About Us


The ACT Academy of Sport (ACTAS) was formed in 1989 as the high performance arm of Sport and Recreation.

ACTAS is an endorsed Official Olympic and Paralympic Training Centre and a member of the National Institute Network (NIN). Membership of the NIN includes the eight Australian state and territory institutes and academies of sport (SIS/SAS) as well as the Australian Institute of Sport.

The SIS/SAS provide high performance services and support in partnership with National Sporting Organisations in their respective state and territory jurisdictions with a view to delivering high quality daily training environments for priority athletes and teams.

ACTAS programs are formed via partnership agreements between the National Sporting Organisation (NSO), State Sporting Organisation (SSO), and the ACT Government (via ACTAS).

ACTAS provides the daily training environment and a range of high performance services for around 115 nationally identified athletes from Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games sports.

Performance Service Support includes:

ACTAS' Vision

The leading high performance daily training environment to enhance talented ACT athletes.

ACTAS' Purpose

To contribute to Australia's high performance sport targets by providing a quality daily training environment that enhances athletic development through providing quality high performance programs and services.

ACTAS' Business Priorities

  1. Environment – a daily training environment that rewards commitment, excellence and personal growth
  2. Programs – relevant and contemporary programs that foster ongoing individual athletic development and meet broader national elite sport objectives
  3. People – recruitment and retention of quality people through recognising and rewarding excellence
  4. Services – targeted performance service provision that fosters ongoing athletic growth, health and well being
  5. Partnerships – identify and develop strong partnerships with strategic partners
  6. Commercial – explore commercial opportunities that will assist in the delivery of our goals and objectives
  7. Development – assist sports in identifying and cultivating athletic development pathways

ACTAS' Operating Principles and Values

ACTAS will conduct our business under the following operating principles and values:

Contact Us

ACT Academy of Sport

Phone: (02) 6207 4388 (+61 International)

Postal Address: PO Box 147 Civic Square Canberra ACT 2608

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