The Sport Australia Hall of Fame
Preserving and celebrating the history of Australian sport; and exciting the next generation of young Australians.
We exist to inspire all Australians by recognising and promoting the outstanding sporting achievements of our greatest athletes, and encourage everyone, young and old, to reach their sport and life potential.
We aim to preserve Australia's rich sporting heritage by honouring these great athletes, and use the values and experience of our Members to inspire our future stars.
On December 10, 1985, 120 inaugural Members were inducted into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF), including Sir Donald Bradman as the first Inductee and Dawn Fraser as the first female Inductee. Since then 525 Australian sporting greats have been inducted, representing over 200 years of Australian sporting history, not only across all sports but also in roles supportive to athletes. To further recognise the achievements of many of our great champions, SAHOF introduced the 'Legend' status with one Member each year elevated to 'Legend of Australian Sport'.
With the Prime Minister of the day as the Patron in Chief, SAHOF membership comprises an illustrious group of Australia's most respected and celebrated champions that span time. They are the best of the best, who through their achievements have made a significant contribution to Australia and inspired young and old alike from every corner of this great land.
As well as recognising Australia's greatest athletes and those who have served in supporting roles, SAHOF also presents a number of awards; The 'Don' Award, named after Sir Donald Bradman, awarded annually to honour a current Australian athlete or athletes who, by their achievements and example over the last 12 months, are considered to have had the capacity to most inspire the nation; The Team Sport Australia Award awarded annually to recognise teams who have contributed significantly to Australia's reputation as a great sporting nation; The Spirit of Sport Award, granted at the Board's discretion, acknowledges an extraordinary sporting achievement and performance that captures the hearts of the nation and; The enshrining of Great Sporting Moments considered as important to our nations sporting history
Together with recognising our past sporting greats SAHOF is now also dedicated to inspiring Australia's future athletes. Aimed at young athletes under 21 years of age, The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program takes SAHOF's values, otherwise known as the 'Spirit of Sport', to young Australians, encouraging them to reach their sport and life potential. What makes this program unique is that SAHOF Members are their mentors, making it one of the most sought after scholarships available for aspiring athletes in Australia.
SAHOF will continue to recognise the outstanding achievements of Australia's greatest sportsmen and women, as well as inspiring the next generation to follow in their footsteps.
The Board of Directors is made up of Members of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame, two to three Independent Directors and a representative from each of Sport Australia (Australian Sports Commission) and the Confederation of Australian Sport.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Level 3, Great Southern Stand, Melbourne Cricket Ground, (MCG), Brunton Avenue Jolimont | Map
✆ +61 3 9510 2066
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→ The Sport Australia Hall of Fame
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