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
This consultation is closed.