Have Your Say - National Sports Plan


The Australian Government makes a significant contribution to Australian sport, with over $357 million being invested to support sport and recreation activities and facilities in 2016-17. 


It is important this level of investment not only achieves value, but accurately reflects the value our society places upon sport.


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 Commonwealth Sports Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, recently announced a public consultation process to develop a new Commonwealth Government National Sport Plan.    Minister Hunt advised that the Plan will be a long-term strategy for the whole of sport and will examine four key pillars of participation, performance, prevention through physical activity, and integrity.

A national lottery, to be developed with the states, and activity to boost participation are amongst options being considered. Consultation will also engage on major sporting events, sports infrastructure, sport governance and funding.

Football NSW stakeholders are invited to be involved in the consultation process for the new Sport Plan. 

To have your say, head to the National Sports Plan website

The consultation process will remain open until 31 July 2017