If you have a physical, vision or intellectual impairment and want to ‘get involved’ in Para-sport or ‘get classified’ please contact your state or national sporting organisation who will be able to assist you to get involved or provide details of opportunities to get classified.
Links Sporting Organisations are provided in the sport summary on each individual sport page
Athletes within the following impairment groups may be eligible for Para-sport:
Impaired muscle power: spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, sacral agenesis, spinal tumours, erbs palsy, muscular dystrophy.
Impaired passive range of movement: arthrogryposis, talipes equinovarus, joint fusions.
Limb deficiency or significant limb length difference: amputation from trauma, cancer, limb deficiency from birth.
Hypertonia, ataxia & athetosis: cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, MS, cerebellar ataxia, hereditary spastic paraparesis or other conditions where hypertonia (spasticity, rigidity or dystonia). ataxia or athetosis are present.
Vision impairment: albanism, retitis pigmentosa, macular dystrophy, rod cone dystrophy.
Intellectual impairment: IQ less than 75, acquired before the age of 18. Difficulties with school, interpersonal, communication or self are skills.
We suggest you review which sport/s you may be eligible for depending of your impairment type using our Select-A-Sport tool.
Watch our YouTube clip – Who competes in Paralympic Sport.
If your state Sporting Organisation is unable to provide you with the information you require to get classified, please register with the following form – Get Into Sport and the APC will endeavor to assist you.