The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) is South Australia’s lead government agency for sport, recreation and racing.
Getting South Australians moving and enjoying the benefits of physical activity is a key focus of the Agency. Adapting to and embracing an ever-changing social landscape has become an increasingly important part of finding ways to incorporate movement, play or performance in the everyday lives of children, youth and adults. This objective is supported by the development of policy, programs and resources, the provision of funding, recreation and sport planning, infrastructure development, elite sport pathways and programs, and the promotion of physical activity.
The total number of full-time equivalents (FTE) employed in the Agency at 30 June 2020 was 79.40 FTE.
During 2020–21 there were the following changes to the Agency’s structure and objectives as a result of internal reviews or machinery-of-government changes.
Hon Corey Wingard MP was the Minister responsible for:
Our Executive Team
Ms Taylor was the Chief Executive of the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing.
Mr Tim Nicholas – Director, Corporate Strategy and Investment Division
Mr Nicholas was the Director responsible for leading:
Wes Battams - Director, South Australian Sports Institute (SASI)
Mr Battams was the Director responsible for leading:
Mr Adam Trottman – Director, Infrastructure and Planning Division
Mr Trottman commenced with the Agency on 1 February 2021 as the Director responsible for leading:
Mr Justin Stephens – Senior Manager, Sector Capability Division
Mr Stephens was the Senior Manager responsible for leading:
Legislation administered by the agency
Acts committed to the Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing:
Boxing and Martial Arts Act 2000
Recreational Greenways Act 2000
Recreation Grounds (Joint Schemes) Act 1947
Recreation Grounds Rates and Taxes Exemption Act 1981
Sports Drug Testing Act 2000
Port Pirie Racecourse Site Act 1946