Fair Play Code

Published on: May 16 2018
Author: FDBA

The Victorian Government’s new Fair Play Code, a code of conduct for sport and recreation in Victoria, outlines the standards of behaviour expected for everyone involved in sport and recreation.

The Fair Play Code sends a loud and clear message – that bad behaviour, violence, cheating and intimidation has no place in sport and recreation in our state.With 3.9 million participants, 16,000 sports clubs, 9,500 community sports facilities and 580,000 volunteers – Victorians love their sport.

That’s why we’re getting on with it through the Fair Play Code – making sure that individuals, clubs, leagues and associations know what to do if they encounter bad behaviour both on and off the sporting field.

At the heart of the code are the five core values that will lead to fair play for all –  integrity – respect – responsibility – fairness – safety.

The Fair Play Code builds on the Victorian Government’s 2010 Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport which aimed to encourage appropriate standards of behaviour to enable every Victorian to be involved in sport that is safe, welcoming and inclusive.

The Fair Play Code also features new  guidance on the responsibilities of those involved in sport and recreation, dealing with potential breaches and where to seek further information.  The Fair Play Code will apply from 1 July 2018.

Victoria’s sporting associations are required to adhere to and enforce the new Fair Play Code to receive funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria.