changing world, enabling them to focus their energy, time and revenue on driving international performance, strengthening the pathways system, creating greater commercial opportunities and increasing participation rates among more Australians;
  • Australian sport can identify, address, and proactively deter threats to sport integrity allowing fans and participants to have faith that our sport is safe and fair; and
  • The Australian sports industry leads the world in many areas — including integrity, inclusion, innovation, research, physical literacy and technology.