Athlete Appearances provide access to elite athletes and national categorised athletes, for groups and organisations including schools, sporting clubs, charities and businesses. Elite athletes are recognised as aspiring Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games athletes. Categorised athletes have been identified as those with the greatest potential to contribute to Australia’s Olympic success, whether they are the next generation of emerging athletes or well established athletes within their sporting career.
The AIS will work with you to identify the right athlete for your organisation's event or function based on the athlete's location and their availability due to training and competition schedules.
Due to current uncertainty around COVID-19, Athlete Appearance requests will be unavailable until further notice.
For more information please visit our dedicated COVID-19 webpage.
Athletes participating in Athlete Appearances are required to undertake public speaking and professional presentation courses supported by the National Sporting Organisations, the National Institute Network or other system partners.
Athletes may be available to travel interstate*.
Level 1 – Promote your activity/Enhance your presentation
Up to $500
National/World Championship/Commonwealth Games athlete, Developing or Emerging (e.g. team sport member).
Suitable for community events, sport promotion or award presentation.
Up to 60 minutes, including brief outline of athlete's career and ceremony participation.
Level 2 – Be Inspired
From $500 - $2000
Olympic/Paralympic/Commonwealth Games athlete.
Suitable for corporate events and functions.
Up to 30 minute informal presentation. Event would include in-house photo opportunities.
Level 3 – Be Motivated
High profile athlete, Olympic/Paralympic medallist. Experienced speaker.
Suitable for corporate and high profile events.
Up to 40 minute motivational address. Event would include in-house photo opportunities.
May vary pending occasion/request.
Any athletes between Level 1-3, pending availability.
Fundraising, School/Charity/Local Club appearance, Program/Product Launch, Marketing, Digital Content, Meet and Greet, Workshops.
*Stated rate fees exclude any athlete travel costs and are based on the athlete's profile, experience and current contract arrangement with agents. In some circumstances, an alternate or no fee can be negotiated for registered charities. Payment exchanges are directly between the organisation and the athlete.