The most popular sport in Australia, determined by participation, spectator and television viewer numbers, is "Cricket".
It is commonly referred to as Australia's unofficial "national sport". Unlike the winter football codes that are divided in popularity among different states of Australia, Cricket generates far greater public interest throughout all parts of Australia on an international, domestic and local level.
In 2010 Australia had 550 000 registered cricketers and the Australian men's team is ranked as Australia's favourite International sporting team. It is one of the most successful teams in international sport.
On a domestic level, each of the six Australian states has its own team that competes in three separate competitions over summer. Local club cricket is also popular, as well as social cricket that includes variations such as backyard and beach cricket. Indoor cricket also has a strong following in all states of Australia.
Also determined by participation, spectator and television viewer numbers - the most popular winter sport in Australia are the two Rugby football codes. Both games generate public interest on an international, domestic and local level.
There are just under 650 000 registered players of the Rugby codes Australia wide, 500 000 - Rugby League and 150 000 - Rugby (Union). As of 2011, the major Rugby (Union) competition - "Super 14" will increase to 3 international conferences made up of five local based teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and will be known as "Super 15".
Soccer (Association Football) enjoys an extremely high junior participation in numbers across the country, however as players have grown in age they have tended to move to either Rugby League or Australian Rules depending on their location throughout Australia.
Other popular team based sports in Australia include Netball and Hockey. After suffering a significant loss of popularity in the 90s Basketball has also shown a recent increase in participation at a junior level.
Popular non-team based sports in Australia include Swimming, Golf, Tennis, Surfing and Horse Racing. Recently Australia's fastest growing sport has been Motorsport, in particular - V8 Supercars.
The second most popular sport in Australia is cricket.
Swimming is easily the most popular water sport in Australia.
In Australia the 3rd most popular sport is ultimate frisbee. it is behind soccer and rugby
The most popular sport in Australia is AFL (Aussie Rules Football)
AFL is the most popular sport.
Tennis is popular in Australia because it has always been the most popular sport in Australia since it was introduced in 1870's. It is a great spectator sport.
As of August 2014, the most popular sport shops in Australia include Medal Displays and Sportz Grass. Fun Sports is another popular choice.
The most popular and widespread sport in Australia is rugby. It is also referred to as "Footy" by the majority of Australians.
soccer & footy!
No idea @Oceania, but Australia is definently AFL
Because Australia is an island, and most Australian's live on the coast
Cricket, Australia is a really good cricket team.
Bmx and soccer or tennis
The most popular sport for girls in Australia, New Zealand, England, South Africa and many other Commonwealth countries is NETBALL.
I've never been there but i believe Italy's most popular sport is Soccer. In Australia the most popular summer sport is cricket. The most popular winter sport in New South Wales and Queensland is rugby, while Australian rules Football is the most popular in all the other states
In Australia, the most popular sports in terms of crowd attendance were Australian rules football, horse racing, rugby league, motorsports, cricket, rugby union, and soccer.So yes, you would say that rugby- although it is not the most popular sport in Australia, it is more popular than soccer.
Yes, tennis is the 4th most popular sport in the world, 13th most popular sport in America, and the most popular individual sport in the world.
Football is the most popular sport in Brazil.Soccer.The most popular sport in Brazil is football.