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Get involved in Paralympic Sport
People play sport for a variety of reasons. Some play for the social aspect, enjoyment, to keep fit and some want to compete at highest level their ability will allow. People with disabilities participate in sport for the same reasons as people without a disability. Paralympic sport presents a range of opportunities for people with various impairments to participate in sport. As with any sport choices, some sports may be best suited to athletes with specific disabilities or physical characteristics. Irrespective of the level you wish to participate, the most important thing is to enjoy the sport you play.
What is the Select a Sport tool?
The Select-a-Sport tool will help you gain an understanding of which Paralympic sports you may be eligible for depending on your impairment.
Paralympic Sport groups athletes with similar impairments together to ensure that competion is fair. This process is called classification.
How do I use the Select-a-Sport tool?
First select the category below which best describes your disability. From here you need to follow the prompts until you are presented with a list of Paralympic sports which you may be eligible to participate in.
You can continue to click on the sport to find out further information about rules, classification and details of athletes who currently compete for Australia.
You may also like register for sport specific testing at a Paralympic Talent Search day and/or undertake a Classification Assessment to further assist in identifying the Paralympic sport/s most suited to your disability and physical characteristics.
What if a sport I’m interested in or my disability isn't shown in the selections?
The Select-a-Sport tool features only sports currently on the Paralympic program. Some Paralympic sports do not have a program in Australia and there are also a wide range of other non-Paralympic sports available within Australia for people with disabilities. We recommend that you contact the National or State Federation for that sport to find out more.
If you have multiple disabilities or your disability isn't detailed, follow the categories that best describe your disability. If you're still not sure about what sports you may be eligible for after using this tool, please contact us using the Get Into Sport form.