Annual week long sporting event for people with disabilities.


Tri State Games is providing people with a disability the opportunity to compete against their peers in a range of sporting activities. As well as...

  • Encourage and promote sport to people with a disability residing in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales.

  • Encourage participation in sport as a means of improving health, fitness and quality of life for people with a disability.

  • Provide a respite option for families and carers who support people with a disability.

  • Encourage people with a disability to pursue sporting interests in mainstream competition.

  • Promote the sporting achievements of people with a disability to the broader community.


About Tri States

The Tri State Games are generally held for two years by a host region and are run for a week in November of each year.

One of the main attractions of the Tri State Games is that it offers an opportunity for people with a significant/profound disability to participate in sporting activities that they may generally not have had an opportunity to have.

The Tri State Games also provides disability awareness opportunities to the community hosting the games. Community awareness is generated through the training and inclusion of local volunteers, sporting and service clubs and community groups. The games begin with an opening ceremony that includes a street parade through the centre of town and the raising of the Tri State Games flag. A chosen athlete from the Host region then recites the athlete’s oath:



Tri States are my favourite thing. I like meeting people... Last year was really hot. I like the discos. I got lots of medals and a trophy.
— — Michael from the Mount Barker Thunderbolts
Thanks so much for giving our beautiful family members the opportunity to be a part of this
— — Carolyn Gaynor-Dickinson
To all the organisers you have done a fantastic job,the volunteers the work that goes on behind the scenes, the athletes have had a ball and achieved so much, once again thank you.
— — Roslyn Hudson
My first games was at Murray Bridge in 2001 and it was an awesome and exciting experience and I was part of the Coonamble Crickets team and our best year was Echuca in 2003 when our team won best overall team that year and we also did it in 2004 and my last games was Mildura in 2007 and it’s a fun week
— — Simon Haycock