Rowing Australia enjoys a significant presence within the Australian sports community. It has a strong history of tradition and success and has developed significant relationships with the following key Australian sport agencies.
Australian Sports Commission (ASC)
The ASC provides funding that subsidises the delivery of development and high performance programs which underpin RA’s operations. As a reflection of the value of rowing to the Australian sports landscape, RA is one of the highest funded sports by the ASC. As a program funded by the ASC, RA is a full partner in the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Rowing Program.
National Elite Sports Council (NESC)
The NESC represents the network of State Institutes and Academies of Sport (SIS/SAS). Rowing Australia has established high performance programs in seven centres around Australia.
Australian Olympic Committee (AOC)
With the complexity of the logistics and issues involved in the preparation of athletes for an Olympic Games, it is essential that a close and harmonious working relationship exist between the offices of RA and the AOC. From RA’s perspective, this relationship could not be more professional or cooperative.
Australian Paralympic Committee (APC)
In 2005, rowing was admitted to the Paralympic Games, and as such, RA became eligible for support and entered into a formal partnership with the APC for the preparation of athletes for the 2008 Paralympic Games and beyond.
International Federation of Rowing Associations (or, Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Aviron in French) (FISA)
RA is a full member of FISA, the international governing body for rowing. RA participates in FISA's program of world championship events, and contributes to the governance of the sport through its participation in the annual World Congress and membership of international committees and commissions.