Health and wellbeing

City support for the Australian Paralympic team

We’re helping the athletes fly to Tokyo and compete in the 2020 Paralympic Games.


The City of Sydney is an official sponsor of Paralympics Australia and the 2020 Australian Paralympic team.

We’re contributing $60,000 towards travel and accommodation.

The Paralympic Games will be held in Tokyo from 25 August to 6 September 2020. Australia has participated at every Paralympic Games since 1960, first held in Rome.

The Paralympic Games is the pinnacle of sport for athletes with disability. It also provides an opportunity for athletes to forge social connections and help change community perceptions of people with disability.

The Paralympic team is a source of pride for all Australians.

Paralympic gold medallist and Sydney-based athlete Tiffany Thomas Kane is aiming for selection in her second Paralympic Team and is looking forward to representing her city.

“Competing at the Paralympic Games means everything. It’s the pinnacle of my sport and there will be no better feeling than wearing green and gold, and in particular, my gold swimming cap, while representing my local community,” Tiffany said.

“I’m proud to call Sydney home, and to know that my hometown is behind me 100% makes all the hard work leading into Tokyo worthwhile.”

Paralympics Australia chief executive Lynne Anderson welcomed the City’s support for a third consecutive Games.

“The City of Sydney has been a proud partner of the Australian Paralympic Team for our past 2 summer Games campaigns, and we’re thrilled to have them come on board once again as our preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games ramps up,” Lynne said.

“The resources that we will be able to provide the team through this funding will make a positive and meaningful impact and we know it will contribute to our success at the Games next year.”

Published 7 November 2019