|Headquarters||Albert Park, Victoria|
|Chief Exec||Dallas O'Brien|
First founded in 1897, the organisation is responsible for administering a sport with over 16,000 registered athletes, coaches and officials.
Athletics Australia (AA) was originally the Athletic Union of Australasia, an amateur group founded in 1897. In 1928, New Zealand broke away to form its own national body and the Amateur Athletics Union of Australia (AAU) was the result.
In 1932, an Australian Women's Amateur Athletics Union (AWAAU) was instituted and it remained responsible for women's athletics until 1978. In that year, the separate national unions amalgamated into one governing body which, in 1989, was rebranded as Athletics Australia.
Affiliated with the IAAF, the organisation governs the sport of athletics throughout Australia, conducting a range of important competitions each year.
The association also provides co-ordination, guidance, and support to affiliated member organisations, which govern athletics in their respective states, territories or jurisdictions (e.g. Paralympic athletics).
Athletics Australia (AA) is responsible for achieving a number of key strategies, including:
- Ensuring financial stability
- Supporting high-performance around Australia
- The development of athletes, coaches and officials
During the 2006/07 period, Australian participation in athletics included:
- 14,493 registered athletes
- 1,273 registered coaches See Category:Australian athletics coaches
- 1,120 registered officials
- 258 active life members
- Australian Athletics Championships
- List of Australian athletics champions (men)
- List of Australian athletics champions (women)
- Athletics Australia - Australia at the 2000 Games
- Cool Running Australia
- - Athletics Australia - Annual Report 2006/07
- Athletics Australia - History
- Athletics Australia - Season Guide 2007/08[dead link]
- Athletics Australia - General Selection Criteria[dead link]
- Athletics Australia - Affiliated Organisations[dead link]
- Athletics Australia - Commissions and Committees[dead link]
- Athletics Australia - Achieving High Performance 2005-2009[dead link]