Sports and recreation - Sydney

There are plenty of sport and recreation opportunities at Notre Dame, so we highly encourage you to get involved!

Register interest in any of the below sports/activities

  • Clubs and Societies

    Check out our clubs and societies on the Student Association (SAUNDA) website.

    Interested in a sport or activity that has no club? Find out how to start your own!

  • Elite Athletes

    The University of Notre Dame Australia is part of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network committed to supporting Australia’s elite athletes to achieve academic excellence whilst pursuing a sporting career. Eligible elite athletes will be able to negotiate their course entry, study and assessment options or explore any flexible studies arrangement in the course of their university degree.

    To be eligible for the program you must currently compete in your chosen sport at

    • National open level
    • National age-group level or State open level
    • State age-group level

    In order to apply, please download the Notre Dame Elite Athlete Program Application Form and email it to sydney.eap@nd.edu.au.

  • Lunchtime Social

    Each semester we enter teams in local lunchtime competitions – a short walk from the Broadway campus. It’s mixed, social, fun and FREE. Games are between 12 – 1.30pm so if you have a free period join up!

    • Monday: Volleyball
    • Tuesday: Netball
    • Wednesday: Basketball, Futsal
    • Thursday: Netball
    • Friday: Touch, Basketball
  • National (Uni Games)

    Each year we send touring teams to different sporting events:

    Multi-Sport Events

    • Indigenous Games: Newcastle, June 28 – July 2
    • Snow Games: Mt Buller, September 6 - 10
    • Nationals Division 1 & 2: Perth, Sept 26 – Oct 2

    Stand-Alone Events

    • Triathlon: Mooloolaba (Qld), March 15
    • Athletics: Brisbane, April 3 - 5
    • 3 x 3 Basketball: Canberra, April 16 – 17
    • League of Legends: Sydney, April/May (TBC)
    • Swimming: Sydney, May 14 - 17
    • Cheer & Dance: Melbourne, August 6
    • Surfing: Location/Date TBC
    • T20 Cricket: Perth, November 22 - 26
  • “The Gift” & “The Holy Grail”

    These are social sports evenings organised each semester and involve fun sports such as dodgeball and tug-o-war.

    The Gift: Faculty v Faculty, Med v Law, Business v Education etc. Semester 1 (Date TBC)

    The Holy Grail: sees us up against friendly “arch rival” ACU for a fun sports night. Semester 2, October (Date TBC)

  • Social Badminton

    Have a hit every Monday lunchtime in the Broadway courtyard.

  • Pedometer Challenge

    Step into March! Join the Notre Dame step challenge during the month of March. Get stepping, get fit, get prizes!

  • Self-Defense Classes

    Classes for beginners held at the Broadway campus on a weekly basis during Semester 1. Time and day TBC. Equipment provided.

  • Yoga

    Classes held regularly on the Darlinghurst Campus during Semester 1. Times and days TBC.

  • Learn to Surf

    Join other Notre Dame students for a day at Bondi Beach and learn to surf. Also a good chance to meet some of our Study Abroad students. Semester 1 date TBC

  • Bushwalking

    Take a daytrip to Katoomba and experience the beauty of the Blue Mountains. Get your nature on and meet some of our Study Abroad students. Semester 1 date TBC

  • City2Surf

    Run the iconic Sydney fun run, Sunday August 9, as part of the Notre Dame team.