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National Sports Tribunal

We provide independent, cost-effective dispute resolution services to sporting bodies, athletes and support personnel.

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About us

Our mission is to provide independent sports dispute resolution services that promote and foster the spirit of fair competition.

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COVID-19 arrangements

The COVID-19 pandemic will affect how we deliver our dispute resolution services. Consistent with advice from the Australian Government, we will conduct all hearings via teleconference or videoconference until further notice. If you have any queries or concerns, contact us via phone (02 6289 3877) or email (

Meet our CEO

Mr John Boultbee AM is a lawyer and leading sport administrator with over 20 years’ experience as a judge of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

He has previously served as Director of the Australian Institute of Sport; Head of National Teams, Football Federation Australia; and High Performance Director, Volleyball Australia. He received a Member of the Order of Australia for services to rowing as an administrator.

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