Imagine wandering the hallways of the AIS Athletes Village, where some of Australia’s greatest athletes — such as Lauren Jackson, Patty Mills and Michael Klim — lived and dreamed while they chased Olympic glory.
The AIS is open for the public (including schools, sporting clubs, corporate groups and families) to stay on site and experience Australia’s premier elite sports precinct.
The AIS Residences caters for groups of all sizes, with capacity for up to 650 guests.
Guests usually stay in single-room accommodation, with communal living room and bathroom facilities. Self-contained units are also available on request.
The AIS welcomes groups of all sizes to stay on site and experience Australia’s premier elite sports precinct.
Whether you are a sporting team, community group, school or corporate, we can tailor a package to suit your needs.
The AIS Campus has ample free off-street parking for vehicles and buses and is monitored by security guards and CCTV 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The AIS Athletes Village and AIS Residence of Champions are security controlled using swipe cards. Teachers and group leaders are provided with swipe access cards for their group’s accommodation areas.
Sports Camp Accommodation
Accommodation at the AIS offers individuals and sporting teams the opportunity to stay on site in an environment tailored specifically to supporting athletes and coaches to improve and achieve their best.
For more information on hosting your sports camp at the AIS, including the services and facilities available, please visit our sports camps page
School Group Accommodation
The AIS Athletes Village offers schools, tour planners, operators and coach companies the opportunity to stay on site during their time in Canberra. It caters for schools groups of all sizes, with capacity for up to 240 guests in twins or bunks (or more if using single beds) with suitable on-site accommodation also available for teachers and group leaders as well as free accommodation for group coach drivers.
For more information on hosting your school at the AIS, including packages available, please visit our sports camps page
The main reception for check-in and check-out, guest enquiries and assistance is in the AIS Athletes Village
Monday to Friday: 7:30am - 10pm
Weekends and public holidays: 8am - 10pm
Note: extended hours are available if organised in advance for late arriving groups.
AIS CAMPUS MAP
(Bld 16, Map reference D5)
AIS Athletes Village
Opened in 1985, the Athletes Village is the ideal accommodation for groups, sporting teams, schools and individuals to stay on site during their stay in Canberra.
The Athletes Village consists mainly of four-storey split-level blocks, each with 12 single rooms and a separate flat.
AIS Residence of Champions
This state-of-the-art facility includes the AIS Dining Hall, where all residents can dine alongside high performance athletes.
The three-storey residence has a range of self-contained pods with four to six bedrooms. Each pod includes a shared kitchenette, bathroom, laundry facilities and a common lounge space. All levels and pods are wheelchair accessible and compliant.
The AIS Residence of Champions is also designed to be energy efficient. It has a five-star energy rating and boasts a solar efficient design, double-glazed windows, hydro in-slab heating and cooling, and rainwater collection and storage tanks for toilets and irrigation.
Rooms and Amenities
There are a variety of services and facilities available to guests staying at the AIS Residences.
Weekly bedroom, flat and pod servicing, including full linen change.
Daily bathroom servicing in single and bunk blocks.
Linen provided (includes two bedsheets, pillow, pillowcase, doona, blanket and towel).
Block common rooms, flat and pod lounges have a television (Foxtel sports channels), reverse cycle air-conditioning, lounge and fold up ironing board and iron.
Central guest laundry in addition to laundry facilities provided in flats and pods.
Internet (Wi-Fi) in public areas and wider AIS campus, television aerial connection in most bedrooms and common rooms.
Electronic, secure access to accommodation and rooms. Group leaders are also provided with security access cards for their group’s accommodation areas.
Accommodation related services
Additional venues for use
AIS Dining Hall
In the AIS Dining Hall you will enjoy a variety of healthy, nutritious meals alongside high performance athletes (included in all on-site stays).
All menus are designed by our world-class AIS nutritionists to support the dietary guidelines for optimal sports performance, enabling each high performance athlete to meet their specific nutritional goals for training and competition. This high performance athlete dining hall experience is extended to our visiting guests.
Meals vary each day with a range of hot and cold buffet selections, including a variety of beverages.
Special dietary requirements
Nutritional information cards are provided for each dish on the menu. These cards provide a nutritional analysis, list of ingredients and detail potential allergens, gluten or dairy content.
Due to the extensive variety of food provided in the daily self-service buffet menu, the majority of food preferences, food allergies and intolerances are generally catered for. If our current menu cannot accommodate a guest's special dietary requirements, with prior arrangement, the Dining Hall can also accept guests individual 'special' food (pre-packaged meals, snacks) brought from home for reheating.
Dining Hall meal times:
Breakfast: 6:30am - 10am (Sundays from 6:30am - 11am)
Lunch: 12pm - 1:45pm
Dinner: 5:45pm - 8:45pm
Packed lunches are available for groups that plan to be off site during the day
Trippas White Group (TWG) has received a HACCP certification for its food safety management at the AIS, adhering to stringent compliance regulations and demonstrating a commitment to preparing high quality food and proactively managing food safety.
The HACCP certification is an internationally recognised food safety tool that provides credibility and confidence in product quality. The program helps to assure regulating authorities that every reasonable precaution has been taken to ensure employee and customer safety is not compromised. The result is a reduced risk of unsafe products through the identification and management of food safety at critical control points.
For more information on the HACCP certification, visit www.haccp.com.au
AIS Sports Nutrition delivers a world-class sports nutrition service to AIS sports and national teams (including through the AIS Dining Hall at the Canberra Campus). They have created a wide range of resources to assist elite athletes, recreational athletes and the general public stay up to date with the latest strategies in sports nutrition, all of which can be found on the AIS Sports Nutrition website.
Long Stay in the AIS Athletes Village
With close proximity to Calvary hospital, the University of Canberra, Australian National University and key government agencies, the AIS Athletes Village is an ideal accommodation solution for full time university students, locums, visiting academics, interns, contractors and newly relocated employees seeking a base to organise longer-term accommodation in Canberra.
Well serviced by public transport and bike paths, the AIS campus is safe and secure and offers more than just accommodation.
Single room accommodation, including a king single bed (linen provided), desk, cupboard, shelves, sink and bar fridge
Shared access to common room with a digital television, couches, microwave, toaster and kettle
Breakfast and dinner daily, served in the AIS Dining Hall (all menus designed by AIS nutritionists)
Shared bathroom facilities (cleaned daily)
Free internet access
Free laundry facilities
Weekly room cleaning and fresh linen
No maintenance levies
24-hour on-site security
Access to AIS facilities, including the AIS Aquatic and Fitness Centre (extra charges may apply).
Long stay residents application information
Accommodation in the AIS Athletes Village is offered on a first come, first serve basis. This is dependant on applicants completing the application process, signing an occupancy agreement contract and paying all necessary fees in advance of arrival.
Accommodation is not offered to applicants less than 18 years of age.
If the institution course start and finish dates be different to the package dates offered, the AIS would be willing to work out a suitable pro-rata payment structure based on the rates provided.
Should you have any difficulties with applying online please contact reservations and let us know so we can assist