Who We Are

Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) is a member-based organisation (our members are the National Sporting Organisations (NSO’s) representing the sports participating in Commonwealth Games), which receives no Federal Government funding and exists to administer, control and coordinate the participation of program sports and their respective athletes and officials in the Commonwealth Games. However, we do much more than this!

We relish the role of being both a leader and collaborative delivery agency in the Australian and international Commonwealth Games movement and more generally the Australian sporting sector. We see ourselves as an open, collaborative, supportive and high performing element of the Australian and International Commonwealth Games movement. Our DNA is based on being “first among equals” in everything we do!

We are committed to accurately identifying the specific needs of our members, partners and stakeholders and to developing/delivering systems, programs and support designed specifically to meet these needs.

Our Vision

To inspire and unite all Australians through the pursuit of sporting excellence


Strategic Plan


Privacy Policy


Craig Phillips

Chief Executive Officer

Dianne O’Neill

General Manager Corporate

Tim Mahon

General Manager Team Performance

Jonathon Monasso

General Manager Marketing and Communications

Danusia Pietrzak

Manager Youth Programs

Michelle Koster

Administration Manager

Maddison Jeffery

Communications & Digital Coordinator

Liz Taylor

Finance Officer (P/T)

High performance partners

Commonwealth Games Australia is committed to working with partner sports and high performance partners to ensure the best possible preparation for Australian athletes to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games Australia would like to acknowledge our partnerships with the AIS and APC.

In 2016, Commonwealth Games Australia announced a new $2 million partnership with the AIS to assist athlete preparation for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The additional $2 million contribution to the AIS funding program will go directly to athletes to ensure the best preparation possible for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games Australia is also proud to partner with the Australian Paralympic Committee for Gold Coast 2018. More than 50 para-athletes are expected to be part of the Australian team for Gold Coast 2018.


State Divisions

CGA is represented at State/Territory level by State Divisions. The role of State Divisions is to assist the CGA in raising funds for each Commonwealth Games team and the to promote the Commonwealth Games movement in their respective State/Territory.

New South Wales

Mr Peter Tate
PO Box 386
Sydney Markets
NSW 2129
Tel: (02) 8736 1254
Email: ceo@acgansw.com.au


Mr Michael Brierley
PO Box 7369
Redland Bay
QLD 4165
Tel: 0414 288 679
Email: info.games@commgamesqld.org.au


Ms Pam Ferrari
PO Box 415
Golden Square
VIC 3555
Tel: 0418 304 927
Email: pam.ferrari@netballvic.com.au

South Australia

Mr Barry Stanton
1A Sussex Street
Henley Beach
SA 5022
Tel: (08) 8235 1003
Email: barryandkathy@hotmail.com.au

Western Australia

Ms Lisa Lilleyman
PO Box 225,
WA 6910
(08) 6168 9185
Email: lisa.lilleyman@olympics.com.au


Ms Mary Bell
PO Box 217
New Town
TAS 7008
Tel: 0407 113 332
Email: acgatas@bigpond.com

Medical Commission

Dr. Peter Harcourt OAM


Dr Grace Bryant


Prof Peter Fricker


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