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 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.