ABC Sport

ABC Sport is the name given to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's sport's programming broadcast on ABC Television and ABC Local Radio.

ABC Sport
Division of:ABC Television
Major broadcasting contracts:A-League
Matildas Internationals
Socceroos Internationals
Parent:Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Website:ABC Sport


ABC Television broadcasts significantly less sport than the other free-to-air Australian TV networks.


Sport Event Broadcast partner(s) Date Notes
Association football A-League[1] Fox Sports 2013–2017, 2019– One match per round live; two finals and grand final delayed
Matildas Internationals[1] Fox Sports 2008–2016, 2019– All matches live
Socceroos Internationals[1] Fox Sports

SBS (2019–)

2014–2015, 2019– All friendlies and five socceroos World Cup qualifiers second round.
W-League[1] Fox Sports 2008–2016, 2019– One match per round live; all finals live
Golf PGA Tour None 2019– Highlights


Sport Event Broadcast partner(s) Date Reason/subsequent broadcasters
Summer Olympics Melbourne 1956, Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964, Munich 1972, Montreal 1976 Seven Network (1956, 1972, 1976), Nine Network (1956, 1972, 1976) 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972, 1976 Dropped: Seven Network
American football National Football League 1980s–1990s Dropped: 7mate, ESPN
Super Bowl 1980s–1990s Dropped: Seven Network, ESPN
Australian rules Australian Football League HSV (1957–1980), GTV (1957–1960s), ATV (1965) 1957–1980, 1987 Dropped: Seven Network, Fox Footy
Northern Territory Football League 2006–2014 Dropped: Seven Network
South Australian National Football League Fox Sports (2000s–2008) 1988–2013 Dropped: Seven Network
Victorian Football League 1987–2014 Dropped: Seven Network
West Australian Football League TVW 7 (1960s–1987) 1987–2014 Dropped: Seven Network
Tasmanian State League 2009–2011 Dropped: WIN
Tiwi Islands Football League Grand Final Dropped: TBA
Baseball Australian Baseball League Network Ten (1990s–1996) 1989–1999
Claxton Shield 1970s–1988
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 Dropped: Fox Sports
FIBA Oceania Championship 2013 Dropped: Nine Network
FIBA Oceania Championship for Women 2013 Dropped: Nine Network
FIBA World Championship for Women 2014 Dropped: Fox Sports
National Basketball Association 1980s–1991 Dropped: ESPN
National Basketball League STW (1982–1987), SAS (1982–1987), TVQ (1979–1986), BTQ (1987), Fox Sports (1998–2001, 2017–2018), SBS (2017–2018) 1979–2001, 2017–2018 Dropped: Nine Network, Fox Sports
Women's National Basketball League Network Ten (1992–1997) 1981–2015 Dropped: Fox Sports
Commonwealth Games Edmonton 1978, Brisbane 1982, Edinburgh 1986 Nine Network (Highlights) 1978, 1982, 1986 Dropped: Seven Network
Cricket Sheffield Shield 1970s–1990s Dropped: Cricket Network, Fox Sports (final only)
Test cricket Nine Network 1960s–1972 Dropped: Seven Network and Fox Sports
Field hockey Hockey World Cup 2014 Dropped: Fox Sports
Association football AFC Asian Cup 2015 Dropped: Fox Sports
Golf Australian Ladies Masters –2017
British Open 1970s–1980s Dropped: Fox Sports
Women's Australian Open –2019
Lawn Bowls Domestic and International Australian Lawn Bowls 1981–2011
Netball Commonwealth Bank Trophy C7 Sport (1997–2002) 1997–2007
INF Netball World Cup 1991, 1995, 2003, 2007 Dropped: Nine Network 2019
Netball Test Series 1990s–2007 Dropped: Nine Network
Paralympic Games Paralympic Games 1970s–2013 Dropped: Seven Network
Rugby league NSWRL Network Ten 1981–1991 Nine Network 1983, 1992–1995 19731995 Dropped: Nine Network & Fox Sports
Queensland Cup Fox Sports 1996–2012 Dropped: Nine Network & Fox Sports
Rugby union 1987 Rugby World Cup 1987 Dropped: Nine Network & Fox Sports
British and Irish Lions 1989 Dropped: Fox Sports
Shute Shield 2000s–2014 Dropped: Seven Network
Tennis Hopman Cup 1995–2010 Dropped: 7mate

Sports news programs

The program Offsiders is first broadcast on ABC on Sunday mornings and reviews and debates the previous week's action. ABC News 24 has Grandstand TV hosted by Peter Wilkins on weeknights at 5:30 pm.


ABC Sport also hold the radio rights to several Australian and international sporting events, including Australian Football League, National Rugby League, A-League, Olympics, Australian international cricket games and selected Ford Ranger One-Day Cup games, amongst other major sporting events.

See also


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