To provide leadership and quality athlete and coaching services to Tasmania's talented athletes to assist them to compete successfully on the international stage.

The Tasmanian Institute of Sport was established in 1985 by the Tasmanian Government to assist Tasmania's talented athletes achieve excellence in sport.

The Institute has two bases; the Silverdome complex in Prospect, Launceston, which was a purpose built facility and is shared with the northern office of Sport and Recreation Tasmania; and Technopark in Dowsing Point, Hobart.  In addition, the TIS Hockey Program is located out of The Tasmanian Hockey Centre in New Town, Hobart.

The TIS is made up of the following programs:

The TIS offers scholarships to talented Tasmanian athletes in a range of sports which fit into the following sports programs: National Training Centre (NTC) programs, Elite Development Programs (EDP) and the Individual Scholarship program.  Further information on each of the programs is available on the sport's page.

The Sports Performance Unit of the TIS is composed of Sports Physiology, Human Performance Laboratory, Video Analysis, Physical Preparation, Sports Medicine Network and Talent Identification and Development.

The Athlete Career and Education program provides nationally consistent services that assist elite athletes to undertake career, educational and professional development services, whilst pursuing and achieving excellence in sport.

The TIS operates with a mix of State and Federal Government funding and sponsorship from the business sector.  The Institutes  major corporate sponsors are Coca-Cola Amatil, providing Powerade sports drink, and Motors Pty Ltd, providing assistance with vehicles.

The TIS facility at the Silverdome complex currently provides office space for staff, a resource centre, multiple meeting rooms, an auditorium, a nationally-accredited human performance laboratory, a strength and conditioning facility and a daily training environment for basketball and netball athletes.

The TIS facility at Technopark provides office space for staff, multiple meeting rooms and function rooms, a cafe, a strength and conditioning facility and a testing laboratory.

The TIS is a strategic activity of Sport and Recreation Tasmania, which is a business unit of Culture, Recreation and Sport within the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts.

TIS staff include administrative and athlete welfare personnel, sports science staff and full-time accredited coaches. In addition consultants in the areas of nutrition, physiotherapy, sports psychology and sports medicine are affiliated with the TIS and are employed on a fee for service basis.

The TIS is a member of the National Elite Sports Council (NESC).