Mission, Heritage & Commitment

The Confederation of Australian Sport is an independent, not-for-profit industry voice committed to promoting the contribution of community sport and representing the interests of those organisations and peak bodies involved in community based Sport and Active Recreation.

With a heritage and the DNA of Australia’s National Sporting Organisations (NSO’s) and driven by the mantra of ‘Sport for All’ the Confederation of Australian Sport (CAS) has been a committed advocate for Australian sport since 1976.

CAS will play a key facilitation role and work strategically in the following areas in pursuing its goals and objectives.

Collaboration: building industry collaboration CAS will engage national sporting organisations; peak representative bodies; manufacturers and suppliers; relevant broader active recreation stakeholder groups and other NGO’s with an interest in sport and active recreation.

CAS will also work to provide an effective conduit of industry opinion for Government when necessary and desirable.

Advocacy: issues analysis and advocacy CAS will develop an inclusive advocacy network to support and enhance the impact and effectiveness to achieve positive policy outcomes. CAS believes that the significant social and economic contribution made by community sport and active recreation is not sufficiently recognised or rewarded by Government at any level.

CAS has identified priority issues that it will work to highlight which are shown on our homepage.

Service: providing industry servicesCAS is committed to providing a range of useful, high quality services and benefits to National Sporting Organisations to enhance their professional and organisational capacity. Through internal expertise and external partnerships CAS will make available a comprehensive range of strategic, governance, regulatory, advocacy and marketing advisory services.

Management of key CAS propertiesCAS will continue to foster and promote its key properties being:

  • Australian Masters Games – as Australia’s largest multi-sport event bringing around 10,000 master’s athletes together for a highly significant biannual event.
  • Australian Sport Awards – with a heritage dating back to 1980 the Australian Sport Awards have provided recognition and showcased excellence across many areas of our industry.

The Confederation of Australian Sport will actively collaborate with interest groups throughout the industry and will facilitate outcomes that fulfil the desire for community sport and active recreation to flourish across the nation.