• Celebrating 40 Years Celebrating 40 Years Celebrating 40 Years Over 40 years many dedicated volunteers have helped thousands of children and adults with an intellectual disability to reach their personal best through sport. Join us in a year-long celebration.
    >>View our anniversary website
  • Team Australia 2017 Team Australia 2017 Team Australia 2017 From 14-25 March 2017, 12 Aussie athletes will wear the green and gold with pride at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.
    >>Meet the team!
  • Sports Calendars Sports Calendars Sports Calendars See the state, national and international competition opportunities for Special Olympics Australia athletes in our 2016 sports calendars.
    >>View the calendars
  • Fundraising Events 2016 Fundraising Events 2016 Fundraising Events In 2016 join us for some fun and entertainment at a Special Olympics Australia fundraising event and help support more people with an intellectual disability.
    >>View 2016 events
  • Welcome to our new CEO Welcome to our new CEO Welcome to our new CEO Special Olympics Australia are delighted to announce Ms Corene Strauss as new CEO.
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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!

World Summer Games 2015

From 25 July - 2 August 2015, Team Australia athletes will wear the green and gold with pride in Los Angeles, USA for the biggest ever Special Olympics World Summer Games. They will be amongst 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from 177 countries in the biggest celebration of ability ever seen! View the video below as the Governor-General presents representatives from Team Australia with their uniform.