The Sydney 2009 World Masters Games features 28 sports – 15 core sports that are mandatory for all events under the auspices of the International Masters Games Association and 13 optional sports that the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Organising Committee proposed to the International Masters Games Association.
|Archery||30||Sydney Olympic Park Archery Centre (target), The Armory (field), Five Dock Leisure Centre (indoor), to be advised (clout)|
|Athletics||30||Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre Map|
|Badminton||35||Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre Map|
|Baseball||35||Blacktown Olympic Park Baseball Complex, Corbin Reserve|
|Basketball||30||Hills Sports Stadium, Bankstown Basketball Stadium, Menai Indoor Sports Centre, Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre, Sutherland Leisure Centre, Thornleigh Indoor Sports Centre|
|Canoe/Kayak||30||Penrith Whitewater Stadium (canoe polo and slalom), Sydney International Regatta Centre (flatwater), Nepean River (marathon)|
|Cycling||30||Dunc Gray Velodrome (track and women's criterium), Lansdowne Park (men's criterium), Eastern Creek Raceway & Western Sydney International Dragway(individual time trial and road race)|
|Diving||25||Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre|
|Football||30||Valentine Sports Park, Bernie Mullane Sports Complex, Fred Caterson Reserve|
|Golf||35||Bankstown Golf Club, Bonnie Doon Golf Club, Liverpool Golf Club, Long Reef Golf Club, Mona Vale Golf Club, Monash Country Club, New South Wales Golf Club, Pennant Hills Golf Club, Pymble Golf Club, Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club, St Michael's Golf Club, The Coast Golf Club, The Lakes Golf Club|
|Hockey||35||Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre, Cintra Park Hockey Centre, The Crest Hockey Centre|
|Lawn Bowls||30||Birrong Bowling and Sports Club|
|Netball||35||Anne Clark Netball Centre Map, Parramatta Auburn Netball Association Courts|
|Orienteering||35||Lithgow (long), Sydney (sprint)|
|Rowing||27||Sydney International Regatta Centre|
|Rugby Union||30 for women and 35 for men||TG Millner Field, Macquarie University Sports Fields|
|Sailing||35||Woollahra Sailing Club, Dobroyd Aquatic Club|
|Shooting||30||Sydney International Shooting Centre|
|Softball||30||Blacktown Olympic Park Softball Centre, Jacqui Osmond Softball Centre, Kelso Park North Softball Complex|
|Squash||35||Dural Squash and Fitness Centre, Thornleigh Squash and Fitness Centre|
|Surf Lifesaving||30||Manly Beach (subject to Council approval)|
|Swimming||25||Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (pool), Chowder Bay (open water)|
|Table Tennis||30||Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre|
|Tennis||30||Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre, Cintra Park|
|Touch Football||30||St Marys Leagues Club, The Kingsway Playing Fields|
|Volleyball||30||Sydney Olympic Park Sports Halls (indoor) Map, Maroubra Beach (beach)|
|Water Polo||30||Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre, MLC School Aquatic Centre, Ashfield Aquatic Centre|
|Weightlifting||35||Sydney Olympic Park, Southee Complex|
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