To be recognised, a State Sport and Recreation Body must demonstrate:
- That the organisation has either sport or active recreation as part of its business and has the capability to deliver significant participation opportunities for Victorians.
- The organisation is legally constituted and not for profit.
- The organisation has been operational for a minimum of three years and is financially solvent.
- Is itself, or is a member of, either VicSport or Outdoors Victoria; or can otherwise demonstrate how the organisation delivers a significant benefit to the Victoria sport and recreation sector.
- The organisation is not a sporting club, league or similar grouping; and has either a state wide, broad population or multi regional focus.
Definition of active recreation
The National Sport and Active Recreation Policy Framework agreed by all Australian governments on 10 June 2011 defines sport as:
"Active recreation activities are those engaged in for the purpose of relaxation, health and wellbeing or enjoyment with the primary activity requiring physical exertion, and the primary focus on human activity." (Commonwealth of Australia National Sport and Active Recreation Policy Framework 2011)
Benefits of recognition
- Recognised State Sport and Recreation Bodies are eligible for funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria's funding programs. Please note that recognition as a State Sport and Recreation Body does not imply an organisation will be funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria.
- Recognised State Sport and Recreation Bodies are also invited to participate in regular networking and professional development opportunities and stakeholder consultations facilitated by Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Applying for recognition
If your organisation meets all of the recognition criteria and wants to be recognised as a State Sport and Recreation Body by Sport and Recreation Victoria:
Send your application together with all relevant documentary evidence required to email@example.com.
Manager, Sport Industry Development
Sport and Recreation Victoria
Department of Health and Human Services
GPO BOX 4057
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
SRV will contact you to arrange a meeting to discuss your application. Additional information and/or documentation may be requested from you prior to this meeting being scheduled.
You will be advised in writing of the outcome of your application.
The Minister for Sport is the final authority on recognition.
If you require further information or have queries about the State Sport and Recreation Body recognition criteria and the process for recognition, please contact Sport Industry Development on telephone (03) 9096 9808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Sport and Recreation Bodies are classified as organisations active in the sport and recreation sector however do not govern a sport in the way a State Sporting Association does.