Blind Sports Australia (BSA) is a national sporting organisation for blind and vision impaired sport. BSA helps create pathways and opportunities for people to participate in blind sport from grassroots community level, right up to elite competition at national and international level.
We work with our members and other disability sporting organisations across Australia to grow blind sporting opportunities for people who are blind or have low vision and raise awareness of blind sports across the community. BSA is a not-for-profit organisation.
We are a founding member of Paralympics Australia, the Australian Sporting Alliance for People with a Disability, and are Australia’s representative to the International Blind Sports Federation.
Blind Sports Australia has three main roles:
• To promote blind sports to all members of the community as a worthwhile activity to
increase social inclusion and for a sustainable healthy lifestyle
• To increase the participation in blind sports by all the blind community regardless of age or
severity of vision impairment
• To advocate on behalf of its members at local, national and international level
Our membership responsibilities fall into two discrete groups.
- The first are our State and Territory members.
- The second are our National Sporting bodies for specific sporting disciplines.