The Aquatic and Recreation Institute (ARI NSW) is a not-for-profit professional association of Aquatic and Recreation practitioners, which includes Recreation Facility Managers, Industry Specialists, Community Recreation Providers and decision makers and Recreation Organisations.

We provide support, direction, training, information and networking opportunities for all members who are involved in sport and leisure services throughout Australia.

What is the Purpose of the ARI?

The ARI is committed to the following principals:

  • To provide a professional body for the leisure industry, which fosters personal and professional growth and development through training programmes and networking
  • To develop and strengthen networks between individuals, suppliers and professional associations involved in the provision of leisure
  • To represent the leisure industry by making submissions on issues of recreational policy that affect the provision and development of leisure resources
  • Encourage efficient effective and socially equitable management of leisure resources
  • Assist in establishing guidelines for leisure opportunities for local communities
  • To provide support to leisure professionals in their delivery of quality leisure services
  • Representation on Industry Boards and Committees


A new ARI Constitution was adopted on Sunday 16th June 2019 at the Annual General Meeting that was held at Peppers Craigieburn, Bowral. The full constitution can be viewed here: ARI Constitution


The ARI Board for 2019-20 was elected on Sunday 16th June 2019 at the Annual General Meeting that was held at Peppers Craigieburn, Bowral.
Minutes of the AGM can be viewed here: AGM Minutes 2019

Colin Kane
Chair, Operations Manager - Aquatic Centre
Sydney Olympic Park Authority

Roz Neville
Willoughby Leisure Manager
Willoughby City Council

Matt Griffiths
Centre Manager

Jared Wilson
General Manager – Program Delivery

Stan Wall
Chief Executive Officer
Lifeguarding Services Australia

Andrew Beamer
Facility Safety Auditor
Royal Life Saving NSW

Stuart Crane
Chief Executive Officer
Crane Aquatics