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!

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40 Year Celebrations

In 2016 Special Olympics Australia is celebrating 40 years. Discover and celebrate our history on our 40 year website.

Annual Report 2015

27 May 2016 | The Special Olympics Australia 2015 Annual Report is now available. Click here to download.

World Winter Games

22 May 2016 | In 300 days, 12 Aussie athletes will compete at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. Click here to support the team.

We're Recruiting

10 May 2016 | Special Olympics Australia is looking for a Fundraising Executive to join us at our head office in North Ryde (NSW). Click here for more.

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