Blind Sports Australia was founded in 1980 and was formerly called the Australian Blind Sports Federation before changing its name to the current ‘Blind Sports Australia’ in 2010. The not-for-profit organisation was formed to act as the national body to coordinate sport for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Australia wide.

Blind Sports Australia is an Australian Sports Commission accredited National Sporting Organisation, a founding member of the Australia Paralympic Committee, and the Australian representative member of the International Blind Sporting Federation.

The Blind Sports Australia Headquarters are in Melbourne, in the Vision Australia Offices, opposite the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, at 454 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong 3144.