Our Structure

Organisational Overview

The Office for Recreation and Sport (ORS) is the lead agency for the Government's policy on sport and active recreation. ORS supports sport and recreation organisations through the development of policy, programs and resources, the provision of funding, recreation and sport planning, infrastructure development, elite sport pathways and the promotion of physical activity.

Office for Recreation and Sport Structure

The Sport and Recreation Development division works to build strength, capacity and sustainability with industry clients. Through the development of programs and resources, and the provision of funding assistance through grants programs, this team works to support and enhance the efforts of sport and recreation organisations and clubs.

The Sport and Recreation Facility Development & Infrastructure division provides a strategic and integrated approach towards the development and delivery of recreation and sport infrastructure. The division undertakes development planning, construction project management, research and policy advice, facilities management, and recreation trails development and management. The division is responsible for 26 sporting assets across the State, which include major sporting venues such as Adelaide Superdrome and SA Athletics Stadium.

The South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) provides specialist high performance sport services and talent identification programs to support South Australian athletes and sports to achieve national and international success. More information can be found on the SASI website.

A copy of the organisational structure (PDF, 195 KB) can be downloaded here. 


The Office of Recreation and Sport is a Division of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

The Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure works as part of the South Australian community to deliver effective planning policy, efficient transport and social and economic infrastructure. By working together the Department capitalises on a unique and powerful opportunity – to connect with every part of our community, deliver positive outcomes every day and improve the lifestyle of all South Australians.