Membership as an Athlete Member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame is limited exclusively to the top echelon of Australian athletes who have all achieved excellence at the highest level of their sport.
Membership for General Members was established to recognise those who have shown excellence and had outstanding achievements in roles supportive to sports participants (administration, coaching/training, sports media/history, sports science/technology, sports umpiring, refereeing and judging).
LEGEND OF AUSTRALIAN SPORT
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame introduced the ‘Legend’ status to recognise those members who have distinguished themselves at the highest level and in doing so have offered inspiration and example to all Australians. One Member, selected by their peers, is elevated annually. A Sport Australia Hall of Fame Member must be 15 years retired before being considered for elevation to the category of official Legend of Australian Sport.