Special Olympics Australia provides opportunities for people with an intellectual disability to achieve their personal best through weekly sports training and regular competition in communities across Australia. 

While some Special Olympics athletes strive to win medals, others enjoy the chance to get active, have fun, make friends and be part of a community. Whatever their motivation, our network of volunteers deliver great sports programs in an environment where people with an intellectual disability are accepted and can feel proud.

People with an intellectual disability are often ridiculed, misunderstood, isolated or simply ignored. Yet with understanding and support they often achieve beyond expectation.

You can help us give more people with an intellectual disability a chance to achieve their personal best. Learn more about Special Olympics, be inspired by our athletes or best of all, get involved!

Latest News

iPad Winner

14 April 2016 | Congratulations to Jarrod Freeman from Special Olympics Melbourne Southern who is the winner of the iPad in our registration competition.

Loss of a Leader!

7 March 2016 | The Special Olympics Australia community is devastated at the passing of a pioneer – Mr Leon Burwell – otherwise known as “Mr Special Olympics” in Australia. Click here for Chairman's Message.

We're 40!

29 February 2016 | Hip hip hooray, Special Olympics Australia is 40-years old today! Throughout the year you can follow our journey at our history website

400 days to Austria!

12 February 2016 | Team Australia 2017 announced today. Meet the team


4 February 2016 | Corene Strauss appointed as Special Olympics Australia CEO. Read more

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