Additional resources

There are many online resources available to support your implementation of the Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport. None of the information contained in any of the following sites is intended to be, or should be relied upon as a substitute for legal or other professional advice.

Creating a discrimination-free environment

An excellent site containing extensive information about keeping sport free of all types of discrimination is Play by the Rules.

Play by the Rules provides information and various resources for community sport and recreation on how to:

  • manage and prevent discrimination, harassment and child abuse, and
  • develop environments that are inclusive and welcoming for participants

The site contains excellent resources that assist individuals, clubs and sport organisations to implement processes and procedures and encourage positive behaviours that will contribute towards the success of the Code.

Creating a respectful environment

The Victorian Equal Opportunities and Human Rights Commission outlines a good overview of people's rights and responsibilities.

The Australian Sports Commission has an excellent online training course for coaches and officials.

Creating a safe environment

Check out these resources relating to alcohol and sport, drugs and sport and women and children in sport.

Dealing with complaints

The Play by the Rules site contains video clips that outline how to deal with various types of complaint and how to escalate them according to their degree of seriousness.

General information for Victorian sports clubs

VicHealth

The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, best known as VicHealth, works in partnership with organisations, communities and individuals to make health a central part of our daily lives.

The focus of VicHealth is promoting good health and preventing ill-health.

Vicsport

Vicsport is the independent member-based organisation representing Victoria's sport and active recreation sector.

Vicsport represents the needs and concerns of over 170 member groups to Government, associated statutory authorities, relevant business and private enterprises and other stakeholders with an interest in promoting sport and active recreation.

Ausport

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is a statutory authority of the Australian Government. The ASC is Australia's primary national sports administration and advisory agency. On behalf of the Australian Government, the ASC plays a central leadership role in the development and operation of the Australian sports system, administering and funding innovative sport programs and providing leadership, coordination and support for the sports sector.

Compliance with regulations

The Not for Profit Compliance Support Centre website is a single entry point for sporting organisations and other not for profit organisations to access regulatory information, licences, forms and related compliance resources.