MSAC opened with a huge splash of a weekend on the 24th of July 1997. MSAC is managed by the State Sport Centres Trust (SSCT) and is guided by the SSCT (Amendment) Act 2004.
MSAC welcomes an average of 3,420 visitors per day and has hosted over 43 international events including:
- 2006 Commonwealth Games
- 2007 12th FINA World Swimming Championships
- Swimming World Cups
- World Squash Championships
- World Masters Games
- Deaflympic Games
MSAC regularly hosts national events including Schools Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball, and Australian Swimming Championships in addition to state and other events.
MSAC is home to a number of Olympic athletes from swimming, diving, squash, basketball and table tennis.
MSAC boasts a 75 metre indoor pool, including diving facilities, and a 50 metre outdoor pool. The State Government invested more than $50 million for this outdoor pool, to boost MSAC's capacity to host major events such as the 2006 Commonwealth
Games and the 2007 FINA World Championships. This redevelopment has improved MSAC's day-to-day operation and leave a legacy of even better community facilities.
MSAC’s stadium facilities include a show court suitable for international basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and martial arts events, plus two sports halls which are regularly used for basketball, badminton and table tennis.
Stadium facilities include:
- 10 court squash facility with international standard glass show court
- 12 court badminton stadium
- 27 table table tennis facility
- 10 court basketball facility including the 1800 seat show court
- 3 volleyball Courts