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.
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is Australia’s premier sports training institute, located in Canberra. The AIS has produced outstanding results throughout the years, giving it an international reputation as a world’s best practice model for high performance athlete development.

Boasting world-class facilities, the AIS is home to twelve venues, offering a range of event spaces from an indoor multi-purpose arena to smaller, more bespoke style rooms.


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.


The Australian Institute of Sport welcomes George Gregan back to Canberra, with the opening of a GG espresso in The Visitors Centre. Owned by George and Erica Gregan; this is the first venture outside of New South Wales for GG espresso.


Specialising in great tasting coffee and quality food, GG espresso caters to athletes, staff and visitors to the Australian Institute of Sport for breakfast through until 4.30pm each weekday and 4pm on the weekends. The café will also stay open later on speciality occasions and private events.


The menu focuses on light, tasty meals and snacks including gourmet burgers and sandwiches, seasonal salads and fresh bakery items. Wine by the glass or bottle, as well as beer, tea and juices are also available.Allpress coffee is served in all GG espresso bars and will continue to be stocked in their growing portfolio.


See video below for the GG espresso @ AIS Grand Opening:


Opening Hours:

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

GG espresso
Café Hours:

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