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The Register of Sport Research (Register) lists planned, current and completed Australian sport research.

It provides an opportunity for those commissioning or completing research to share project details with the sector, and for the sector to search for emerging research to help expand the evidence base for sport.

Please note the Register is in BETA development. New projects and elements are still being included.


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The future of sport volunteering
The sport ecosystem is diverse with organisations from national, state and club sport and across all levels of government all with vested interests in sport volunteering. Together they drive greater participation, awareness and capability in sport. To consider this position,...
2021 Australian Sports Commission
Women in sport broadcasting analysis: final report April 2014
Project objectives: » Definitively establish the proportion of media exposure dedicated to women’s sport in Australia in both traditional and new media platforms » Analyse any emerging trends since the 2010 report towards a Level Playing Field: sport and gender...
2014 Australian Sports Commission
Towards a level playing field: sport and gender in Australian media
The promotion of women in sport has been identified by the Australian Government as a key focus area for the future development of sport in Australia. The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is working towards achieving greater recognition of women’s sport...
2010 Australian Sports Commission
After the Siren: The community benefits of Indigenous participation in Australian Rules Football
After the Siren aims to build on that narrative of Indigenous peoples’ participation in football at a grass-roots level, and the associated individual and community level outcomes. It is based on analyses of data from the 2014-2015 National Aboriginal and...
2017 Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
Drivers of Participation - full report
Sport Australia engaged Nielsen Sports to identify, and achieve consensus around, the drivers and barriers for sport participation. The desired outcome would be to enhance sports’ participation strategies and improve the coalescence of stakeholders (sporting organisations and governments) around participation...
2019 Australian Sports Commission
LGBT+ inclusion in football in Victoria
Previous research shows that sport is an environment where LGBT+ people typically do not feel safe to participate. Homophobia, transphobia and other discriminatory behaviours have been found to be commonplace across many sports. How LGBT+ inclusion (or these discriminatory behaviours)...
2020 Proud 2 Play
Sports Industry Economic Analysis: Exploring the size and growth potential of the Sport Industry in Australia
The key objective of this phase of work is to support the potential development of the Sports Industry Growth Plan through economic analysis, which should examine the Sports Industry and determine its: ■ Competitive strengths; ■ Growth potential; ■ Linkages...
2019 KPMG
The Value of Community Sport Infrastructure
While the economic, social and health benefits of sport and physical activity more generally are well-documented, this study represents an unprecedented shift in focus by exploring the value delivered and supported by community sport infrastructure itself.
2017 KPMG
Economic value of community club-based sport in Australia
The aim of this study is to develop a valid model that will provide an economic estimate (i.e. Australian dollar value) of social benefits associated with the provision of, and participation in, club-based community sport to Australian society.
2017 Griffith Business School, Griffith University
Value of a Community Football Club
The Centre for Sport and Social Impact (CSSI) at La Trobe University was commissioned by AFL Victoria to determine the social value of a “typical” community football club; specifically its social, health and community impact.
2015 AFL Victoria

The Register is part of activating the National Sport Research Agenda, and enabling a more coordinated and aligned sport research effort for sporting organisations, academics, researchers, research funding bodies, and governments across Australia.

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