Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2018!

From all of us at ausWushu, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

May the new year bring you lots of joy and happiness, prosperity and health!

Big thanks to all supporters and we are looking forward to another successful year ahead filled with events, new projects and good news.

Freedom of Information Case to be Heard by AAT

In 2015, following enquiries from members of our state associations, the Wushu Council Australia lodged a freedom of information (FOI) request with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). The purpose of the request was to release documents that could clarify how the status of the NSO (National Sporting Organisation) for the sport of wushu was transferred from AKWF (Australian Kung Fu Wushu Association) to a separate legal entity named KWA (Kung Fu Wushu Australia Limited).

In response to the request, the ASC released some related documents but declined access to others. The Wushu Council then applied for a review by the Information Commissioner, who earlier this year had set aside the decision of the ASC, and decided that the ASC must provide documents with some necessary redactions (see:…/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/AICmr/2017… ).

The KWA has subsequently appealed this decision to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). The hearing of the matter is now scheduled for early next year in Canberra. The outcome will be summarised for readers once the AAT has handed down its decision.

Directors’ Handbook – Roles & Responsibilities

The Wushu Council Australia is managed by the Board of Directors (elected volunteer positions). The Board of Directors and the Council’s secretariat are responsible for the conduct and development of the organisation and its operations.

Members of the Council are the state organisations that look after Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners residing in the state.

Each state organisation is based on individual membership and governed by the state committee of management.

Both the Council and its state members have partnership with relevant stakeholders, government bodies and commercial enterprises. Both the Council and its state organisations can delegate specific functions to the appointed committees with internal/external expertise.

This document is distributed among the Board Directors and State Committees of management to ensure they are familiar with the roles and responsibilities of the Board Directors.


The Wushu Council Australia Limited is a Public Company Limited by Guarantee.
The organisation carries its work through the state associations and is governed by the Board of Directors.

Objects of the organisation:

• To improve the physical, mental and social well-being of the citizens of Australia by the encouragement and promotion of all disciplines of the art of Wushu including but not limited to modern sport of Wushu, traditional Wushu, Taijiquan and Qigong and their benefits including its philosophical and cultural aspects.
• To provide the proper regulation of any activities associated with this.
• To work towards becoming the pre-eminent organisation taking full responsibility for the development of Wushu in Australia.
• To improve the standards of Wushu practice according to the recommendations of the Australian Sports Commission and the leading world Wushu regulatory body.
• To organise Wushu competitions at regional, state and national levels for competition-minded people.
• To raise the awareness of the philosophy and practice of Wushu among the citizens of Australia.
• To provide adequate representation of Australia in Wushu on the international level.
• To establish and maintain friendly and productive relations with other sporting bodies in Australia and overseas.

See the full text of the Constitution


Strategic Business Plan 2017 – 2021

The Wushu Council Australia’s mission is to unite Australian Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong clubs, schools and individual practitioners into a strong community based on the best of traditions and contemporary developments, shared values and business interests aimed at promotion and advancement of Wushu in all its aspects.

We are to foster, develop and promote the art of Wushu, throughout Australia in an environment that encourages the practice of Wushu, in all its forms, by people of all ages to improve their fitness, health and well-being.

Fundamental to our success will be engaging and uniting Wushu, Tai Chi and Qigong practitioners and, thereby, creating a strong and harmonious community that can work together and assist in realising the benefits that Wushu can provide for our members and general public.

Above all, the Vision of the Wushu Council can only be achieved by effective leadership, and by displaying the core values of integrity and quality in everything we do.



See the Strategic Plan (Members only)