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State sporting organisations

Sport and recreation organisations

State sport organisations administer a sport that meets the definition of sport and have statewide networks.

State recreation organisations administer activities that meet the definition of physically active recreation activities and have statewide networks.

Athletics

Australian Football

Badminton

Baseball

Basketball

Bicycle Motocross

Bowls

Boxing

Canoeing

Cricket

Croquet

Cycling

Dancesport

Disability Sports

Diving

Dragonboat racing

Equine Sports

Fencing

Football (Soccer) and Futsal (Indoor Soccer)

Golf

Gridiron

Gymnastics

Handball

Hockey

Ice Sports

Lacrosse

Lifesaving

Marching

Martial arts

Motorcycling

Motor sport

Netball

Orienteering

Parachuting

Rowing

Rugby league

Rugby union

Shooting

Skating

Softball

Squash

Surfing

Swimming

Synchronized swimming

Table tennis

Tennis

Tenpin bowling

Touch football

Triathlon

Ultimate disc

Underwater sport

Volleyball

Waterpolo

Weightlifting

Wrestling

Yachting

Government

Commonwealth Government

The Commonwealth Department of Health is responsible for sport and recreation in Australia. Within this department, the Sport Division works to enhance the development of the industry through setting policy direction. It also initiates and coordinates the development and implementation of programs and packages for delivery in all states and territories.

The division is also responsible for working with other Commonwealth departments to ensure that the sport and recreation industry receives maximum benefit from Commonwealth initiatives.

Within the division, the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is responsible for the funding and development of sport. It supports a wide range of programs designed to develop sporting excellence and increase all Australians' participation in sports.

State Government

Like the Commonwealth Government, the Queensland Government's primary role is to develop a policy framework to assist the development of the sport and recreation industry. It is responsible for coordinating and assisting with the provision of sport and recreation infrastructure, industry development and quantity and quality of services available to Queenslanders.

The Department of Housing and Public Works is the key state government department responsible for sport and recreation.

Local Government

This level of government plays a major role in the provision of recreational opportunities and local facilities. Unlike their state and commonwealth counterparts, local governments have traditionally been involved in the direct delivery of sport and recreation services.

This occurs through the administration of the leasing of crown land where sport and recreation activities are conducted, the administration of swimming pool leases, the construction and maintenance of bicycle and walking tracks and a range of other community facilities. Some local governments employ recreation officers who design and initiate recreation infrastructure and also conduct specific recreation programs.

For more information about local governments visit the Local Government Association of Queensland.

Industry peak bodies

Industry peak bodies are umbrella organisations representing each sector of the industry. These organisations provide leadership, guidance and strategic direction for the relevant sectors.

Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation

Address: 1.03 Sports House, Cnr Castlemaine and Caxton Streets, Milton Qld 4064  
Phone: (+61 7) 3369 9455  
Email: info@qorf.org.au
Website: http://www.qorf.org.au

QSport

Address: 1.02 Sports House, Cnr Castlemaine and Caxton Streets, Milton Qld 4064  
Phone: (+61 7) 3369 8955  
Email: admin@qsport.org.au
Website: http://www.qsport.org.au

Other non-profit sport and recreation providers

These organisations provide a wide variety of sport or recreation opportunities:

Commercial sport and recreation providers

These organisations provide services for profit, such as commercial football and basketball leagues, or on a user-pays basis such as indoor sports centres and fitness centres.

Training providers

These organisations deliver training in the sport and recreation industry.

Regional associations and local clubs

These organisations are directly involved with the provision of activities for their members.