Australian Institute of Sport


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An Australian icon; the Australian Institute of Sport is a unique and distinct venue where champions are created, world records are broken and expectations are exceeded.
Being world renowned for its leading sports facilities, AIS is also an extraordinary events location and home to twelve venues, offering a range of event spaces from an indoor multi-purpose arena to smaller, more bespoke style rooms.

Nestled in native bushland and situated only moments from Canberra's city centre, the AIS boasts exceptional venues and spaces. With capacity ranging from 10 to more than 4,000 - not to mention an experienced events and catering team managed by leading hospitality company Trippas White Group - the AIS can ensure your event is one to remember.

The AIS campus also has free off-street parking capacity for 3,500 cars as well as ample space for coaches and buses.


Australian Institute of Sport
Leverrier Street

ACT 2617

Phone: +61 2 6214 3565

Australian Institute of Sport

The Australian Institute of Sport was officially opened on Australia Day in 1981. 


It is Australia’s premier sporting venue that is also home to superb function facilities. The environment promotes excellence, making it an inspiring setting for all events.


Only minutes from Canberra’s city centre, the AIS offers twelve event spaces ranging from conference rooms, theatrettes, cocktail spaces and the AIS Arena.


For guests wanting to stay onsite in Canberra, AIS has accommodation available, with the Athlete Dining Hall servicing all meal requirements. There is also a dedicated cafe located within the Sports Visitors Centre.


Trippas White Group provides premium catering for all events and dining outlets at AIS.

Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri 7am - 10pm
Sat & Sun 7am - 8pm

AIS Café Hours:

Mon - Fri: 8am - 4.30pm
Sat & Sun: 10am - 4pm
Public Holidays 10am - 4pm