A fit for purpose Australian Institute of Sport

We are seeking your insights, experiences and ideas to help shape the future development of world-class sporting infrastructure for Australia’s high performance ecosystem.

Why we want your input

The Albanese Government has announced an independent review into the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Infrastructure to help guide investment in sporting facilities to ensure the AIS continues to best support high-performance athletes. This is a review for the future of Australian sport, which is why it’s important to have your say.

How you can voice your opinion

View the Media release and read the Terms of Reference so that you know what to write about. A link can be found below.

You can tell us what you think by clicking on the ‘Have your say’ button below. Clearly reference and address the Terms of Reference within your submission.

Submissions in Word format and of up to 750 words preferred.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Submissions will be used to help inform the review.

The Issue

Australia is renowned as a sporting nation. Our athletes’ sporting wins at the Commonwealth Games, Summer and Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in recent times have set unparalleled performance benchmarks exemplifying our nation’s international competitiveness and success.

It is important that we hear from the community to help inform the Review Report and Australian Government’s consideration of options:

  • how best to invest in the AIS, and;
  • consideration of the institute’s optimal location.

Leadership and governance

The review will be led by Ms Robyn Smith OAM and Ms Erin Flaherty.

Ms Smith OAM and Ms Flaherty will be supported by a secretariat in the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts. They will report to the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government and Minister for Aged Care and Sport.

The reviewers will consult widely, both within and outside the high performance sports sector, including eminent individuals with a diverse range of domestic and international, public and private sector expertise in major sporting events, commercial financing and investments, and infrastructure.


The review will report in the final quarter of 2023.

Relevant links

Media Release and Terms of Reference


24 Oct 2023 10:00 AEDT
21 Nov 2023 23:59 AEDT

We invite you to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public (published) or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.

Consultation opening date and time: Tuesday   24/10/2023 10:00 AEST

Consultation closing date and time: Tuesday    21/11/2023 23:59 AEST

Australian Privacy Principle 5 Notice

Independent Review of the Australian Institute of Sport Infrastructure

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (the department) is collecting information for the purposes of the Independent Review of the Australian Institute of Sport Infrastructure (the review), in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

The department will use this information to inform consideration of issues associated with the review and will store this information securely. It may be used by the department to make further contact with you about the review.

The department will not disclose information to third parties, except in the circumstances outlined below.

Submissions, in part or full, including the name of the author may be published on the department's website unless the submission is confidential. Confidential submissions (including the author's name) will not be published. Private addresses and contact details will not be published or disclosed to any third parties unless required by law.

Submissions will only be treated as confidential if they are expressly stated to be confidential. Automatically generated confidentiality statements or disclaimers appended to an email do not suffice for this purpose. If you wish you make a confidential submission, you should indicate this by ensuring your submission is marked confidential.

Confidential submissions will be kept securely and will only be disclosed in the following circumstances:

  • in response to a request by a Commonwealth Minister
  • where required by a House or a Committee of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • where required by law.

The department may also disclose confidential submissions within the Commonwealth of Australia, including with other Commonwealth agencies, where necessary in the public interest.

Please note that in order to protect the personal privacy of individuals in accordance with the Privacy Act any submissions containing sensitive information, personal information or information which may reasonably be used to identify a person or group of people may not be published, even if not marked as confidential.

The department’s privacy policy contains information regarding complaint handling processes and how to access and/or seek correction of personal information held by the department. The Privacy Officer can be contacted on (02) 6274 6495 or by email: privacy@infrastructure.gov.au

This consultation is closed.

Alternatively please email your completed template submission to AISReviewInbox@infrastructure.gov.au or send it to:

Attention: Mr Bill Brummitt, Assistant Secretary
AIS Infrastructure Review Secretariat
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
GPO Box 594
Canberra ACT 2601