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.



What Fair Access means for Clubs

What Fair Access means for Local Government Authorities

What Fair Access means for peak bodies

Fair Access Policy journey for Local Government Authorities

Fair Access Principles in Action

Fair Access Policy Criteria for Local Government Authorities

What Fair Access means for Committees of Management

What Fair Access mean for aquatic and leisure centres

For more information, please reach out to the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation: FairAccess@sport.vic.gov.au



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