56th Annual Conference & Tradeshow

The 56th ARI Conference & Trade Show will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley 14th-16th June 2020 with a theme of “Connected Communities”.

Featuring keynote speakers:

  • Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith, The Inclusive Foundation
  • James Castrission , My Adventure Group
  • Jen Harwood, International Speaker, Author & Business Coach


What's happening in aquatic and recreation.

As the aquatics and recreation is deeply impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ARI is currently tracking the operational status of venues. Venues are asked to submit their current operational status, and any changes via the ARI...

by Matt Griffiths on June 01, 2020

A free application that helps leisure and fitness centres meet COVID-19 contact tracing requirements and occupancy limits has been released by Australasian software company Jonas Leisure. Known as Visitance – a play on visitors and distancing – the site makes...

by Louise Magee on May 22, 2020

Last updated 20 May 2020 The National Cabinet has established a 3-stage framework for the easing of baseline restrictions to live in a COVD-19 safe economy. Individual states and territories will determine the timeframe for graduating between steps and individual restrictions...

by Louise Magee on May 20, 2020

As Governments across Australia look at easing restrictions and reopening gyms, leisure and sporting operators of aquatic and recreation venues must be planning for how to safely and responsibly deliver programs and services. This document has been developed in consultation with peak...

by Louise Magee on May 11, 2020

With venues in hibernation and businesses re-imagining their future, now more than ever employees need to be looking at developing existing and attaining new skills.    1. TAFE NSW Fee-Free Short Courses In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE NSW, in...

by Matt Griffiths on May 07, 2020

With swim schools and aquatic centres across the country closed, specialist software provider SwimDesk has launched a new podcast to help professionals and business owners learn new ideas. With SwimDesk well known for publishing helpful information via their swim school...

by Louise Magee on May 06, 2020
ARI Mentor Program

The ARI Mentor Program supports emerging industry leaders. Over 6 months ARI Member Teams complete a project-based Challenge under the guidance of an experienced industry Mentor.

Challenges are designed to solve a problem through research, program or solution design that benefit the industry whilst providing opportunities for Mentee’s to develop technical, project and leadership skills.