The Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand was founded in November 1995. The principal aim of SMAANZ is to encourage scholarly inquiry into sport management related research and to provide the opportunity to present results from this research. SMAANZ conducts an annual conference to facilitate the presentation of sport management related research. It has established a refereed journal, the Sport Management Review.

The board has made the decision to extend all current SMAANZ members through to September 2021 for no charge. That means if you attended the 2019 SMAANZ Conference in Christchurch, or have joined as a SMAANZ full or HDR member since October 1, 2019, you will remain a SMAANZ member through to September 30, 2021. If you are unsure of your current membership status, please do not hesitate to send an inquiry to

A reminder for non-members, that if you wanted to vote in the SMAANZ elections in 2020 or be eligible for any SMAANZ awards in 2020 or 2021, you will need to register as a member, please click one of the two membership types below to purchase your SMAANZ membership. Your membership will be valid from the date of purchase through to September 30, 2021.

We are open to prospective members across the world, however, please note all prices are listed in $AUD. Once you have made payment you will receive a membership confirmation email from within 48 hours.

Membership Benefits

Webinars & Newsletters

As a thought leader in sport management, SMAANZ hosts online webinars and distributes newsletters for its member base. The aim is to provide members with a platform for discussion, collaboration and timely information on current issues in the field.

Online Access to SMR

Membership to the Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand includes access to current and past issues of Sport Management Review. Once you become a member with SMAANZ you will be provided with instructions on how to activate your account.

Grants and Awards

There are several grants and awards available to SMAANZ members including: the industry engagement grant, distinguished service award, student award and best paper award. To be eligible please see the criteria on the SMAANZ website


SMAANZ offers a range of networking opportunities. Our annual conference provides members a chance to network with academic and industry representatives and is supported by mentoring and personal development programs throughout the year.

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