Sports Diplomacy 2030

Stuart Murray, Caitlin Byrne, Emma Sherry

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessionalpeer-review


Australia is recognised the world over as a high performing and passionate sporting nation. Australians love to play, watch and excel in sport – at all levels, within our own communities, in partnership with our Indo-Pacific neighbours, and on the global stage.
In 2015, the Australian Sports Diplomacy Strategy (2015-2018) embraced Australia’s unique sporting culture within the nation’s approach to international relations.
A world first, that strategy affirmed the wider value of sport in deepening Australia’s people-to-people and institutional links, and advancing development outcomes in the region. It celebrated sport as a vehicle for showcasing Australia’s capabilities and credentials, ensuring Australia’s leadership in sport innovation and integrity, and ultimately amplifying the nation’s diplomatic influence and global reputation.
Australia’s leadership in sports diplomacy has generated enormous goodwill, and established significant partnership opportunities between government and the sport industry, and for Australia in the Indo-Pacific region.
And yet, there is an opportunity to do more. Today, the challenge to define, develop and deliver sports diplomacy that will advance Australia’s strategic national interests, especially in the Indo-Pacific, and strengthen Australia’s sports industry globally has never been more compelling.

Abstract taken from the original report submitted to the Australian Government.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAustralian Government
Commissioning bodyCommonwealth of Australia. Department of Health.
Number of pages25
EditionPub. No. 12405
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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