Originally formed in 1990, as Australian Paralympic Committee (APC), the body is now known as Paralympics Australia (PA) and is the peak national body responsible for Australia’s elite athletes with a disability. PA 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 PA vision.
More information is available from the PA website