Australia's Olympians and the Australian Olympic Committee are represented in seven states and territories around Australia.
Find out about who they are and what they do.
The Australian Olympic Committee is proudly represented by State Olympic Councils (SOCs) in seven states and territory’s throughout Australia.
The SOCs are charged with the following functions:
- to raise funds to support the Australian Olympic Team
- In co-ordination with the AOC represent and promote the Olympic Movement in the State or Territory
- Advocate for member sports of the State or Territory
- Provide strategic advice to the AOC in relation to community, Olympian and any other program to further the Objectives of the AOC
In co-operation with and support of the State and Territory Olympic Councils and State and Territory Team Appeal Committees, the AOC conducts a National Team Appeal during each Olympiad.
The funds are raised through gala dinners and other events held in each State and Territory which are supported by companies and individuals. State and Territory Governments also make significant donations to the Appeal. The funds raised are used for the sole purpose of sending the Australian Team to the Games. Monies raised do not contribute to the AOC’s operations.
It is the embodiment of the AOC’s determination to contribute more broadly to the community. In coordinating with State Olympic Councils the AOC has developed and invested in a number of programs and by working closely with each SOC aims to ensure all engagement programs provide benefits to the community and enhance the Olympic Movement in Australia.
The AOC offers it’s sincere thanks to the enthusiastic and committed group of volunteers involved with each SOC.
Each offer their time and experience to enhance the Olympic movement in Australia.