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Government partners

Australian Sports Commission



On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Sports Commission plays a central leadership role in the development and operation of the Australian sports system, administering and funding innovative sport programs and providing leadership, coordination and support for the sports sector.

The AFL gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Australian Government for AFL Game Development Programs through the ASC.  This includes annual grants for Sport Development (coaching, umpiring and community club programs), the Indigenous Sport Program, Sport CONNECT and the AIS/AFL Academy.

Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations



DEEWR supports the AFL and Australian Football through three programs:

Indigenous Employment Program (including a position in each state)
Dreamtime @ G Event
Indigenous Academies – Western Sydney


Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs



FaHCSIA supports the AFL and Australian Football through the following programs and partnerships:

Club Partnership
Ambassadors Program
Regional Development managers positions and programs in South Australia (APY Lands), Western Australia (Kimberly) and Northern Territory (Arnhem land and Elcho island and Groote Eylandt)