Originally formed in 1990, the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) is the peak national body responsible for Australia’s elite athletes with a disability. The APC was formed by its members, as the Australian Paralympic Federation. The members were National Sporting Organisations for the Disabled (NSOD’s). The primary goal was to create a unified body to coordinate the control: corporate representation (domestically and internationally); Paralympic Games participation (summer and winter); marketing (sponsorship and fundraising) and public awareness. A support goal was to assist ‘members’ to develop disability sport in Australia.
The International Paralympic Committee vision “to enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world” is, through mandate, the APC vision.
More information is available from the APC website