It's Time for Fair Access

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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 state-wide foundation to improve the access to, and use of, community sports infrastructure for women and girls.

From July 2024, all Victorian councils will need to ensure fair access to sporting facilities for people of all genders to be considered eligible to receive infrastructure funding.

In partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria and VicHealth, the Roadmap is being delivered through the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation and aligns with Victoria’s Gender Equality Act 2020.

It follows sector-wide consultation and will ensure that women and young girls can fully participate in and enjoy the benefits of community sport, with fair opportunity and access to their local facilities.

The Roadmap features three key phases: education, readiness and progress. It is designed for local governments, sport and recreation organisations and other groups which manage publicly owned community sports infrastructure.

In the first phase the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation will provide training, education and support to local councils, peak bodies and facilities to help them implement the Roadmap.

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Please reach out to OWSR if you have any questions: FairAccess@sport.vic.gov.au

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