Connecting through sport

We celebrate diversity, inclusivity and teamwork. We build lifelong relationships and connections, as well as genuine bonds with teammates.

Social programs

Community

Research projects

Industry relationships

Connect with country

Why QUT

Whether you prefer a team or individual sport, we offer a range of opportunities at a social or competitive level.

Our social sport programs run throughout the year, including football, netball, pop-up sport, esports and swim programs.

Representing QUT at intervarsity and national events provides opportunities to excel at sport, build friendships and create successful pathways, whether that be swimming at nationals, T20 Cricket, competing in triathlon, running in the QUT Classic, surfing or athletics.

Get involved with QUT Sport

Information for current students

Featured sports

Esports

Football

Netball

School holiday program

Sport + Tech. A match for the future

We use technology to advance sporting prowess through training and performance, but also to fuel sport-related research and to guide areas of participation. We believe in the powerful convergence of sport and technology, and invest our resources accordingly.

We strive to capitalise on the growth of sport technology and the use of data science to promote health and wellness.

We have a cutting-edge bike simulation program, where high performance athletes train with state-of-the-art equipment to gain a competitive advantage. Our pioneering esports program continues to thrive with ongoing growth, leadership and success.

In 2021, the QUT esports team built a cutting-edge arena big enough for 42 esport athletes to compete simultaneously, with full broadcasting and live commentary functionality.

Elite sport

When it comes to top-tier sport, we provide essential support for developing athletes who are on the way to achieving their career best performances. The focus is to help ‘get athletes to the top’ through academic support, financial support and complimentary services to ensure wholistic wellbeing and success.

We’re proud to have representatives succeeding at the elite level, including the women’s Brisbane Lion’s championship winning team, the Australian Olympic and Paralympic teams, and professional player league representatives.

We focus on your wellbeing and provide support for managing a career, or dual-career, after competition. Athletes engaging in our programs support fellow students in recreational and sport-based initiatives.

Sporting scholarships

As a member of the AIS’ Elite Athlete Education Network, we offers scholarships, support, and access to our Elite Athlete programs.

We offer a range of sporting scholarships each year to eligible students. Athletes must meet academic and citizenship requirements and provide written evidence from the relevant national or state sporting organisations that verifies the athlete’s stage of development in Australia’s sporting framework.

Apply for our scholarships

Elite athlete program

Our Elite Athlete Program offers students access to academic flexibility, support services, personal and professional development, scholarships, and funding opportunities. You may also be able to adjust your selection rank to assist with entry to QUT.

Our elite program

Australian Institute of Sport

Partnering with the AIS has cemented the student-athlete experience and enable career-best outcomes in both academic and sporting arenas.  The QUT-AIS Scholarships provide students with financial support, membership to the Elite Athlete Program and access to the College of Excellence.

Learn more about QUT-AIS Scholarship

Sports facilities

Across both Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point campuses, QUT’s sports facilities are inclusive spaces which include FINA accredited aquatic centres, Indoor Sports Centre, FIFA accredited Sports Field with a running track, Esports arena, gym, and two outdoor multi-sport facilities.

See our Gardens Point sports facilities

See our Kelvin Grove sports facilities

Inclusion and empowerment

We value diversity and believe sport should offer opportunities for all, underpinned by good governance, culture and integrity.

Driving connection and inclusivity through sport is central to our strategy. Breaking down the barriers to sport through partnerships with Deadly Choices, Pride in Sport and Multicultural Australia has provided positive pathways for student success and engagement.

Indigenous Nationals Carnival

In partnership with the Oodgeroo Unit we will host the 2022 Indigenous Nationals Carnival in July. We are excited to be welcoming students to the lands of the Turrbal and Yugara people on which QUT stands. It will be an opportunity to celebrate culture, sport, community, and country.

Register your interest

Representative sport

Our representative programs dovetail into our community and elite programs. We bring the best of our programs together to:

  • form strong teams that represent QUT with pride
  • foster environments that embrace good culture and wellbeing
  • offer pathways for talented sportspeople to enter, develop and progress in their sport
  • participate in intervarsity competitions and National University events
  • participate in community and state programs
  • host our own events.

Pride

Teamwork

Mentoring

Competition

State-of-the-art facilities

Latest in sport

QUT to host the 2022 Indigenous Nationals

QUT are proud to be hosting the 2022 Indigenous Nationals (26 to 30 June), a week-long multisport competition for Indigenous student-athletes from universities across Australia.

Dream result for QUT Student Jordan Bartley

QUT student Jordan Bartley has had a dream result representing Australia in Men's Wheelchair Basketball. The Senior Men's team known as ‘The Rollers’ competed in the AOZ (Asia Oceanic Zone) Qualification tournament in Thailand last month winning gold and securing a spot for the World Championships in Dubai later this year.  

Follow QUT Sport

Contact us