Government Funding of Sport

  1. Total funding provided by all levels of government (Commonwealth, State and Local)in Australia was measured at $2 billion in 2000-01.
  2. The total of government funding for sport and recreation in Australia amounted to $110 per head of population.
  3. The largest proportion of goverment funding (61%) is spent on venues, grounds and facilities. The funding was mostly supplied by local governments ($997.5m or 77%).

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Catalogue 4147.0 - Sport and Recreation Funding by Government, Australia, 2000-01.

Table of Grants to National Sport Organisations 2011-12

The Australian Government provided $134m of grants to National Sports Organisations and National Sports Organisations for the Disabled in the year 2011-12. The Australian Paralympic Committee was the highest funded body while Swimming was the most funded sport.

(Source: Australian Sports Commission)

Paralympics 13,729,711
Swimming 10,462,147
Cycling 8,837,022
Athletics 8,035,104
Rowing 7,741,235
Sailing 7,443,320
Hockey 7,118,599
Basketball 6,115,233
Netball 4,311,973
Winter Sports (OWI) 4,060,979
Football 3,996,037
Canoeing 3,731,704
Volleyball 3,245,270
Gymnastics 3,206,763
Water Polo 2,718,517
Equestrian 2,694,300
Triathlon 2,406,155
Cricket 2,379,201
Rugby Union 2,229,908
Softball 2,228,839
Diving 2,118,655
Surfing 1,990,000
Shooting 1,936,000
Baseball 1,733,000
Tennis 1,449,880
Golf 1,360,000
Squash 1,324,412
Bowls 1,307,600
Surf Life Saving 1,302,440
Ski & Snowboard 1,190,500
Australian Football 1,165,063
Boxing 1,135,000
Rugby League 1,012,858
Skate 836,000
Judo 684,000
Badminton 632,000
Archery 628,000
Bicycle Motocross 599,000
Touch Football 570,000
Special Olympics 545,000
University Sport 510,000
Motorcycling 447,000
Weightlifting 384,000
Motor Sport 369,000
Tenpin Bowling 305,000
Table Tennis 302,000
Deaf Sports 288,000
AAWD 210,000
Orienteering 186,000
Waterski & Wakeboard 161,000
Polocrosse 121,000
AUSRAPID 100,000
RDA 100,000
Karate 86,000
Ice Racing 83,000
Transplant 70,000
Blind Sports 65,000
Fencing 62,000
Disabled Wintersport 60,000
Pony Club 55,000
Wrestling 55,000
Bocce 51,000
Lacrosse 50,000
OVERALL TOTALS 134,331,425

 

 

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