Australian Cheerleading Union


The Australian Cheerleading Union (ACU) was established on 7 July 2008 and is the recognised governing body of Cheerleading in Australia by the International Cheer Union (ICU) and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

The ACU exists to serve the Australian cheer community and has three primary objectives:

  • help grow and develop interest and participation in cheer throughout Australia
  • promote safety and safety education for cheer in Australia
  • represent Australia in international cheer competitions

Being recognised by the ICU therefore deems that the ACU is responsible for the selection of the national team and officials who will represent Australia at the International Cheer Union World Championships.

The ACU is an impartial governing body, managed by Gymnastics Australia and working in consultation with the Event Providers that hold World Bids and the cheerleading community. Gymnastics Australia staff manage the ACU and are professional personnel within the sporting industry with many years of experience. Gymnastics Australia was involved in the introduction of Trampolining into the Olympic Games and has sent Australian athletes to World Championships for the different sports that they govern for over 50 years.

Gymnastics Australia as an organisation is presently working through the governance structure of the ACU and will be looking towards establishing management committees that will guide the ACU in all its activities. These management committees will come from a cross section of the cheerleading community which includes coaches, clubs, athletes and event providers.

Our aim is to get the very best coaches and athletes representing Australia at the International Cheer Union World Championships irrespective of State or Club basis.

Team Australia

Entries are now open for teams to submit routine videos for audition into Team Australia 2017! Click here to be directed to the online application form.

This is your chance to represent your country at the International Cheer Union’s World Cheerleading Championships in Florida, 26-28 April, 2017.

Information from the ICU, including schedule and rules, is now available by clicking here to be redirected to the ICU website.

The ACU selection policies for 2017 are below:

Junior Team Australia All Girl or Coed Team

Junior Team Australia Performance Cheer Team

Team Australia All Girl or Coed Team

Team Australia Performance Cheer Team

More info? Contact the Australian Cheer Union via