Australian Sport Awards- The Australian Sports Awards, previously known as "The Sports Australia Awards" were organized in 1980. From 1980 to 1996 the awards were restricted to seven categories.
The Sport Australia Award and the ABC Sports Award of the year were merged in 1993.
This award was constituted in the year 2000 and has been named after the Australian Freestyle Champion Swimmer Dawn Fraser. It is given annually to the best athlete of any sports discpilne.
The award is presented annually to the best female athlete of the country for her phenomenal performance in any sports discipline.
The award is presented annually to the best male athlete of the country for his outstanding performance in any sports discipline.
This award is presented annually to the best team of the country belonging to any sport.
This award is presented annually to the best Youth team of the country belonging to any sport.
It is awarded annually to Australia’s best sports administrator in any of the sporting discipline.
This award is given annually to the country's best match official or the referee of any sport who has shown absolute fairness, integrity and high level of accuracy in his or her decisions in officiating competitions at national and international levels.
This award is given every year to the best coach in any sporting discipline who has majorly contributed for his players’, teams’ or clubs’ performance at national as well as international levels.
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame constituted The 'Don' Award, titled after Sir Donald Bradman, is an accolade presented to the current Australian athlete or team who have inspired the nation by their achievements and phenomenal performance over the last 12 months.
The award was instituted in 2002 to acknowledge the dedication of sportsmen and sportswomen of the country who have time and again taken Australia to national & international heights through their capabilities to execute successful team results.
Introduced in 2002, the Spirit of Sport Award is bestowed to the sportsperson of Australia who by his/her sporting achievements & performances has captured the heart of the nation. This award is not given annually but granted at the discretion of the Board for a performance which is exceptional and capable of being the part of Australian sporting history.