Working at SASI


Employment at the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing
The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing employs a variety of people to meet its needs in a diverse range of recreation and sport functions.

Current Job vacancies

Please visit the Office for Recreation, Sport & Racing website for details on current job vacancies.

Internal applicants

The ORSR is a State Government employer, with most positions only available to employees of the SA Public Service. All vacancies can be found at I work for SA.

External applicants

Employment opportunities that are open to members of the public are advertised via relevant media such as The Advertiser, The Australian, online recruitment websites and local country papers. They are also advertised on the Office for Recreation, Sport & Racing website.

Overseas applicants

Please refer to the Department of Home Affairs  in relation to gaining approval to work legally in Australia.

Work Experience

Secondary students wishing to undertake work experience at the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing should submit their request in writing before the end of April each year. All applications will be reviewed early May with the outcomes notified to all applicants shortly thereafter. Work experience placements will be fulfilled between June to December each year.

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) offers two (2) work experience opportunities for South Australian secondary students each year across the following business areas, for a maximum of three (3) days:

  • Infrastructure and Sector Capability
  • South Australian Sports Institute
  • Strategy and Investment

For more information on each area, please refer to the 'about us' section on this web site.

Recreation and sport is a popular choice for many students and the demand for work experience is significantly greater than the available opportunities.

Interested secondary students should prepare and Expression of Interest (EOI) including the following information:

  • The date of your placement
  • Your educational background
  • How work experience at ORSR will assist you in determining your career directions
  • What areas of recreation and sport you would like to gain work experience in (refer to the organisation structure)
  • Any other information that demonstrates your desire for a placement at this Office
  • Indigenous students and students with a disability are also encouraged to apply.

Please address your EOI to:

Work Experience
Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing
PO Box 219
Brooklyn Park SA 5032


For further information: Human Resources
Phone: 1300 714 990

Research Projects

ORSR / SASI understands the high level of interest from SACE Students completing their Research Projects around Sport and Recreation. Currently resources do not allow SASI staff to respond to individual requests from Students, but the following websites would add value to Students seeking evidence-based information on high performance sport and associated research.

Clearing House for Sport

A portal of sport and recreation research, daily newsletters, and sporting framework information.

Labour Market Information Portal

A Federal Government repository that reflects the changing world of work, including sport, exercise science, and related professional employment forecasts.

My Future

A central point of information for job seekers and those looking to research career pathways.


Resources for Teachers and Parents that can assist Students develop their research projects.