2019-20 Federal Budget

The 2019-20 Budget

Sport Integrity

  • $33.0 million over two years from 2019-20 to implement reforms as part of the Government Response to the Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements that will safeguard the integrity of Australian sport. The Government will establish a new body, Sport Integrity Australia, to carry out anti-doping and integrity functions, and a National Sports Tribunal to hear and resolve rule violations. The Government has also signed up to the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions.
  • According to Grants Australia –
    • Football Federation Australia received $52,800
    • Rugby Australia received $330,000
    • The National Rugby League received $55,000.

International Sporting Events

  • $7.7 million over two years from 2019-20 to promote the International Cricket Council T20 World Cup 2020 and for event preparations including security and safety, defence and border control services; and
  • $0.3 million in 2019-20 to support the Australian Minifootball Federation to host the 2019 World Minifootball Federation World Cup in Perth.

Athlete Support and Wellbeing

  • $40,000 in 2018-19 to Netball NT to support its participation in the Australian Netball League

Community Sport Initiatives and Infrastructure

  • $150.0 million over four years from 2019-20 to support the development of female change room facilities at sporting grounds and for community swimming facilities across Australia;
  • $42.5 million in 2018-19 for the Community Sport Infrastructure Program to fund sport
    infrastructure projects in local communities;
  • $23.6 million over four years from 2019-20 for grants to strengthen social inclusion through sport and recreation, and extend the Big Issue Community Street Soccer
  • $12.0 million over four years from 2019-20 to Tennis Australia to increase opportunities for women and girls to participate in grassroots tennis;
  • $4.0 million over two years from 2018-19 to construct new facilities for para-athletes at the Essendon Football Club’s ‘The Hangar’ facility, which is also Paralympic Australia’s Victorian base;

The Government will provide an additional $496.2 million from 2018-19 to deliver infrastructure projects that support local communities across Australia, including:

  • $15.0 million towards the North Queensland Cowboys’ Community, Training and High Performance Centre in Townsville, Queensland;
  • $15.0 million towards the construction of the Brisbane Lions’ training and administration facility in Springfield, Queensland;
  • $15.0 million towards the redevelopment of Ikon Park in Carlton, Victoria;