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National Volunteer Week 2024

This National Volunteer Week, Special Olympics Australia would like to thank all volunteers who help us deliver sport, joy and inclusion to people with intellectual disability/autism. Thank you!

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WWE Superstars Slam the Bowlo

Special Olympics Australia athletes were starstruck when four WWE Superstars, including Drew McIntyre, joined them for an afternoon of lawn bowls.

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Celebrating Our Champions of Inclusion

We were delighted to use the Gala Dinner as the backdrop to recognise four of our gretest supporters who were presented with our inaugural Champions of Inclusion award. Find out more!

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If you have intellectual disability/autism, you can enjoy sport at Special Olympics Australia. If you want to do good and be inspired, you can volunteer. If you love to coach or officiate, you’re welcome here.


If you have intellectual disability/autism, come and join Special Olympics Australia. We can help you get fit, have fun, build confidence and make friends. Regardless of your age, ability or aspirations, this is your place to belong.

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Join Special Olympics Australia to be part of a supportive sporting community where athletes with intellectual disability/autism consistently inspire joy.

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Coaches and Officials

Join Special Olympics Australia to bring quality instruction and support to people with intellectual disability/autism so they can enjoy sport and community. If you need to learn how, or upskill, our Inclusive Sport Academy has you covered.

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Freezin’ for a Reason!

For the first time ever, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is hosting a weekend (+ one day) of Polar Plunge events to raise funds for Special Olympics Australia and New Zealand. Over the weekend of 3-4 August 2024, hundreds of people across the Oceania region will be taking a plunge to help us bring sport, joy and inclusion to people with intellectual disability/autism.

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Winter is Coming! ❄️

From 15-18 July 2024, 36 wintersports athletes will compete at the Special Olympics Australia National Winter Games, which is a selection event for the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Italy in March 2025. Get ready, it's going to be snow much fun!

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Inclusive Sport Academy

If you want to polish your skills to deliver sport and physical activity programs to people with intellectual disability/autism you should enrol in our Inclusive Sport Academy. Through this platform we share our sports inclusion expertise for the benefit of teachers, coaches, tertiary students, allied health professionals and inclusion advocates.

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