Emily Jansen, a below-knee amputee skier, was Australia's first female Winter Paralympian. James Millar, who was born without his right forearm, was the first Paralympic cross-country skier for Australia since Peter Rickards in 1980. Millar also competed in biathlon. Michael Milton attended his last Paralympics, after which he will focus on speed skiing.
Paralympians of different levels of disability, who previously competed separately, competed together at these games. This change, along with the retirement of Bart Bunting, lead to the Australian team setting a target of two medals, even though seven were won in the previous Paralympics. Sydney Morning Herald: March 8, 2006. Australia met this target, winning a silver and a bronze.
Scott Adams (single below-knee amputee (LW4)) (40th in downhill)
Dean Calabrese (44th in downhill)
Shannon Dallas (sit-skier)
Toby Kane (9th in downhill, 3rd in super-G - Bronze)
Marty Mayberry (double lower-leg amputee) (33rd in downhill)