2016 Inductees, Awards & Finalists


The Sport Australia Hall of Fame

“32nd Induction & Awards Gala Dinner

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Formally Inducted on Thursday 13th October

To be Inducted into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is The greatest honour that can be bestowed. Membership is limited exclusively to the top echelon of Australian athletes who have all achieved excellence at the highest level of their sport, and to those who have shown outstanding achievements in roles supportive to sports participants.

In 2016, eight great Australian’s were formally Inducted into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame on Thursday 13th October at the 32nd Induction and Awards Gala Dinner at Crown Palladium.

 To read more on The Sport Australia Hall of Fame's 541 Members, click here.


 2016 Member Inductees

Click here for Jack Newton OAM Biography

4 October - Media Release: Newton an irresistible force in Australian golf


Click here for The Hon RJ (Bob) Ellicott QC Biography 

5 October - Media Release: Ellicott created an Institute and with it a vision for Australian sport


Click here for Harry Wells Biography

 6 October - Media Release: 'Dealer' Wells - a name to remember in Rugby League


Click here for Sharelle McMahon Biography

9 October - Media Release: Sharelle a sharp shooter who flew the flag for Australia

Click here for Kristy Ellis Biography

10 October - MEDIA RELEASE: Kristy an ironwoman in every respect


Click here for Malcolm Page Biography

11 October - MEDIA RELEASE: Page sails into Sport Australia Hall of Fame



Click here for Emma Carney Biography

 12 October - MEDIA RELEASE: Carney a triathlon trailblazer Inducted into Hall of Fame

Click here for Libby Trickett Biography

13 October - MEDIA RELEASE: Libby a medal winning machine who broke the barriers in swimming




4 October 'Spirit of Sport' Award announced Luke Beveridge to be awarded Spirit of Sport  

Click here to read the Media Release.



 13 October - Michelle Payne becomes the 2016 recipient of 'The Don' Award 




13 October - Wally Lewis is Elevated to 'Official Legend of Australian Sport'




22 September - 'The Don' Finalists announced  

Click here to read the Media Release.


2016 Scholarship Holders


View the Induction & Awards Gala Dinner gallery here: GALLERY

Watch the Induction & Awards Gala Dinner highlights video here: VIDEOS

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