National Sport Plan - Shaping the future direction of sport in Australia

Closed 7 Dec 2023

Opened 10 Nov 2023


The Office for Sport, within the Department of Health and Aged Care, is undertaking a public consultation to inform the development of a new National Sport Plan (the Plan). The Australian Government is harnessing the power of sport and physical activity to build healthy, active, connected and thriving communities.

Over the next decade, Australia will host some of the world’s largest sporting events, culminating in the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Plan will be an important mechanism to deliver on the Australian Government’s commitments and priorities for sport, and to ensure success for Australia throughout the 'green and gold decade' (2022–2032) and beyond.

The Plan provides an opportunity to leverage the decade of major sporting events to reshape the future direction of sport in Australia. This includes making the most of high performance, participation, tourism, trade, employment, inclusion and economic opportunities. The Plan recognises that sport has an important role in Australian society to promote and uphold inclusion, unity, equality, fairness and social connectedness, and that sport should always be safe for participants and supporters.

The consultation

The consultation paper provides details on the proposed Plan. Please read the consultation paper before completing the survey.

We invite interested stakeholders to provide feedback on the proposed vision, principles, priorities and measures of success of the Plan, as well as its alignment with other sector plans and strategies. 

We are seeking your feedback via survey responses. The consultation paper and survey link are available at the bottom of this page. The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Participation in the survey is voluntary. For more information on the consultation process and how your information will be used please refer to the Consultation Paper. For more information about the National Sport Plan, contact: 

Why your views matter

Your views are important. Consultation findings will inform the development of the Plan ahead of formal Government consideration. We value the diverse perspectives, experiences and knowledge of interested members of the community.

Thank you for your participation and feedback.


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Women
  • Carers and guardians
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young people
  • Academics
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Community groups
  • Businesses


  • Women's health
  • Children's health
  • Learning and development
  • Chronic disease
  • Preventative health
  • Policy Development