Preferred Suppliers/Partners

Vicsport has developed a range of commercial partnerships with organisations that provide consistently high quality products and services to Victorian sport. We are committed to working closely with our range of highly valued Preferred Suppliers, providing avenues to introduce these organisation's goods and services to the sector.

For organisations interested in establishing a Preferred Supplier/Partner arrangement with Vicsport please contact Vicsport CEO Lisa Hasker :

P: 03 9698 8100 or E:

University Partnerships

Deakin University

Deakin University is Australia’s leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate sport courses, sport research to industry and academic expertise.

Deakin’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is currently ranked #3 globally. The school’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science students have access to a truly world leading group of academic staff.

The Deakin Business School’s Master of Business (Sport Management) is ranked #8 globally and the Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) was the first degree of its kind in Australia and continues to be the leading Sport Management program domestically. Deakin’s Bachelor of Health and Physical Education rounds out Deakin’s suite of sport studies across the university.

The Centre for Sport Research brings together academic expertise from the School of Exercise and Nutrition Science and sport management scholars from the Deakin Business School. The Centre has a wide range of research projects underway across diverse areas such as sport management and development, sport governance, sport performance, injury and health.

Deakin’s leading sport researchers are key partners with the public and private sectors in addition to State and National Sporting Associations in the quest for best practice across the ever-evolving landscape of sport management, development and sport performance.

The Deakin Sport Network is a multi-divisional network of experts from within the university working across 4 faculties, the Division of Student Life, Marketing, Facilities and Sport and Recreation that work collaboratively on the development and implementation of Deakin’s sport strategy. Deakin’s partnerships with industry play a vital role in preparing students for careers within the sport industry as well as providing a range of opportunities for work integrated learning programs and research.

Deakin’s major partnerships include Netball Australia, Deakin Melbourne Boomers Basketball Team, The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Elite Women’ Race and Geelong Cats AFL Club.

eLearning Solutions


etrainu are forward-thinkers in online learning, offering an end-to-end solution for sports organisations of all sizes and levels. Their clean and user-friendly learning management system (LMS) can host custom-designed branded courses and practical in-person assessment options all under one roof.

With over 15 years in the industry, etrainu is the most respected Learning Partner for sports across Australia, providing learning experiences for over 1 million users. They have built a variety of solutions for sports organisations such as Touch Football Australia, Gymnastics Australia, Water Polo Australia, Aus Cycling and Basketball Australia.

The solutions include the development and delivery of Coaching and Officiating Accreditations, Safeguarding of children, Staff onboarding, and Integrity training, as well as other topics of special interest to sports. etrainu's offering also extends overseas to the USA, Europe and New Zealand, working with well-known organisations such as Genius Sports, PGA, LPGA and Euroleague Basketball.

Their vision is to create Customer-focused learning made easy through Creativity, Innovation and Technology and their commitment to their sports partners' solutions is reflected in the long-term relationships they have with them.


Bunnings is the leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand and a major supplier to project builders, tradespeople, the housing industry and commercial businesses through Bunnings Trade. Operating from a network of large warehouse stores, smaller format stores, trade centres and frame and truss sites, Bunnings Trade caters for trades and commercial customers.

Vicsport members now have the opportunity to join Bunnings PowerPass.

A free membership program designed to make life easier for trade and commercial customers, PowerPass provides exclusive access to tailored pricing and offers on a wide range of quality brands. Plus quick, easy and flexible fulfilment, backed by a national network of stores and extended opening hours.

Vicsport members can download the PowerPass app to take advantage of the Sporting Associations price list which offers tailored commercial pricing for your organisation, that is better than the baseline.

Bunnings cover everything from build and fit out, to security, maintenance, cleaning and garden supplies. They also offer services and advice on construction projects including installation solutions.

The offer extends to Vicsport members and their affiliate clubs and associations, provided they have their own Australian Business Number (ABN). PowerPass can be used to access equipment and supplies to support your sporting club.

To sign up, fill out the form here. Bunnings will then contact you within 14 days to finalise the process of setting up your PowerPass access. By completing the form, you are consenting to this information being passed on to Bunnings.

With over 70 Bunnings stores in Victoria, Vicsport members will be able to make the most of the new partnership with the offer available now.

Surface Specialists


As the leading company dedicated to the design, construction, manufacture, installation and maintenance of synthetic sports surfaces, Polytan is committed to making sport.

Polytan holds a unique position in the market. Being a part of Sport Group – the world’s largest business dedicated to sports surfaces, Polytan and its customers benefit from the Group’s fully integrated global supply chain. This means Polytan delivers unmatched quality control and complete customer transparency. Their surfaces are made in Australia at their ISO certified manufacturing plant in Melbourne and are the only synthetic turf manufacturer to make yarn in Australia.

Polytan surfaces comply with national and international standards for major sporting codes including FIFA, FIH, World Rugby, ITF, World Athletics, AFL and Cricket Australia. Polytan is committed to bringing people and communities together through sport. To promote health, inclusivity, sustainability and most of all, happiness.

Phone: 1800 663 812



VAILO is an Australian advanced technology company with its core in LED lighting. It is committed to accelerating disruptive and sustainable technologies, supported by significant investment in fully automated printed circuit-board (PCB) manufacturing, and a suite of 3D metal and composite printers.

VAILO is also developing commercial drones for maintaining lighting infrastructure. Offering a diverse range of LED lighting and LED visual displays, the company was founded in 2014 and has completed several sports lighting and display installs across the country.

VAILO is transitioning from importer to manufacturer and is planning to export Australian designed and made LED lighting product commencing in 2022, with the Zenith Gen-V, VAILO’s flagship 1500W Stadium Light.

University Partnerships

Centre for Sport and Social Impact (CSSI)

The Centre for Sport and Social Impact (CSSI) aims to increase human knowledge and strives for a better society through outstanding and impactful research.

The CSSI conducts real-world research and program evaluation in topic areas such as: physical literacy, membership retention, gender equity in sport, behaviour changes, inclusive sporting clubs and environments, working with disadvantaged and marginalized groups and sport and physical activity for the less active, women and girls and young people.

The CSSI is a Research Centre based in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce and is affiliated with the La Trobe Business School.

Team Wear and Sport Apparel


We exist to enhance every teams journey through the collaborative delivery of custom kit and to be the first choice for all custom performance apparel needs.

Whether you're a sporting team, school or business after quality custom apparel, our dedicated team delivers expertise, creativity, responsiveness, quality and value.

Made for teams of every kind. #madebyisc



rebel can trace its history back to 1985 when the first store was opened in Bankstown, NSW. Since then, rebel has grown to become the leading retailer of sporting and leisure equipment, apparel and footwear in Australia. Today, rebel has over 150 stores across

Australia and over 6000 employees. rebel have a genuine passion for a healthy lifestyle and providing Australians with what they need to achieve their sporting goals – both for mind and body. Sport takes us to a new, more positive state of being. It has the ability to transform the ordinary, everyday into something spectacular. With this belief, rebel would like to inspire, support and motivate all people to transform their lives using the power of Sport. SPORT IS CALLING.

Visit the rebel website here.

First Aid- Defibrillators

AED Authority

AED Authority is a leading Australian supplier of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Their mission is to improve the sudden cardiac arrest survival rate by getting more workplaces and community spaces to invest in these life-saving devices.

Cardiac arrest is the number one single killer in Australia, causing more than 33,000 deaths each year. It can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time, and in most cases, without warning or previous symptoms.

An AED is a portable, easy to use machine that delivers a controlled shock to an individual experiencing cardiac arrest. It is a vital link in the chain of survival. Immediate access to a defibrillator can lead to a 70% survival rate if applied quickly.

AED Authority is partnering with Vicsport to help Victorian sports clubs sort fact from fiction when considering an AED program. They see a great opportunity for clubs to improve their emergency response plan and be prepared to help save the lives of players, volunteers and spectators in their community.

Drawing on years of experience implementing AED programs, AED Authority will assist clubs with every aspect of a successful AED program. From site assessment, device selection, monitoring and maintenance, to special Vicsport member packages.

To find out more visit:

Or call 03 8710 8666

Career Opportunities

AFL SportsReady

AFL SportsReady is a national, not-for-profit company dedicated to helping young Australians develop careers through traineeships and educational opportunities.
We have kick-started the careers of approximately 16,500 young jobseekers, including over 3,000 Indigenous Australians, and helped develop over 800 sporting organisations and other businesses across Australia, since we began 27 years ago.

Novated Leasing & Fleet Management


Leasexpress is a specialised Fleet Management provider with all the experience and capability of a larger provider along with a focus on customer care.

For more than 20 years, employers have chosen Leasexpress for a range of new and used vehicle finance services including Novated leases, Operating leases, Chattel mortgages and Fleet management services.

The team's collaborative knowledge of Finance, Fleet management, IT and Customer service has helped Leasexpress become one of the most experienced and specialised Novated leasing providers in Australia.

A Leasexpress Novated lease is one of the most cost-effective ways to finance a car. It involves a three-way agreement between you, your employer and Leasexpress.

Novated leasing allows you to pay a portion of your vehicle's costs pre-tax reducing your taxable income and therefore the amount of tax you pay.

Your car lease includes the finance and running costs like fuel, insurance and scheduled servicing and are included in a single payment which is deducted from your salary each pay cycle.

Free call: 1300 36 36 30

Find an event location

Sports Marketing Australia

Sports Marketing Australia (SMA) is engaged by 64 Local Government Areas and Tourism Organisations in Australia and New Zealand to deliver and develop dynamic events driven tourism outcomes through the placement of events and consultancy services.

SMA has a relationship base of 950 state/national sporting organisations, international sporting federations and with leading national and global event promoters, who trust us to place their events.

Whether you are a Sporting Organisation, Local Government Authority, Tourism Organisation or Event Owner, we have a complete tool kit to help you achieve your goals.

In addition to placing sports events and driving events tourism, SMA provides specialised consultancy and grant writing services to allow Sporting Organisations and Local Government Authorities to capitalise on external funding opportunities and support.

To find out more please go to our website or call our office on 02 6652 1112. You can also contact our Partnerships Manager – Victoria, Dave Szumowski on 0460 630 438 or email

Sports Management Made Simple


revolutioniseSPORT is an online, cloud-based, end-to-end platform for sporting and community organisations. Everything in the platform is driven by your membership core—online registrations, finance and invoicing, team entries, and managing attendance for competitions, events, and training—with additional administrative capabilities, such as recording incidents & injuries, tracking tasks, and managing meeting minutes and action items.

Helping Sporting Dreams Become Reality

Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund

The Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund (SESF) invests in the future of Australian sport by providing financial scholarships to support talented young athletes.

Young athletes with talent, who are facing financial barriers, now have the chance to achieve their dreams.

Their purpose is to deliver a scholarship program that provides financial scholarships of $1,000 each to support school aged athletes in representing their state or country at sporting championships, ongoing mentoring opportunities from former scholarship holders and SESF ambassadors as well as education programs through an online Masterclass series to support SESF athletes and school students.

You can apply for a scholarship by completing an online application form on the SESF website. Applications are accepted throughout the entire year.

Victoria's Container Deposit Scheme


VicReturn is the scheme coordinator appointed to oversee Victoria's Container Deposit Scheme. They work with the government and partners to play a key role in transforming Victoria’s waste and recycling system. Motivated to help keep beverage containers out of landfills, VicReturn are creating clean streams of recycled materials to help build a circular economy in Victoria.

The objectives are:

  • Increase recovery and recycling of empty beverage containers
  • Reduce the number of empty beverage containers that are disposed of as litter or landfill
  • Ensure that first suppliers of beverage products take product stewardship responsibility
  • Provide opportunities for social enterprise and benefits for community organisations
  • Create opportunities for employment
  • Complement existing collection and recycling activities for recyclable waste

Love the Game

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation works with partners and communities across Victoria to inform people about the risks of gambling, and to provide support to those who need it, including people affected by someone else’s gambling.

The Foundation’s Love the Game Sporting Club Program aims to reduce the exposure of young people to sports betting promotion and disrupt the social norm of betting and sport. On average, there were 374 gambling ads shown on free-to-air TV per day in 2016. 74 per cent of Victorian adults agree that young people are exposed to too much gambling advertising. When young people see excessive sports betting promotion it can seem like gambling is normal, and that sport is all about the odds, not the game. When something feels normal, it doesn’t seem risky. Working at all sporting levels, from community to elite, the program seeks to prevent and reduce gambling harm.

The program encourages parents and role models (coaches, teachers, relatives) to talk to young people about the risks and consequences of gambling, so they love the game, not the odds.

P: (03) 9452 2633


Trophies and Engraving

Southern Cross Trophies

Southern Cross Trophies and Awards Corporate has been a leader in the Trophy and Engraving industry for over 45 years and offers the latest in design and engraving technology.

Multimedia and Live Streaming

My Sport Live

My Sport Live provides an outlet for sports organisations and event promoters to stream live events on the internet. Designed to target sporting events around Australia, it provides an end-to-end service to take a sporting event into the living rooms and pockets of sports customers – live.

Legal Services

Lander & Rogers Lawyers

Lander & Rogers has practised in the area of sport and events law for many years and our lawyers are widely recognised as leaders in the field. Lander & Rogers’ clients include international, national and state sporting organisations, professional sporting clubs, government sport and recreation departments and agencies, sport and recreation facility managers and event managers.

Sport Insurance Broking


Locally focused. Nationally resourced. Internationally represented.

Arthur J Gallagher, is one of the largest risk management and insurance broking companies in the world. We offer specialist knowledge across a broad range of industry sectors and insurance risk categories, with a specific focus on sporting risk. With more than 30 branches across all Australian states and territories, Arthur J Gallagher delivers personalised local service backed by sport-specific insurance experts and global network of international expertise.

To find out more, call 1800 SPORT 5 (1800 776 785)

Financial Services

Sports Accounting Australia

We are all about sports. We have been assisting sports organisations in Australia with their finance and business planning. Our customers are our partners and together we reach the same goals. We provide simple and yet effective financial packages to suit your needs. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your specific website:

Sport Employment

Sportspeople Recruitment

As the first sports specialist agency in Australia, Sportspeople Recruitment has been the market leader since 1996, successfully filling roles across the entire career spectrum, from entry level to top tier executive roles. We understand the operating context of sport businesses, delivering bespoke recruitment options to source candidates that best suit the needs of our clients. Whether it’s a leader or the whole team, in the boardroom or on the sidelines, the depth and breadth of our expertise and experience is unmatched.

If you have a role to fill or are looking for your next career opportunity visit or FREECALL (AUSTRALIA) 1800 634 388.

Human Resource Management

HR Advice Online

HR problems are often cited as the biggest obstacle to business growth! Knowing which Award applies to your business, how to terminate an employee who’s not performing and understanding employment obligations takes time and energy. HR Advice Online is your one stop shop for all things people, providing forms, checklists, templates and how-to guides for your business, as well as an HR Hotline to answer your queries.

Graphic Design

Involve Group

Involve Group see creative design as a powerful business tool that will position your organisation, engage your audience, deliver your message correctly and ultimately, by being consistent, create an identity which will give you a return on investment and add to your bottom line. This thinking is at the core of everything they do for their clients.

As a creative agency with a depth of experience working with clients from the sporting, education, construction, manufacturing, retail and fashion industries amongst others, Involve has developed many powerful identities for all types of businesses, products as well as events.

Involve's service offering includes developing marketing and communication materials both electronic and print based which can effectively deliver your message to the audience you want to reach.

If you would like more information please visit or contact Wally Tench via or 0407 429 427

Government Partners

Preferred Suppliers