Our purpose is to improve the social, health and wellbeing of people who are blind or who have low vision, by providing inclusive sporting opportunities without limitation in the game of Goalball.


A pair of young goalball players in defencive position with the ball approching.                               A yong goalball player mid throw.

Formed in 1987, the Victorian Goalball Association has been providing Victorians with the opportunity to play or volunteer in the sport of Goalball. These opportunities are for people of all ages and abilities starting from 7 years old to adulthood.


Our History 


Goalball was created in 1945 in Austria as a form of rehabilitation for soldiers who became blind in World War II. In 1976, it was developed into a Paralympic team sport and debuted at the 1976 Toronto Paralympic Games.


Being one of the few sports that is not adapted from an existing game, Goalball has spread across the world and is played in over 100 countries.


Goalball arrived in Australia in 1980, beginning in New South Wales and Victoria. It soon expanded into Queensland in 1982 and has expanded to include Western Australia in 2010 and South Australia in 2012.