Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)

Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

** SPECIAL NOTICE: AIS Tours suspended until at least January 2021.

The health and safety of our staff, athletes and visitors is our top priority as we take action to mitigate the risk posed to the community by COVID-19.

We understand the value of the AIS campus to the community and we have every intention of resuming business as usual when we see it safe and appropriate.

Please check back here for updates and we look forward to welcoming you back to the AIS as soon as possible. **

Go behind the scenes on an award-winning 90 minute guided tour of Australia's premier elite sports precinct, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), located minutes from the Canberra city centre. Discover where Australia’s sporting champions are created and gain an insight into the life of our leading athletes.

Included is a visit to Sportex, one of Australia's leading interactive sports exhibits, set amongst a first-class collection of sporting memorabilia. Try wheelchair basketball, virtual downhill skiing, rock climbing, football penalty shootouts and more. Great fun for all ages and athletic abilities.

Be sure to visit the AIS Shop whilst you are here where you can shop like a champion for exclusive AIS merchandise and refuel at the AIS café.

Guided public tours depart daily from the AIS Visitor Centre.
  • Sportex
  • A group of children outside the Australian Institute of Sport
    Kids just want to have fun - ExperienceAIS
  • Tour group walking past the athletes training area
    See the athletes training area on a tour
  • People outdoors on an AIS Tour
    ExperienceAIS - Guided tour of the AIS
  • Rowing machine at Sportex
    ExperienceAIS - Test your skills at rowing and cycling
  • Sportex
  • Sportex
  • AIS Visitor Centre
    AIS Visitor Centre
  • AIS cafe
    AIS cafe
  • AIS Shop
    AIS Shop



Daily: 90min tours at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday


Indicative prices
Between $12.50 and $20.00
Child 12.50, Adult 20.00, Family Ticket (2 adults + up to 3 children): 57

A 3infun ticket saves you more than 25% on your visit to the AIS, Cockington Green Gardens and Questacon giving you 3 times the excitement, 3 times the action and 3 times the fun.

Child 5-17 years old


Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.


Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)

Leverrier Street, Bruce, Australian Capital Territory, Australia




Conference/Function Facilities

Non Smoking Establishment

Parents Room

Public Telephone

Swimming Pool


TripAdvisor traveller rating


Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Bruce on TripAdvisor


  • Certificate of Excellence 2020


Reviewed on 24/02/2020

Booked in for the 90min tour which was enjoyable only saw a fraction of the site as it is so large. Knowledgeable guide who is an up & coming athlete. Disappointing to see some sports like volleyball...

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“Sports fans a must”

Reviewed on 17/12/2019

Did the $20 tour. 90 min. Young contender Keely Small (800m) and her even younger long jump peer (Katie? with stress fractures) took little old me around the facilities. That was more fun than the...

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“AIS tour”

Reviewed on 27/10/2019

Interesting tour. You tour around all the sporting areas used by the AIS scholarship athletes. Just dont eat at the cafe, overpriced and not very nice.

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Neville R