The VIS was set up to assist the development of Victoria’s best athletes. It was established in 1990 by the State Government as a private trustee company, with its Board of Directors appointed by the Victorian Minister for Sport.
VIS programs are conducted in partnership with State Sporting Associations.
Over 300 athletes from a wide range of sports receive VIS services through the VIS scholarship programs . Both able-bodied athletes and athletes with a disability have scholarships.