Australian sports diplomacy
Connecting with the world, through sport
Australia has an international reputation, not only for our love of sport, but for the excellence of our elite-level sporting community. It’s an essential part of how we see ourselves, and how the world sees us.
The Australian Government recognises that we have an opportunity to engage with the world through sport, and to use our sporting strengths to generate goodwill, build connections, support the aspirations of our regional neighbours, and foster greater security and prosperity for communities across the globe.
In 2015, Australia released its first Sports Diplomacy Strategy, setting in motion a new era of international sporting engagement.
Having evaluated the work done as part of the 2015 strategy, the Australian Government has proudly released a new strategy: Sports Diplomacy 2030.
The strategy will be implemented by Sports Exchange Australia in partnership with leading sports organisations, academic institutions and the newly formed Sports Diplomacy Advisory Council. The strategy continues to have a global outlook, with a strong focus on our Pacific neighbours and a vision to build a thriving regional sports community.