Sporting Schools is a $320 million Australian Government initiative designed to help schools increase children’s participation in sport and connect them with community sport opportunities.

Sporting Schools programs are provided free to children and their families to help students build the confidence and capability to be active for life.

To help achieve this, Sport Australia has partnered with more than 35 national sporting organisations (NSOs). There is a program for primary schools, and a targeted program for Year 7 and 8 students in secondary schools.

Funding applications are available during specific periods, so please put a reminder in your calendar to apply.

  • Application open dates

    Term 1, 2023
    8am AEDT Monday 7 November, 2022 – 5pm AEDT Friday 18 November, 2022

    Term 2, 2023
    8am AEDT Monday 27 February, 2023 – 5pm AEDT Friday 10 March, 2023

    Term 3, 2023
    8am AEST Monday 22 May, 2023 – 5pm AEST Friday 2 June, 2023

    Term 4, 2023
    8am AEST Monday 14 August, 2023 – 5pm AEST Friday 25 August, 2023


How do I book a sports package?

Require further assistance regarding Sporting Schools, please contact:

MWBA Developement Officer, Brad Dalton:

Basketball NSW, Rachel Herrick at

Sporting Schools  1300 785 707 –