About Sport NSW

Sport NSW is the peak industry body for sport in the state.

Sport NSW is an independent not-for-profit organisation, representing NSW sporting organisations as The Voice of Sport to raise and respond to issues that impact on all levels of sport and to foster the future development of sport in New South Wales.

Purpose, Vision & Mission

Our Purpose

Sport NSW exists to support its Members and promote, strengthen and advocate for the sector so more people and communities in NSW enjoy the significant benefits sport and active recreation provides.

Our Vision

To be the voice of sport in New South Wales.

Our Mission

To lead New South Wales sport in building connected, healthy and active communities

Our Values

Sport NSW is committed to the following values:

  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Inclusion
  • Equality


What We Do

Sport NSW is the peak body for sport in New South Wales. It operates as an independent not-for-profit organisation representing the sports industry.

Sport NSW was established in 1991 to provide a collective voice for sport to enhance its capacity to provide access to and deliver quality experiences for participants & volunteers.

Sport NSW's strategy is built on three (3) pillars, namely:

  • Advocacy
  • Recognition & Networking
  • Sport Development and Collaboration


Sport NSW represents more than 80 State Sporting Organisations, as well as Disability State Sporting Organisations, Local Councils, sports industry bodies, community clubs and sports businesses. We advocate the case for sport to all levels of government and other agencies on behalf of the entire sport sector in NSW.

Recognition & Networking

The sporting community in NSW is brought together by Sport NSW to celebrate the achievements of athletes. Officials, coaches, administrators and volunteers. Sport NSW present the NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony, incorporating both the annual NSW Sports Awards and NSW Hall of Champions Induction, as well as the Community Sports Awards and other networking opportunities.

Sport Development and Collaboration

A key plank of Sport NSW’s strategy is to work with members to build and share knowledge through education, training and the showcase of industry best practice.