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Change Our game

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Change Our Game

It’s amazing how far Australian women in sport have come. But we’re still far from fair. Now is the time to change that.

The Victorian Government is committed to increasing the number of women and girls participating in sport and active recreation, from grassroots through to leadership roles.

In late 2015, the Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation presented nine recommendations to increase female leadership and participation. 

The Inquiry also outlined a way forward, helping change and improve sport and recreation for all involved.

The Victorian Government has accepted all nine recommendations.

The sport and recreation sector, state and local governments and other partners across Victoria are now actively working together to bring about this change. Having strong partners is key. ‘Change our Game’ is a rally cry to ignite an undeniable desire amongst women and men who want to see their sport and recreation activities prosper into the future.

Women and girls make up just over half of the Victorian population, and we know through academic graduation rates and other measures that women have skills, knowledge and experience that are equal to men. 

Yet the overwhelming finding of the Inquiry is that women are under-represented in leadership roles in the sport and active recreation sector.

Not tapping into that talent pool is inequitable and wasteful. 

Change Our Game is changing that.

Find out more about Change Our Game
Change Our Game International Women's Day Lunch

8th March 2019
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Collins Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia

International women's day 2019

Join us (the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation) to celebrate International Women's Day 2019.

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Chyloe Kurdas, 9 year old MyGolf player and Dr Bridie O'Donnell

Even Par tees off at the Victorian Open

Even Par, a program to generate gender equality in Victorian golf clubs, was launched at the ISPS Handa Vic Open in Barwon Heads this week.

Speakers announced ahead of IWD19 lunch

An all-star line-up of speakers has been announced for the Change Our Game IWD19 lunch on 8 March, to explore the theme Women in Sport and the Media.

Kitty Chiller smiling towards camera

Ambassadors receive Australia Day honours

We would like to congratulate two Change Our Game ambassadors whose contribution to sport has been acknowledged with Australia Day honours.

Group of people being presented with an award

Shooting above average

Female basketball numbers skyrocket in Victorian Region. We chat with community role model, Megan Condron.