The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is a statutory authority within the Australian government’s Department of Health portfolio. It was established in 1985 and operates under the Australian Sports Commission Act 1989. The ASC is governed by a board of commissioners appointed by the Australian Government. The board determines the ASC’s overall direction, decides on actual allocation of resources and policy for delegated decisions, and is accountable to the Minister of Sport and to Parliament.
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) became known as Sport Australia (SportAus) from 1 August 2018.