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55+ Australian Sport Trivia Questions [2022 Quiz]

How much do you know about Aussie sport? Test your knowledge with 57 Australian Sport Trivia Questions and Answers and see if you can be number 1!

If you’re an Aussie, you’ll already know that we love our sport – and in some states, we love live sports so much that we could easily be convinced to pay to watch grass grow if you called it a championship! (we’re looking at you, Victoria).

With that in mind, our Australian Sports Quiz covers all the major sports and sports events throughout the country, where Australian teams are represented on the world stage, PLUS famous athletes from across all disciplines.

So grab your buddies and test yourself and your family with our Australian Sport Trivia Questions and Answers and find out who has the best Aussie sport knowledge of you all. There’s a gold medal and celebratory champagne for the winners at the end! (Supplied by you guys, obviously!)

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55+ Australian Sport Trivia Questions

1. The first cricket test match was played between Australia and what other country?  

2. How many times has Australia hosted the Olympics

3. Who is the first Australian to win the US Masters?  

4. Where is the largest sports stadium in Australia? 

5. Which famous (former) Australian cricketer went out to bat with an aluminium bat? 

6. Who was the first Australian to win the Tour de France? 

7. Who was the first aboriginal woman to be selected to represent Australia in any sport?

8 lanes of a swimming pool with people racing

8. Which tennis Grand Slam tournament did Pat Rafter win twice during his career? 

9. Cathy Freeman won a gold medal in which athletic event of the Sydney Olympics in 2000? 

10. Rugby league halfback Johnathan Thurston began his first-grade career at which club? 

11. What was Don Bradman’s test batting average? 

12. Which Australian duo won a Gold Medal in Beach Volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics?

13. Which National Basketball League (NBL) team is from Cairns? 

Basketball swishing through the hoop

14. What is the nickname of the Australian Women’s Netball team? 

15. What sport did Anna Meares represent Australia in? 

16. What is the most popular sport in NSW and Queensland?  

17. Who is the most capped Socceroos player?  
A. Tim Cahill. 
B. Brett Emerton. 
C. Johnny Warren. 
D. Mark Schwarzer.

18. Which insurance company sponsors the elite-level netball league in Australia?  

19. Australian professional rules footballer Lance Franklin shares a nickname with a former first pet. What is it?  

Rugby Union Game

20. Patty Mills is only the third indigenous basketball player to play for Australia’s national team, but which NBA team is he currently point guard (since 2021)?  

21. Born in Beaudesert, Queensland in 1987, Jason Day is an accomplished Australian athlete in what sport?  

22. What was the last singles grand slam event that Margaret Court won?  
A. French Open 1972. 
B. US Open 1973. 
C. Australian Open 1974.  
D. Wimbledon 1975

23. Which Australian Golfer won The Open in 2022, shortly before announcing his switch to the newly established LIV tournament?  

24. Nicola Olyslagers (nee Nicola McDermott) is an Australian Olympic athlete known for which event?  

25. How many gold medals did the Australian team win at the 2022 Commonwealth Games?

Red Bull F1 car on the corner of a track  

26. Where is the Australian F1 Grand Prix held? 

27. Which two Tasmanian state sporting teams have a Tiger as their mascot?  

28. The most unique of Australian sports, how many professional AFL teams play in the Australian Football League? 

29. Established by English immigrant John Walter Fletcher on 3 August 1880, what was the name of Australia’s first organized soccer team?  
A. The Explorers
B. The Wanderers 
C. The Ramblers 
D. The Convicts

30. In what year did Australian track and field star Sally Pearson win an Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles?  

31. True or False: Adelaide (in South Australia) has only one AFL team.

Lone golfer swinging club with sunrise in background  

32. Which annual horse race is known as ‘the race that stops the nation’? 

33. Who was the first female inductee into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame?    

34. How many winter footy codes are played in Australia?  

35. Which sports team were unanimously voted the Best Australian Team at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games?  

36. In elite level Netball, what is the nickname of the team from the West Coast?  

37. Essendon Football Club and Carlton Football Club hold the record for the most AFL Premiership Titles with how many? 
A. 15. 
B. 16.  
C. 17.  
D. 18.

Empty CBUS Stadium

38. Which famous Australian distance runner set 17 World Records, but never medalled at an Olympic Games?  

39. How many auto racing categories are there in the Australian Motor Racing Series

40. The Newcastle Knights play in which sporting code?  

41. Who is the most successful Australian F1 driver, having won 3 World Titles?  

42. Dubbed ‘The Master Sportscaster,’ who is considered to be the most iconic sports journalist / sports commentator in modern Australia?  

43. Who is the all-time leading pointsscorer in the NRL?  

44. Who is the leading Australian wicket-taker in test cricket?  
A. Shane Warne. 
B. Nathan Lyon.   
C. Glen McGrath. 
D. Dennis Lillee.

Adelaide Oval at Sunset while a twilight cricket game is being played

45. How many FIFA World Cups have Australia’s Socceroos qualified for (to 2022)?  

46. Which rank outsider won Gold in speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics?  

47. How many rounds are played in a typical NRL season?

48. Which of these team names are not genuine Australian sporting sides?  
A. Matildas.
B. Boomers.
C. Jillaroos. 
D. Spiders.

49. Which AFL team have won 4 consecutive Grand Finals?  

50. Which Australian swimmer became the most decorated Commonwealth Games athlete at the close of the 2022 Games? 

Dylan Alcott with the Australian Open Trophy 

51. The Bathurst 1000 is known as ‘The Great Race’ by motorsport fans, but where is it held?  

52. If you were attending the Magic Millions Racing Carnival, where in Australia would you be?  

53. Which Australian cricketer is known as the ‘King of Spin’?  

54. Who is Australia’s most decorated female Paralympian?  

55. How many teams are there in the NBL (Australian National Basketball League)?  

56. What remarkable and extremely rare Tennis feat was achieved by Dylan Alcott in 2021?  

57. Which Australian popularised doing ‘a shoey’ in celebration of a win?  

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55+ Australian Sport Trivia Questions and Answers

1. The first cricket test match was played between Australia and what other country? 
England

2. How many times has Australia hosted the Olympics? 
2

3. Who is the first Australian to win the US Masters? 
Adam Scott

4. Where is the largest sports stadium in Australia? 
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

5. Which famous (former) Australian cricketer went out to bat with an aluminium bat? 
Dennis Lillee

6. Who was the first Australian to win the Tour de France? 
Cadel Evans

Cyclists on the road in a line in the Tour De France

7. Who was the first aboriginal woman to be selected to represent Australia in any sport? 
Faith Thomas

8. Which tennis Grand Slam tournament did Pat Rafter win twice during his career? 
US Open

9. Cathy Freeman won a gold medal in which athletic event of the Sydney Olympics in 2000? 
400m

10. Rugby league halfback Johnathan Thurston began his first-grade career at which club? 
Souths Sunnybank RLFC

11. What was Don Bradman’s test batting average? 
99.94

12. Which Australian duo won a Gold Medal in Beach Volleyball at the 2000 Summer Olympics? 
Kerri Pottharst and Natalie Cook

Girls playing beach volleyball

13. Which NBL team is from Cairns? 
Cairns Taipans

14. What is the nickname of the Australian Women’s Netball team? 
Diamonds

15. What sport did Anna Meares represent Australia in? 
Cycling

16. What is the most popular sport in NSW and Queensland?  
Rugby

17. Who is the most capped Socceroos player?  
A. Tim Cahill. 
B. Brett Emerton. 
C. Johnny Warren. 
D. Mark Schwarzer.

18. Which insurance company sponsors the elite-level netball league in Australia?  
Suncorp (Suncorp Super Netball League)

Australian hurdler mid race

19. Australian professional rules footballer Lance Franklin shares a nickname with a former first pet. What is it?  
Buddy

20. Patty Mills is only the third indigenous basketball player to play for Australia’s national team, but which NBA team is he currently point guard (since 2021)?  
Brooklyn Nets

21. Born in Beaudesert, Queensland in 1987, Jason Day is an accomplished Australian athlete in what sport?  
Golf

22. What was the last singles grand slam event that Margaret Court won?  
A. French Open 1972.
B. US Open 1973. 
C. Australian Open 1974.  
D. Wimbledon 1975

23. Which Australian Golfer won The Open in 2022, shortly before announcing his switch to the LIV tournament?  
Cameron Smith

24. Nicola Olyslagers (nee McDermott) is an Australian Olympic athlete known for which event?  
High Jump

Womens Hockey

25. How many gold medals did the Australian team win at the 2022 Commonwealth Games?  
67

26. Where is the Australian Grand Prix held? 
Albert Park  

27. Which two Tasmanian state sporting teams have a Tiger as their mascot?  
Cricket & Hockey Teams

28. The most unique of Australian sports, how many professional AFL teams play in the Australian Football League? 
18

29. Established by English immigrant John Walter Fletcher on 3 August 1880, what was the name of Australia’s first organized soccer team?  
A. The Explorers
B. The Wanderers 
C. The Ramblers 
D. The Convicts

30. In what year did Australian track and field star Sally Pearson win an Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles?  
2012

Crowds at the Melbourne Cup

31. True or False: Adelaide (in South Australia) has only one AFL team. 
FalseThere are 2: Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide.  

32. Which annual horse race is known as ‘the race that stops the nation’? 
Melbourne Cup 

33. Who was the first female inductee into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame?    
Dawn Fraser (Swimmer)

34. How many winter footy codes are played in Australia?  
4 – AFL (Australian Rules Football), NRL (National Rugby League), ARU (Australia Rugby Union) and FFA (Football Federation Australia).

35. Which sports team were unanimously voted the Best Australian Team at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games?  
The Hockeyroos – The Australian women’s national field hockey team

36. In elite level Netball, what is the nickname of the team from the West Coast?  
(West Coast) Fever

Man swimming butterfly towards the camera, arms outstretched

37. Essendon Football Club and Carlton Football Club hold the record for the most AFL Premiership Titles with how many? 
A. 15. 
B. 16.  
C. 17.  
D. 18.

38. Which famous Australian distance runner set 17 World Records, but never medalled at an Olympic Games?  
Ron Clarke

39. How many auto racing categories are there in the Australian Motor Racing Series?  
7

40. The Newcastle Knights play in which sporting code?  
Rugby League (NRL)

41. Who is the most successful Australian F1 driver, having won 3 World Titles?  
Jack Brabham

42. Dubbed ‘The Master Sportscaster,’ who is considered to be the most iconic sports reporter / sports commentator in modern Australia?  
Bruce McAveney

Allianz Football Stadium Sydney

43. Who is the all-time leading pointsscorer in the NRL?  
Cameron Smith (for the Melbourne Storm)

44. Who is the leading Australian wicket-taker in test cricket?  
A. Shane Warne. 
B. Nathan Lyon.   
C. Glen McGrath. 
D. Dennis Lillee

45. How many FIFA World Cups have Australia’s Socceroos qualified for (to 2022)?  
6 (1974, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022)

46. Which rank outsider won Gold in the speed skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics?  
Steven Bradbury

47. How many rounds are played in a typical NRL season? 
25

48. Which of these team names are not genuine Australian sporting sides?  
A. Matildas. (Women’s Soccer)
B. Boomers. (Men’s Basketball)
C. Jillaroos. (Women’s Rugby League)
D. Spiders.

Daniel Riccardo in a Red Bull Racing Suit spraying champagne from a raised platform

49. Which AFL team have won 4 consecutive Grand Finals?  
Collingwood Magpies (1927, 1928, 1929 & 1930)

50. Which Australian swimmer became the most decorated Commonwealth Games athlete at the close of the 2022 Games?  
Emma McKeon (Having won 20 medals inc. 14 golds across 3 Commonwealth Games)

51. The Bathurst 1000 is known as ‘The Great Race’ by motorsport fans, but where is it held?  
Mount Panorama

52. If you were attending the Magic Millions Racing Carnival, where in Australia would you be?  
Gold Coast

53. Which Australian cricketer is known as the ‘King of Spin’?  
Shane Warne

Australia v India T20 cricket

54. Who is Australia’s most decorated female Paralympian?  
Ellie Cole (Swimmer)

55. How many teams are there in the NBL (Australian National Basketball League)?  
10

56. What remarkable and extremely rare Tennis feat was achieved by Dylan Alcott in 2021?  
The Golden Slam(winning all four majors and an Olympic gold medal in the same year)

57. Which Australian popularised doing ‘a shoey’ in celebration of a win?  
Daniel Riccardo

 

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