Programs

Assisting Australia’s Paralympians in their goals outside sport is important to Paralympics Australia. Through partnerships with sponsors and supporters, a range of employment opportunities and scholarships are on offer to Paralympians and members of the Paralympic Preparation Program.

As part of the Paralympic Speakers Program, Paralympians and Para-athletes visit businesses, schools, hospitals and community groups to speak about diversity, inspiration, leadership, inclusion, workplace safety, motivation and success, as well as to share their personal stories.

The Para-sport Equipment Fund addresses the challenges associated with the high cost of Para-sport equipment, primarily through an asset bank of loan equipment, while information sheets are a valuable resource for coaches to broaden their knowledge about Para-athletes and impairment types.

With the view of celebrating the history of the Paralympic movement in the context of the present, the Australian Paralympic History Project captures, manages and preserves the history of the Paralympic movement in Australia, including through oral histories, image galleries, audio-visual collections and memorabilia.