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The National Sports & Physical Activity Convention is a collaborative event, created by the industry, for the industry – with a simple ethos of providing opportunities to network, increase capacity and capability of the industry by appreciating good practice globally and from across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

The key organisations who have developed the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention to its success are listed below, together with our Collaborators, Partners and Sponsors.

Sport Australia

Sport Australia is a Commonwealth Government corporate entity focused on getting more Australians participating and excelling in sport. The National Sports & Physical Activity Convention will bring together stakeholders from sport, government, education, health and service providers with a single vision on working together to encourage more Australians to be active and participate in sport.

Sport New Zealand

Sport New Zealand is the proud guardian of their country’s world-leading sporting system, from grass roots through to elite sport.  They are committed to encouraging more young people and adults to engage in more sport and recreation and more winners on the world stage.

Sport Singapore

Sport Singapore is the peak body that has created the vision 2020 with the Singaporean people to inspire individuals from all walks of life to Live Better Through Sport.

Victoria State Government

The Victorian Government is committed to encouraging Victorians to be more active, to benefit from the physical, social and mental health benefits that physical activity, play and recreation and community sport brings.

By supporting the industry, it encourages State Sports Organisations, sports associations, clubs, community and commercial providers to offer quality experiences so that the Victorian community will want to be active.


VicHealth aims to create a Victoria where everybody can enjoy better health and wellbeing. They create and fund world-class interventions by conducting vital research to advance Victoria’s population health and provide transformational expertise and insights to government.

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy has over the past decade established itself as one of Australia’s leading niche management consultancies that works with sport, government and education sectors to support and facilitate opportunities in growing participation.

The National Sports & Physical Activity Convention reflects its commitment and passion to encourage more people to be more active, more often.

By bringing together the globes leading thinkers, key Australian policy makers, and providing prominent local case studies, the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention provides opportunity for all those involved in sport, recreation and physical activity to work together to make a difference for the next generation.

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For more information regarding the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention please check the Frequently Asked Questions.

To contact the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention organisers please contact us below.

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General enquiries, speakers and media:

Smart Connection Consultancy

Community Sport & Physical Activity Expo

Martin Sheppard

Event Address

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park
65 Queens Road

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Frequently Asked Questions

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets for the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention starting 11 November 2021 are currently on sale here

How much do tickets cost?

Pricing for the National Sports Convention is available via our register page.

What’s included in my delegate pass?

A Full Delegate Pass includes access to all NSC Conference Sessions, the virtual Community Sport & Physical Activity Expo, and access to the NSC Academy, which includes presentations from previous NSC’s; in-depth interviews with speakers and industry leaders, NSC Forum 2020 and the recordings of NSC21 presentations post-event, until 1st June 2022.

Is there a group booking discount?

Yes – if you are a current member of an NSC Collaborator, you have access to the Association Discounted rate for your ticket. If booking multiple tickets at the Association Discounted rate, you must hold an organizational membership (not an individual membership) of the Association.

NSC also offers a group discount rate – if purchasing five (5) tickets you only pay for four (4), a saving of 20% on the ticket price. All five registrations must be completed at the same time to receive the discount rate.

NSC Collaborator Association members also receive a Member Discount when they register for the National Sports Convention. Contact your Association Collaborator for your special discount code.

How do I receive my delegate pass?

Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. Delegate badges and all event material will be accessed through the NSC online portal, as part of the new Covid normal.

You can register to attend the Expo only, which is free of charge.

Is Media registration available?

Yes, on request to Convenor Martin Sheppard, by email to martins@smartconnection.net.au.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Please review our full event terms and conditions.

Will there be a delegate list available?

Yes, a delegate e-list (name, position and organisation only) will be available to registered delegates and exhibitors 2 days prior to the event as part of the NSC online portal. Delegates will have the opportunity to opt out if they do not wish to share their details.

How can my organisation be involved in sponsorship for the event?

We are grateful for the industry support that allows us to host this important event. If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor, please register to receive a sponsor’s prospectus. Sponsorship is co-ordinated through Convenor, Martin Sheppard, who can be contacted on (03) 9421 0133 or  martins@smartconnection.net.au

How can I be part of the virtual exhibition at the Sport and Recreation Expo?

If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please contact us to register for the exhibitor’s prospectus. Martin Sheppard can be contacted on (03) 9421 0133 or martins@smartconnection.net.au.

Can I transfer my pass?

A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared.

Is the NSC Oration and Networking Part of the NSC Delegate Pass?

Yes, we are hoping that by the 9th December we can all congregate again in person, safely and we will announce nearer to the time where that will be. For delegates who can join us there is no additional cost. The NSC Oration will be recorded for all of those that cannot attend in person.

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