Deaf Sports Australia is a vibrant organisation focused on facilitating the access of deaf and hard of hearing people to the best sporting opportunities available in Australia. It is the peak body for deaf sports in Australia. It is funded by the Australian Sports Commission to provide services and create pathways for deaf sporting organisations and deaf and hard of hearing athletes on a local national and international level. Deaf Sports Australia manages the Australian Deaflympic Team, facilitating their participation at Deaflympic Games and the quadrennial Australian Deaf Games.
Blind Sports Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation whose members are blind sporting organisations.
Blind Sports Australia has three main roles: To promote blind sports to all members of the community as a worthwhile activity to increase social inclusion and for a sustainable healthy lifestyle, to increase the participation in blind sports by all the blind community regardless of age or severity of vision impairment and to advocate on behalf of its members at local, national and international level.
Established in 1978 the Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA) has assisted thousands of individuals with disabilities to participate in winter sports annually.
Through collaboration, some of the world’s finest alpine skiers have emerged recording victories at the highest level of international competition. The organisations members range from recreational skiers to Australia’s Winter Paralympians.
Riding for the Disabled Association Australia (RDAA) is a voluntary, nonprofit organisation which provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy stimulating, therapeutic, horse-related activities in Australia.
RDA enables people with disabilities throughout Australia to experience enjoyment, challenge and a sense of achievement through participation in equestrian activities to improve their quality of life, attain personal goals and develop life skills.
Special Olympics began in Australia in 1976 when many people with an intellectual disability were shut in institutions. While this is no longer the norm in Australia, we continue to seek public support to ensure that people with an intellectual disability are not shut out. By helping us give them opportunities to play sport, together we can open the door to personal achievement, pride and inclusion for some of the marginalised and isolated members of our community.
Sport Inclusion Australia, formerly AUSRAPID, is a national sporting organisation established in 1986 to assist the inclusion of people with an intellectual disability into the mainstream community using sport as the medium. Sport Inclusion Australia has worked within the Australian sporting sector with outstanding success and is proud of the increasing numbers of sporting organisations and clubs taking responsibility for inclusion with the focus on ability and based on social inclusion principles.
Transplant Australia is a national charity representing transplant recipients, donor families, living donors and all those touched by organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Transplant Australia has grown from being a simple member run organisation to a charity responsible for staging the Australian Transplant Games as well as looking after the interests of all its members through advocacy, raising awareness and support.