Fair Access Policy Roadmap
The Australian first Fair Access Policy Roadmap is set to deliver equitable access to publicly owned community sports infrastructure across the state, helping to level the playing field for women and girls in community sport.
The Fair Access Policy Roadmap aims to develop a statewide foundation to improve the access to, and use of, community sports infrastructure for women and girls. From 1 July 2024, all Victorian councils will need to have gender equitable access and use policies in place to be considered eligible to receive infrastructure funding. These policies will ensure that women and girls can fully participate in and enjoy the benefits of community sport, with fair opportunity and access to their local facilities.
The Roadmap is being delivered through the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, in partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria and VicHealth, and aligns with Victoria’s Gender Equality Act 2020. It features three key phases: Education, Readiness and Progress. These phases will guide Victorian councils and sport and recreation organisations on how to collectively work towards creating a foundation of gender equity in community sport and active recreation.
The Education Phase is currently underway, with the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation providing training, education and support to local councils, peak bodies and the sport and recreation sector to help them implement and navigate the Roadmap. Most recently, the team travelled more than 3,500 kilometres across the state to deliver 14 workshops to Victorian councils as part of the Fair Access Roadshow. Click here to learn more.
What Fair Access means for Clubs
What Fair Access means for Local Government Authorities
Fair Access Policy journey for Local Government Authorities
For more information, please reach out to the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation: FairAccess@sport.vic.gov.au