Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders


Sport and Recreation supports the sport and recreation sector and the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to participate in physical activity.

Indigenous Australians’ participation in sports and physical activities - Qualitative Research Report ACT

Sport and Recreation engaged ORC Intentional to conduct research on participation in sport and physical activity amongst Indigenous people in the ACT region (including Queanbeyan). The research explored current participation levels and behaviours, key drivers and barriers to participation and the role of sport and sporting clubs within communities.  The research was qualitative, with focus groups and interviews being with Indigenous people age 15 years and over. Additionally, interviews were conducted with intermediaries who are engaged in the organisation development of sports and physical activity programs which target Indigenous participation. Respondents were recruited by local Indigenous organisations which ORC partnered with for the research.

Indigenous Qualitative Research Report ACT – Full Report (PDF – 989.3 KB)

Indigenous Qualitative Research Report ACT – Executive Summary (PDF – 352.4 KB)