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You’re not alone! In addition to the support the Office of Sport can provide, there are other free resources available on the web to turn to for advice.

NSW Government agencies

NSW Fair Trading administers the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (the Act).

Sport and recreation organisations registered as Associations must comply with any relevant State and Commonwealth legislation that applies to its operations.

Visit the following organisations’ websites for more information:

Liquor and Gaming NSW is responsible for the regulation of liquor, gambling, and registered clubs in NSW. Sport and recreation organisations seeking to conduct fund raising events such as lotteries or games of chance should contact Liquor and Gaming NSW.

The Office of the Children’s Guardian is an independent government agency that works to protect children by promoting and regulating quality, child safe organisations and services.

NSW Volunteering supports and promotes volunteering across NSW. People who participate in their communities are healthier and happier, have greater trust and wellbeing, and live longer.

NSW sport industry body

Sport NSW is the industry body for sport in New South Wales. They are an independent not-for-profit organisation, representing NSW sporting organisations as The Voice of Sport. 

Australian Government agencies

Sport Australia is Australia’s primary national sports administration and advisory agency, and the cornerstone of a wide-ranging sports system. Go to the Sport Australia web site for a range of resources to assist your sporting organisation.

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority provides information and resources on anti-doping, prohibited substances, supplements, testing. Online training in:

  • Level 1 & Level 2 Anti-doping
  • Ethical decision making
  • Medical and support personnel training
  • Coach education
  • School lesson plans

Clearinghouse for Sport connects people in sport to a world of ideas, experiences and knowledge

The National Integrity of Sport Unit provides national oversight, monitoring and coordination of efforts to protect the integrity of sport in Australia from threats of match-fixing, doping and other forms of corruption.

The Australian Human Rights Commission provides resources, education, complaints on discrimination, child safe principles

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is committed to helping all Australians have safe, positive experiences online. Visit the Office of the eSafety Commissioner’s website for:

  • resources and information
  • online training
  • reporting cyber-bullying, image-based abuse and offensive content

Play by the Rules

Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.

Play by the Rules is a unique collaboration between the Sport Australia, Australian Human Rights Commission, all state and territory departments of sport and recreation, all state and territory anti-discrimination and human rights agencies, the Office of the Children's Guardian (NSW) and the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW.

Information, resources, templates, toolkits, case studies on safe, fair and inclusive sport. Free online courses including:


The Australian Institute of Company Directors aim to be the independent and trusted voice of governance, building the capability of a community of leaders for the benefit of society.

Founded in 2008, BoardConnect’s purpose is to help boards to help not-for-profit (NFP) organisations.

Club Help provides resources and advice for local sporting clubs.

Good Sports provides information, resources, tool kits, fact sheets on alcohol management, mental and physical health, tackling illegal drugs.

Governance Institute of Australia is an independent professional association for company secretaries, governance advisers and risk managers in Australia.

Justice Connect (Information Hub) provides resources to assist sport and recreation organisations with a range of legal solutions about running a not for profit association.

The Our Community Group provides advice, connections, training and easy-to-use tech tools for people and organisations working to build stronger communities.

Pride in Sport is Australia is the first and only sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist sporting organisations at all levels with the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) employees, players, volunteers and spectators.


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