Click on the below links to view the albums from the 2017 Induction & Awards Gala Dinner:

Full Album

Inductees presented at NSM

Red Carpet

Members' VIP Reception

Members Entry Walk In

Scholarship & Mentoring Program Presentation

Inductee Presentation

'The Don'

The Legend of Australian Sport


 Channel 7 Video Coverage



The Sport Australia Hall of Fame

“33rd Induction & Awards Gala Dinner

Date: Thursday 12th October 2017

Venue: Palladium at Crown, Melbourne

Proudly presented by Etihad Airways



Proudly presented by our Major Sponsor – Etihad Airways, the Annual Black-Tie Gala Dinner brings together the largest annual gathering of Australian sporting greats under the one roof, along with Captains of Industry, Sport and Government to reflect and celebrate Australia's most magnificent sporting achievements, past and present.

Induction into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is one of the highest national sporting honours that can be bestowed. With 549 Members it represents the pinnacle of Australian sporting excellence; on and off the field of endeavour and across all sports and genders.

Presentations on the evening will include:

  • Induction of eight new Australian sporting greats into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame
  • Announcement of the "39th Legend of Australian Sport"
  • Naming of 2017 "The Don" winner
  • Presentation to the recipients of the 2018 Scholarship and Mentoring Program


 Scholarship & Mentoring Program Raffle and Auction




 Click on the below links to view all of the pictures and videos from past Induction and Awards Gala Dinners:



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